Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on January 16, 2014 - 3:47pm.
Mexican immigrants are returning home in significant numbers but it’s not mainly due to the tepid U.S. economy, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
Returning migrants said family and nostalgia drew them back to Mexico, trumping joblessness, health and other concerns.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on January 16, 2014 - 3:45pm.
San Francisco Gate:
California is growing older and more diverse.
The Latino population is projected to surpass that of whites in California in March to become the single largest "race or ethnic group," according to a report on shifting demographics in Gov. Jerry Brown's 2014-15 budget proposal. Also, the number of residents 65 and older will jump by 20.7 percent over the next five years, the report said.
State demographers expected Latinos to surpass the non-Hispanic white population seven months earlier, but Latino birth rates were lower than anticipated.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on January 15, 2014 - 8:05pm.
The president will announce the nomination formally at a public event in Washington, said the official, who asked not to be identified because the event had not taken place.
(Charles Dharapak/AP) - Maria Contreras-Sweet founded the ProAmérica Bank, a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles, in 2006.
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Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on January 15, 2014 - 2:35pm.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hundreds of teachers in Puerto Rico gathered on Tuesday with tambourines, cowbells and bullhorns outside public schools across the island as they launched a two-day strike to protest changes made to their pension plan amid an economic crisis in the U.S. territory.
The strike coincided with the first day of classes after winter break, forcing dozens of schools to close. Legislators of the main opposition party supported the strike and some principals and parents joined in, demanding that changes to the teachers' retirement system be revoked.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on January 15, 2014 - 2:33pm.
California is considering whether to extend Obamacare to one of the country's largest uncovered groups.
State Sen. Ricardo Lara, a Democrat, is proposing legislation that would offer inexpensive health insurance to undocumented immigrants through a state version of the Affordable Care Act, the local press report.
“Immigration status shouldn't bar individuals from health coverage, especially since their taxes contribute to the growth of our economy,” Lara said last week in a press release, according to Fox News Latino.
Submitted by Rafael Vela on October 18, 2014 - 5:12pm.
By Edward-Isaac Dovere, Carrie Budoff Brown and Seung Min Kim, Politico:
Hispanic lawmakers, immigration advocates and labor allies are lining
up to lobby President Barack Obama to nominate Labor Secretary Tom
Perez as attorney general.
Submitted by Rafael Vela on October 18, 2014 - 5:09pm.
-- by Chris Adams, McClatchy:
A record 25 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the upcoming
midterm elections, and if history is a guide they will also cast a
record number of votes, according to a new report.
But if history
holds true as well, Latinos will leave far more votes on the table than
they cast, due to participation rates that significantly lag those of
whites or African-Americans.
Submitted by Rafael Vela on October 18, 2014 - 5:06pm.
- by Amy Taxin, The Associated Press:
Immigration officials say local authorities across the U.S. released
thousands of immigrants from jails this year despite efforts to take
them into federal custody, including more than 3,000 with previous
felony charges or convictions.
The numbers are the first time federal immigration authorities have
publicly detailed how many times local agencies have refused to comply
with their requests.
Submitted by Rafael Vela on October 18, 2014 - 5:04pm.
-- by Paul A. Reyes, Fox News Latino:
Nobody likes waiting in line. Not at the movies, not at the DMV, not at
the airport. Now imagine that you have to wait in line every day after
work as part of your job. Should you be paid for your time? That’s the
issue that the Supreme Court is considering in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk.
Submitted by Rafael Vela on October 5, 2014 - 6:55pm.
-- from Politic 365:
Recently McLaughlin & Associates partnered with Penn Schoen
Berland to develop and conduct a bipartisan national online survey of
417 adult Hispanics, and the 2014 Hispanic Consumer Survey reveals a lot
about Hispanic wireless phone users.