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New TV Series Documents America's Dramatic Demographic Shift

-- by Bryan Llenas, Fox News Latino:

An advertising agency at the forefront of tapping into the purchasing power of Latinos, a community in New York where minority babies have a greater chance of death
than in Libya, a city in Idaho where White Americans are still very much the majority — these are just some of the stories on an upcoming television series documenting America’s changing demographics.

Individual Injuries the Focus of Revised Labor Safety Rules

-- by Erik Derr, The Latin Post:

Workplace accidents suffered by individuals are a new focus of the United States Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which has re-worked reporting guidelines for work-related hospitalization, amputation or loss of an eye, as well as death.

W.H. Talks Immigration With Latino Lawmakers

-- by Seung Min Kim, Politico:

White House chief of staff Denis McDonough pledged to Latino lawmakers during a private meeting Thursday that President Barack Obama will take executive action on immigration before the holidays are over – an effort to soothe lawmakers furious about the administration’s move to hold off on action.

Texas' Missing Hispanic Students

-- by Ry Rivard, Inside Higher Ed:

Hispanic students may have been kept away from Texas’ public research universities after the Legislature allowed state colleges to set their own tuition prices, according to a study published this month in The Annals, a journal of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Federal Officials Propose Texas Immigration Residential Center

-- by Will Weissert, The Associated Press:

Federal authorities want to build a new South Texas immigration lockup for families amid an unprecedented surge in the number of youngsters pouring across the U.S. border, a federal official said Thursday.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is proposing a residential center in the town of Dilley, about 70 miles southwest of San Antonio, agency spokeswoman Adelina Pruneda said.

Hispanic Investors Are Hungry for Knowledge on Investments & Savings

By Nicole Akoukou Thompson, Latin Post:

Even with very little financial education, Hispanic investors have grown into knowledge-hungry financiers, wanting to absorb information about investments.

Seventy-two percent of Hispanic investors surveyed in a Well Fargo survey stated they wished that they knew more about investing in mutual funds, stocks and bonds. That's compared to 64 percent of U.S. investors overall.

Hispanic Netflix? That Could Be DirecTV's Plan

-- by P.J. Pednarski, OnlineVideoDaily:

DirecTV, which can read the census and Nielsen reports as well as anybody, says it will launch an over-the-top content service aimed at Hispanic viewers.

Churches Offer Sanctuary to Immigrants in Danger of Deportation

-- by Miriam Jordan, The Wall Street Journal:

Some religious congregations are offering sanctuary to illegal immigrants facing deportation, following President Barack Obama's decision to delay an executive action that would possibly have staved off their removal from the U.S.

Driver's Licences for Undocumented Latinos Top Issue in Colorado Governor's Race

-- by Bryan Llenas, Fox News Latino:

The gubernatorial race in Colorado between Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, and Republican U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez has been defined by issues like the death penalty and gun control – but immigration policy could play a big role come November, too.

The University of Texas at Austin Creates Major in Mexican American & Latino Studies

-- by Paul Reyes, NBC News Latino:

 Almost four out of ten Texas residents is Latino, and Hispanics are an integral part of the region's demographic, cultural and political heritage. Yet Mexican American and Latino studies has not been an academic major offered at one the state's flagship universities - until now.

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