DACA Gives Dreamers Hope

In a recent announcement by the Department of Homeland Security, more than 455,000 young undocumented immigrants have been granted permission to live and work in the U.S. during the first 13 months of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Continue reading DACA Gives Dreamers Hope

Coalition For Immigration Reform Among Today’s Youth

According to a recent study from the Chicago-based Black Youth Project, young people – particularly people of color – are generally supportive of comprehensive immigration reform.  The study showed encouraging results for the possibility of building a Black-Brown coalition, but Continue reading Coalition For Immigration Reform Among Today’s Youth

Deep Connection Between Immigration and Civil Rights Movement

The first part of the 50th anniversary of the commemoration of the March on Washington took place on Saturday, August 24th.  Unlike the original event, as marchers made their way to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the Continue reading Deep Connection Between Immigration and Civil Rights Movement

Immigration Reform Will Leave American Workers Better Off, Not Out of Work

Those who oppose the comprehensive immigration reform legislation currently undergoing congressional approval often make the argument that immigrants will replace American workers and take their jobs.  In reality, findings point toward the opposite outcome. If approved, the bill would expand Continue reading Immigration Reform Will Leave American Workers Better Off, Not Out of Work

Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Program Targets Leadership for Latino Youth

Latinos are not only the largest minority in America but also the fastest growing.  At over 50 million strong, Latinos have demonstrated tremendous political power in the previous presidential election and have an estimated purchasing power of $1.2 trillion.  It Continue reading Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) Program Targets Leadership for Latino Youth

S.744 – Immigration Reform Makes Economic Sense

With S.744, otherwise known as the comprehensive immigration reform bill, recently sent to the Senate floor, much discussion will surround the economics of such sweeping legislation.  After receiving a 13-5 affirmative vote from the Senate Judiciary Committee, it appears that Continue reading S.744 – Immigration Reform Makes Economic Sense

Immigration Reform – A Positive Boost to the Bottom Line

The recent passage of the bi-partisan “gang of eight’s” comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate Judiciary Committee has far reaching consequences for Latinos and employability.  And, Immigrants know this.  In recent demonstrations, Omar Casales, 26, an immigrant from Mexico who Continue reading Immigration Reform – A Positive Boost to the Bottom Line

April Unemployment Numbers Bring Relief and Opportunity for Latinos

The U.S. employment report released last Friday, May 3rd brought good news for Latinos and the nation as a whole.  Nationwide, the unemployment rate reached a four-year low of 7.5 percent after employers added 165,000 new jobs.  This figure is Continue reading April Unemployment Numbers Bring Relief and Opportunity for Latinos