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Laura Murray-Tjan

Whoops! The Department of Justice Admits That It Misunderstood U.S. Citizenship Law

Laura Murray-Tjan | February 26, 2015 | Politics
The DOJ has the authority to issue deportation orders. In a recent decision, the DOJ admitted that it has been misinterpreting certain citizenship statutes since 2008. As a consequence, DOJ officers have been incorrectly ordering U.S. citizens deported. What will the government do about U.S. citizens who already were mistakenly deported?
Karina Gutierrez

Paving the Way for Latinas in the 21st Century

Karina Gutierrez | February 26, 2015 | Latino Voices
As we move further into the 21st century, we will see more Latinas emulate the example set by Diaz-Oliver. Her story is a true representation of the American dream: A young female immigrant who was able to overcome great adversity and achieve success.
Kassia Binkowski

Let's Talk About Saving Central America

Kassia Binkowski | February 25, 2015 | Impact
In rural Guatemalan communities, less than 10 percent of students finish high school. This isn't the product of laziness or apathy. These desperate statistics are nothing more than the result of a fundamentally broken and exclusionary education system.
Julio Pabon

Puerto Rico: Creative Folks Find Alternatives for Remaining and Returning to the Island

Julio Pabon | February 25, 2015 | Latino Voices
As a New-York-raised Puerto Rican I began to appreciate Puerto Rico's abundant land that gave so many fruits and food items that I only saw in supermarkets back in the Bronx when I first visited my home island at the age of 16.
Roslyn Bernstein

Cutting-Edge Art in Costa Rica: TEOR/éTica

Roslyn Bernstein | February 25, 2015 | Arts
The 15-year-old independent project and private nonprofit art space was once the family home of the gallery's founder, Virginia Pérez-Ratton, a cultural archivist whose personal collection of over 500 works of contemporary art anchors the space.
National Council of La Raza

Living the American DREAM: Emilio Vicente

National Council of La Raza | February 25, 2015 | Latino Voices
Today we are starting a weekly series highlighting people who have come forward and applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as those who will be coming forward to apply for expanded DACA or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans...
Christina Fialho

Words Beyond Walls: A Mother's Love in Immigration Detention

Christina Fialho | February 25, 2015 | Latino Voices
Moises recently celebrated his third birthday behind bars, and Abi will be celebrating her 11th birthday soon. The family has been in U.S. immigration detention for over six months, and there is no end in sight.
Eve Turow

You Need to Know: The Slavery Conditions on Tomato Farms

Eve Turow | February 25, 2015 | Impact
Thousands of farm laborers work under slavery-like conditions today in the U.S. and Mexico to grow tomatoes and other produce. This January, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) was presented with the 2014 Presidential Medal for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking.
Adrianna Quintero

Celebrating Black Leadership on the Environment

Adrianna Quintero | February 25, 2015 | Green
A clean and healthy environment is not a luxury but a right and our moral obligation to fulfill for our children. Children of all colors need a safe and healthy world in which to "live, work and play."
Julia E. Sweig


Julia E. Sweig | February 25, 2015 | World
After years, no decades, of a diplomatic low profile in the Americas, the United States is staging a comeback that just might bear the elements, and fruits, of serious strategy.
Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD

I am a 'Latinalogist' -- What I Know Today, For Sure

Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD | February 25, 2015 | Latino Voices
Over the past 20 years, Latinas have achieved unparalleled progress, and are significantly contributing to this country's economic, social and cultural well-being. Yet, compared to their non-Hispanic counterpart, there is an undeniable gap in economic prosperity and leadership.
Elinor Robin, PhD

What Americans Need to Know About Cuban History

Elinor Robin, PhD | February 25, 2015 | Latino Voices
In order to put things in perspective, I think its important to take a look at Cuba's history and the violence and oppression that have overshadowed its story. Here is what I think you need to know
Juan Escalante

Jeb Bush Falling Behind on Immigration

Juan Escalante | February 24, 2015 | Politics
Mr. Bush, the immigrant community is looking for a leader who will face the issues with a clear plan, not one that will throw stones inside a glass house in hopes of scoring political points. How much longer should the current President wait for your party to pass a bill?
Daniel Cubias

Do Latino Businesses Pander to White Customers?

Daniel Cubias | February 24, 2015 | Latino Voices
Now, the waiters and waitresses for our area were dressed casually, in jeans and polo shirts. The wait staff for the private party, however, was dressed, well, more colorfully.
Estiven Rodriguez

Key to College Success: Find a Mentor

Estiven Rodriguez | February 24, 2015 | College
During President Barack Obama's speech, he pointed to me as an example for other students, noting that where we come from does not determine our ability to excel in school and beyond.
NCLR Action Fund

Congress, Don't Abandon Latino Students. Don't Pass H.R. 5!

NCLR Action Fund | February 24, 2015 | Latino Voices
At a time when stark achievement gaps remain unresolved, when increased funding in education is more badly needed than ever, and when too many schools are seeking to exempt English language learners from their accountability systems, H.R. 5 threatens to exacerbate the educational inequities that have long held back Latino students in our schools.
American Heart Association

I Go Red for Mis Abuelas

American Heart Association | February 23, 2015 | Latino Voices
Five years ago I became a national volunteer spokesperson for the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign. To this day, many people ask me why I support this cause and not others. The answer is that I carry this cause in my heart.
Chris Weigant

Big Bills vs. Little Bills

Chris Weigant | February 23, 2015 | Politics
It is amusing for Democrats to watch the "Ted Cruz wing" of the GOP try to defend their big DHS bill, just as it will be amusing to watch them howl later this week when it gets split in two. All a Democrat will have to do to really rub it in will be to say, "But you've been saying all along that immigration reform can only be done one tiny step at a time!"
David Leopold

DAPA Eligible Immigrants Will Not Be Deported and 3 Other Things You Need to Know About the GOP Immigration Lawsuit

David Leopold | February 23, 2015 | Politics
The Republican lawsuit against DACA expansion and DAPA was undoubtedly a bump in the road, but it is not the final word. The law is clear and DAPA/DACA expansion policies are legal, despite what Judge Hanen thinks.
Raul de Molina

The King of Chefs

Raul de Molina | February 23, 2015 | Taste
For the real foodies, Juan Mari Arzak is a master at his own game and perhaps, the greatest chef in the world.
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