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The Day Latinos Beat Donald Trump

Ligiah Villalobos | Posted 06.30.2015 | Latino Voices
Ligiah Villalobos

As a working TV and feature film writer in Hollywood, I have been fortunate enough to sell a couple of pilots to NBC. But I am also one of those immigrants from Mexico Donald Trump talked about -- except I've never raped anyone, I am not a criminal and I have never done or sold drugs.

Homenaje a Un Macho Mexicano

Ana Guerrero | Posted 06.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Ana Guerrero

As I approach my second Father's Day without him, I keep thinking of that father, quietly standing in the back, supporting his child in pursuing noble work and the American dream. Like my father, he had the bearing of a Macho Mexicano. Not the Mexican macho of our stereotypes -- the kind of Mexican macho that is a responsible, honorable and caring provider.

Carnival Quarters, Pastures to Parks

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 05.22.2014 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

In the 10 states I worked carnivals this last year, I lived on the border of Chugach National Forest in Alaska and in a cow pasture outside Chicago with 40 Black Angus cows and a big, dirty bull.

More Protestors Detained At Border Crossing

AP | OMAR MILLAN | Posted 03.17.2014 | Latino Voices

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Sixty Mexican migrants were detained Sunday by U.S. authorities after they crossed into the United States from the border cit...

The Main Reason Immigrants Are Going Back To Mexico

Fusion | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

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 Tu...

Why Mexicans Are Seeking Asylum In The US

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT and MARK STEVENSON | Posted 10.04.2013 | Latino Voices

SAN DIEGO -- SAN DIEGO (AP) — Elizabeth Silva was walking her younger sister to school when two hooded men burst into her house and pumped three bul...

These Children Cross International Lines Everyday On Their Way To School

stateline | Daniel C. Vock | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Young Indigenous Immigrants Create Their 'Sense Of Belonging' In U.S.

VOXXI | Eduardo Stanley | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

In the last two decades, the ethnicity of the immigrant population from Mexico changed as more indigenous people from states like Oaxaca, Guerrero and...

The Unexpected Benefit Of Living In A City With A Big Mexican Population

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.08.2013 | Business

Native-born workers living in American cities with a large population of Mexican immigrants may actually fair better during economic downturns than th...

A Win For The Dream 9

AP | ALICIA A. CALDWELL | Posted 10.06.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — The Homeland Security Department tentatively approved asylum requests for nine Mexican immigrants, including some who were living i...

The Mexican Drug Cartels' Reign of Terror Continues

The 420 Times | Posted 02.14.2013 | Crime
The 420 Times

One facet of the cartel's horrific system is to lie in wait for migrants and then abduct them as they are departing the train on the fringes of Mexico City. Once abducted, the ill-fated individuals are subjected to life threats, physical torture, extortion and some cases even murder.

Undocumented Immigration From Mexico Decreasing In The U.S.

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.11.2013 | Latino Voices

The number of undocumented immigrants living in the United States has continually declined after hitting its peak in 2007 with a total of 12 million, ...

Rush Limbaugh's Ridiculous Rant Against Mexican Immigrants

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 02.21.2013 | Latino Voices

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh lashed out at Mexican immigrants Wednesday in a radio rant that portrayed them as lazy and government-dependent...

Elise Foley

Former President Of Mexico Delivers Scathing Critique Of Romney | Elise Foley | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vicente Fox, the former president of Mexico, said Saturday he is confounded by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's decision du...

LOOK: Is Mitt Romney Stretching His Father's Mexican Connection For Votes?

The Huffington Post | Lucette Jefferson | Posted 10.19.2012 | Latino Voices

The second Presidential debate provided us with a lot to chew on. From binders full of women (there's already a fun meme for that one) to request...

Globalization and Human Capital

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 12.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Ricardo B. Salinas

It is very probable that the anti-immigrant neurosis will have a serious future impact on the ability of the U.S. economy to recover from the current crisis.

Saki Knafo

Mexican Moms More Nurturing Than White Ones, Study Finds | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.11.2012 | Latino Voices

According to a new study published Tuesday, Mexican immigrant mothers performed better on some measures of parenting than white mothers did. The st...

An Olympian's Fight For A Better Life

BSU at the Games | Emily Thompson | Posted 08.04.2012 | Latino Voices

JoJo Diaz grew up as part of a poor family in a rough part of El Monte, Calif. Kids in his neighborhood wanted him to join one of the local gangs, but...

64 Years Later, Dead Undocumented Immigrants Are Still Nameless in the New York Times

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The 1948 plane crash in California, last Sunday's truck crash in Texas, and the reporting of each incident by the New York Times, are eerily similar. Woody Guthrie's words written 64 years ago "They chase us like outlaws, like rustlers, like thieves" -- are hardly outdated.

HB 56: How the People of Alabama Fought Back Against the Worst Anti-Immigrant Law in the Country

Victor Palafox | Posted 07.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Victor Palafox

Alabama has an opportunity to right a wrong and ridding ourselves of HB 56 is our only solution.

HB 56: How Alabama Won the Anti-immigrant Race by Beating Arizona at Its Own Game

Victor Palafox | Posted 05.03.2012 | Latino Voices
Victor Palafox

I remember having to sit down with my brother and mother, looking up apartment prices, schools, universities, and humorously sitting aghast when I noticed the lack of Southern restaurants. My family was not the only one.

Armored Gunboats To Patrol Rio Grande

AP | Posted 03.02.2012 | Latino Voices

MCALLEN, Texas -- The Texas Department of Public Safety says it'll have two armored gunboats patrolling the Rio Grande later this month. DPS Director...

An 'Animal Farm' Enters the Annals of US Border Enforcement

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 03.18.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

The federal deployment of horses to the border is creating a rodeo of dramatic irony that would assail even the imagination of classic satirist George Orwell.

Ignored Tragedies Remain in Wake of Giffords Shooting Anniversary

Gabriel Schivone | Posted 03.11.2012 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Schivone

This week as communities the world over justly mourn the victims of last year's Tucson's shootings, the violent death of young Torres--one case in a larger pattern--remain barely known.

Ethnic Studies Ruling Escalates Arizona Schools Struggle

Michelle Chen | Posted 02.29.2012 | Education
Michelle Chen

Analyzing problems in the real world and coming up with solutions. If officials think that's anathema to a sound education, they've given civil rights advocates the most principled argument yet for why ethnic studies is so vital for the next generation of leaders.