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Fernando Espuelas

Republican Steve King Is 'Campaigning' for Hillary Clinton

Fernando Espuelas | May 3, 2015 | Politics
Hillary Clinton, please take a moment to thank Rep. Steve King for his tremendously effective effort to assure your election in 2016. When it comes to rapidly ascendant American Latino and Asian-American voters, Steve King and his radical ideas are the equivalent of several, well-funded SuperPacs dumping money in Hillary Clinton's favor.
National Council of La Raza

If DACA Works, Why Not Implement DAPA?

National Council of La Raza | May 3, 2015 | Latino Voices
DAPA would provide opportunities for millions of skilled immigrants to work in fields where they can earn and contribute more. If DACA recipients have demonstrated in just three years what this program can do for communities like Raleigh, perhaps it's time to consider something more stable.
Janet Murguía

Young People of Color Are Assets We Need to Invest In

Janet Murguía | May 1, 2015 | Latino Voices
Why does it take another senseless death, and the rage and unrest that ensues, for our nation to pay attention to the problems faced by low-income communities and the young men and women of color who live in these areas?
Yoani Sanchez

A Flooded May Day in Havana

Yoani Sanchez | May 1, 2015 | World
The main scene of the tragedy experienced in the Havana capital is indoors, in the homes where they couldn't save even a chair, but the official press tries to minimize it because it happened a few hours before the "triumphant" First of May.
Elianne Ramos

Why It Is Imperative to Address Latino Health Disparities

Elianne Ramos | May 1, 2015 | Latino Voices
What is health inequity? What are the social determinants that generate it? What is being done to address it? On my latest online show, it became clear that it is impossible to talk about issues of health equity without discussing social justice.
Christina Fialho

Words Beyond Walls: Detained and Deported

Christina Fialho | May 1, 2015 | Latino Voices
Noe Martínez Sandino is the third writer in CIVIC's series of blog posts called "Words Beyond Walls." He was deported earlier this month to Costa Rica. These are his words beyond walls.
Keith Mestrich

We Must Tackle the Financial Barriers to U.S. Citizenship

Keith Mestrich | April 30, 2015 | Impact
One in five immigrants points to the costs associated with the process as the main reason they cannot finish becoming a citizen. For millions of legal immigrants, the financial costs to finish the citizenship process are just too prohibitive.
Ximena Ortiz

Peru's Accidental President Speaks

Ximena Ortiz | April 30, 2015 | Latino Voices
Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo told me, half-jokingly, that he exists in the error margin of the world of probabilities. Indeed, his rise shouldn't have been. Toledo doesn't just come from poverty. He was born of a poverty so dire, his siblings were dying of it.
The University of Central Florida Forum

Does Major League Baseball Look Like America?

The University of Central Florida Forum | April 29, 2015 | Sports
It is imperative that sport teams play the best athletes they have available to win games. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport strives to emphasize the business value of diversity to sports organizations when they choose their team on the field and in the office.
Juan Escalante

Is Your DACA Renewal Delayed? You Are Not Alone

Juan Escalante | April 29, 2015 | Latino Voices
The following advice should not be taken as replacement for that of a seasoned attorney. However, from one undocumented immigrant to another, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding DACA.
Pedro Noguera

The Roots of Baltimore's Violence

Pedro Noguera | April 29, 2015 | Politics
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, has called for calm and a return to normal. But "normal" in Baltimore is precisely the problem. What has passed for "normal" in Baltimore and countless other communities like it throughout America is unsustainable, and should be seen as unacceptable.
Juan Escalante

List of States Considering Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Grows

Juan Escalante | April 30, 2015 | Latino Voices
While in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants continues to be a hot issue, particularly in states like Texas, state legislatures across the country are now dealing with a new immigration related issue -- driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants.
Ashley Velez

Job Interviews, Diversity and the Feminist Woman of Color

Ashley Velez | April 28, 2015 | Women
I have to acknowledge that my mixed Afro-Latina heritage has given me both a lighter complexion and a looser curl pattern than most Black women. These factors alone grant me privileges in the workplace, privileges that must be acknowledged in order to have an honest conversation.
Rebekah Rodriguez-Lynn

How America's Immigration Laws Tore My Family Apart For Good

Rebekah Rodriguez-Lynn | May 3, 2015 | World
I felt as though my limbs had been torn from my body.
Ellen Riordan

Libraries Are Paving The Way For Cultural Unity

Ellen Riordan | April 28, 2015 | Arts
The lack of diverse children's books published annually does not reflect the rich cultural tapestry that surrounds us.
Kevin Powell

Why Baltimore Is Burning

Kevin Powell | April 28, 2015 | Politics
Any people with nothing to lose will destroy anything in their way. Like anything. Any people who feel as if their lives are not valued, like they are second-class citizens at best, will not be stopped until they've made their point.
Isabel Garcia

McCain's Efforts to Criminally Prosecute Migrants Make No Sense

Isabel Garcia | April 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
Senate Resolution 104 ignores the tremendous multiple costs of Operation Streamline and other programs that prosecute immigrants as criminals. Our country is better served by rededicating our energies to accomplish comprehensive immigration reform.
Arturo Lopez Levy

What Are the Consequences of Taking Cuba Off the State Sponsors of Terrorism List?

Arturo Lopez Levy | April 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
The April 14th decision to remove Cuba off the State Department's State Sponsors of Terrorism list is the most important, concrete step towards normalization of diplomatic relations with Havana taken by the U.S. government since the Carter Administration.
Julio Pabon

The Latino MVP Winners Are...

Julio Pabon | April 27, 2015 | Latino Voices
The results are finally out for the prestigious Latino MVP awards, now celebrating their 25th year in existence. The award is considered the most prestigious award given to Latino Baseball Players and voted on by members of the Latino Sports Writers and Broadcasters Association (LSWBA).
Henry A. J. Ramos

Mr. President: We Commit Ourselves to an Inclusive Competitiveness Movement

Henry A. J. Ramos | April 27, 2015 | Politics
For most of the last century, women, Blacks and Latinos were not able to contribute their full potential to the national economy. In those days, America could economically lead the globe with proverbially one hand tied behind its back.
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