Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Studies Find Immigrants Commit Less Crime than US-born Citizens

Two prominent criminal justice research and advocacy groups, The Sentencing Project and Cato Institute, released two separate studies this week; their findings indicate immigrants commit fewer crimes and are incarcerated at a much lower rate than U.S. citizens. “All immigrants are less likely to be incarcerated than natives relative to their shares of the population,” […]

Comentarios from Maria: Say No to the Separation of Innocent Families

First they came for the Muslims, and we did not remain silent. Now, our community is under attack by the Trump administration, which is fulfilling its promise of massive deportations and we will not remain silent. Last week, agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began enforcing, under the President’s order, the massive deportations […]

Comentarios from Maria: The GOP delusion on ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood

So Republicans plan to repeal ObamaCare. Now. Like this week. This is not a surprise given that is what they have been harping on for the past eight years. But what they haven’t done (or had to do until now) is present a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act and give Americans confidence they […]

Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham Announces The She’s Running For Governor Of New Mexico

New Mexico Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, said Tuesday in an online video that she is running for governor of her state. In her announcement, Grisham was critical of current Gov. Susana Martinez, a Republican who is serving a second term and cannot seek re-election in 2018. “For the last six years, with a […]

Comentarios from Maria: Uniting the country must come through actions

“The President of the Divided States of America” … that is how TIME magazine described president-elect Donald Trump after being named Person of the Year. The prestige of carrying the “Person of the Year” title has always been questionable since it is customary to give the cover of the magazine to the person who has […]

Connecticut Latino LGBT Conference Speaks on Openness

Vilma Canales clearly remembers the day her son, Jorge, decided to tell her that he was attracted to men. It was late into 2011 and he had recently turned 18. Canales recalls the emotions that overwhelmed her after her son left the room in tears. Being a nurse, the single mother said she had seen news reports of gay teens […]

What is Holding Back Latino Businesses?

Latinos are three times as likely as the general population to start their own businesses, but cultural and economic factors have hampered the growth of Latino-owned businesses at a cost of trillions of dollars. A report by the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) found the lost growth amounted to a $1.38 trillion “opportunity gap” in […]

Rep. Linda Sanchez Makes History

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez, who heads the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, won a close vote Wednesday to be the first woman of color elected to a leadership position in a caucus in the U.S. Congress. A California Democrat, Sanchez was elected vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, ensuring Latinos maintain a spot in the leadership of […]

SCOTUS to Rule on Indefinite Immigrant Detention

The right of due process is a core tenet of American values. But the issue before the U.S. Supreme Court in oral arguments on Wednesday raises fundamental questions about the scope of those rights for immigrants. Does the federal government have the authority to detain immigrants indefinitely? Or, should immigrants be given the opportunity for […]

Latinos Aren’t Happy About Trump’s Pick For Attorney General

Latino leaders and groups denounced the choice of Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, announced by President-elect Donald Trump on Friday. Thomas Saenz, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, MALDEF, called the pick “very disturbing and concerning.” “If you have nostalgia for the days when blacks kept quiet, gays […]