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: Nuevas órdenes ejecutivas se enfocan en los inmigrantes

Ha pasado un poco más de una semana desde que Donald Trump fue inaugurado como el presidente de Estados Unidos y ya está cumpliendo su promesa de atacar y marginar a las comunidades de color. La semana pasada, el presidente Trump firmó una serie de órdenes ejecutivas de inmigración que incluyen la aceleración de deportaciones para criminales y […]

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 […]

Comentarios from Maria: Un Año Para Seguir Luchando

!Feliz año amigos!  Al final de este año y a comienzos del próximo, me parece justo y necesario que analicemos cómo nos fue en el 2016 y pensar como queremos enfrentar el 2017. Los ciclos electorales como lo fue el 2016 ponen a prueba el tipo de nación, pueblo y personas que queremos ser y […]

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 […]

Latino Artists are Front and Center for the Golden Globe Awards

When the nominees for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced, a couple of prominent Latinos in the TV industry graced the list. Actor Gael García Bernal, actress Gina Rodriguez and Chilean director Pablo Larraín are all part of the talented list of film and TV stars and creators nominated for the prestigious award. […]

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 […]