Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Racial Profiling of Latino Immigrants and Its Effects on Families

According to a study by Andrea Gómez Cervantes, a doctoral candidate in sociology at the University of Kansas, the intersection between legal status and race can make the experiences of illegality different for Latino indigenous versus non-indigenous groups. Immigration policies focused on racial profiling and criminalization of Latinos in the United States have direct implications […]

Report: How Latinos Are Powering the U.S. Economy

A new report finds that the Latino population in the U.S. has a price tag of about just over two trillion dollars. If the Latino Gross Domestic Product (GDP) were its own country, it would rank as the 7th largest in the world, according to data publicly available at the U.S. Department of Commerce and […]

Trump Administration Discontinues Latino Outreach for Obamacare Registration

In the recent years, by early August Luis Torres was already in the midst of weekly meetings with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the White House to prepare for the start of the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period on November 1. This year, Torres’, the policy director for the League […]

Young Latino Mayor Brings Back His Rhode Island City

James Diossa became the mayor of Central Falls in 2012 at the age of 27, at a time when the city was weathering the shock of political scandal. The former mayor Charles Moreau had been indicted on corruption charges and the city had declared bankruptcy. “I became the first Latino mayor, first youngest mayor,” James […]

How Latinos Started Getting Counted in the Census and How that Could Change in 2020

In the 1970’s, Latino advocacy groups grew fed up with the U.S. Census Bureau, who had up until then only made a half-hearted attempt to quantify the number of Latinos and Hispanics living in the United States. Groups, including the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) and ASPIRA, complained that the census only […]

Latino Millennial Home Ownership Key to Housing Market Growth

According to “The State of the Nation’s Housing” study by the Joint Center for Housing at Harvard University, minorities are expected to drive three-quarters of the gains in the U.S. households in the decade of 2015-2025, and Hispanics will account for one third of those gains. The future of home ownership in America will be […]

Study Finds Latinos Key to U.S. Economic Growth

On Thursday, the Latino Donors Collaborative, a nonpartisan association of Latino business, political and academic leaders, released a report that shows Latinos are becoming an increasingly critical engine for America’s economic growth. In 2015, 55 million Latinos living and working in the U.S. were responsible for 2.13 trillion or 11.8% of America’s $18.04 trillion gross […]

Hispanics Driving Force Behind Texas’ State Growth Since 2010

Texas’ population is booming and Hispanic Texans are the principal driver of that population growth. On Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released new population estimates that indicate that just over half of Texas’ population increase since 2010 is attributable to the growing Hispanic community. As of July 2016, the Texas population jumped to 27.9 million, […]

Arizona Court Denies In-State Tuition for Dreamers with DACA

The Arizona Court of Appeals recently overturned a ruling that allowed young DACA immigrants to pay in-state tuition at the state’s public colleges and universities. In 2015, a judge ruled that DACA recipients were considered legally present in the U.S. and therefore qualified for state benefits. “I’m so close to the finish line, I waited […]

Stanford Research: Black and Latino Drivers More Likely to be Arrested on Less Evidence

More than 20 million Americans are stopped annually for traffic violations; Stanford researchers found that Black and Latino drivers face a double standard when compared to their white counterparts. The findings come from an analysis of more than 60 million state police stops in 20 states between 2011 and 2015. “When we applied the threshold […]