Saturday, September 21, 2019

Comentarios From Maria: The Tremendous Power of Latinos Fuels Reform

Throughout my career I have had the pleasure of working with many organizations that do tremendous work and provide much needed services to the Hispanic community. One of these organizations is the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC), where I am currently a part of organization’s the Board of Directors. There are over 54 […]

USHCC Annual Convention Highlights Booming Development of Hispanic-owned Businesses Throughout U.S.

This week, thousands of Latino business leaders gathered in Salt Lake City, Utah for the annual convention hosted by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC). Although Utah is not generally thought of as a hotbed for Latino communities and businesses, President and CEO of USHCC, Javier Palomarez noted that the choice to host the […]

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arizona Immigration Law Case Today

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments in the Arizona Immigration Law case today to decide the constitutionality of this law and to bring light to the potential need for restructuration of the nation’s immigration system. “This decision will make very clear what the law is when it comes to immigration,” says SEIU […]

Utah’s Republican Governor Defends Guest Worker Program

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) defended the guest worker program that he signed into law earlier this year after the state’s legislature passed it as part of an overall immigration package against GOP critics. “Being reasonable and being conservative are not mutually exclusive,” Herbert said in a statement in response to criticism from members of […]

By the Numbers: AZ-Type Law Would Devastate Florida

Let’s call it the economic imperative; the argument against stringent immigration laws that had success in Arizona and Utah. The argument makes a case in favor of immigrants for a very sound economic reason – immigrants are vital to the economic well being of the state. In Arizona and in Utah the message was carried by state […]

Latinos Drive Reapportionment Yet Increased Representation Uncertain

The first glimpse of the 2010 Census Data about a month ago revealed the obvious, states gaining congressional seats were those whose populations were fueled by growth in the Latino population.  Despite this fact, it remains uncertain how much representation Latinos will actually gain in effect. The country saw an increase in population by 10% […]

Hispanicization of America

The presence of Hispanics in the U.S. is partly defined by an intertwined history of America and Mexico and their shared border and the undocumented workers that come by the thousands chasing the American dream every year. This puts Hispanics from the past and the present in a unique position compared to other groups such […]

Legislator in Utah Says He will Call For End to Birthright Citizenship

Utah State Rep. Paul Ray said on Monday he will ask the state Legislature next year to call for a constitutional amendment to repeal giving automatic citizenship to anyone born on U.S. soil. Ray made the claim that children of illegal immigrants are a huge drain on taxpayer-funded services at a press conference at the […]

Utah Governor to Hold Roundtable on Immigration Reform

The immigration issue is heating up in Utah.  Just a day after reports that an anonymous group circulated the names of over a thousand Utah residents it claimed are in the country illegally, Gov. Gary Herbert announced a statewide roundtable next week on immigration reform. As reported in La Plaza, the list contains very detailed […]

Utah Group Circulates Confidential Information on List of 1,300 Claimed to Be Undocumented

Media outlets and law enforcement in the state of Utah have received a list of 1,300 names of residents which an anonymous group claims are undocumented immigrants.  The list which is almost exclusively comprised of Hispanic names contains very detailed information including social security numbers, addresses, names of children and due dates for expectant mothers. […]