Thursday, July 18, 2019

Immigration Reform, Guest Worker Programs and What We Can Learn From Braceros

Written By: Dakar Lanzino In his 2005 State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush said  “It is time for an immigration policy that permits temporary guest workers to fill jobs Americans will not take, that rejects amnesty, that tells us who is entering and leaving our country, and that closes the border to […]

Guest Blogger: Robert Valencia “The War Within: How The U.S. War on Drugs Casts a Shadow over Communities of Color”

When Dr. Ethan Nadelmann, director of the Drug Policy Alliance, took the stage at the San Francisco Freedom Forum on September 28, he shared a staggering figure about a country that leads the world in incarceration rates, with 743 people per 100,000 inhabitants—a rate much higher than China, Russia, or Rwanda—and despite the fact that […]

Reintegration into US Society Proves Challenging for Latino Veterans

A high percentage of Latino veterans face additional difficulties reintegrating into US society after being at war. The US has seen its newest veterans filing for disability benefits at a historic rate, while experts and statistics show that this may be the most medically and mentally troubled generation of former troops. And Latinos are dealing […]