Tuesday, July 16, 2024

The U.S. Latino Children Population Has Increased, According to U.S. Census

  In the last decade, the number of Latinos under 18 years has increased to 18.8 million. This represents an increase of 2.6% in the past few years and it makes up 25.7% of all U.S. children under 18. Florida was the state with the largest gain of underage Latinos, followed by New Jersey and […]

American Latinos Struggled with Identity in 2020 Census, Census Bureau Numbers Shows

Almost 60% of the 54.6 million Americans identified as Latino reported belonging to one racial group, such as white or Black. However, over a third (35.5%) of Latinos chose the “Some Other Race” category, which is not currently recognized as a race by the federal government. The Census Bureau said 43.6% of Latino Americans reported […]

Biden Administration Proposes New Census to Help Identify Latinos and Hispanics

The Biden Administration is working on updating census forms to update how it identifies Americans’ race and ethnicity for official use. The administration is collecting publican feedback on its Jan. 27 proposal to change the choice for people who identify as Hispanic or Latino or a version of those. For the next census in 2030, […]

Federal Judge rules adding citizenship question to Census is unlawful

A federal judge in New York has struck down the Trump administration’s proposal to reintroduce a citizenship question into the 2020 census. The ruling effectively puts a freeze on a deeply contentious move that critics said would discourage non-citizens from participating in the Census. Judge Jesse Furman said earlier today that the proposal is “unlawful,” writing […]

Texas state leaders ask governor to join other states in suing the government over census question

Latino advocates and lawmakers called on Texas Governor Greg Abbott to reject the proposed census citizenship question and join other states in suing the federal government. “Texas has one of the largest immigrant populations in the country and Texas stands to lose big,” Rep. Cesar Blanco, D-El Paso, said at a news conference on Wednesday, “If […]

California sues the Trump Administration over citizenship question on Census

Progressives, states and civil rights advocates are preparing a flurry of legal challenges to the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the next census, saying the move will penalize immigrants and threaten civil rights. “The citizenship question is the latest attempt by President Trump to stoke the fires of anti-immigrant hostility,” […]

US is 5th Largest Spanish-Speaking Country; New Census Interactive Map

By Claudio Iván Remeseira, @HispanicNewYork /NBCLatino The U.S. Census Bureau released an interactive, online map pinpointing the vast array of non-English languages spoken in homes across the nation. In addition to Spanish, the map shows the national distribution of speakers of Arabic, Chinese, French, French Creole, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Tagalog, and Vietnamese. After selecting one […]

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “Why Affirmative Action is Still Important to Latinos”

Latinos are one of the fastest growing groups in the US.  By 2043, they are expected to double in size, yet they lag significantly behind in educational attainment.  By 2018, 45 percent of jobs will require an associate’s degree or higher; however only 26 and 14 percent of U.S.-born Latinos and Latino immigrants have that […]

Census Considers Putting ‘Latino’ in Race Category

Sparked by the historic growth in the U.S. Latino population according to the 2012 United States Census, the entity is considering making Latinos an option on their own in the race category. Latinos now make up 16.7% of the population, surpassing Blacks as the largest minority group in the U.S. Their decision to make a […]

Latino Leaders and Census Bureau Meet to Discuss Latino Representation

Earlier this month, representatives from the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) met with Thomas Mesenbourg, Acting Director of the US Census Bureau, and his senior staff to discuss concerns for the 2020 Census in regards to the underrepresentation of Latinos. The Census Bureau has created a new National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other […]