Author Archives: Marisa Treviño

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Researchers: Immigration reform should focus on families, less on security

Researchers: Immigration reform should focus on families, less on security

By Emilie Eaton Cronkite News Service WASHINGTON – The Senate’s comprehensive immigration reform bill is a step in the right direction, but it puts too much emphasis on border security and not enough on helping families stay together, a group of researchers said Thursday. The University of Arizona students were in Washington to discuss their


Complaint Alleges Pre-K Program Requires Proof of U.S. Citizenship

By Katherine Leal Unmuth Latino Ed Beat The Southern Poverty Law Center has sent a complaint letter to the administrator of the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, Head Start program, alleging that the organization has illegally demanded proof of U.S. citizenship from Latino families seeking to register their 3-year-olds in the program. The letter addressed to the


Connecticut’s Bridgeport Caribe Baseball League – Changing Lives And Creating Leaders

By Melanie Williams When the Bridgeport Caribe Youth Leaders (BCYL) celebrated its first opening day back in May 2004, no one in attendance could have imagined the amount of children, many of them Latinos, who would benefit from the program over the next decade — not even BCYL’s co-founder John Torres. Ten years later,


New bill to support innovative approaches to foreign language teaching in schools

Language Magazine U.S. Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Rush Holt (NJ-12) have introduced, in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, the “Foreign Language Education Partnership Program Act.” The legislation would create a new U.S. Department of Education initiative to support revolutionary classroom programs that provide carefully sequenced foreign language classes from


A new degree plan speeds students towards addressing S. Texas’ physician shortage

By Will C. Sansom La Prensa de San Antonio To alleviate the shortage of physicians in South Texas, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio this spring accepted the first students into a seven-year Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree


Nearly Half a Million Salvadorans Connected to Street Gangs: Study

By James Bargent InSight Crime At least 470,000 people in El Salvador have links to gangs, according to government calculations, highlighting how deeply gangs have taken root in Salvadoran society and how broad their social impact is. Since the start of the truce between El Salvador’s main street gangs last year, the Salvadoran Ministry of