Social Justice articles

Passing immigration reform is now a humanitarian necessity to prevent more needless deaths

LatinaLista — Amid the debate over comprehensive immigration reform, arguments have centered over how such a bill would affect the undocumented immigrants who are here. But no one is looking at the bigger picture of how such a bill could affect the migrants who are still making their way to the U.S. — SB 1070

Guest Voz: Guatemalan-born teen tries to keep his Christian faith as he faces deportation

LatinaLista — The “DREAM Now Series: Letters to Barack Obama” is a social media campaign that launched Monday, July 19, to underscore the urgent need to pass the DREAM Act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729, would help tens of thousands of young people, American in all but paperwork,

Bilingual site strives to help local communities create campaigns for National Latino Aids Awareness Day

LatinaLista — For anyone who is afflicted with AIDS/HIV or families who have loved ones with it, every day serves as another day learning about and living with the disease. Data from the Center’s for Disease Control (CDC) shows that Latinos/Hispanics progress to AIDS faster than any other racial or ethnic group with 42% being

Guest Voz: Russian by birth, American by heart, DREAM Act student Ivan Nikolov fights to be an American

LatinaLista — In our ongoing show of support and solidarity with the thousands of undocumented youth who qualify to stay in the United States under what is known as the DREAM Act, Latina Lista continues publishing the DREAM letters by young people who face an uncertain life and future because of their illegal status. The

Spotlight Non-profit: La Luz Center helps immigrants become part of the community

LatinaLista — Learning English, getting an education or knowing what the basic rules and laws are of living in the United States can be overwhelming for immigrants new to this country. Yet in California’s Sonoma Valley, immigrants have been getting a helping hand in seeing “la luz” (the light) when it comes to acquiring the