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Moment of truth for TX Latino GOP legislator presenting guest worker bill

LatinaLista — Utah’s Republican legislators have bucked the national trend of states passing punitive legislation aimed at driving undocumented immigrants out of their communities. Utah legislators understand the value of immigrant labor and have a realistic assessment of how much work immigrants do in their state. It may have been a factor in passing legislation

Phrase “We are a Nation of Immigrants” has lost its pride and meaning

LatinaLista — Whenever there’s an attempt to define the United States, the two answers that inevitably pop up are: baseball and apple pie. Yet, whenever anyone tries to define the essence of the nation, the standard reply — always popular with politicians — is “We are a nation of immigrants.” The statement is the unofficial

Michelle Bachelet: The world cannot afford to wait another 100 years to unlock the potential of women

LatinaLista — Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Though more women are in the workforce now than ever before and have achieved great strides in the professional, private and non profit sectors, there are still challenges all women, whether married or single, face in today’s world. From disparities in pay, sexism in

Hispanic farmers still waiting to be treated equally by the USDA

LatinaLista — Two weeks ago, USDA’s Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Assistant Attorney General Tony West announced they had finally resolved the claims of Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who had filed a discrimination suit against the USDA. By their own admission, the USDA had historically discriminated against Hispanic and female farmers and ranchers

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