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Education top issue for Hispanics

Education top issue for Hispanics

By Star Hunter AmigosNAZ Higher tuition at NAU, CCC, cuts in programs at community college level pose challenges for first-generation students Immigration reform may lead in the headlines, but it’s not the top issue for Hispanics. According to Pew Research Center, the top issue for Hispanics is education. “Indeed, when Pew Research Center has surveyed


Audio Documentary: Mexicali deportees with a dream of return

By Jéssica Bedolla El Nuevo Sol The goal of this audio documentary is to put a human face on the devastating effects of deportations on immigrant families by giving voice to the deportees themselves. The documentary includes interviews with people affected by deportations and their accounts of their forced exodus back to the south as


Rio Grande Valley’s La Unión del Pueblo Entero sends White House its proposals for immigration reform

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian SAN JUAN, TX — La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), which represents 7,000 colonia and low-income families in the Rio Grande Valley, has written to President Obama with recommendations on how to fix the nation’s broken immigration laws. Among other things, the group wants the President to use executive


Crisis in Sussex County, Delaware: The arrival of hundreds of children to Sussex County has created a serious humanitarian situation.

By Gabriel Pilonieta-Blanco El Tiempo Hispano Ana Costales, adviser to the alcohol and drug program, along with Neda Biggs, immigration attorney primarily dedicated to helping victims, and Claudia Peña Porreti, executive director of La Esperanza Community Center, talk to El Tiempo Hispano about the humanitarian crisis now being experienced by the Sussex Hispanic community in


LGBTQ movement acts as inspiration for immigration reform

By Fabiola Barral Extra! fter the neon skin-tight clothes were peeled off and the strewn banners were cleaned off the streets of Boystown, it was time to get to business. If last Sunday’s Pride Parade was a full blown celebration of the landmark achievements gays have achieved this past year, the Latino Policy Forum’s “Rethinking


Migrant students attend Georgia university’s summer camp

By John Newton La Voz Latina Last month, 24 Georgia middle school students from around the state spent a week living on the campus of Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro while attending the second annual Georgia Migrant Education Program (MEP) summer camp. They represented immigrant families from six different countries including Mexico, Thailand, Vietnam,