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Democrats consider pathway to legalization, not citizenship

Democrats consider pathway to legalization, not citizenship

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian MISSION, TEXAS – Some Congressional Democrats are contemplating a compromise on immigration reform that would put undocumented immigrants on a path to legalization but not, directly, citizenship. Under the plan, the 11 or 12 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. could come out of the shadows and become legal


Georgia’s Latino electorate continues to grow

Jerry González La Voz Latina The Latino electorate in Georgia continues to grow and increase. Data analysis indicates an electorate that will continue to evolve in importance in Georgia’s political arena. Based upon the statewide voter data file and the analysis in this report as of January 2013, Latino voters have now reached 183,966, representing


Texas physician declares, “We need to provide healthcare to undocumented children”

By Steve Taylor Rio Grande Guardian LAREDO, TEXAS – At present undocumented children do not get healthcare from the government but that needs to change if the U.S. wants to have a healthy, productive workforce in the future. This is the view of Dr. Gilbert Handal, vice-chair of Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s medical


A Look at the Growth of the Hispanic Population in Texas Through Popular Baby Names

La Voz de Austin There are lots of ways to examine the growth and impact of the Hispanic population in the United States. Certainly the Census Bureau provides a vast array of data through its many surveys and the decennial census. But there are other data sources which also paint a portrait of what is


Historical Houston Latino neighborhood, El Barrio Del Alacran, to get Texas historical marker

The Venture The Texas Historical Commission has slated El Barrio Del Alacran, a historic Latino neighborhood that was demolished in the 1950′s to make room for public housing, as one of the next areas to receive a marker dedication. The Mexican Revolution of 1910 and continued industrial development led many Mexican immigrants to Houston in


Border counties dominate ’30 Worst’ lists for health coverage

By Raul de la Cruz and Esmeralda Torres Rio Grande Guardian BROWNSVILLE, Texas — A staggering 60.8 percent of Cameron County men aged 18 to 39 lack health insurance, according to a new study. That puts Cameron County No. 1 in the nation. Starr County comes in second in the nation with 59.5 percent and