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Video: Laying to rest the notion that legalizing 12 million immigrants is bad for the economy

Video: Laying to rest the notion that legalizing 12 million immigrants is bad for the economy

LatinaLista — The debate over immigration reform these days always entails the argument of how much immigrants, particularly undocumented, are taking away from U.S. society, rather than giving into it. In that vein, lawmakers have reacted by passing legislation that bars them from doing everything ranging from getting driver’s licenses to receiving in-state tuition to

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VIDEO: With climate change worsening, hope is but a tree away

LatinaLista — Climate change is getting worse. The stats prove it. A recent report by the American Meteorological Society found that greenhouse gases, sea levels and global temperatures — key indicators of climate change — rose in 2013. It’s a trend that scientists don’t foresee “cooling down.” The rise in these key stats means that

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Video: Central American governments play their own blame game explaining why their children are fleeing to U.S.

LatinaLista — Ever since President Obama finally recognized the influx of Central American children at the U.S.-Mexico border as a “humanitarian crisis,” partisan blame has been thickly spread. From faulting current U.S. policy and criticizing border enforcement to calling out the governments of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, blame has replaced any effort in finding

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Video: Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood learns how to fight back against rising neighborhood violence

LatinaLista — The history of the city of Chicago seems to have always been intertwined with violence. The 21st Century is no different. During this year’s Fourth of July holiday weekend, the city recorded nine people killed by gun violence and another 60 wounded. The trend continued the following weekend with three people killed. For

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VIDEO: Kids Overwhelming US Border, Officials Acknowledge

LatinaLista — Top Obama administration officials told senators Wednesday they’re struggling to keep up with the surge of immigrants at the southern border, acknowledging they’ve been overwhelmed as children show up by the tens of thousands from violence-torn Central America. “We have not been what I would say successful yet” in ensuring that the unaccompanied

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Intrn’l Video: Small film triggers big conversation around issues of intolerance and discrimination

LatinaLista — It’s rare that a film can hold a mirror to society and expose how many is his own worst enemy in only six minutes, but the Spanish film Cólera accomplishes that and more. The basic premise of the film is straightforward — man deformed by cholera is an outcast but doesn’t live far

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