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Migrant Workers Farm Crops In Southern CA

Labor unions need Latino members to survive

Labor unions need Latino members to survive

LatinaLista — Two weeks ago, at the annual conference of the William J. O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, a group of economists, policy analysts, academic researchers and anthropologists gathered to talk about the impact of undocumented migration on the U.S. economy. The speakers didn’t come to


Chicago’s Tamale Underground

By Rebecca Burns In These Times Each afternoon in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, 70-year-old Cuala resumes her quiet game of cat-and-mouse with police. After spending a few hours openly hawking cool drinks or hot chocolates from a cart, the street vendor (who declined to give her last name because of legal concerns) stocks an unmarked

New cable programming highlights nation’s need to uphold affirmative action

LatinaLista — On a day that the Supreme Court has agreed to decide on whether the University of Texas’ race-conscious admission policies violate the rights of white applicants, there is some hopeful news that not all diversity initiatives are under attack. Today, Comcast cable company announced the launch of four minority-owned networks on its cable-TV

New report shows Latinos have unprecedented success in lawncare and landscape industry — but for how long?

LatinaLista — Every bad joke you’ve ever heard about Latinos being in the lawn care and landscaping business is about to multiply courtesy of a report released today by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce titled “The Economic Impact of the Landscaping and Lawn Care Services Industry on U.S. Latinos.” According to the report’s authors,

Alabama Arrest of German Mercedes-Benz executive under immigration law underscores how little history changes

LatinaLista — The fallout from Alabama’s harsh anti-immigration bill H.B. 56 just keeps raining down. Last Friday, one of the latest consequences of the legislation, and one that had some in the “Heart of Dixie” suffer cardiac arrest, was when a German executive, who worked at a Mercedes-Benz plant in Vance, Alabama, was pulled over