Economy articles

The browning of America doesn’t hold up in losing job market

LatinaLista — Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistic’s employment report was not good news for Latinos. The report showed that the unemployment rate among Latinos edged up in May to now stand at 11 percent. Though the unemployment rate among Latinos, compared to blacks, is lower, that it went up at all is troubling. In fact,

Immigration reform proposal brings all immigrant laborers into the conversation

LatinaLista — The main thesis of a new paper about immigration titled Rationalizing U.S. Immigration Policy: Reforms for Simplicity, Fairness, and Economic Growth revolves around this simple assertion: The economic consensus is that, taken as a whole, immigrants raise living standards for American workers by boosting demand and increasing productivity, contributing to innovation, and lowering prices

Alabama legislators still aren’t feeling the love from passing anti-immigrant bill HB56

LatinaLista — On a day when most people are feeling warm and fuzzy towards one another, it’s worth noting that in those states that passed legislation targeting undocumented immigrants and labeling them as “burdens” on their state coffers, the feeling among most of these legislators should be turning from smug satisfaction to outright regret and

Report finds new down-payment mandates threaten to exclude majority of Blacks and Latinos from home ownership

LatinaLista — There’s no denying that the housing fiasco played a big role in the overall crisis that threatened our country’s financial system. Yet, what should be challenged is how communities of color should be the scapegoats of the housing crisis. Because so many black and Latino families were victimized by predatory lenders, it was