Economy articles

New report reveals Dr. King’s dream on path to nightmare if nation doesn’t wake up and make reforms

LatinaLista — On the third Monday of every January, the nation observes Martin Luther King Day. Both in history and folklore, Dr. King is remembered as someone who fought for racial equality in this country. However, 48 years after delivering his inspirational “I have a dream” speech, after the nation has elected its first African

Infographics and factsheets help tell real story of immigrants, Latinos and Asians’ impact on state economies

LatinaLista — How many immigrants live within each state? How do Latinos and Asians contribute to a state’s economy? How many of any state’s immigrants are eligible to vote? All of these questions and others are answered in the Immigration Policy Center‘s re-released set of fact sheets for each of the 50 states. The fact

US Census finds nation at lowest growth rate in over 70 years

LatinaLista — It’s only been a year since the 2010 Census showed which states had grown in population and which were losers when it came to adding congressional seats. The ink is hardly dry on some of those states’ redistricting maps and yet, found in the U.S. Census’ latest data, some states are still experiencing population

U.S. economic crisis changing the profile of today’s Mexican immigrant

LatinaLista — A small earthquake rocked Congress on Capitol HIll yesterday. Unlike the August 23rd earthquake that shook the region with a 5.8 magnitude, this earthquake was symbolic rather than physical. Yesterday, Republicans and Democrats came together in a vote of 389 to 15 to pass H.R. 3012, “The Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act.” The

Mexican economists tally the costs of anti-immigrant legislation and shaky economy on undocumented immigrants

LatinaLista — A New York Times editorial today was the latest commentary to blast Alabama legislators for passing HB 56, otherwise known as THE immigration law. The editorial pointed out the devastating unseen consequences of the law on the state’s economy. Farmers can tally the cost of crops left to rot as workers flee. Governments