Economy articles

Pew report paints telling profile of Latino families in poverty

LatinaLista — The latest report from the Pew Hispanic Center declaring that childhood poverty in the Latino community leads the nation isn’t a total surprise. It’s known that the recession, which triggered the loss of construction jobs, hit Latino workers the hardest. Also, the passage of anti-immigrant legislation and the increase in deportations, which lead

Alabama farmers speak out for immigration reform: “This is a public issue, not politics.”

LatinaLista — The issue of immigration reform has been something that the GOP has felt very comfortable stalling, whether it be in Congress or even on the presidential campaign circuit. The latest defensive line that conservatives like to use against addressing illegal immigration anytime soon is that nothing can be done until the border is

Romney’s remarks implying Latinos want handouts still sting, especially in light of new economic report

LatinaLista — Mitt Romney’s insulting response during the latest debate in which he replied the best way to attract Latino voters was to remind Latinos that we, nor our ancestors, came here looking for a handout but opportunity obviously has a predetermined image of Latinos. If any Latino family is on food stamps or their

Latest job report underscores the continued need for Affirmative Action policies

LatinaLista — As the nation begins the annual three-day celebration of Labor Day, today’s employment reality is nothing to celebrate. For the first time since 1945, there was no job growth in a recorded month and unemployment is holding steady at 9.1 percent. This lack of job creation is fueling speculation from economists that the