Guest Voz: Colorado dairy farm immigration raid went too far in criminalizing workers

LatinaLista — Earlier this month, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Director John Morton announced changes to the immigration enforcement program known as Secure Communities (click on “What’s New” tab). It’s a program that many were lead to believe would only go after “criminal aliens,” those who pose a serious safety threat to residents. In most…

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Once blamed for the housing bust, Latinos now looked at saving housing industry

LatinaLista — It’s rather ironic that Latinos, who were blamed for the nation’s housing bust, are now being heralded as the ones who will save the industry from its demise. A new report State of Hispanic Homeownership by the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals shows that if it were not for the gains…

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Guest Voz: It’s time for Latinos to rally to the defense of Head Start

LatinaLista — The nation’s budget deficit is serious business. Nobody can argue that. Yet, the fact that some in Congress are arguing that the poor and children of color can most afford cuts or eliminations of programs that don’t just provide a service but directly impact their fragile quality of life versus maintaining tax breaks…

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Hispanic economists and policy analysts offer ideas on how to strengthen financial outlook of Latinos

LatinaLista — Today, Hispanic university economists, financial executives and policy analysts gathered at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas to discuss “The Hispanic Economic Experience.” Coming from across the nation and throughout Texas, the economists met to deliver their latest research findings regarding the financial state of Latinos in the United States. Mark Lopez, associate…

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United Farm Workers asks nation to sign petition supporting Fair Treatment for Farm Workers Act

LatinaLista — One of the least contentious elements being proposed as part of a larger immigration reform package has to do with creating a guest worker program to serve the agricultural industry. The reasoning is that such a program would provide more security to undocumented farm workers who are subject to an untold number of…

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