LatinaLista — Benita Veliz has become the national face of the DREAM Act, a bill before Congress that would allow students who were brought to this country illegally as children by their parents to attend college at in-state tuition prices and upon graduation put their degrees to work by granting these undocumented graduates citizenship. Benita […]
LatinaLista — Saturday, June 20, is World Refugee Day. It’s a day that the world is asked to come together in solidarity in asking governments to recognize that all refugees are entitled to basic human rights — such as the right to freedom. In the United States, there are pockets of the country where this […]
LatinaLista — San Antonio, TX — Benita Veliz, via her Twitter feed at Benita in Court was granted a three-month continuance. What that means is that Benita does not have to leave the country until her next scheduled court appearance.
LatinaLista — Benita Veliz, Benny to her friends, is a 23-year-old college graduate — graduated Valedictorian from her San Antonio, Texas high school class and got a full scholarship to St. Mary’s University where she double-majored in biology and sociology — and wants to go to law school. Benita Veliz The only problem is Benita […]
LatinaLista — In Texas, the most popular baby boy name in 2008 was “Jose.” That’s according to the latest data from the U.S. Social Security Administration that processed the 2,336 Social Security cards requested for those newborn citizens so christened. (Source: USA TODAY) Other names on the agency’s list of 100 most popular baby names […]
LatinaLista — While the rise in the Latino population is shifting the demographics of the country, a new U.S. Census report reveals it’s Multiracial Americans who are impacting the growth of all communities of color. When the Pew Hispanic Center unveiled their recent report documenting how 52 percent of all U.S.-born Latino children were the […]