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Friday round-up of headlines spotlighting undocumented students and how colleges are coping with the change

LatinaLista — Many college students across the country are beginning to settle into a routine for the new school year. For those at universities, the first football game of the season has been played which always signals that school has officially begun. For many undocumented students, this school year signifies a milestone in their lives.

New report underscores how Voter ID laws threaten the democratic right of too many youth of color

LatinaLista — A new study released by the black youth project titled Turning Back the Clock on Voting Rights: The Impact of New Photo Identification Requirements on Young People of Color adds one more voice to the chorus of organizations, academics, politicians and individuals sounding the alarm to the threat against the voting rights of

Romney’s un-presidential response to Libya attack should give cause for concern to all Latino families whose children want to serve

LatinaLista — The news that the American ambassador to Libya had died as a result of an attack against the US embassy in the city of Benghazi was horrific. That a small faction of extremists, believed to be the militant jihadist group, Ansar al-Sharia, planned the attack by hijacking a religious protest (incited by Egyptian

Remembering 9/11: The day that changed for undocumented Latino immigrants

LatinaLista — There’s no doubt that the events of 9/11 changed our nation and the world. In remarks today commemorating the anniversary of the country’s worst case of domestic terrorism, President Obama told a somber crowd gathered at the Pentagon: “When the history books are written the true legacy of 9/11 will not be one

New immigrant deportation report underscores a gov’t as divided on the issue as the nation

LatinaLista — Last week, rumors were rampant that the Obama administration was bracing for bad news just as the Democratic National Convention was winding down. The bad news was the monthly jobs report. The report showed only very slight improvement and pushed the Obama camp to briefly acknowledge it as “not good enough” before dispatching

Benita Veliz’s appearance at DNC signals another turning point for the DREAM Act

LatinaLista — Ever since the Democratic National Convention convened in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Republicans have kept pretty mum on comparing their convention of last week. When it comes to delegate enthusiasm, dynamic speeches promoting the nominee and lack of embarrassing speakers or having to expel delegates because of their behavior, the Democrats have, so