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Eligible Latino voters don’t yet make voting a priority

Eligible Latino voters don’t yet make voting a priority

LatinaLista — Latino voters have the opportunity to, as they say, “rock the vote.” Unfortunately, in most elections, we can’t even accomplish a slight nudge. Though Latinos comprise 11.3 percent of all eligible voters, the civic duty of showing up at the polls falls low on the list of priorities for too many Latinos. In

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Chicago’s Tamale Underground

By Rebecca Burns In These Times Each afternoon in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, 70-year-old Cuala resumes her quiet game of cat-and-mouse with police. After spending a few hours openly hawking cool drinks or hot chocolates from a cart, the street vendor (who declined to give her last name because of legal concerns) stocks an unmarked

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New Pew study finds undocumented population no longer growing, but settling in as Americans

LatinaLista — A new Pew study finds that contrary to popular belief, the undocumented population in the United States is no longer growing and is stabilized at 11.2 million. When the recession hit in 2007, several main industries that relied on undocumented labor, like construction, restaurant and hospitality, lost jobs. Those who were undocumented with

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Part 1: The political reality of immigration reform

by Gary Segura Latino Decisions In a matter of weeks or even days, we anticipate that President Obama will articulate some changes to immigration administration and enforcement that will provide some security to undocumented persons living and working in the United States. This action will represent the full and final defeat of the legislative effort

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VIDEO: Immigration Could Set Stage For Big U.S. Budget Showdown

LatinaLista — President Obama’s self-imposed deadline for taking independent acton on immigration reform is fast approaching. As can be expected, conservatives are not happy. However, rather than execute their fundamental duty as elected officials — pass legislation for the good of the country — they have resorted to an old tactic that left a very bad

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New report highlights how Latinos can help save Social Security

LatinaLista — Minimum wage hikes. Obamacare. Critics of these programs have declared both issues will lead to the downfall of the country’s economy. Or worse, that somehow leveling the playing field, with these two programs, for those caught in the cycle of poverty, is a handout instead of a hand-up. But the truth of the

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