While the voices of those in office have risen to the forefront of the border crisis, the child migrants and their families are the ones actually being affected by the shifts in policy, and ultimately, any decision made impacts their future first and foremost.
These children chose to leave their home countries in Central America because they were fleeing poverty, violence and, in some situations, death.
“I am afraid to go back to Guatemala because I am...Read more
The results of a small** survey from the Pew Research Center illustrate a sharp divide between black and white respondents when it comes to what’s happening in Ferguson. If you pay attention to racial dynamics, some of the results aren’t too surprising: Blacks and whites have sharply different reactions to the police shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Mo., and the protests and violence that followed. Blacks are about twice as likely as whites...Read more
Whoever is elected as the next Arizona governor will have a difficult time repairing a damaged relationship with Latinos, political experts contend.
In Arizona, it’s no secret that Republican Gov. Jan Brewer is not well liked among many Latinos in large part because of her tough stance on immigration.
She is one of the only two governors in the United States to deny driver’s licenses to undocumented young immigrants who’ve received temporary work permits and deportation reprieve through President...Read more
Standing on the precipice of the Republican Party's demographic demise, deep in denial about the damage done with Latino voters, many right-wing analysts seek to brush away the GOP's serial attacks against American Latinos as minor matters with no political transcendence.
In the latest attempt at Photoshopping Latinos' deep and wide loathing of the Republican Party, National Review's Reihan Salam informs his readers that "Immigration Reform Is Not the Key to the Latino Vote."
Just a few...Read more
President Barack Obama is facing potential rifts with members of his own party in tough re-election contests as he barrels toward a fall fight with Republicans over his ability to change immigration policies.
If Obama takes the broadest action under consideration — removing the threat of deportation for millions of people in this country illegally — the short-term risks appear greatest for Senate Democrats in conservative-leaning states. Weeks before the November vote, they could find themselves...Read more
As Ferguson, Mo., has become a flashpoint for fury and distrust between the black community and law enforcement after the death of Michael Brown, Latino organizations on Friday began to come out and express solidarity with the Brown family and those protesting on their behalf.
Leaders of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda, a nonpartisan association of 37 of the leading Latino organizations across the country, sent BuzzFeed statements on Brown’s death.
“Mothers of color should not have...Read more
Lights, camera, struggle? A recent study from the University of Southern California made headlines after concluding Latinos continue to be the most underrepresented group in Hollywood films. The report only confirms what Latino actors, producers, and advocates already know: It is tough to make it in Hollywood, but it is even tougher for Hispanics.
The study by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism found that diversity on-screen lags far behind that of the U.S....Read more
On Thursday, the first Texas National Guard troops arrived at the U.S. border as part of Operation Strong Safety, Gov. Rick Perry's (R) unilateral border-security mission. And before rallying the border-bound troops at Camp Swift outside Austin on Wednesday, Perry…
Standing on the precipice of the Republican Party's demise, deep in denial about the damage done with Latino voters, many right-wing analysts seek to brush away the GOP's serial attacks against American Latinos as minor matters with no political transcendence.
The Obama administration’s effort to end one political crisis during the 2014 Obamacare rollout may have sown the seeds of another controversy: potential double-digit rate hikes in 2015.
If insurers have their way, some residents in politically key states like Florida,…
Pope Francis told NBC News he will be paying a visit to the city of brotherly love. NBC's Anne Thompson spoke to the pope in Italian as the pontiff flew to Asia for his first-ever trip. Thompson asked, in Italian,…
President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among Latinos isn’t what it used to be. A new McClatchy-Marist poll found that just 34 percent of Latinos surveyed said they approve of the job Obama is doing as president, while 46 percent…
Carlos Slim recently tied Bill Gates as the richest man in the world and now it appears that the Mexican billionaire wants to match the Microsoft founder’s philanthropic work as well.
The Carlos Slim Foundation Tuesday unveiled Acceso Latino, a free…