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Largest US Latino group changing name to be more inclusive

July 16, 2017

PHOENIX — The largest Latino civil rights organization in the U.S. is changing its name to be less polarizing and more inclusive as it steps up its battle against what it calls anti-immigrant policies by the Trump administration. More >

Promised college loan forgiveness, borrowers wait and wait

July 09, 2017, AP

(AP) — Danielle Ramos’ student-debt nightmare was supposed to be over.

Like thousands of others who studied at failed for-profit colleges, she was promised by the U.S. More >

U.S. is getting older, more diverse, according to latest Census numbers

July 02, 2017

(AP) — The United States is growing older and more ethnically diverse, a trend that could strain government programs from Medicare to education, the Census Bureau reported. More >

The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute wants to build a pipeline to Hollywood

June 25, 2017

When Norman Lear received the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s first Pioneer Award in Los Angeles on June 8, the organization thanked him for his work on the revival of “One Day at a Time,” which stars Justina Machado as Penelope Alvarez, a single mother and vetera More >

Puerto Rico upholds statehood demand in contentious vote

June 18, 2017, Danica Coto, AP



SAN JUAN — Puerto Rico’s governor is vowing to make the U.S. More >

Fear of deportation drives people off food stamps in US

June 11, 2017, AP

A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump has driven some poor people to take a drastic step: opt out of federal food assistance because they are fearful of deportation, activists and immigrants say. More >

It won’t be from sea-to-sea; how long will border wall be?

June 11, 2017

The White House insists that plans for President Donald Trump’s border wall are on track despite resistance from Congress. What it’s not saying is how it envisions the wall these days. More >

Oregon lawmaker from Mexico assails Trump’s immigration crackdown

June 04, 2017

WOODBURN, Ore. — Teresa Alonso Leon envisioned a better life in a promised land when she was brought from Mexico to America as a young girl. Instead, her family wound up in an unheated house in Oregon with no indoor plumbing, eking out a living by picking strawberries. More >

Tips for women to prevent heart disease

May 28, 2017

( — More women die from heart disease than from any other cause — a staggering one in four American women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

But you can take action now to help prevent problems. More >

Obstacles to becoming a citizen

Essential citizenship resources to be cut if state budget is not fully funded

May 07, 2017

(Submitted by the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights) — Irasema Soriano Sanchez will celebrate two exciting milestones this summer: graduating from DePaul University with a degree in Political Science, and completing the final steps to becoming a US citize More >

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