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Un pequeño oasis: Familias inmigrantes comparten en un parque en la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México

Un pequeño oasis: Familias inmigrantes comparten en un parque en la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México

Las políticas de inmigración de los Estados Unidos separan a las familias con demasiada frecuencia, sin embargo, en un pequeño lote de tierra que se extiende sobre la frontera entre los Estados Unidos y México, las familias que han sido separadas se pueden reencontrar, aunque sea por unas pocas horas. Durante los fines de semana, […]

Broken Promises: Smaller Middle Class Has Less Room for Families

Broken Promises: Smaller Middle Class Has Less Room for Families

After Gabriel Cardenas graduated from high school, he seemed on track to join America’s middle class. He worked at Google in Silicon Valley, enrolled in classes at San Jose’s Evergreen Valley College and took a second job. But seven years after graduation, Cardenas is no closer to a middle class that has been shrinking for […]

Election 2016: Millennial Latino Voters Now Number 12 Million

Election 2016: Millennial Latino Voters Now Number 12 Million

Latino citizens are one of the fastest-growing groups of voters in the country, and millennials, who will represent 44 percent of an estimated 27 million eligible Hispanic voters, are driving much of that growth, a new report from the Pew Research Center found. But, millennial Latino voters are not anywhere near their electoral potential because they […]

SOTU Analysis: Will Criminal Justice Reform Occur in 2016?

SOTU Analysis: Will Criminal Justice Reform Occur in 2016?

President Barack Obama made one of his final rhetorical stands in Congress on Feb. 12 with a State of the Union address full of broad ideas, including a greater voice for working families, but short on specifics. The president’s approach reflected the deep partisan divide that separates Congress and his White House and once again […]

Child Care’s Broken Promise: Parents Want Solutions

When Angelica Gonzalez left home at age 11, all she wanted was a safe place where she could go back to school. Abandoned by her mentally ill mother, she was raising herself on the streets of her Phoenix neighborhood, never in school, and narrowly avoiding the gangs and crime that seemed to be everywhere. “I […]

Will Congress Put Head Start at Risk in Coming Budget Battle?

Will Congress Put Head Start at Risk in Coming Budget Battle?

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are once again struggling to agree on a new federal budget, raising the specter of a government shutdown in the coming months that could hit working poor families harder and quicker than many other Americans. Over the next two months, Congress will face two critical deadlines. In early November, lawmakers are […]

Broken Promises: More Seniors Work Deep Into Retirement

Broken Promises: More Seniors Work Deep Into Retirement

Jack Pesulima has spent 50 years working in Southern California’s aerospace industry, repairing planes for the former Western Airlines, working on the Space Shuttle at Rocketdyne and repairing jet engines throughout the region. During the industry’s inevitable downturns, Pesulima kept working, taking graveyard shifts as a security guard at a local hospital and even working […]