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America’s Stateless People: How Immigration Gaps Create Poverty

FRESNO, Calif. — They came to America in the 1970s and 1980s as child refugees, members of the Hmong minority in Laos fleeing that country’s new communist government and persecution for helping the CIA in its covert war in Southeast Asia. America held the promise of safety and a piece of the American dream. Many […]

Illinois Advocates to Leaders: Stop the Damage, Pass a Budget

Illinois Advocates to Leaders: Stop the Damage, Pass a Budget

Illinois will hit an unwanted milestone on July 1 when it will mark one year without a state budget, a standoff that is threatening networks of support for families and already hitting programs for homeless youth, seniors and students. The standoff is sending shockwaves through social service agencies and nonprofits around the state, which is […]

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, […]

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 […]