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High Court Hears Arizona Immigration Dispute

High Court Hears Arizona Immigration Dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will referee another major clash between the Obama administration and the states, this one over Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants. The case could add fuel to the partisan split over tough state immigration laws backed by Republicans but challenged by the administration. Like last month’s arguments over President Barack […]

Time to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Time to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Growing frustration with the Dallas Independent School District’s failed student discipline policy motivated parents recently to gather in front of one of the 11 Dallas schools slated for closure and urge the district to end the school-to-prison pipeline. The community push-back reflects mounting awareness of the human and financial cost of removing kids from the […]

Colonia Residents Seeing the Light

Colonia Residents Seeing the Light

For eight years residents have been working for the installation of streetlights in their colonias to light up the streets at night. The vast majority of Hidalgo County’s more than one thousand colonias lack streetlights. Without adequate lighting, children cannot safely go out and play in the evenings. Their confinement contributes to health issues including […]

TOP Celebrates Victory in Houston

TOP Celebrates Victory in Houston

Texas Organizing Project members are celebrating a victory for Houston neighborhoods after securing an agreement with Mayor Annise Parker that will dedicate $60 million of Hurricane Ike Recovery Funds to repair single-family homes. The victory was sealed Dec. 6, after a unanimous vote from the Houston City Council. The historic vote comes on the heels […]

Midterm Elections: Families Will Determine The Outcome

Midterm Elections: Families Will Determine The Outcome

Claudia Rowe | Equal Voice News Mathematically, it looks straightforward. A simple scorecard with 37 governors’ jobs up for grabs, 37 seats in the U.S. Senate, and 435 seats in the House of Representatives. But the way those numbers fall in the November election will define political control – and the lives of ordinary families […]

American Made

American Made

In the dusty Arizona desert, a young man wearing only one shoe limps toward a group of college students. Thirsty and bleeding, he begs for help. He has trudged for 12 miles, all the way from the Mexican border, and says he has never made this trip before, doesn’t know exactly where he is or […]

The Invisible Millions: Going Door-To-Door To Find The Uncounted

The Invisible Millions: Going Door-To-Door To Find The Uncounted

When the government announces a fact or figure, be it a complex budget forecast or simple school enrollment, conventional wisdom holds that the numbers are, more or less, accurate. Not so with the U.S. Census – at least, not in the past. In 2000, more than 3 million people were missed in the so-called “snapshot […]

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