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Chris Christie compares legal immigrants to FedEx packages

Not to be outdone in the anti-immigration rhetoric that has been dominated the GOP presidential race in recent weeks, today presidential candidate Chris Christie suggested that legal immigrants could be tracked like FedEx packa...
by Adriana Maestas
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Words vs. policy: why is Ricky Martin urging Latinos to unite against Trump?

This week singer Ricky Martin wrote an opinion piece urging Latinos “to unite against Donald Trump.” In reference to the GOP candidate throwing Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a press conference, Martin wrote: &...
by Adriana Maestas
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Latino voters’ net favorability rating of Donald Trump is -51

Yesterday Gallup released a new poll that shows 65% of Latino voters have an unfavorable view of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump. 14% of Hispanic voters have a favorable view of Trump. Trump, who announced his campaign ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Social Security turns 80: What the program means for African Americans & Latinos

Social Security was signed into law by President Franklin Roosevelt 80 years ago. The pay as you go system has proven to be an efficient, secure system that supports Americans facing challenges with disability, retirement, and ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Hillary Clinton proposes “New College Compact” to tackle college affordability

Yesterday Hillary Clinton unveiled a $350 billion plan to address college affordability. The plan addresses the cost of college at four year public institutions, makes low interest loans and grants more widely available, and w...
by Adriana Maestas
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Black and Latino student loan borrowers more likely to express regret about education funding decisions

The Pew Charitable Trusts released a report that shows Black and Latino student loan borrowers expressing more regret about the decisions that they made to fund their education. The Pew’s Survey of American Family Finances r...
by Adriana Maestas
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Trump: deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants

On Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered some specifics about what his immigration policy would be after launching his presidential candidacy last month insisting that many undocumented Mexican immig...
by Adriana Maestas
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New Report: Latinos are 4% of guests on Sunday shows

Media Matters released a new report this week showing that in the first 18 weeks of 2015, Latinos were four percent of guests on the English-language Sunday shows, which is a decline from 42 percent during the last few months o...
by Adriana Maestas
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57% of Republicans view Donald Trump favorably

Despite the condemnation from Latino issue groups and other presidential candidates, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is viewed positively by Republicans. A Washington Post/ABC News poll released yesterday shows t...
by Adriana Maestas
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Jeb Bush touts support for border security and path to legal status for undocumented

On Wednesday, at a campaign event in New Hampshire, Jeb Bush played up his border security plans when asked about the recent remarks GOP presidential hopeful and real estate mogul Donald Trump has been making about Mexican immi...
by Adriana Maestas
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Macy’s severs ties to Donald Trump over anti-Mexican remarks

Macy’s department store became the latest business to disassociate itself from GOP presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump over his anti-Mexican comments. A few weeks ago in making his announcement as a ...
by Adriana Maestas
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Latinos become largest ethnic group in California

According to data released from the U.S. Census, Latinos have overtaken non-Hispanic whites to become the largest ethnic group in California, accounting for 38% of the state’s population. There are now about 15 million La...
by Adriana Maestas
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Activist removes Confederate flag in front of South Carolina capitol building

A 30 year old artist and activist, Bree Newsome, climbed the flagpole in front of the South Carolina capitol building this morning and took down the Confederate flag. According to the Guardian, Bree Newsome, a 30 year old from ...
by Adriana Maestas
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SCOTUS saves Obamacare: subsidies to purchase health insurance will continue

On Thursday, in a 6-3 ruling the Supreme Court ruled that Americans who receive federal subsidies to purchase health insurance on exchanges will get to keep them. In writing for the majority, Chief Justice John Roberts said, &#...
by Adriana Maestas
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E-Commerce sites follow Walmart’s lead in banning sale of Confederate flag items

On Tuesday, a handful of large e-commerce websites announced that they would ban the sale of Confederate flag items. Walmart had announced that it would ban the sale of Confederate flags on Monday. Ebay, Amazon, and Etsy follow...
by Adriana Maestas
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