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How do you push Latinas to be tech entrepreneurs?

This post originally appeared in Más Wired.  Just 1.5% of computing occupations in the country are filled by Latinas, a startling Bureau of Labor Statistics number that illustrates the importance of pushing Latinas into the t...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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Tu Visión Canal is video for Latinos, by Latinos

This post originally appeared in Más Wired. At South by Southwest this year we ran into Ulysses Alvarado, founder of Tu Visión Canal, a video platform for Latinos. He described TVC as a social video sharing site and mobile a...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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What would Cesar Chavez tweet?

This post originally appeared in Más Wired. If historic United Farm Workers of America organizer César Chávez had access to Twitter and other online organizing platforms, what would he have tweeted? “Sí se puede,” said ...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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What’s keeping black women out of tech?

This post originally appeared in Más Wired. These, according to panelists on Saturday’s “Black Women in Tech: Uncovering Barriers to Entry” panel at South by Southwest, are the top three barriers to black women looking t...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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Texas Redistricting Special Session: Latinos Set to Lose the Most

Texas Governor Rick Perry called a special legislative session at the end of May to adopt the interim redistricting maps ordered by a San Antonio federal court for the Texas legislature and Congress. The special session lasts f...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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Latino Voters Judge Obama, Congress Primarily by Immigration Stance

A Latino Decisions poll found that immigration is the lens through which Latino voters gauge their support for the president, as well as representatives in Congress. This attitude spanned income brackets, national origin, polit...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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Latinas Consistently Targets for Sterilization in U.S., Study Finds

Latinas in the U.S. have been disproportionately targeted for sterilizations in mental health and health institutions over time, according to new research by University of Michigan Professor Alexandra Minna and graduate student...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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Dems, GOP Vie For Latino Voters Via Education Issues in Texas

Republicans and Democrats are pursuing Latino voters in Texas, but perhaps one of the most vivid illustrations of their different approaches is the way members of each party are creating education policy. The majority of Texas ...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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Senate Immigration Reform Panel Considers DREAMers, Boston and High Tech Visas

The Senate Judiciary Committee continued the markup process of the immigration reform bill Monday, considering among other things domestic violence victims, financial aid for DREAMers, whether the Boston bombing held any weight...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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Video – Heritage Foundation Author: Non-Whites Not As Smart as Whites

In a recently released video from an American Enterprise Institute, Heritage Foundation analyst Jason Richwine asserts that Latinos, as well as Native Americans, and blacks have demonstrated that they are incapable of “a...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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Ted Cruz’s Immigration Amendment to Bar the Undocumented from Citizenship

Texas Senator Ted Cruz proposed an amendment to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 that aims to deny citizenship to anyone who has been in the country without legal status. Cruz...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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Immigration Bill Bombarded by 300 Amendments: LGBT, Biometric Data, Tech…

enators piled on more than 300 amendments to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 Tuesday after a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. Ranging from LGBT rights for immigrants to bi...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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the politics of immigration reform

The Latest On Immigration Reform Policy

We spoke to University of Texas at Austin Government Professor and immigration policy expert Terri Givens this week about the state of immigration reform. The Senate has a piece of legislation currently being considered, and d...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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The Politics of Immigration Reform in 2013: No Law Until 2014

The Senate Commerce Committee is set to have an immigration hearing this week, likely to focus on tech and guest worker visas. Meanwhile, everyone from Paul Ryan to Latino congressmen are stumping for immigration reform. Then R...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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Paul Ryan’s Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Makes Him an Odd Reform Advocate

Self deportation, anchor babies, catch and release, illegal — these are not the words you expect to hear from the mouth of an immigration reform advocate, but they are examples of some of the type of language used by Wisconsi...
by Sara Inés Calderón
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