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Census fined for rejecting Black, Latino applicants

In 2010, the Census Bureau rejected 450,000 black and Latino job applicants because of a flawed criminal

Supreme Court divided on immigration bill

The U.S. Supreme Court reportedly appeared divided on a challenge to President Barack Obama’s immigration

Breaking down the diversity of Latino voters

In Latin América, everyone’s different. Uruguayans and Argentines have similar accents, but hate when

$6 dollars for twelve hours in the fields

Some of the farmworkers who make it possible for U.S. consumers to have berries for breakfast are paid about $6

Federal Appeals Court Reaffirms Arizona ...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 6, 2016 CONTACT ​Steve Kilar, ACLU of Arizona,, 602-773-6007 Inga Sarda-Sorensen, ACLU National, 
Posted On 27 Apr 2016

Traditional people are moved off their land

Several years ago, on a brisk spring day in the wild reaches of northeastern Arizona, I was helping an elderly grandmother scrape kernels off a bushel’s worth of dried corn cobs. She spoke no English and I knew little Navajo, …
Posted On 27 Apr 2016

Dispatches from the field in Colombia

Just after 6 a.m., a container ship docks at the Buenaventura port in Colombia. At the gate, José shows the receipt for his daylong health insurance coverage to a man behind a makeshift desk. “Okay, you have work today,” says …
Posted On 27 Apr 2016

A new chapter in history: US and Cuba relations

By President Barack Obama   Last week, we made it official—I’m going to Cuba. When Michelle and I go to Havana next month, it will be the first visit of a U.S. president to Cuba in nearly 90 years. And …
Posted On 27 Feb 2016

Pesticides: Breaking the cycle

When we enter into legal battles against the chemical industry, we know we are the underdogs. We fight for the underrepresented—farmworkers and children—against an entrenched industry with far greater wealth, power and influence. Despite the odds stacked against us,...

Posted On 27 Apr 2016

América es su casa, enjoy it!

The devotion Melissa Guevara professes for the outdoors is a splendid example of Latinos’ love for the land, of our profound respect for God’s creation and our commitment to preserve it for future generations.
“The first time I knew that …

Posted On 09 Apr 2016

Understanding tax and health care coverage

Last year, millions of people purchased quality, affordable coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace, and most benefitted from advance payments of the premium tax credit that lowered their monthly premiums. With the tax filing deadline a few weeks away, it’s …

Posted On 09 Apr 2016

The sinking feeling of a city called Flint

In almost 20 years writing about environmental justice, few times have I dealt with such a heart-breaking story. The 100,000 residents of Flint, Michigan, especially its Latino population, are experiencing a profound sinking feeling.

Posted On 04 Mar 2016