Celebrate Your Story During Hispanic Heritage Month!

In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that approximately 57.5 million people in America were Latinos. That number has been growing for some time and will continue to grow into the future. But as we look to the past, Hispanics have shaped America in ways that may be taken for granted in daily life. From the food … Read More

A Year Without DACA and Still No Solution

One year ago today, President Donald Trump called for the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which deferred the deportation of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children — known as Dreamers.  For years now, Dreamers have been living their lives with uncertainty. Without Congressional action in the last year, their concerns have … Read More

Hispanic Unemployment Reaches Record Low

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for Hispanics has sunk again – to 4.5 percent – bringing it to an all-time record low. Coupled with steep tax cuts and the removal of unnecessary and harmful regulations, more Hispanics are finding work and are more able to keep that money in their … Read More

Why Latinos Should Support a Swift Confirmation for SCOTUS Nominee Kavanaugh

Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been nominated to fill the vacancy left by Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court — and he deserves a swift confirmation. Like Justice Neil Gorsuch, who was confirmed in April 2017, Kavanaugh has sterling qualifications and the judicial restraint required to serve on the highest court. Those are qualities … Read More

How Immigrants Are Creating Jobs for Americans

Hardworking immigrants don’t just contribute to the economy by working jobs—they’re creating them too. In fact, a recent study found that more than 40 percent of Fortune 500 businesses were started by an immigrant or the child of an immigrant.   The number of immigrant-run businesses is also rapidly growing. “From 1996 to 2011, the … Read More

How Immigration Makes Us Great

Writing in the New York Times on June 21, columnist Bret Stephens listed the ways in which immigration makes our country stronger, wealthier and more productive. “America’s immigration crisis right now,” Stephens wrote, “is that we don’t have enough immigrants.” Stephens is correct to point out that immigration makes us better off in a myriad of … Read More

A Vote for the FIRST STEP Act Is a Vote for Safer Communities

Instead of treating incarcerated individuals as people with the potential to succeed when they return to their communities, all too often the criminal justice system treats them as liabilities. That attitude is a big part of the reason why recidivism (the rate at which formerly incarcerated individuals are sent back to prison) is so high … Read More

Immigrants are Filling This Important Job Role

Manpower shortages for first responders are causing a dangerous predicament in middle America. Aging populations and other demographic changes have led to bare bones crews for many firehouses. A recent article in the Washington Post reported that these shortages are causing uneasiness in communities that count on these services to keep their families safe: “’We … Read More

How Hispanics Benefit from Free Trade

As Hispanics, we already know the benefits of free trade. After all, all we have to do is look in our kitchens. From fruits, herbs and spices, to avocados, or our favorite snacks, many of the things our families enjoy every day come from the countries where we, our parents, or grandparents were born. That’s part … Read More

Celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month!

June is Immigrant Heritage Month – a time to celebrate our history and shared love of the country we now call home. For hundreds of years, immigrants have made their way to the United States in search of freedom, refuge and opportunity that is unmatched anywhere else. Immigration is a polarizing word. But it shouldn’t … Read More