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

Venezuelan President Claims Victory While Stripping Citizens of Freedoms

After prevailing in an election that was the very antithesis of democracy, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro waved to an empty plaza. As the incumbent, Maduro and his regime imprisoned the opposition, denied free speech and manipulated the election process. To him, though, this is a victory. Watch the stunning video here.  The presidential election held … Read More

Why ‘Just Becoming a Citizen’ Isn’t an option for Dreamers

Picture this: A young woman, now 24, was brought to the United States from Mexico as a toddler by her parents in an unauthorized manner. She has an American education, from elementary school all the way up to a college degree, and is now in the workforce. After paying a $495 application fee and demonstrating … Read More