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Washington High School One of 3 Finalists in Race to the Top Competition

-Andrew Ryan ’12 Bridgeport High School, a rural school in Bridgeport, WA, serves a student body of 90% Latino students, most of which are first generation Americans. The school gained national recognition in a Race to the Top competition this year for its impressively high college matriculation rates of 82% in recent years. Bridgeport High […]

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Bloomberg News: “Alabama Considers Revision of Immigration Law Ensnaring Mercedes Executive”

Alabama legislators are considering changes to the controversial law HB56 after a Mercedes Benz executive from Germany was arrested under one of the law’s provisions. See the article here: Alabama Considers Revision of Immigration Law Ensnaring Mercedes Executive

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Washington State Redistricting Plans Stalling

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2011/11/22/2282412/redistricting-5-weeks-left-no.html

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Obama’s immigration policies could reduce Latino turnout in 2012

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/09/latino-voters-obama-leads-2012-republicans-immigration_n_1084102.html

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Latino voters likely crucial in new Texas districts

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/11/23/376046/texas-redistricting-minority-districts/

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The New Measure of Poverty: Effects on the Family, Economy

The Census Bureau recently released a revised method of measuring poverty in the United States this past week. The Census Bureau published 6 main points why there needed to be a change in the way the US was calculating the amount of individuals living in poverty. This report was created was to measure a more […]

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Sec. Duncan says he Supports Allowing Kids of Illegal Immigrants to Pay In-state Tuition

From the Washington Post: WASHINGTON — Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday he’s encouraged that some states are allowing the children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. As an example, Duncan pointed to Rhode Island, where this fall the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education unanimously approved in-state tuition […]

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Anti-immigrant talk radio rhetoric is analyzed in new UCLA report

From Southern California Public Radio: A new UC Los Angeles study examines anti-immigrant rhetoric on talk radio, measuring its use on segments of popular conservative talk shows. Put together by the university’sChicano Studies Research Center and titled “Quantifying Hate Speech on Commercial Talk Radio,” the report released today comes as several Latino groups in Los Angeles are pushing […]

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Alabama’s HB56 Singles out Latino Students

From the Huffington Post’s Latino Voices section:   (follow link for video) Cineo Gonzales says his daughter, an American citizen, came home from school with a paper explaining HB56, Alabama’s new immigration law thought to be the toughest in the country. Her teacher, Gonzales says, handed the document to his daughter and the only other […]

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There are immigrants in our economy? “Rebooting the American Dream”

The American Immigration Council at the Immigration Policy Center released a report yesterday that describes the role of immigrants in our economy – we’re excited to incorporate their analysis into our current research!         From the Immigration Policy Center Description: “There is plenty of evidence that immigration helps to fuel the U.S. economy, just as […]

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