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NCLR Lauds DHS Policy That Puts Public Safety First In Enforcing Immigration Laws

NCLR Lauds DHS Policy That Puts Public Safety First In Enforcing Immigration Laws

August 19, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) praised the announcement made by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding important steps that the agency will be taking to better focus immigration enforcement resources to enhance public safety. Like all law enforcement agencies, DHS has limited resources that should be used in the most effective way possible, and the process outlined today will allow the department to focus on community safety.
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NCLR Mourns Passing of D.C. Latino Leader Saul Solorzano

NCLR Mourns Passing of D.C. Latino Leader Saul Solorzano

August 18, 2011
NCLR (National Council of La Raza) mourns the passing of Saul Solorzano, the President and longtime Executive Director of CARECEN (Central American Resource Center) in the District of Columbia.
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Latino Losses Jeopardize America’s Economic Future

Latino Losses Jeopardize America’s Economic Future

August 18, 2011
Hispanic families are faring the worst during the current economic meltdown. According to a recent study released by the Pew Research Center, Latinos experienced the single largest decline in wealth of any other group. This development could severely alter the economic future of our nation as Hispanics will constitute more than a quarter of the U.S. population by 2050.
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Play to Win and Increase Your Financial IQ

Play to Win and Increase Your Financial IQ

August 17, 2011
Are you concerned about debt bunnies? Does your vampire retirement keep you up at night? It might sound like a long shot, but financial entertainment could be the key to enticing individuals to tackle complex money concepts.
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New Report Shows That Puerto Rico’s Kids Fare the Worst of All U.S. Kids

New Report Shows That Puerto Rico’s Kids Fare the Worst of All U.S. Kids

August 17, 2011
Credit downgrades, tumbling stock prices, and political gridlock have dominated the public discourse in this country lately. These issues are important, to be sure, but they are not our only concerns. One of the largely unexplored stories is the plight of children in this particularly harsh economic climate.
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NCLR Taps Online Gaming as New Tool for Financial Education

NCLR Taps Online Gaming as New Tool for Financial Education

August 17, 2011
A new partnership between NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and the Doorways to Dreams (D2D) Fund proves that learning how to protect your investments and save up for the future can be fun. NCLR and D2D are excited to launch a national Farm Blitz Tournament today, inviting participants to play this popular online game to help players improve their financial knowledge and enter them to win fantastic prizes. The game is available in both Spanish and English and the tournament will run through mid-September.
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El libro de datos kids count 2011 revela el impacto de la recesión en el futuro de los niños de pu

El libro de datos kids count 2011 revela el impacto de la recesión en el futuro de los niños de pu

August 16, 2011
Según los datos divulgados por la Fundación Annie E. Casey en el libro de datos 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book, los niños de Puerto Rico enfrentan mayores riesgos que los de los Estados Unidos en los indicadores clave de salud y bienestar infantil.
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2011 Kids Count Data Book Reveals Impact of the Recession on Puerto Rico’s Children

2011 Kids Count Data Book Reveals Impact of the Recession on Puerto Rico’s Children

August 16, 2011
According to data released by the Annie E Casey Foundation in its 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book, Puerto Rico’s children face greater risks than children in the mainland United States in key indicators of child health and well-being.
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The Moral Complexity of a Diverse Latino Community

The Moral Complexity of a Diverse Latino Community

August 16, 2011
The Latino perspective is often referenced in political discourse, but our community is not a monolith, and we differ on many social issues. While there may be some truth to the stereotype that all Latinos are Catholic and socially conservative, the diversity of the Latino community constantly evolves with each new generation.
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NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía Named One of the 50 Most Influential Executives

NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía Named One of the 50 Most Influential Executives

August 16, 2011
Janet Murguía, President and CEO of NCLR (National Council of La Raza), was recently named one of this nation’s top 50 nonprofit executives by The NonProfit Times, the leading publication for the nonprofit management sector.
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What We Can Learn from Latino Families about Healthy Eating

What We Can Learn from Latino Families about Healthy Eating

August 12, 2011
Michael Pollan, the popular author and knower of all things nutritious, has famously said: “... the way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the natural world. Daily, our eating turns nature into culture, transforming the body of the world into our bodies and minds.” Mr. Pollan’s wisdom came immediately to mind as I listened to the stories shared with us by Latino families around the country as part of NCLR’s efforts to document the nutritional challenges faced by Hispanic communities.
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El NCLR habla de los desafíos legales de la extremista ley antiinmigrante de Alabama

El NCLR habla de los desafíos legales de la extremista ley antiinmigrante de Alabama

August 11, 2011
El viernes 5 de agosto, el NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) se unió a un escrito de amicus curiae – expresión en Latín que significa ‘amigo de la corte’ - que apoya la demanda presentada por una coalición de grupos de derechos civiles: el Centro de Leyes sobre la Pobreza en el Sur, el Sindicato Americano de Libertades Civiles (ACLU, por sus siglas en inglés), la ACLU de Alabama, el Centro Jurídico Nacional de Inmigración, el Caucus Asiático de Leyes, y el Centro de Justicia Asiático Estadounidense, entre otros, para desafiar la extremista ley antiinmigrante de Alabama, Ley HB 56, que fue firmada en junio por el gobernador Robert Bentley (R-AL). La Coalición del Interés Hispano de Alabama (¡HICA!, por sus siglas en inglés), una organización afiliada al NCLR, es la principal demandante del caso.
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NCLR Discusses Legal Challenges to Alabama’s Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law

NCLR Discusses Legal Challenges to Alabama’s Extreme Anti-Immigrant Law

August 11, 2011
On Friday, August 5, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined an amicus brief supporting the lawsuit filed by a coalition of civil rights groups—Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Alabama, the National Immigration Law Center, the Asian Law Caucus, and the Asian American Justice Center, among others—challenging Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, which was signed by Gov. Robert Bentley (R–AL) in June. The Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!), an NCLR Affiliate, is the lead plaintiff for this lawsuit.
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Groups File Amicus Briefs to Highlight Concerns with Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law

Groups File Amicus Briefs to Highlight Concerns with Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law

August 10, 2011
On Friday, August 5, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) joined an amicus brief supporting the lawsuit filed by a coalition of civil rights groups—Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Alabama, the National Immigration Law Center, the Asian Law Caucus, and the Asian American Justice Center, among others—challenging Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant law, HB 56, passed earlier this summer. HB 56 is the harshest anti-immigrant law in the nation, authorizing police officers to investigate the immigration status of noncriminals, requiring that schools collect information about the citizenship of their students, and making it illegal to transport an undocumented individual.
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La Escuela East Austin College Prep Será La Anfitriona De La Celebración “¡Vivan Los Libros!”

La Escuela East Austin College Prep Será La Anfitriona De La Celebración “¡Vivan Los Libros!”

August 05, 2011
La escuela East Austin College Prep Academy será la anfitriona de una celebración comunitaria el jueves 11 de agosto de las 5:00 PM a las 8:00 PM, para inaugurar su biblioteca recientemente renovada. La fiesta denominada ¡Vivan los libros! se llevará a cabo en la escuela ubicada en El Centro de Familia de Southwest Key en 6002 Jain Lane en Austin.
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It’s All About Good Jobs!

It’s All About Good Jobs!

August 05, 2011
At NCLR’s Annual Conference last week, Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D–MO), Chairman of the Black Congressional Caucus, told us that he recently spoke at a press conference where he said one word—“jobs.”
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Pinching Pennies:  How One Latina Mom Feeds Her Family

Pinching Pennies:  How One Latina Mom Feeds Her Family

August 05, 2011
In March 2011, more than thirty families let us into their lives—some even into their homes—to tell us about the measures they take each day to put a healthy meal on the table. That’s when I hit the road, traveling with Kara Ryan to three states, to learn about the nutrition experiences of Latino children and families.
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East Austin College Prep Academy to Host “Viva the Books!” Celebration of Renovated Library

East Austin College Prep Academy to Host “Viva the Books!” Celebration of Renovated Library

August 04, 2011
The East Austin College Prep Academy will host a community celebration from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 11, to unveil its newly renovated school library.
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Who Matters In This Country?

Who Matters In This Country?

August 04, 2011
As Congress wrestles to find budget solutions for our country in the next few months, a central moral question remains. Most of the coverage of debt ceiling discussions has focused more on political histrionics and gamesmanship than on the real lives at stake. I wonder if the needs of Americans will shine through after all of the mudslinging is done. The stakes are high for working class and poor families.
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El NCLR Documenta Los Problemas Nutricionales de Los Niños Latinos

El NCLR Documenta Los Problemas Nutricionales de Los Niños Latinos

August 04, 2011
Haciendo un recuento de sus esfuerzos para llevar comida sana a la mesa, familias de Idaho, Texas y el District of Columbia hablaron con los expertos del NCLR (Consejo Nacional de La Raza) para que éstos pudieran entender mejor los obstáculos que enfrentan los padres latinos para proveer comidas nutritivas a sus hijos.
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