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Unlocking the Golden Door: Hispanics and the Citizenship Process

Wendy A. Young, (July 1, 1991)

Issue: Immigration
Publication Type: Research Report

Naturalization is the process by which a person born outside the United States becomes a U.S. citizen. In a nation of immigrants, it is the most important step that an immigrant can take to establish ties with the United States. This remains as true for the Hispanic immigrants of today as for the European immigrants of past decades. Some benefits of citizenship are quite tangible. For example, U.S. citizens have greater access to immigrant visas for their family members than do permanent residents. They are the only group who can obtain visas for their spouses and unmarried minor children almost... Read More

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Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015

NCLR, (May 20, 2015)

Issue: Wealth-Building
Publication Type: Other

Letter on behalf of NCLR, expressing opposition to the proposed “Financial Regulatory Improvement Act of 2015.” Read More

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Profiles of Latinos and Technology Issue 3

NCLR, (May 13, 2015)

Issue: Civil Rights and Justice
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Profiles of Latinos and Technology: A Closer Look at Internet Access and Usage by Latinos Issue 3: Equitable Technology Access for Latino Students: The FCC E-Rate Program The FCC began modernizing the E-Rate program in July 2014 by issuing an E-Rate Modernization Order to expand Wi-Fi connections in schools and libraries while continuing broadband support services. The FCC issued a second order in December 2014 that, among other things, increased E-Rate program funding for the first time since 1997. The E-Rate program is critical to millions of Latinos and low-income communities that depend on schools and public libraries to access the Internet. Nearly half of Latino children live in households... Read More

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Profiles of Latinos and Technology Issue 2

NCLR, (May 13, 2015)

Issue: Civil Rights and Justice
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Profiles of Latinos and Technology: A Closer Look at Internet Access and Usage by Latinos Issue 2: Tackling Digital Disparities: Expanding the FCC Lifeline Program to Support Broadband Services The Lifeline program provides millions of low-income consumers with a discount on phone services to ensure that all Americans are able to connect, via telephone or mobile, to emergency services, family members, and jobs. In 2012 the FCC launched the Lifeline Broadband Pilot Program6 to explore how the agency could modernize its current Lifeline program to increase home broadband adoption rates among low-income Americans. Read More

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Profiles of Latinos and Technology Issue 1

NCLR, (May 13, 2015)

Issue: Civil Rights and Justice
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

Profiles of Latinos and Technology: A Closer Look at Internet Access and Usage by Latinos Issue 1: Latino Internet Adoption Rates, Digital Disparities, and the Cost of Broadband Digital disparities pose disadvantages for Hispanics and low-income communities. Although Internetconnected mobile devices offer an affordable alternative to home Internet connections, these devices are not adequate substitutes for home computers. Instead, the cost of broadband as a primary barrier to Latino home Internet usage must be addressed through a combination of lower costs and expanded subsidized public and private programs. Read More

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Next-Generation Latino Agenda: A Guide for Candidates

NCLR, (May 12, 2015)

Issue: Civil Rights and Justice, Education, Health, Immigration, Voter Education Materials
Publication Type: Other

We advocate for policies that lead Latinos and the nation toward greater equity. Read More

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Investing in Our Future: A Latino Policy Agenda for the 114th Congress

NCLR, (May 12, 2015)

Issue: Civil Rights and Justice, Economy and Employment, Education, Health, Immigration, Voter Education Materials, Wealth-Building
Publication Type: Research Report

This publication outlines issues and legislation that affect the Latino community and recommendations for action. Solving these issues is critical not only to the well-being of the Latino community but to the future of our country, because a stronger Latino community means a stronger America. Read More

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Latino Jobs Report: Construction Resurges

Catherine Singley Harvey, (May 8, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Workforce, Economy and Employment
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

U.S. employers added 223,000 jobs in April, nearly three times the growth in the previous month. Read More

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Enhancing Latino Retirement Readiness in California

Catherine Singley Harvey, (May 4, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Employment, Wealth-Building, Retirement
Publication Type: Research Report

Using Census data and feedback from focus groups with Latino consumers, this report assesses the retirement readiness of Latinos in California and the potential for California to serve as a model for states seeking to extend retirement savings plans to private sector workers whose employers do not offer them. California was selected because it reflects the future demographic makeup of the United States and it is currently designing a statewide retirement savings program for individuals who do not have a retirement plan at work—the largest share of whom are Latino. Find NCLR Affiliates working on financial education Read More

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Tax Day Fact Sheet 2015

(April 13, 2015)

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