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NCLR Response to Congressional Hearings on Immigration Enforcement

Clarissa Martínez-De-Castro, (July 24, 2015)

Issue: Immigration
Publication Type: Testimony

Statement submitted to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security Read More

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Briefing: Voter Attitudes Toward Undocumented Immigrants

NCLR, (July 23, 2015)

Issue: Voter Registration
Publication Type: Presentation

Presentation on voter attitudes toward Undocumented Immigrants. Read More

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Raise the Wage! A $12 Federal Minimum Wage Would Benefit 8.5 Million Latino Workers

Stephanie Román, (July 7, 2015)

Issue: Economy and Workforce, Policy, Wages and Income
Publication Type: Fact Sheet

An unfair minimum wage disproportionately affects Latinos who are concentrated in low-wage jobs. Congress has not raised the federal minimum wage, currently $7.25 per hour, since 2009. Worse, the minimum wage for tipped workers has remained $2.13 per hour for over 20 years. Consequently, many hardworking families struggle to cover the rising cost of living. Raising the minimum wage to $12.00 would lift a significant share of Latino workers out of poverty and benefit 8.5 million working Latinos. Read More

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Enhancing Latino Retirement Readiness in California

Catherine Singley Harvey, (April 27, 2015)

Publication Type: Presentation

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Latino Jobs Report: Health Care Industry Shows Promising Growth Opportunities

Stephanie Román, (July 2, 2015)

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

In June 2015, employers added 223,000 jobs, 57,000 less than the previous month, and the unemployment rate declined slightly from 5.5% to 5.3%. Job growth occurred in professional and business services, health care, retail, and food services. Health care occupations have added over 400,000 jobs in the past year and are projected to add the most new jobs of any sector between 2012 and 2022—an estimated five million. Currently, Latinos make up only 12.1% of health care workers, compared to 16.1% of all workers, signaling a need for greater Latino representation in health care occupations. Read More

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Latino Millennials at Work: 5 Ways Employers Can Attract and Retain Latino Millennials

Stephanie Román, (June 30, 2015)

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

As the youngest and fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, Latinos are essential to meeting the demands of the U.S. labor market. Employers recognize the importance of recruiting young Latino talent, but many report difficulty recruiting, hiring, and retaining Latino candidates. This disconnect has contributed to relatively high rates of unemployment and underemployment of Latino millennials, despite their improving educational outcomes. This brief highlights the findings of focus groups with Latino millennials and employers. Based on this research, NCLR offers recommendations on how employers can better recruit and retain young Latino talent. Read More

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Living the American DREAM: Profiles of DACA Recipients

NCLR, (June 15, 2015)

Issue: Immigration
Publication Type: Research Report

In this compilation, we hear about what life was like before Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and what it has meant for these recipients to receive a work permit and live without the fear of deportation. They came to the United States in different ways from all over the globe. They settled across the country, but all grew up with a strong desire to do well in school, help their families, and give back to their communities. These youth represent the ways that DACA can be transformative, from granting access to in-state tuition to facilitating higher education, better job... Read More

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Latino Jobs Report: Job Growth Continues in May

Stephanie Román, (June 5, 2015)

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

The U.S. Department of Labor reported that U.S. employers added 280,000 jobs in May 2015, an increase of 57,000 jobs (20%) from the previous month. The national unemployment rate, at 5.5%, changed little. Employment gains of 57,000 in leisure and hospitality likely boosted Latino employment. Continued growth in leisure and hospitality jobs is likely as vacation season approaches. Read More

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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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