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Fall 2010 Letter from the Editor: The Immigration Issue

At the turn of the 20th century, the Statue of Liberty greeted immigrants as they arrived to Ellis Island. An immigrant herself, Lady Liberty was a gift from France. Despite her foreign roots, this iconic symbol of American ideals, representing freedom and democracy, was designated a national monument in 1924. More recently, the Statue of […]

Percentage of Latino College Graduates Remains Low

Tuesday, the government announced the establishment of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics in order to bolster Latino achievement in academics. The percentage of Latinos to graduate college has remained relatively low over the last decade, with the lack of high school diplomas, language, immigration status and growing population among possible reasons why. […]

Can you read this?

Imagine how it would feel if the writing on street signs and businesses was indecipherable. This is a reality for over 200,000 Spanish-speaking immigrants in Los Angeles County alone, and an estimated 2 million people nationwide.