Posts

New Anti-Immigrant Law Focuses on School

/
Conservative Arizona legislators want to make school districts collect data on the immigration status of students, according to a report in La Voz.

Mexican Americans Most Active in U.S.

/
Mexican Americans are the most likely to meet national health goals for physical activity, according to a new study that challenges previous research that found that whites tended to be the most physically active.

Mixed Review for L.A. Gang Tours

/
Former gang-members have teamed up with a non-profit outreach organization to offer a look at the inner city by conducting gang tours in South Central Los Angeles.

The Value of Education: Crisis in the Budget

/
The quarter has been bittersweet for José, the AB 540 freshman. Although attending his dream school, he finds himself in a world of financial insecurity. Like thousands across California, he knows that the UC Regents meeting on Nov. 18-19 will impact his future. If the Regents raise fees yet again, this time by 32%, his dream of becoming a doctor will prove more difficult.

Jesuit Massacre Still Haunts Salvadorans After 20 Years

/
Twenty years ago, three colleagues and I were the first reporters on the scene of the murders here of six Jesuit priests, their cook and her daughter, a turning point in the civil war that cost 75,000 other Salvadoran lives. As gatherings the world over commemorate the special anniversary, I remember details of that morning I do not want to forget.

DREAMers: Taking the Reins of their Cause

/
WASHINGTON, D.C. - One group that has changed dramatically since past immigration battles - with help from the growing influence of social networking - are the so-called “DREAMers”: undocumented youth who would benefit from the proposed DREAM Act. The act would form part of a plan for comprehensive immigration reform, and has also been proposed as an independent bill.