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Texas’ Undocumented Workers pay $1.5B in taxes

The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy  reports that undocumented immigrants in the United States contribute significantly to state and local taxes, collectively paying an estimated $11.64 billion a year.  This total does not include the amount they pay in federal income tax and social security. The report, titled “Undocumented Immigrants’ State & Local Tax Contributions,” charts contributions…

New Play by Dallas’ David Lozano to premier in April

“The world premiere of Dallas Theater Center’s collaboration with Cara Mía Theatre Co., Deferred Action focuses on Javier Mejía, one of the immigrants known as Dreamers who arrived in the USA as an undocumented minor. Now, after years in the States, he finds himself caught in the tangle of existing immigration laws, new presidential policies and…

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After Texas stopped funding Planned Parenthood, low-income women had more babies

Instead of paying for safe and reliable contraceptives, Texas footed the bill for an almost 30% increase in indigent child birth claims.  During the study period, in counties with Planned Parenthood affiliates, the rate of childbirth covered by Medicaid increased by 1.9 percentage points (a relative increase of 27.1% from baseline) within 18 months after…

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‘Historia Chicana’ Job and Post-Doctoral Postings for Academics

Historia Chicana Mexican American Studies University of North Texas Denton, Texas 9 December 2015 Dr. Roberto Calderon, associate professor of history at UNT regularly distributes job notices through Historia Chicana.   1.      Chicano Latino Research Center, University of California, Santa Cruz: 1-year Post-doc 2.      Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, 20th Century US Urban History, University…

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MALDEF announces 2014-2015 law student scholarship recipients; 2016 scholarship applications due by February

15 Scholarship Recipients Exemplify the Very Best Among Aspiring Lawyers Press Release published November 23, 2015 Featured photo:  Thomas A. Saenz, a nationally recognized civil rights attorney, MALDEF’s President and General Counsel. Previously, Counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, MALDEF announced the scholarship recipients in its 2014-2015 Law School Scholarship…

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National Latino leaders join to support limits on methane emissions by oil and gas industry

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a methane pollution standard for new sources within the oil and gas industry that would help reduce lung problems, heart disease, and worse. According to the National Resources Defense Council, without standards like this one, methane pollution could increase by 25% over the next decade. But with the standards,…

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Latino Emojis Have Arrived

Hispanic Shop Seeks Inspiration in Foods and Cultures of Six Countries   By Laurel Wentz. Published on November 19, 2015.  Ad Age. U.S. Hispanic shop Zubi Advertising noticed a lack of Latino-related emojis and is releasing a collection of 267 emojis inspired by the food, culture and people of six Latin markets. Just as Unilever’s…

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