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PHOTO: New University of Indiana research has found that most temporary workers from Mexico who get work visas are no better off than those who are undocumented. Photo credit: Bread for the World/Flickr.

INDIANAPOLIS - Immigrants from Mexico can fill the gap where there's a need for agricultural or low-skilled work in Indiana and other states. However, a new study finds little benefit for those who legally obtain a temporary worker visa. Indiana University researcher Lauren Apgar found that tempora ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report shows that conservation and clean air and water are top issues for Latino voters, busting the myth that immigration is their only concern. Photo credit: U.S. Geological Survey.

PHOENIX - Clean air and water are top concerns for the majority of Hispanic voters, according to a new report. The research analyzed a series of recent Latino public opinion polls, said Maite Arce, president of the Hispanic Access Foundation. It's important for political candidates to understand ho ...Read More

PHOTO: Immigration is an important issue heading into the fall's election, but another key when it comes to Latino voters is the stance that candidates have on conservation issues. Photo credit: Rob Boudon/Flickr.
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AUSTIN, Texas - As the mid-term elections approach, a new analysis shows that Latinos overwhelming support greater environmental protections, and such conservation issues could influence their voting decisions. The report is from the Hispanic Access Foundation. Its president, Maite Arce, said the r ...Read More

PHOTO: Many Latinos are as concerned about conservation, the environment and public lands protection as immigration issues, according to a new analysis of voter surveys by Latino Decisions and the Hispanic Access Foundation. Photo courtesy of America's Voice.

DENVER - Immigration is often assumed to be the key issue on the minds of Latino voters in Colorado and nationally, but a new report finds those voters also are concerned about the environment. In Colorado, 93 percent of Hispanic voters said it was "very important" for the government to protect pub ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report digging deeply into public opinion polls shows conservation is a broad concern among America's Latino population and that candidates in upcoming mid-term elections should take note. Photo courtesy Hispanic Access Foundation.
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NEW YORK - While some might think immigration policy dominates the concern of Hispanics in New York and around the nation, a new report shows the environment is high on their agenda. Two groups - Latino Decisions and Hispanic Access Foundation - dug deeply into nine recent public opinion polls and ...Read More

PHOTO: Free legal guidance is available at the 5th Annual Community Law Day this Saturday at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Photo credit: U.S. Justice Department.

LAS VEGAS – Nevadans who cannot afford an attorney can receive free legal guidance in areas of family law, bankruptcy and other matters at the University of Nevada Las Vegas this Saturday. Gabrielle Jones is an attorney with the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada, which is sponsoring the 5th ...Read More

PHOTO: The executive order that allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as young children and have grown up here to stay for school and work was issued on June 15, 2012. Photo credit: Sadie Hernandez/Flickr.

AUSTIN, Texas – The tens of thousands of young people without documentation across Texas who are eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) can get free advice and information about the program on Saturday, as part of this summer's second anniversary of the executive order. I ...Read More

PHOTO: A new report from the ACLU of Illinois finds racial disparity in consent searches in the state. Photo credit:Flickr user davidsonscott15.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – It's been 10 years since Illinois began collecting data about every traffic stop in the state as a means of curbing racial profiling, and a new study suggests it's not working. Using data from 2013, the study from the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois found Africa ...Read More

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