DACA/DAPA Expansion Immigration Update from the Fifth District Court

UPDATE July 3, 2015 DAPA and DACA extension has been halted since the last decision on May 26 upheld the lower court’s ruling. Two of the three justices determined the new policy enacted by the U.S. Immigration violated protocols provided to the States to voice their consent or descent. As a result the initial day for the […]

The United Nations, A Voice for Latino Children in the U.S.

Julia Perez –  02/09/15 Over one thousand pages of reports and testimony were brought before the United Nations (UN) members of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in 2014. This is a convention which the U.S. ratified and is reviewed for compliance periodically. I was fortunate enough to attend and advocate for the […]

Continuing failure to protect foster children leads to class action law suit against AZ

2/17/2015  Ten children between the ages of 3-10 are plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against both the Arizona Department of Child Safety and the Arizona Department of Health Services. The children are represented by Children’s Rights, the Arizona Center for Law in the Public Interest and a Phoenix law firm, CopperSmith Brockelman PLC. The plaintiffs […]

“Shame on U.S.” Faults All Branches of Federal Government for Dereliction of Duty to Protect Foster Children

 JAN. 27, 2015 National Report Finds That Such Dereliction Allows All 50 States to Fall Short in Meeting Minimum Child Welfare Standards WASHINGTON, D.C. – A new report released today is highly critical of all three branches of the federal government for being derelict in their duties to protect America’s most vulnerable children. The report – […]

NCMEC and Honeywell Partner to Bring Abduction Prevention Education to America’s Elementary Schools

On the heels of AMBER Alert Awareness Day, which focused on recovering abducted children, KidSmartz aims to prevent abductions with the “Safety Dance” video contest and other tools News Release from NCMEC Alexandria, Va., Jan. 22, 2015 –According to the FBI, in 2013 more than 400,000 children were reported missing in the United States. National […]

Obama launches $80B child care push

By Justin Sink – 01/22/15 02:43 PM EST President Obama on Thursday detailed a new $80 billion proposal intended to help more families afford child care as part of a post-State of the Union policy push the White House hopes can win over Republicans and independents. The president called for the federal government to dramatically […]

The Buzz About America’s College Promise

Expanding free access to college for students who meet requirements would benefit the nation’s economy and prepare for the workforce of the future.  Inspired by free tuition programs implemented by the state of Tennessee and the city of Chicago, President Obama unveiled “America’s College Promise,” a proposal which would provide two year free tuition to […]

New Insights On Social Media and Latinos

New research conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project provides insight into social media preferences by race and ethnicity. It is of no surprise that Facebook takes the lead as the preferred social site for all races and ethnicity but second place and thereafter varies between Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter.” For Latinos, Instagram takes a solid second place […]

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