U.S. Congress Passes the 20th Resolution Designating April 30th as El Día de los Niños (Children’s Day), Celebrating Young Americans

Washington, DC—The National Latino Children’s Institute (NLCI), an organization whose mission is to advocate for the well-being of Latino children, is pleased to announce the US Senate and US House of Representatives passed unanimously the 20th resolution to recognize April 30th as El Día de los Niños, Celebrating Young Americans in the United States. In […]

College Completion through a Latino Lens

By Deborah A. Santiago & Matthew Cuozzo In the brief, College Completion through a Latino Lens, Excelencia in Education analyzed Latino students’ persistence and completion in college, mapped pathways to completion, and identified evidence-based practices that will help institutions and policymakers increase Latino college completion. This analysis is based on a report by the National […]

8 Pros & Cons Of Lowering The Voting Age To 16, Like Washington, DC Is Considering

Washington, D.C. could soon become allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in federal elections. A new age requirement bill was introduced last week by a Democratic councilman and has already garnered significant support, sparking a national conversation about the pros and cons of lowering the voting age to 16. The United States isn’t the only […]

Thirty Outstanding Immigrants and Children of Immigrants Each Awarded $90,000 for Graduate School Studies in USA

NEW YORK /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans, a graduate school program for immigrants and children of immigrants, announced their 2018 Fellows. Selected from a pool of 1,766 applicants for their potential to make significant contributions to United States society, culture, or their academic fields, the 2018 Fellows are all […]

A report: California Latinos and higher education

The number of Latinos in California with two- and four-year degrees has doubled in little more than a decade, a dramatic increase. But compared with the overall, growing Latino population, the proportion of college-trained Latino adults over the same period has remained flat — roughly one in 10 from 2005 to 2015. The figures are […]

Apple CEO Tim Cook ‘deeply offended’ by ‘DACA situation’

Apple CEO Tim Cook has doubled down on his objection to repealing DACA, an immigration policy which temporarily protects certain young, otherwise undocumented immigrants from deportation. “The DACA situation is one that I am truthfully, as an American, deeply offended by,” Cook says, according to an excerpt of an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and Recode’s Kara Swisher set to air Friday, […]

Study Reveals Wide Income, Racial Inequality in Orange County

Orange County continues to find itself among the healthiest counties in the Tar Heel State. The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recently released the annual County Health Rankings, which had Orange County coming in second place in overall county health in North Carolina this year behind only Wake […]

Congress, stop delaying DACA

CONGRESS IS back from a two-week recess without much of an agenda. Here, therefore, is a constructive and eminently feasible suggestion: Rescue the “dreamers.” These are the young immigrants raised and educated in the United States whose jobs, prospects and lives have hung in the balance since President Trump last year announced the end of an Obama-era program that […]

Arizona high court rejects in-state tuition for DACA recipients

Young immigrants granted deferred deportation status under a program started by President Obama are not eligible for lower in-state college tuition, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday. The unanimous ruling will affect at least 2,000 students attending the state’s largest community college district and hundreds more at other colleges and the state’s three public universities. […]

Ending sex trafficking tomorrow requires preventing child abuse today

Congress and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), in particular, want to make it easier to go after human traffickers who engage in illegal activities online using the “ruthless efficiency of the internet.” Sen. Portman is rightfully addressing the current crisis of online sex trafficking, and that’s an important move in the right direction. But until we address the […]

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