By Cristina Arreola | 12/17/2013 - 14:55
Several New York politicians are pushing to allow undocumented immigrants to legally apply for driver’s licenses.
“A driver’s license will provide undocumented immigrants much more employment flexibility,” said state Sen. José Peralta who, along with Sen. Adriano Espaillat and community groups, such as Make The Road New York, introduced legislation last October to provide access to licenses to undocumented New Yorkers.
By Cristina Arreola | 11/02/2013 - 12:00
I grew up in an upper-middle class family in Texas, where I attended the best private Catholic schools from preschool until graduation. When it came to my education–and my dreams–my parents spared no expense. If I needed a new blazer for my debate tournament, they bought me three. If I needed a tutor for calculus, they handled it. When it came time to apply for colleges, they expected the best from me, and they did their part: dishing out cash for SAT tests, application fees, and campus tours. I was never asked to stay close to home or attend an in-state institution to save money.
By Cristina Arreola | 10/31/2013 - 14:11
Truthfully, we've all experienced some things that our non-Latino amigos will just never understand. Sometimes, it's necessary to take a step back, and chuckle at the "problems" that make our culture unique.
The Latina staff brainstormed some of these hilarious issues. Check them out, and be sure to share your own:
By Wanda Medina | 10/12/2013 - 10:30
As more U.S.-born Latinas attain the American Dream and the financial freedom that comes along with it, they have to deal with the guilt of having more money than the immigrant parents who sacrificed all to help them thrive.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/29/2013 - 12:05
In June, a study found that Latinas were hit the hardest by the gender wage gap. But the wage gap is not only seen among men and women, the gap also includes a break down of women to women by race/ethnicity.
By Tanisha Ramirez | 08/19/2013 - 14:33
Oopsie! Let’s hope Mexico’s school children learn from their education department’s mistakes.
As Mexico’s elementary school children prepare to return to school this Monday, the country’s teachers are scrambling to manually correct at least 177 grammatical errors found in the 235 million new elementary school textbooks recently printed by the Department of Education, reports the Associated Press.
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 08/15/2013 - 09:15
We meet them in school, on the job and on the streets -- the young Latino who was born here, but has lived their life undocumented.
According to the Latin American Herald Tribune, this is the case with many Latinos who were born in this country to undocumented immigrant parents.
LAHT reports that this population of people living undocumented find out they are already U.S. citizens once they begin the process of regularizing their immigration situation.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/08/2013 - 13:13
About 38 million people speak Spanish at home, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Census has released an interactive, online map that pinpoints the array of languages other than English that were spoken in homes across the country in 2011.
By Pauline Campos | 08/06/2013 - 16:33
Okay. We need to talk.
First I want to know if you remember singing the words to the Star Spangled Banner in elementary school. I do.
Now I want to know how you feel about the onslaught of recent headlines about Twitter getting twitchy because Marc Anthony may or may not rolled his R's while singing "God Bless America."
That's UnAmerican, says Twitter. He has an accent when he says the words, says Twitter. Why isn't Kesha performing instead, says Twitter.