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April 19, 2011
Last Friday, after nearly shutting down the government, Congressional leaders agreed to a short-term budget deal that will cut $38 billion in spending for the last 6 months of this fiscal year. The spending cuts are the largest in American history and will likely have a disproportionate impact on Latinos and other disadvantaged communities. The battle hints at the high-stakes political drama to come over the debt ceiling and the next fiscal year. Details of the back room deal trickled out late Monday night. What stuck out was that, despite their relative small size (28%), education, labor and...
May 29, 2010
Countless demonstrations have taken place in a national effort to bring attention to the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act , also known as The Dream Act. In solidarity with the Dream Act, and the countless students who would benefit from this legislation, I share with you my own journey from a small country in Central America to the vast urban jungle of Los Angeles. From 1980 - 1992, my country of origin, El Salvador, was deeply entangled in a civil war. Financially supported by the U.S. government under President Carter and President Reagan, the Salvadoran government was...