Tuesday, June 14, 2011
By Gisele Regatao : Senior Editor, Culture, WNYC News
Trophies made of tire, a can of pickles spinning on a turntable, two gigantic pop-up books and walls covered in graffiti. These are some of the pieces featured in "El Museo's Bienal: The (S) File 2011," an exhibit that opened on Tuesday at El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
Yesterday, the House of Representatives narrowly passed the Dream Act, which would allow certain illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as minors a chance to become U.S. citizens, if they enter college or military service. Those eligible are people who were brought into the U.S. before they were 16, have been living here for at least five years, and have earned a high school diploma. In order to gain citizenship, they would have to join the military for two years, or attend a four year college for two years.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
The Pew Hispanic Center reports that almost 75 percent of a nationally representative sample of Latinos either cannot identify anyone they consider to be “the most important Latino leader in the country today” or state there is no Latino national leader. How can we explain this?
Monday, October 18, 2010
Pundits are predicting that the black and Latino vote can shape the results this year, something we’ve heard every election for the last 40 years. But this year, it looks possible for them to affect national politics beyond the boundaries of their districts.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
With less than a month until Election Day, Democrats are hoping to keep control of both the House and Senate while trying to appeal to their core constituencies. Just two years ago, President Obama brought the Democrats back to the White House with the help of Latino voters. Democrats will surely need those votes if they hope to keep their majorities in Congress, but it is not clear that the Latino votes will come through in the mid-terms. A new poll from the Pew Hispanic Center reports that only 51 percent of Latino registered voters say they are "absolutely certain to vote," this season, compared to 70 percent of all registered voters who say they'll go to the polls.
Why is it looking like so many Latinos will skip voting November 2?
Monday, September 20, 2010
Before it was “New York”, it may have been "Nueva York". That’s the name of a new exhibit at El Museo del Barrio that explores the history of Spanish-speaking people in New York City.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Federal Judge Susan Bolton issued a blow to Arizona's controversial immigration law Wednesday, blocking key parts of the law, including the provision that requires immigrants to carry their papers with them at all times. We take a look at how long the injunction will stay in place and what Arizona's next legal move might be. And we ask what this means for other states that want to craft their own immigration policies.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
A new AP-Univision poll says more than eight out of ten Latinos in America believe the most important goal for high school graduates is to continue their educations. 94 percent of the more than 1,500 Latinos polled said they expect their children to go to college.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
An anonymous group in Utah sent a list of 1,300 names to immigration offices and media outlets yesterday. It included detailed information, including Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, and even names of children and family members. Almost all of the people on the list are Latinos. The group also penned a letter, demanding that the undocumented persons on the list be deported immediately. State officials say they are investigating how the information was leaked - but Latinos in Utah are scared.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a speech on comprehensive immigration reform at the American University School of International Service in Washington, D.C. today. This in the wake of Arizona's controversial immigration law, and the threat of other states passing their own immigration legislation. Valeria Fernandez, a reporter for Feet in Two Worlds — a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School; and Maria Elena Salinas, an anchor at Univision, join us to talk about what they and the hispanic population hope the President will say in his speech.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Democrats unveiled a framework for immigration reform yesterday, just as cities across the country are bracing for big May Day protests by Immigrant advocacy groups. The groups are hoping to put pressure on Washington to speed up changes to current laws, which some say endanger families with members that have come to the U.S. illegally.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Yesterday, at several bus stations and other locations around Arizona, more than 800 law enforcement officials carried out the largest operation against human smuggling in ICE history. The targets were shuttle bus operations that allegedly carry illegal immigrants around the region and across the border. The tactic of targeting the networks of traffickers rather than carrying out workplace raids reveals a shift in strategy under Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano and President Obama from the policies of the Bush era.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
A new demographic study from the University of New Hampshire finds that the demographic makeup of the U.S. is changing most rapidly among babies and young children, with 2010 on track to see more babies of color born than white babies. The study cites immigration, high fertility rates among recent immigrant communities (and comparatively lower fertility rates among non-Hispanic whites) and details the counties that have already become so-called "majority-minority" areas.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
As the census approaches, a debate has begun to brew in Hispanic communities – to stand up and be counted, or not? We talk with two pastors who stand on opposite sides of the issue: Dr. Juan Martinez, who is mobilizing his community to participate, and Rev. Jose Lopez, who is mobilizing his community in boycott.
Friday, November 20, 2009
By Marianne McCune : Reporter, WNYC News
Puerto Ricans are some of the most prominent figures in New York politics and culture, so some people are surprised when they hear that, overall, Puerto Ricans are among the poorest and least educated New Yorkers. Almost a third in New York ...
Friday, November 13, 2009
[Lou Dobbs' leaving CNN was kept secret until he made this announcement on-air]
This week, Lou Dobbs surprised the world by announcing that he would be leaving CNN. Known for his inflammatory views on immigrants, particularly those of Mexican descent, Dobbs was one of the founding anchors of CNN. So why leave the network? We explore that question with media analyst Johnnie Roberts, and OC Weekly staff writer Gustavo Arellano (who is also known for his nationally syndicated column “Ask a Mexican”).
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
As the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) is in charge of making sure his party maintains its 60-seat majority, in spite of a daunting agenda that includes health care reform and coming back from the economic brink. But in his new book, "Growing American Roots: Why Our Nation Will Thrive as Our Largest Minority Flourishes," Menendez argues that Democrats should tap into something of a secret weapon — a growing population of Latino voters who are eager for change.
(click through for full transcript.)
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Thursday, July 26, 2007