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Black and Latino Children are often Overlooked When it comes to Autism.

Sherry Alvarez says she knew there was something different about her son since he was about 9 months old. Back then Sherry says his pediatrician told her there was nothing to worry about, ” ‘Boys are a little slower than girls, so let’s just wait until his second birthday.’ ” We aren’t using Sherry’s son’s…

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Why Vote against yourself? Political betrayal

Sometimes we wonder about the motives of our representatives: Why would two Hispanic House Representatives vote against language freedom? We wanted our readers to know who they are.   Michigan’s Republican-led House recently approved legislation that would make English the official state language and require its use in public records, sparking objections from Democrats and…

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to Visit EL in August

America’s first Hispanic Supreme Court justice will visit East Lansing this summer. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor was appointed to the High Court in 2009. A memoir written by the first Latina and third woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, has been chosen as the 2018 title for the “One Book, One…

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Supreme Court curbs rights of immigrants awaiting deportation

The U.S. Supreme Court last month curbed the ability of immigrants held in long-term detention during deportation proceedings to argue for their release in a ruling in sync with President Donald Trump’s get-tough approach toward immigration. The court’s conservative justices carried the day in the 5-3 decision that overturned a lower court’s ruling that required…

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Immigrant Contributions, Sacrifices Underscore that U.S. is a ‘Nation of Immigrants’

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is replacing its mission statement and removing its description of the U.S. as a “nation of immigrants.” The change signals that the agency no longer sees “promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship” as part of its mission. The following is a quote from Ali Noorani, Executive Director of…

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Comienza construcción de muro fronterizo en California

El gobierno de Estados Unidos comenzó el pasado mes de Febrero los trabajos para erigir una porción de muro en la frontera de California con México, en reemplazo de una barrera construida en la década de 1990. Se trata del primer contrato de construcción de muro fronterizo adjudicado durante el gobierno del presidente Donald Trump,…

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Dreamers Keep Hope Alive

Update on Deferred Action,  DACA The Trump Administration announced plans to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on September 5, 2017. This means that various DACA recipients who had begun forging better lives, going to college, buying cars and homes, or helping their families, had to deal with the possibility of being deported after…

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