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As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, CAP economists and policy experts weight in on issues that matter to Latinos. For the rest of the month, CAP will publish commentary on education, immigration, the economy, and other issues.

 

See below for a sample of their writings which are translated into Spanish and can be reprinted from our website: www.americanprogress.org

 

Blame it on the Immigrants

 

Michele Malkin and fringe conservatives want to blame the financial crisis on immigrants. David Abromowitz shows the truth behind the flimsy facts.

 

A Question of Priorities

 

The Bush Labor Department focuses on immigration enforcement while ignoring protections for Latino workers, writes Karla Walters.

 

An Education Agenda for Latino Students

 

The strength of our nation’s schools and America’s place in the global economy will be impossible to evaluate in the coming years without focusing on the educational outcomes of Latino students. Federal policymakers have a lot of work to do in improving education for Latinos. Here are eight ideas they can start with.

 

Bush Plays Politics as Cubans Suffer With all of the talk and debate about the Bush administration's response to the financial crisis engulfing Wall Street, little attention is being paid to urgent and time sensitive legislation a few members of Congress have introduced that would allow the United States to more effectively and meaningfully respond to the devastating humanitarian crisis in Cuba in the wake of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

 

An Update on the State of Minorities

 

The economic state of minorities is not strong. In fact, although all U.S. households have not made gains, Hispanic and African-American households are more vulnerable; they are likely to suffer first and to suffer more in an economy that does not produce widely shared prosperity.

 

“Sí Se Puede” A Phrase with a Rich History

 

Over the past few years the rallying cry “Sí se puede” has become pretty ubiquitous. But use of this phrase comes with the obligation to truly honor its history and deliver on its promise.

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Si se puede is a phrase that the democrats have distorted. The democrat Latinos HAVE SHOWN a Total Intolerance of ANY VIEWS other than their own.

 

We as a group CANNOT Tolerate such practices, because it IS a reflection on our group as a whole.

<In other words, we as a group HAVE TO KICK OUT THE RADICLES "They are NOT representative of the Latino Community as a whole".>

 

We as a community HAVE already pledged our allegiances to THIS COUNTRY, by the very fact that in the last Mexican elections? The Undocumented Community did NOT PARTICIPATE in those elections.

 

Our buying power IS considerable by the very nature of our participation with in the United States Economy, as well as exports to other countries.

 

The Cuban Communities Export Base is Europe. The South American Communities Export Base is Latin America, and Asia "Just the Facts".

 

We as a Community have a potential Export Base of 1 billion plus customers minus the American Community.

 

So we as a group bring a considerable amount capital to this Land we call HOME.

Hey! I can add the fact that with the baby boom population and a stagnant American population birth rate WILL put such a high financial burden on the rest of the American system that with out our contributions to the Economy we can help lessen the burden considerably.

 

 

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As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, CAP economists and policy experts weight in on issues that matter to Latinos. For the rest of the month, CAP will publish commentary on education, immigration, the economy, and other issues.

 

See below for a sample of their writings which are translated into Spanish and can be reprinted from our website: www.americanprogress.org

 

Blame it on the Immigrants

 

Michele Malkin and fringe conservatives want to blame the financial crisis on immigrants. David Abromowitz shows the truth behind the flimsy facts.

 

A Question of Priorities

 

The Bush Labor Department focuses on immigration enforcement while ignoring protections for Latino workers, writes Karla Walters.

 

An Education Agenda for Latino Students

 

The strength of our nation’s schools and America’s place in the global economy will be impossible to evaluate in the coming years without focusing on the educational outcomes of Latino students. Federal policymakers have a lot of work to do in improving education for Latinos. Here are eight ideas they can start with.

 

Bush Plays Politics as Cubans Suffer With all of the talk and debate about the Bush administration's response to the financial crisis engulfing Wall Street, little attention is being paid to urgent and time sensitive legislation a few members of Congress have introduced that would allow the United States to more effectively and meaningfully respond to the devastating humanitarian crisis in Cuba in the wake of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

 

An Update on the State of Minorities

 

The economic state of minorities is not strong. In fact, although all U.S. households have not made gains, Hispanic and African-American households are more vulnerable; they are likely to suffer first and to suffer more in an economy that does not produce widely shared prosperity.

 

“Sí Se Puede” A Phrase with a Rich History

 

Over the past few years the rallying cry “Sí se puede” has become pretty ubiquitous. But use of this phrase comes with the obligation to truly honor its history and deliver on its promise.

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