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May 2006 Blog Posts (30)

Montgomery Dept. of Police reaches out to the Hispanic Community

The Montgomery County Department of Police of Maryland has been steadily working to get more Hispanic officers in their department. Why? Easy, they are not enough.

In 2005, there were approximately 11,000 police response calls that involved Hispanic/Latinos and in 90% of those cases, the use of a Spanish speaking officer was required.

But from the approximately 1,100 police officers on the Montgomery County Department of Police only 53 are Hispanic/Latino. Not enough to… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 30, 2006 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Being Weak on Immigration? Beware!

For years, many have questioned me as to why I have spoken out vigorously against illegal immigration. My answer is simple. I believe, as most Americans probably do, that we should have zero tolerance for illegal immigrants who come to our country, commit a crime, and return to their homeland where they are shielded from our justice system. Without going into much detail, this serious illegal alien problem which daily occurs in our country is most often swept under the rug by the media, and as… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 29, 2006 at 7:51pm — No Comments

USA: A Workaholic Nation

By Juan J Miret

The Economic Policy Institute, states that the average American is clocking 48 hours of work per week. That is an increase of 6.5 hours per week since 1977.

Americans are working more hours than workers in France (about 39 hours per week) and Germany (about 40 hours per week). But, that is not all. Americans are spending less and less time on leisure, the general average only take one week of vacation, which is less than workers in any other developed… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 26, 2006 at 11:27pm — No Comments

Latinos enlisting in record numbers

Amalia Avila never supported the war. But after her first son, Victor Gonzalez, told her he wanted to join the Marines, she felt a mixture of fear, concern and, finally, pride. "This war makes no sense to me," Avila said last week in her Watsonville home. "I'd ask him why he wanted to go, and he'd just say his brothers needed his help. ... But when Victor did get into the Marines, when that day came, I was so proud of him."

Avila paused to allow her tears. "It was a beautiful… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 23, 2006 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Poll: Bush losing Hispanic support

WASHINGTON -- Hispanic voters, many of whom responded favorably to President Bush's campaign appeals emphasizing patriotism, family and religious values in Spanish-language media in 2004, are turning away from the administration on immigration, according to a new survey.

At the same time, another poll showed conservative white Republicans are the voting group most hostile to the administration's support for policies that would move toward the legalization of many illegal… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 23, 2006 at 8:40pm — No Comments

Breast Cancer Awareness Among Hispanics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Coalition of Hispanic Women Against Cancer wants to raise awareness about breast cancer in the Hispanic community, KMBC's Kelly Eckerman reported. Lourdes Acevedo is on the board of the Coalition of Hispanic Women Against Cancer and she is also a cancer survivor.

"I was lucky. I had a very small tumor and it was found at a good time," Acevedo said. Acevedo credits yearly mammograms with her early detection, and is vocal in the Hispanic community about breast… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 23, 2006 at 8:08pm — No Comments

World Cup Ads Aiming for Hispanic Market

PORTLAND, Ore., May 20 (AP) — On a dusty soccer field in a working-class neighborhood in Barcelona, Spain, two youngsters piece together their dream team of superstars for the World Cup.

"Cisse. Kaka. Zidane. Beckham. ..." As they do, the actual players trot onto the field where the boys form them into squads.

"Impossible Team," the title of Adidas's Spanish-language World Cup advertisement, is fantasy. But no Spanish skills are needed, and it is being aired… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 23, 2006 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Fact Sheet: 45% of illegal immigrants entered the country legally

Nearly half of all the unauthorized migrants now living in the United States entered the country legally through a port of entry such as an airport or a border crossing point where they were subject to inspection by immigration officials.

As much as 45% of the total unauthorized migrant population entered the country with visas that allowed them to visit or reside in the U.S. for a limited amount of time. Known as "overstayers," these migrants became part of the illegal population… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 23, 2006 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Selene Lacayo

After three years of relying on volunteers, the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has its first paid staffer. Selene Lacayo, 22, has been named executive director of the organization and charged with increasing its membership.

A native of Guadalajara, Mexico, Lacayo came to Michigan four years ago to attend Grand Valley State University. She will graduate in December with a bachelor's degree in public relations and a minor in French. She has been working as a communications… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 23, 2006 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Self Boycott

America’s immigration dispute are now well identified: TV, newspapers, radio and internet describe undocumented workers marching in the streets of New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Tulsa or Chicago; irritated congressmen demanding control of the borders (particularly the south one), and a President with a deceptive project.

Everyone is asking for a fair way to legalize the status of the masses who risked so much to get to the Land of the Freedom to achieve the American Dream. However,… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 20, 2006 at 7:32pm — No Comments

NAHH Asks Congress Not to Criminalize Aid to Immigrants

Washington, DC --May 17, 2006--The National Alliance for Hispanic Health (the Alliance), the nation’s leading Hispanic health advocacy group, has launched an innovative mobile phone text messaging program as Congress debates immigration legislation. The campaign urges Members of Congress not to criminalize caring services to immigrants.

Elements of the “Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005” make it a felony to provide food, shelter, or other… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 18, 2006 at 4:22pm — No Comments

The Da Vinci Code: Facts and Fiction

The Da Vinci Code has raised public interest in the origins of the Bible and of central Christian doctrines such as the divinity of Jesus Christ. It’s very important to remind that The Da Vinci Code is a work of fiction, a novel, and therefore it is not a reliable source of information on these matters.

Last May 17th the film was launched in Cannes. According with the Wall Street Journal, it’s being promoted with one of the biggest marketing budgets in the history of the silver… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 18, 2006 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Fact Sheet - Public Opinion on Immigration

The Pew Hispanic Center released today a fact sheet that reviews findings on attitudes towards immigration and immigration policy options from a variety of major surveys of the American public taken this spring by several different media and research organizations.

The polls do not suggest major shifts in public opinion over the spring as a result of either the immigrant marches or the policy debate with one important exception: The share of Americans who see immigration as a major… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 17, 2006 at 9:14pm — No Comments

Bush to call for National Guard on Mexico border

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush will announce plans on Monday to deploy thousands of National Guard troops along the U.S.-Mexico border to support efforts to curtail illegal immigration as debate over the divisive issue heats up.

Bush is to address Americans for about 20 minutes from the Oval Office at 8 p.m. to announce tougher border security measures, as he faces pressure from many fellow Republicans to step up enforcement along the 2,000-mile (3,219 km) U.S. border with… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 15, 2006 at 3:09pm — No Comments

The Biggest Myth

Anti-immigration groups, for example minuteman project, in their efforts to further restrict immigration and oppose any positive reforms to our immigration system, often propagate myths to support their xenophobic agenda, bursting of lies, filled of abhorrence, packed of prejudice.

One of the biggest myth:

Most immigrants are a drain on the U.S. economy or treasury.

* EVERYONE who works in the United States is required to pay federal income taxes. The only… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 13, 2006 at 11:47am — No Comments

Hispanics and the future of nursing profession

In the United States, Hispanics continue to be under represented in the healthcare field. With the population of Hispanics rising every year, the gap will continue to climb and an ever-increasing number of Hispanics will be facing a lack of healthcare professionals who speak their language.

There is a great need for Hispanic bilingual nurses to serve this ever growing population. Hispanic nurses wishing to take a leadership role in management or in educating other future nurses, now… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 11, 2006 at 10:59pm — 1 Comment

White Men Can't Help It

This is a fascinating BusinessWeek story about Sociologist William T. Bielby who regularly argues in court a simple and powerful theory: "unconscious bias." He contends that white men will inevitably discriminate against minorities because they just can't help themselves. His goal is to persuade judges that no evidence of overt discrimination -- nothing tangible -- is needed to prove a case.

Read more at:… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 11, 2006 at 7:37pm — No Comments

The backlash against immigrants is nothing new

The current backlash against Hispanic immigrants is part of a pattern repeated many times in U.S. history. Consider this excerpt from "Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind" by Benjamin Franklin in 1751, an essay in which he rails against German immigrants:

"Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a Colony of Aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us instead of our Anglifying them, and will never adopt our Language or Customs, any more than… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 11, 2006 at 6:43pm — No Comments

New Census Data on Hispanic Boom

Hispanics continue to be the country's fastest-growing minority, accounting for almost half of the national population growth between 2004 and 2005, census figures released today show.

The boom is part of profound demographic changes in the United States, where one-third of residents now identify themselves as minorities. The minority population reached 98 million in 2005, or 33 percent of the country's 296.4 million inhabitants.

Hispanics numbered 42.7 million, the census… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 10, 2006 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Yahoo! & Telemundo Team Up for Hispanic Market

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Internet media leader Yahoo Inc. and broadcaster Telemundo are expected to announce a deal to merge their Spanish language U.S. Web sites to court one of the fastest-growing media audiences, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

Financial terms of the deal were not furnished.

Telemundo.com, owned by General Electric's NBC Universal division, and Yahoo! will combine their staff and share advertising revenue, the report said.

Company… Continue

Added by NSHP Editor on May 10, 2006 at 9:39pm — No Comments

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