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Issues Impacting Illinois Latinos

IMPACTO Illinois is a resource to get important updates and reports on issues on the national level that affect Latinos in Illinois. Also listed are groups to follow for further updates. To make a submission to this page, tag @latinopolicy or #ImpactoIL on Twitter

Asuntos que Afectan a los Latinos en Illinois

IMPACTO Illinois es un espacio al que puede acudir para recibir noticias de actualidad e informes sobre asuntos de ámbito nacional que afectan a los Latinos de Illinois.Asismismo, se enumera una serie de grupos a los que puede seguir para recibir novedades. Para suscribirse a esta página, etiquete @latinopolicy o #ImpactoIL en Twitter.

LATINO POLICY FORUM STATEMENT ON GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

English: Manufactured Government Stalemate Must End Now

Espanol: La parálisis del Gobierno debe acabar inmediatamente

Forum OpEds

La Raza: La parálisis del gobierno debe acabar inmediatamente: Latino Policy Forum

El sistema migratorio de este país está roto y es obligación del Congreso arreglarlo. El muro, que por cierto costaría miles de millones de dólares de construir y otros tantos de mantener, no va a acabar con este problema. Esta propuesta es como poco el resultado de una agenda política que se tambalea, pero en realidad constituye un símbolo de odio y de supremacía blanca.

Hoy-Chicago Tribune: El cierre parcial del Gobierno, una mala política pública

l cierre parcial del Gobierno de Estados Unidos ha afectado en estas dos semanas a más de 800,000 trabajadores federales. Empleados públicos como mi padre, que ha dedicado los últimos 34 años de su vida a trabajar como agente de aduanas del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional. Este es el tercer cierre de consideración al que se enfrenta. En 1996, durante el mandato del presidente Bill Clinton, estuvo 21 días sin cobrar, y de nuevo, en 2013, con el presidente Barack Obama, otros 16. Fíjense en que he dicho “sin cobrar”. Lo he hecho porque mi padre ha seguido acudiendo como cada día a su puesto de trabajo a sabiendas de que no iba a cobrar por ello.

IMMIGRATION RESOURCES/RECURSOS SOBRE INMIGRACIÓN 

National Immigration Law Center: Immigrant and Refugee Children A GUIDE FOR EDUCATORS AND SCHOOL SUPPORT STAFF 

Loyola University Chicago: A Guide for Parents in Illinois who are Undocumented Planning for your Children in Case of Detention or Deportation / En Español 

Catholic Legal Immigration Network: CONOZCA SUS DERECHOS - Un recurso para estudiantes, padres y tutores

Immigrant Defense Project: ICE TOOLKIT/La Guia Sobre Redadas y Arrestos de ICE

Know Your Rights Materials: https://www.immigrantdefenseproject.org/redadas-de-inmigracion/

NEWS/NOTICIAS

Telemundo Chicago: Pese a demandas, el Censo recibe datos de inmigrantes

Bajo un plan propuesto, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS, por sus siglas en inglés) proporcionaría a la Oficina del Censo una gran cantidad de información personal de individuos que no son ciudadanos, incluido su estatus migratorio, según información obtenida por The Associated Press.

Se trabaja en un acuerdo pendiente de aprobarse entre las agencias desde al menos enero, el mismo mes en que un juez federal de Nueva York le impidió al gobierno agregar la pregunta sobre ciudadanía al censo que se efectúa cada 10 años.

The Hill: Supreme Court sides with Trump in immigrant detention dispute

The Supreme Court on Tuesday backed the Trump administration’s ability to detain immigrants with criminal records at any time and hold them indefinitely while they await deportation, even if they served time for their offense years ago.

Telemundo Chicago: Los cambios en los impuestos y cómo te afectan

Existen muchos cambios que entraron en vigencia este año en el proceso de declaración de impuestos y que impactan el bolsillo de los contribuyentes. Dos expertos en el tema hablaron en detalle sobre las modificaciones más importantes.

NBC News: Latinos on track to be largest share of nonwhite voters in 2020, Pew says

In the next presidential election, 32 million Hispanics will be eligible to vote, just slightly more than the 30 million voters who are black.

Univision Chicago: 'I am a dreamer', el documental que expone las vivencias y luchas de los soñadores

La producción audovisual nació del impacto que han generado las decisiones tomadas por el presidente Donald Trump en los dreamers, según explica el director Mario Rosales. Por su parte, el actor Ash Gonzáles asegura que el gran objetivo del proyecto es poder mostrarle a la gente las experiencias que tienen que vivir miles de familias que quieren alcanzar el sueño americano.

NPR: A Push For Diversity In Medical School Is Slowly Paying Off

Researchers say between 2002 and 2012, the proportion of female and black U.S. medical students decreased each year. But the percentage of Latino and Asian students increased.

NPR: Latinos Increasingly Concerned About Their Place In U.S. Society, Survey Finds

One out of every two Latinos in the United States says that life has become more difficult for them in the past year, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Mark Lopez, director of global migration and demography research at Pew and a co-writer of the survey, says the findings reflect a turn "towards being pessimistic about the country, about the direction of the country and also the future for their own children."

Lopez says Latinos have traditionally been more optimistic than the general U.S. population about life in the United States. "But that's changed," he says.

New York Times Opinion: Los niños que deben defenderse solos ante tribunales

La cobertura que han hecho los medios de la crisis fronteriza se ha concentrado de manera considerable en los padres y niños que han sido separados

New York Times Opinion: Why the Government Wants to Know Your Citizenship Status

Are you an American citizen? The Trump administration really wants to know. In March, it added to the 2020 census a question asking people, for the first time in more than half a century, about their citizenship status. Administration officials have claimed, in public and before Congress, that the Justice Department needs the question answered in order to properly enforce the Voting Rights Act. But late last month, the government turned over a batch of emails as part of a federal lawsuit that casts significant doubt on those claims. The push to include the question has also set off concerns about the way such data might be used in the next decennial redistricting cycle, which begins in 2021.

Telemundo: Dejan atrás una pesadilla pero se enfrentan a otra dura realidad

A las 1800 familias inmigrantes reunificadas todavía les queda mucha batalla: encontrar trabajo para pagarse un abogado que las represente y evitar la deportación

Huffington Post: If Politicians Want The Latino Vote, They’ll Have To Work For It

According to a new study, the increasingly sought-after Latino electorate will need more than just sound bites and one-liners to be mobilized. The study by Latino Decisions, a polling firm known for their independent analysis of Latino public opinion, analyzed the impact of Spanish-language political ads in state-based media markets and compared them to media markets in the same state where such ads were not present.

Univision Chicago: Denuncian supuestos retrasos intencionales en programas de educación especial en Chicago

Maestros, padres de familia y algunas organizaciones, revelaron pruebas del presunto abuso en los programas de educación especial ofrecidos por CPS. Según el análisis independiente que tardó 5 meses, se implementaban procedimientos para retrasar o negar servicios a estos estudiantes y ahorrarse los costos.

 

In Case You Missed It!

The Forum partnered with Univision Chicago and Que Buena radio to host a digital town hall panel of experts to discuss Trump's immigration policies. Available in English and in Spanish.  

Resources to Follow

The Forum has identified the following organizations as sources of critical and timely information for Latinos in the United States. Click on the+ sign to the right and the title of each organization to be directed to its website and Twitter feeds. 

UnidosUS - @WeAreUnidosUS - formerly NCLR or National Council of La Raza - Advocates for Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy

Alianza Americas - @ALIANZAAMERICAS - ALIANZA AMERICAS seeks to improve the quality of life of Latinos and Latino immigrants in their communities both in the United States and in countries of origin

Alliance for Early Success - @4earlysuccess - The Alliance for Early Success is a catalyst that brings state, national, & funding partners together to improve state policies for children 0-8

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) @ACLU - The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, legal and advocacy organization devoted to protecting the basic civil liberties of everyone in America

Black Alliance for Just Immigration@BAJItweet - BAJI fights for immigrant rights & racial justice w/ African Americans & Black immigrants. Offices in NYC, ATL, OAK, LA. Coordinates 

The Center for Law and Social Policy@CLASP_DC - A national nonpartisan organization dedicated to public policies that strengthen families and create pathways to education and work

Congressional Hispanic Caucus - @HispanicCaucus - The 26-Member Congressional Hispanic Caucus advocates for issues affecting Latinos

Economic Policy Institute@EconomicPolicy - A Washington D.C. think tank with a focus on labor issues.

Hispanic Federation - @HispanicFed - Founded in 1990, HF seeks to support Hispanic families and strengthen Latino institutions through work in the areas of education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment and the environment 

Hispanic National Bar Association of America - @HNBANews - Represents the interests of the 25000 Hispanic American attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students in the USA and Puerto Rico

Latino Decisions@LatinoDecisions  - Everything Latino Politics. Latino Decisions is the leading voice in public opinion polls of Latinos

Latinos Progresando - @latinospro - reaches thousands of families every year: meeting immediate needs, putting the Latino community’s story on center stage, investing in the next generation of leaders; and developing resources through coalition building - LP also leads advocacy and policy efforts around issues impacting Chicago’s Mexican community

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights - @civilrightsorg - The nation's premier civil and human rights coalition - 

LULAC - @LULAC - Advancing the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health, and civil rights of the Hispanic population in the United States

MALDEF - @MALDEF - The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America 

Migration Policy Institute@MigrationPolicy - The Migration Policy Institute is the premier non-partisan, independent think tank dedicated to analysis of U.S. and global immigration

National Equity Atlas - a comprehensive data resource to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth

National Hispanic Leadership Agenda - @NHLAgenda -  a coalition of the nation's 40 prominent Latino organizations... NHLA leads the advocacy behind the pressing civil rights and policy issues impacting the 58 million Latinos living in the U.S.

National Immigrant Justice Center - @NIJC - The National Immigrant Justice Center is a legal aid organization that advocates for human rights and immigration reform with offices in Chicago, Indiana, D.C. 

National Institute for Latino Policy - @TheNiLPnetwork - a nonpartisan center focusing on Latino policy and political issues, established to act as an independent voice on critical social problems facing Latinos

Opportunity Institute@opportunityorg - Building ladders of success from early childhood through early career. Working together, we can ensure a cycle of opportunity for all

Pew Research Trends - @PewHispanic - a nonpartisan research organization that seeks to improve understanding of the U.S. Hispanic population and to chronicle Latinos

Tomas Rivera Policy Institute - an interdisciplinary community of scholars, students, practitioners and journalists from across the University of Southern California

Shriver Center@shrivercenter -The Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law advances laws and policies that improve the lives of people living in poverty.

USCIS@USCIS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services 

U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce@USHCC - The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce represents nearly 4.2 million U.S. Hispanic businesses, contributing over $668 billion to the American economy each year

Voto Latino - @votolatino - a pioneering civic media organization that seeks to transform America by recognizing Latinos’ innate leadership

The William C. Velasquez Institute - @WCVI - Conducting research aimed at improving the level of political and economic participation in Latino and other underrepresented communities

Chicago Urban League - Helping people find jobs, affordable housing, educational opportunities, and grow businesses. Passionate advocates for educational equality, economic development and social justices

Southern Poverty Law Center -  Dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justices for the most vulnerable members of our society.

NAACP - Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

 

Child Care and Education Resources

From NWLC:

Trump Child Care Proposal Fact Sheet

https://nwlc.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Fact-Sheet-Trump%E2%80%99s-Child-Care-Proposals-Would-Primarily-Benefit-Higher-Income-Families.pdf

Child Care Coalition Agenda with Sign Ons [Attached]

From CLASP:

Resources on Children and Families, ACA and Medicaid

http://www.clasp.org/children-aca

State by state numbers on decline in children served in CCDBG

http://www.clasp.org/resources-and-publications/publication-1/CCDBG-Participation-2015.pdf

Know Your Rights – information for Immigrant Families:

https://www.nilc.org/get-involved/community-education-resources/know-your-rights/

Safe Spaces Resource

http://www.clasp.org/issues/child-care-and-early-education/in-focus/safe-spaces-in-early-childhood

Women’s Refugee Commission materials on making an emergency plan and guide for detained and deported parents with child custody concerns

Featured Resources from AFT, NILC, and UWD for school personnel and program administrators

From NAEYC:

America for Early Ed

www.americaforearlyed.org 

NAEYC's response to the Budget Blueprint, with a take action to call Congress:  

http://www.naeyc.org/BudgetBlueprint 

From ZERO TO THREE

Child Care Policy

https://www.zerotothree.org/policy-and-advocacy/child-care-policy 

Home Visiting

https://www.zerotothree.org/policy-and-advocacy/home-visiting

From Child Care Aware® of America:

President Trump Proposes Elimination of Programs That Support Child Care

http://usa.childcareaware.org/2017/03/president-trump-proposes-elimination-of-programs-that-support-child-care/

House Moves Forward on ACA Repeal and Replace Legislation

http://usa.childcareaware.org/2017/03/house-moves-forward-on-aca-repeal-and-replace-legislation/

Take Action: Childcareworks.org   

http://salsa4.salsalabs.com/o/51575/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=19640

Op Ed: Dear Ivanka: If You Want To Fix Child Care, Don’t Start With Women Like Me

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dear-ivanka-if-you-want-to-fix-child-care-dont-start_us_58c01330e4b070e55af9e9c5

 

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