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Op-Ed: I’m Mexican-American, And I Was A Judge. What Trump Is Doing Is Appalling.

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Retired Justice Cruz Reynosa Photo credit: www.tjsl.edu


Editor: Cruz Reynoso, the first Latino appointed to the California Supreme Court, is professor emeritus at University of California at Davis Law School. He has also served as vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In 2000, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in San Jose, Calif., last week. (Reuters/Lucy Nicholson)
The people of the United States are increasingly diverse in our religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds. While we still struggle with discrimination, we have learned to live respecting one another.This respect has taken many decades to achieve, yet it can...

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Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis: Changing The Face Of Connecticut

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David-Medina-2As Ombudsman and Director of Family Services for Hartford Public Schools, Marta Bentham runs the district’s Welcome Center, a one-stop office that resolves any issues a family may have with the school system — everything from enrollment to providing needy students with warm coats in winter.

The job puts her in a position to know exactly how many students enter and exit the school system at any given time and why.

Ms. Bentham recently made a startling disclosure: Of the more than 1,200 students that enrolled in the district during the 2015-2016 school year, 825 of them were newly arrived migrants from Puerto Rico whose ...

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Op-Ed From Identidad Latina Newspaper: LPRAC Will Cease To Exist On July 1, 2016


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There are no good winds blowing over Hartford and Connecticut these days in matter of the budget. Within the discussions and negotiations that have taken place in recent weeks, “funding cuts” are the words most feared. However, according to the leaders who manage the destiny of the city and state, there is no other way to balance the budget. If the income is not enough you have to eliminate jobs positions and organizations funding. If not closed directly, they might continue working but with some limitations.

One of the hardest blows was the recent news that the Commission for Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs (LPRAC) will cease to exist ...

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