Hispanic and Latino Americans
Hispanics account for about one-third of the nation’s uninsured, but they seem to be staying on the sidelines as the White House races to meet a goal of 6 million sign-ups by March 31.
A war is brewing in Dallas over the newly redistricted City Council map.
The Fort Worth City Council has approved a council-redistricting plan, but the vote was not unanimous. Critics argue the new plan completely ignores the booming Hispanic populations in the southern and central portions of Fort Worth.
With immigration slowing, babies born in the U.S. rather than newly arrived Mexican immigrants are now driving most of the fast growth in the Latino population.
A 17-year-old was expelled from Kaufman High School after administrators said he attacked other students with a steel pipe. He maintains, though, that it was a desperate act of self defense and LULAC has joined in the fight to clear his name.