Go Mexican Broncos!

The Broncos - a football team based in Denver - this year are displaying superior athletic prowess, teamwork, and cohesive sportsmanship on the field.

Off the field, it's another story. Literally.

Diversity prompts increased racial isolation

The Denver Post
Saturday, December 28, 2013
National News

In a grassy downtown plaza, strolling musicians wearing glitzy cowboy outfits blast a mariachi song, while Spanish-speaking shoppers bustle between farm stands ...

New videos on immigration and related issues

On September 29, 2013, the Social Contract held their 37th Writers' Workshop conference in Washington, DC. Below are links to selected videos of presenters.

New Latino - Hispanic majority by 2042 - US population explodes

In 1965, everyone considered themselves “Americans” in the “Melting Pot” of the great American experiment of a constitutional republic. The United States demographic consisted of 90 percent European-Americans, 7 percent African-Americans and 3 percent Latino-Hispanic-Americans.

Vail Parents Handbook published under Mexican flag

The Vail Parents Handbook purports to answer the perennial question, "What are we going to do with kids today?"

Somali Community in U.S. Fears New Wave of Stigma After Kenya Attack

Somalis in Minnesota Fear Their Culture Will Be UNDERSTOOD, Rather Than Misunderstood
New York Times
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Immigration Impact

As American law enforcement agents pored over evidence collected from the deadly siege at a Nairobi shopping mall to learn, in part, whether those responsible had any ties to the United States, people of Somali descent here braced for what they fear could result in a new wave of stigmatization and scrutiny...

Denver Police recruits hear from reps of "special populations-includes "immigrants"

Immigrants are sometimes reluctant to report crimes for fear of deportation
The Denver Post
Monday, August 5, 2013
Colorado News
[...] The 30 recruits Friday scribbled notes as Desmond and a host of other representatives for the homeless, deaf, gay and lesbian, immigrant and refugee communities visited the academy with tips on interacting with what the department calls "special populations."  ...

Under President Obama, same-sex spouses now allowed to apply for U.S. visas

John Kerry makes announcement from London
Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 2, 2013
National News
Spouses in same-sex marriages will be given the same preferential consideration in their visa applications now enjoyed by those in opposite-sex marriages, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Friday.

Population growth, consumer demand drive U.S. increase of imported foods - 8 out of past 19 foodborne illnesses are from imported food-

FDA proposes rules for safer imported foods
9 News & University of Georgia
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Immigration Impact
Chances are that about 15 percent of the food you eat - more if your diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables and cheese - comes from abroad, and the government is taking steps now to make it safer.


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