July 2012 Archives

Immigration Policy Center

New Americans Represent Team USA at the London Olympics

By Immigration Policy Center, Jul 27, 2012 11:47 AM

Today, the 2012 Olympics formally kick off in London where the best athletes from around the world are meeting to compete. The United States is well-represented, not only by our native born-athletes but by many “New Americans.” In fact, approximately 38 of those competing on Team USA are naturalized U.S. citizens. These athletes remind us that Americans come from all over the world.

Marisa Treviño

Latino immigrants hold dubious distinction of having the most HIV diagnoses

By Marisa Treviño, Jul 24, 2012 3:00 PM


Thirty-one years after the discovery of AIDS in the United States, the hope was that the disease would have been eradicated by now.

Edgardo Cervano-Soto

Study Claims Students Not Being Challenged

By Edgardo Cervano-Soto, Jul 24, 2012 12:28 PM

This year, reports of California’s budget cuts to its education system have dominated the education headlines. From districts having to cut art and music classes, to the cancellation of summer classes and tuition hikes in California’s public university system, it feels like our education system is imploding. And now, a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think-tank in Washington, DC, says that K-12 students across the nation are not being academically challenged in school.

Frances Kai-Hwa Wang

Chicago is the World » The Teahouse

By Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Jul 17, 2012 11:17 AM

Spent the morning with Linus Chao, renowned international artist and official “Living Legend of Hawaii,” at his home halfway up the volcano. My daughter Mango is taking art classes with him and his wife this summer. Four hours of Chinese art in the morning with Mrs. Chao, a little lunch, then four hours of western art in the afternoon with Professor Chao. All Mango needs, Professor Chao says, is a little formal instruction, and she will be on her way. The Chaos must be in their 80s. He is Shandong, she is Dongbei, their voices full of the old accents that I love. He is so warmly effusive, shows me everything, never lets me leave. I cannot believe my luck, and I want to soak in every word.




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