Latino Community Divided on Census, and other news

By The News Oct 02, 2009

Latino Community Divided on Census Latino community leaders are divided on urging Latinos to participate in filling out the 2010 Census forms, or boycotting the Census entirely. Many Latino immigrants have a negative perception of the Census, believing that information they may give may simply lead to deportation. Small Gains in Ethnic Educational Gap According to a report by the Center on Educational Policy, many states are showing "upward trends" in overall student achievement and are closing the educational gap. While the federal No Child Left Behind Act states that closing the achievement gap is one of its goals, it is difficult to say whether it is actually responsible for the overall academic progress. USCIS Prepares for Visa Push from Immigrants Though the Obama Administration has put off an immigration overhaul until next year, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency (USCIS) is planning ahead for a mass amount of Visa applications that would facilitate the legalization of undocumented immigrants.