A new study, Our American Immigrant Entrepreneurs: The Women, shows that in the last 10 years the number of American Immigrant woman entrepreneurs has almost doubled.
There were 575,750 immigrant woman who were self employed in their own business in the year 2000 and in 2010, that number jumped to 980,575.
The report was written by Susan Pearce, Elizabeth Clifford and Reena Tandon and was adapted from the book, “Immigration and Woman: Understanding the American Experience,” according to New American Media news report from December 9, 2011.
New America Media, News Report, Elena Shore, Posted: Dec 12, 2011
Izamar is asking Congress for one holiday wish: to keep her family together.
The18-year-old from Waukegan, Ill., is facing a daughter’s worst nightmare: the prospect of losing a parent to deportation. Her father was arrested in February for driving without a license and is now in deportation proceedings.
“Sometimes I can’t sleep, I can’t eat, I can’t do anything,” she writes. “I don’t know if I will be OK without him.”
New America Media, News Feature, Rasa Gustaitis, Posted: Dec 13, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO — The No. 24 bus stops a block and a half from my house, and I ride it regularly en route to points north or downtown. But never until today, Saturday December 5, never in the 40-plus years I have lived in San Francisco, have I taken this bus in the opposite direction, south and east into the Bayview Hunters Point district. That’s where most of San Francisco’s African-Americans live, their number dwindled to just four percent of the city’s population. About 1,300 homeowners in the Bayview are now facing foreclosure.
Jessica González-Rojas is the executive director of National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, which works to secure access to reproductive health and justice for Latinas, their families and their communities through public education, community mobilization and policy advocacy.
New America Media, Commentary, Jessica González-Rojas, Posted: Dec 09, 2011
(NAM) This week, politics interfered with healthcare when young women were again denied the ability to obtain over-the-counter emergency contraception (EC) despite recommendations from the nation’s leading health experts.