The number of Hispanics in poverty in the United States dropped by 1.2 percent from 2010 to 2011 - the largest drop of any group - but overall 1 of 4 Latinos remain stuck among America's poorest.
Latinos living in the United States are more than twice as likely to be at risk of hunger than white, non-Hispanic households according to Feeding America, a network of food banks.
U.S.-born children with undocumented immigrant parents even have been denied food stamps because of a portion of the anti-immigrant law in Alabama.
Evangelical leaders joined DREAM Act-eligible youth in Florida this week to launch Nuestro Futuro, a campaign to work with church networks and youth leaders to bring Latino evangelical youth to the polls in 2012.
The issues that keep Latinos up at night—like double-digit unemployment rates, living at the poverty end of the wealth gap and having the highest high school dropout rates in the country—go well beyond immigration.
The cancer threat is expected to increase with the aging populations of Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Pan American Health Organization.
Latino students are college-bound in California, preparing for professional careers in education and science, in finance and in politics. Some students from low income families say education is the key to lift them and their families out of poverty.
According to a new report, anti-immigrant legislation, record deportations and an unsteady economy have combined into the "perfect storm" of throwing 30 percent of undocumented Mexican immigrants overboard into a sea of poverty.
A recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture found alarming rates of food insecurity, particularly among minorities. It said one in six Americans, or 49 million people, now live in food-insecure households, with the rates much higher for Latinos and African Americans.
Miriam Hernandez, 16, was born in Georgia. Working two jobs to help support her mother and siblings, she is the main breadwinner since her stepfather, an illegal immigrant, returned to El Salvador.
The Pew Hispanic Center has interpreted the U.S. Census Bureau’s new alternative measure of poverty, which is intended to better reflect the cost of basic living expenses, along with the resources that people have to live on. The result? There are even more poor people in the U.S. than previously counted, and more of them are Latino.
As demonstrations against the unequal distribution of wealth in the United States ratchet up, research provides a statistical look at that distribution: The number of people living in poverty has increased, are becoming more Latino, elderly and working-class.
A recent federal illegal-immigrant crackdown has led to thousands of arrests, having profound implications for Hispanics – most of whom are in the United States legally.
Compared to non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics with asthma are less likely to be in the care of a regular doctor or clinic; less likely to be prescribed appropriate medicines; less likely to have access to specialized care; and more likely to end up being treated in the emergency department or hospitalized in a crisis.