It Hit America Like a Powerful Earthquake

This piece is published in the Tufts Daily here and reprinted below. On Tuesday, Sept. 5, one day after Labor Day, the American people received news that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program would be ended. The news sent shock waves through many communities, creating a state of uncertainty for more than 800,000 young people. The timing was a[…]

DACA Repeal Demands Our Action and Push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

This piece was written by the Co-Chairs of the Harvard Kennedy School Latinx Caucus and the HJHP Editor-in-Chief. It is also published on the Harvard Kennedy School Review website here. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that President Trump has decided to rescind DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, came as a shock to some and is[…]

Statement on Recent DACA Decision

A Message from the Journal’s Student Staff and Executive Advisory Board The Harvard Kennedy School Journal of Hispanic Policy’s student staff, along with its executive advisory board of Hispanic business, civic, and academic leaders, is joined in concern for the nation’s nearly one million non-citizen Dreamers, whose fates remain more uncertain than ever in the[…]


CULTURAL COMPETENCY THE KEY TO LATINO HEALTH POLICY: A COMMENTARY Despite more than three decades of empirical evidence from sociological and anthropological research that clearly shows that culture plays a significant role in the health care decision making process within Latino society, Latino cultural beliefs still remain the least understood among service providers in the[…]

An Open Letter from Undocumented Immigrants-Why Comprehensive Immigration Reform Matters to All of Us

While on a recent trip to the Ellis Island museum, I had an opportunity to reflect on the 12 million immigrants that shaped and continue to define this great nation we call America. I am always disappointed when critics pose the dueling question why do we need Comprehensive Immigration reform? Seldom do I argue with[…]

Why Dean Stavridis from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy Will Not Be Selected As Secretary of State

My Dean is Better Than Trump’s Celebrity Secretary of State Reality Show This year’s presidential election brought about some of the most controversial rhetoric – concluding with, for many voters and political experts, a shocking and unexpected result. It was surprising for everyone to witness that most “experts” provided erroneous predictions. Perhaps the most shocking[…]

What will it take to awaken the sleeping giant? Latino Issues in the 2016 Presidential Election

by  Christopher Neil Doval, Esq. &  Victor Ray Garza, J.D. For a PDF of this publication, click here. In 2012, a record 11.2 million Latinos voted in the presidential election. Despite the record turnout, another 12.1 million eligible Latinos still chose not to vote. The 48% voter turnout rate amongst Latinos is no small feat,[…]

Policy PodCast American Adelante: Latino Leadership and Influence in the U.S. with NAHJ Executive Director Alberto Mendoza

by Cassandra Fradera, Senior Editor for Digital Content The Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School invited Harvard students to participate in the conference America Adelante: Latino Leadership and Influence in the U.S. on March 31-April 1, 2016.  Alberto Mendoza, Executive Director of the National Association for Hispanic Journalists addressed the important of Latinos in management position. Only 4%[…]