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Mitt Romney continues to target Hispanic voters with new ads; College Board releases resource guide for undocumented students and more.

Romney Campaign Releases New Bilingual Ad for Hispanic Voters
Mitt Romney's campaign released Tuesday an ad, in both Spanish and English, implying that President Obama has failed the Hispanic community. The ads feature a menagerie of images and headlines around struggling Hispanics, including the newly released jobs report that shows unemployment for Hispanics rose to 11 percent in May, higher than the national average.

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College Board Creates Guide Targeted to Undocumented Students
The College Board released this week a resource guide specifically targeted to undocumented students, Latina Lista reports. The guide lists tuition, financial aid and scholarship information for states that have in-state tuition rates for undocumented students.

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Political Future of Minority-Majority Is Still Up for Grabs
Despite reports surfacing that allege America will  become a full minority-majority close to 2050, future political shifts are still up for debate, write Zoltan Hajnal and Taeku Lee in a New York Times op-ed.

Although minorities are typically depicted as Democratic-leaning, in actuality there are bigger problems: The youth and some groups, including Asian Americans and Latinos, are largely disengaged and do not identify with a political party, presenting huge opportunities for both the Democrats and Republicans, they argue.

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USDA: Forest Service Is Discriminating by Using Border Patrol as Translators
The U.S. Forest Service's use of Border Patrol agents as translators for routine stops involving non-English speakers is discriminatory, the Agriculture Department said last week. The practice came to light after a Hispanic woman filed a complaint over an incident last year in the Olympic Peninsula in which one man died after running away from a Border Patrol agent called to the scene.

The Agriculture Department says the use of Border Patrol agents as interpreters unnecessarily heightens the discrimination and has ordered the Forest Service to find other methods to work with non-English speakers.

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