Javier Rojo is the New Mexico Fellow at the institute for Policy Studies. He recently completed his undergraduate degree at University of New Mexico where he studied Economics, Philosophy and Statistics. As a student, he conducted research on Mexico's drug war and co-founded the Latin America Sustainability Association.
Prior to joining IPS, Javier was part of Enlace Communitario an organization that works to eliminate domestic violence in the Latino immigrant community and promote immigrant rights.
Right-Wing Think Tank: Hispanics Welfare Queens
May 16 - A study by the Heritage Foundation maintained that Hispanic immigrants are deficient in I.Q. and thus disposed to rely on "government handouts."
"Fix the Debt" CEOs Enjoy Taxpayer-Subsidized Pay
May 2 - A new report by IPS and Campaign for America's Future shows that America’s top CEOs are pocketing massive taxpayer subsidies at the same time they’re pushing austerity cutbacks in government programs that benefit ordinary citizens. Published in Common Dreams and AFL-CIO and Daily Kos and Think Progress and Dow Jones and The Hill and The Huffington Post and Salon.com and Fox Business News and Marketwatch and Business Insider.
Build a Nation, Not a Fence
April 30 - We need an audacious immigration proposal that puts people before politics, and that means a concrete, expedient pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers. Published in Common Dreams and The Eurasia Review.