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In 2010, there was a total of 6,487 residents of Wilmington who identified themselves as Hispanic/Latino (U.S. Census).  It is the goal of this guide to serve as a starting point for finding government resources of interest to Latinos and the Latino community. While alot of information is contained in this research guide it should not be considered a complete guide.  There is a wealth of government resources that can be consulted on a variety of topics and formats in both English and Spanish.  For more information and assistance finding resources please contact Jaime Huaman, Government Information Specialist.

Starting Points


GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys) is an advanced digital system that will enable GPO to manage Government information from all three branches of the U.S. Government.

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North Carolina General Assembly

Use this web site as a tool to track bills

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process

This resource provides information on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that was announced by President Obama on June 15, 2012.

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U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

This website has information on immigration and applying for visas to the United States.

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U.S. Department of State

The department's mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Health of Hispanic or Latino Population

This FastStats page provides information on health of Hispanics.

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Hispanic HANES

The Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES) was a nationwide probability sample of approximately 16,000 persons, 6 months-74 years of age.

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MedlinePlus - Hispanic-American Health

MedlinePlus offers a page with links to health issues that affect Hispanic-Americans.

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Library of Congress - National Hispanic American Heritage Month

The Library of Congress has created a website to celibate National Hispanic American Heritage month.

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U.S. Census Bureau - Hispanic Heritage Month

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the U.S. Census Bureau has created a page with statistics on the Hispanic population in the United States.

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U.S. Census Bureau - Hispanic Origin

Here you can find a census brief on the Hispanic population of the United States.

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U.S. Senate Democrats - Hispanic Task Force

The mission of the Task Force is to increase communication between Hispanic leaders and Democratic Senators and to help ensure that the issues of greatest importance to the Hispanic community are addressed in Congress.

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Immigration Explorer

An immigration explorer web application that shows how foreign-born groups have settled across the United States.

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Library of Congress - Immigration Hearings

Immigration hearings source provided by the Library of Congress.

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NASA - Hispanic Astronauts

This site was created to focus on the 14 Hispanic men and women who have participated in the NASA Career Astronauts program and are members of the NASA astronaut corps.

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National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Program: National Hispanic Heritage Month

This page created by the National Park Service highlights Hispanic Heritage Month by showcasing some of the properties that exemplify the contributions of Hispanic culture and achievement.

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U.S. Department of Labor - Spanish-Language Compliance Assistance Resources

This page includes OSHA's compliance assistance resources for Hispanic employers and workers and is intended primarily for English-speaking and bilingual users.

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U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection

The U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection is responsible for securing the border and facilitating lawful international trade and travel while enforcing immigration and drug laws.

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White House (Spanish)

This resource is for the White House website in Spanish.

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Government Resources

Congressional Committee Reports-

Holiday on ICE: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's new immigration detention standards : hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, second session, March 28, 2012—2012

Hispanic health: problems with coverage, access, and health disparities : hearing before the Subcommittee on Public Health of the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, on examining Hispanic health problems, focusing on coverage, access, and health disparities, September 23, 2002—2003

No safe haven: accountability for human rights violators, part II: hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, October 6, 2009—2012

Public safety and civil rights implications of state and local enforcement of federal immigration laws: joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law and the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, April 2, 2009—2010

Report on the Hispanic employment challenge in the federal government—2008

The silent depression: how are minorities faring in the economic downturn? : hearing before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, September 23, 2009—2009

Subcommittee hearing on minority and Hispanic participation in the federal workforce and the impact on the small business community—2008

Visa Waiver Program: additional actions needed to mitigate risks and strengthen overstay enforcement : testimony before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security, Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate—2012

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: priorities and the rule of law : hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, first session, October 12, 2011—2012

2010 census : reducing the undercount in the Hispanic community: hearing before the Subcommittee on Information Policy, Census, and National Archives of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, first session, July 9, 2007—2008



Cómo comprar un auto usado: una guía para el consumidor de la Comisión Federal de Comercio—2008

Evaluation of the limited English proficiency and Hispanic worker initiative: final report—2010

The federal workforce: additional insights could enhance agency efforts related to Hispanic representation: report to congressional requesters—2006

La fuerza laboral Latina durante la recuperación económica—2011

The Hispanic Labor Force in the Recovery—2011

Migrants' remittances and related economic flows—2011



Astilladoras consejos de seguridad—2010

Gangway safety in marine cargo handling (Seguridad en las pasarelas para el manejo de cargas maratimas)—2011

Guía de prevención de las caídas en la industria—2010

Guía OSHA para pequeños negocios en Carolina del Norte—2009

A guide to construction jobsite safety and health ( Guía de seguridad y salud para el trabajo de construcción)—2011

Jirafas consejos de seguridad—2011

Introduction to migrant housing inspections in North Carolina—2008

Mantenga los alimentos y el agua en buen estado despues de un desastre natural o interrupcion del suministro de energia electrica—2005

Seguridad con las escaleras elactricas—2011

Seguridad de los alimentos para personas de edad avanzada (Food safety for seniors)—2007

Seguridad de tiempo: huracanes—2011

Seguridad del tiempo:  relampagos—2009



Bibliography of tobacco-related literature on Hispanic/Latinos, 1990-2001—2002

Births to women enrolled in emergency Medicaid at the time of delivery with prenatal care provided in North Carolina public health departments—2007

Children's environmental health disparities: Hispanic and Latino American children and secondhand smoke—2008

Compra de medicinas recetadas a través del Internet: una guía para el consumidor—2009

La detección del cáncer de próstata: una guía para Hispanos en los Estados Unidos—2006

Do you know your cholesterol levels?: healthy hearts, healthy homes (¿Cómo están sus niveles de colesterol?: corazones sanos, hogares saludables)—2008

Drug abuse among Hispanics: a brief evidence-based guide for providers—2007

Una historia personal sobre el trastorno bipolar (enfermedad maniaco-depresiva): se parece a lo que le sucede a usted?—2003

Mamá saludable, bebé saludable: su guía del embarazo—2009

Mental health services for refugees—1991

North Carolina minority health facts: Hispanics/Latinos / State Center for Health Statistics and Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities—2006

Principios de tratamientos para la drogadicción: una guía basada en las investigaciones—2010

Ricas recetas para personas con diabetes y sus familiars—2008

Spanish-speaking Hispanics in North Carolina: health status, access to health care, and quality of life: results from the 2002 and 2003 NC BRFSS surveys—2004



Acceso al idioma: ciertos organismos pueden mejorar los servicios que prestan a las personas que tienen dominio insuficiente del Ingles (DII)—2010

Achievement gaps: how Hispanic and White students in public schools perform in mathematics and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress: highlights—2011

From risk to opportunity: fulfilling the educational needs of Hispanic Americans in the 21st century: the final report of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans—2003

A parents guide to job corps (guía de job corps para los padres)—2009

Mexican American education study—1971

Status and trends in the education of Hispanics—2003

Status and trends in the education of racial and ethnic minorities—2007

Tool kit for Hispanic families: resources to help students succeed in school (guía de recursos para las familias Hispanas: herramientas que ayudan a los estudiantes a triunfar en la escuela)—2007



Celebre la cocina hispana: healthy Hispanic recipes—2000

Guía de HUD para comprar un hogar—2010

Manual informativo sobre el radón: la guía para proteger a su familia y a usted del radon—2009

New patterns of hispanic settlement in rural America—2004

Toolkit material for Hispanic outreach, partnership development and training—2008

Tool kit for Hispanic families: resources to help students succeed in school = guía de recursos para las familias Hispanas : herramientas que ayudan a los estudiantes a triunfar en la escuela—2007

La verdad acerca del corazón: te lo decimos de corazón—2003

Lo que deben saber los proveedores sobre el programa de ayuda de cuidado infantil para las familias: un esfuerzo especial para alcanzar familias y proveedores hispanos (What providers should know about child care assistance for families : a targeted effort to reach hispanic families and provider)—2004

Working with Latino parents in child care and other settings—2006



Criminal alien statistics: information on incarcerations, arrests, and costs: report to congressional requesters—2011

Hispanic victims of violent crime, 1993-2000—2002

The nature and scope of Hispanic/Latino gangs in North Carolina—2005

The new North Carolinians: doing justice for all in the criminal justice system: providing services to a rising Hispanic and Latino population in North Carolina—2006

Si el crimen ataca... sepa donde acudir para recibir ayuda—2011



Hispanics and the Civil War: from battlefield to homefront—2011

Hispanics in the United States Navy—2010


Civil Rights-

The Mexican American; a paper prepared for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights—1968

Mexican Americans and the administration of justice in the Southwest—1970



Addressing the mental health problems of border and immigrant youth: a culture and trauma special report from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network—2009

Administrative decisions under immigration & nationality laws—Vol. 15-20 & 22

A description of the immigrant population: an update—2011

The naturalization test: overview of requirements and available resources—2012

Necesito ayuda para asuntos de inmigracion: ¿quien puede ayudarme?—2011

Pass the Dream Act—2011

Remarks on immigration reform and an exchange with reporters (President Obama on Deferred Action for childhood arrivals)—2012

Statistical yearbook of the Immigration and Naturalization Service—1982 to current

Tarjetas de educación cívica para el examen de naturalizacíon—2012

Unauthorized alien students:  issues and “DREAM Act” legislation—2012

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