Gov. Jerry Brown just signed a minimum wage increase into law. But if we really care about those living in poverty many of whom are Latinos and their children—the next step must be repealing the state’s "family cap" welfare reform that penalizes the poor for having children. The post California’s Minimum Wage Increase Is Not Enough for the Working Poor appeared first on Rewire.
As they fight for the Latino vote in Nevada and elsewhere, the Clinton and Sanders campaigns are sparring over an immigration reform vote that took place nine years ago. To hear former Secretary of State and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton tell it, the matter is uncomplicated: She and then-Sen. Show More Summary
Politicians across the spectrum have begun advocating for criminal justice reforms to reduce the prison population in the United States. Until recently, the dysfunctional bail process has not been at the forefront of the national discussion,...Show More Summary
On the November 3 edition of MSNBC's All In With Chris Hayes, host Chris Hayes accurately pushed back on conservative columnist A.J. Delgado's faulty depiction of the Hispanic voting bloc. Delgado said that "two out of three LatinosShow More Summary
On the subject of illegal immigration, CNN's debate went left with debate panelist Juan Carlos Lopez hitting Bernie Sanders for not being liberal enough. Lopez demanded, “Senator Sanders, in 2013 you voted for immigration reform. But...Show More Summary
Immigration is a top priority for Latinos. The post What John Boehner’s Surprise Resignation Means For Immigration Reform appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Latino Catholics: In the Sept. 22 Section A, an article about the increasing presence of Latinos in the Catholic church said that the Catholic League and its president, Bill Donohue, were opposed to immigration reform. Neither has opposed immigration reform.
The push for comprehensive immigration reform may get a boost from divine intervention. Pope Francis is scheduled to meet with Latinos and immigrants, formally and informally, during his visit to Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia...Show More Summary
As the political campaign season heats up, candidates are engaging in the now familiar debate about immigration reform and creating paths to citizenship for immigrants. The debate is very tangible for many in the Latino community - its outcome will determine whether families can stay together, how children will grow up and where people can work. Show More Summary
So far, there is only one Latino candidate on the top half of the long list of contenders for the 2016 presidential race: Marco Rubio. Many have not taken him seriously as a presidential contender. In the long tradition of career politicians, Rubio's career reads somewhat textbook. Show More Summary
For the first time in President Barack Obama’s administration, he used the phrase “mass incarceration” in a speech and appropriately called attention to the disproportionate impact incarceration has on black and Latinos in the United States. Show More Summary
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Hillary Clinton got a rock star reception at a huge gathering of Latinos where she praised hardworking immigrants, promised “real” immigration reform, and said she had “just one word for Donald Trump: “basta!” “Basta” or “enough” went over well and Clinton kept going. “I don’t have to wait to become president […]
Hillary Clinton will present her plan for immigration reform today in Las Vegas. She will say a path to citizenship is essential. Of all the people – including Latino GOP senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida – who... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
After years of delays in Congress, Latinos and immigration activists are watching Clinton's statements closely for signs of how she might break a legislative logjam on immigration and whether she would extend President Barack Obama's...Show More Summary
SAN DIEGO (AP) - A history scholar selected by Pope Francis to be the new Roman Catholic bishop of San Diego said Tuesday that he will be a "friend" to the Latino community and called for comprehensive immigration reform. Monsignor Robert...Show More Summary
President Barack Obama on Wednesday told Latinos that Republicans were to blame for holding up changes to U.S. immigration laws, urging them to hold Republicans accountable for the problems in the 2016 presidential election. Speaking on the home turf of Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor who is...
By Irasema Garza, J.D., NCLR Policy Advisor The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) has worked for two decades on state and national policy platforms to address issues of discrimination and disparate treatment of Latino youth in the criminal-justice...Show More Summary
Latino voters of both parties blame Congressional Republicans for failing to pass an immigration reform bill
Heritage Foundation Senior Fellow Mike Gonzalez spoke with Sandy Rios of the American Family Association. After Rios read an excerpt from a Federation for American Immigration Reform report claiming that an executive action would “open up federal and state benefits to individuals that are illegal immigrants,” Gonzalez said “Obama’s calculus” is to use undocumented immigrants [...]
Sean Hannity wants to shape the landscape of political discourse. Immigration reform is the hot button issue for the xenophobic Republican party, so it's essential to oppose President Obama in any attempt to help those living in the shadows. Show More Summary