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
Don't discount President Obama's decision to delay executive action on deportation and immigration reform until after the midterm election as a key factor in Tuesday's colossal losses for the Democratic Party. It was one of Obama and...Show More Summary
Luis Valenzuela, left, Carla Castedo, center, and Ricardo Martinez, right, prepare for an evening of canvassing in heavily-Latino neighborhoods on Wednesday, Oct. 15. These workers will provide information to voters about their polling places and voting deadlines in an effort in increase voter turnout. Show More Summary
"The Republican party does not have a platform for Latinos, that is true," he said. "But we're voting for the man." The post ‘We Have No Choice’: Texas Latino Leaders Say They’ll Compromise On Immigration Reform appeared first on ThinkProgress.
"He needs to stop playing politics, stop running for office, stop playing the ethnic groups..."
TALK RADIO NEWS SERVICE President Obama is pledging to Latinos that he’ll take executive action to ease deportations before the year’s end, vowing “this is not a question of if, but when.” Obama laid the blame for delays squarely at the feet of congressional Republicans, who he said exploited a crisis of undocumented children at the […]
When lawmakers, policy experts and advocates gather this week in Washington for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's annual policy summit, they will be discussing passing common sense immigration reform, accessing affordable health care, earning a living wage, and living in a clean environment. Show More Summary
For years, Republican opposition to immigration reform has exacted a steep political cost, the enmity of Latino voters.
Some Latino voters hopeful for sweeping immigration reform and amnesty say they plan to boycott the midterm elections because they're "fed up with President Barack Obama's broken promises." Fox News reports that several Latino activists have taken to social media and to the press to "voice their anger... Show More Summary