Criminal justice experts routinely point out a set of facts to show that the system is in need of serious reform. They frequently cite things like: incarceration rates are at an all-time high and disproportionately higher for Latinos and African Americans; the U.S. Show More Summary
Drum uses the above chart to explain why the GOP establishment is losing sleep over immigration reform: A new report from the Center for American Progress suggests they’re pretty justified in being scared. Immigration reform is an especially...Show More Summary
Washington (CNN) – As they push House Republican leaders to vote on immigration reform, warning them there will be a political cost for inaction, some leaders of Latino groups also expressed disappointment with the Obama Administration for delaying possible changes in its deportation policies. The Department of Homeland Security had been weighing possibly relaxing some […]
With no reform made since his initial promises in 2008 and everyone placing blame, the Latino vote—for both Blue and Red—will continue to be questionable come 2016.
For comedian George Lopez, immigration reform is no laughing matter. The Mexican-American star joined HuffPost Live host Josh Zepps on the couch Wednesday morning to promote his new FX sitcom, Saint George, and chat about why he feels...Show More Summary
Here’s something that could turn into a real problem for the White House: After months of hammering away at Republicans to act on immigration reform, the Latino media is increasingly shifting its focus to President Obama, urging him to unilaterally slow deportations. “There has been a shift within the Hispanic media,” Jorge Ramos, the influential Univision anchor […]
(Paul Mirengoff) During yesterday’s CPAC panel on immigration reform, Alfonso Aguilar, the executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, claimed that “Latino voters are the Reagan Democrats of today.” Rev....Show More Summary
The conventional wisdom holds that there’s no urgency for Republicans to act this year on immigration, because Latinos don’t matter in midterm elections and Republicans can wait until next year, when they may control the Senate and exert more influence over reform legislation. This is almost certainly wrong. Today John Boehner said it will be […]
“We have not seen this degree of consistency and this degree of high support among Latino electorate,” except in polls on immigration reform. The post For Latino Voters, Climate Change Is Almost As Important An Issue As Immigration appeared first on ThinkProgress.
Last year was supposed to be the year of comprehensive immigration reform. After a bruising 2012 election fight — with Latino voters turning out in droves to support President Obama in key swing states — it appeared as though Latinos had marshaled enough electoral power for lawmakers in Washington to take note. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has debuted the Spanish-language version of the healthcare website that will help Latinos to shop and sign up for new insurance plans under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.
Denial and amnesia are currently taking over the context of civil rights in this nation, according to Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter, Bernice King, who spoke to Latino leaders at the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) Justice Summit to urge them to continue their fight against social injustices in their communities.
Republicans have not moved on immigration reform. The public put much of the blame on the GOP for the government shutdown. Yet three Latino Democratic lawmakers who are expected to have competitive election races next year broke ranks with their party and voted fo …
If a dog won't hunt, change the dog. My father taught me that rule during my first hunting trip. And it holds true for members of Congress, too. Take the clutch of Republican Latinos in the House of Representatives. While many of them seem to be decent folks, when it comes to pushing their party on immigration reform, they just don't hunt. Show More Summary
On her radio show, Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham blamed immigrants, specifically Latino and Asian immigrants, for California's high alternative poverty rate, claiming that passing immigration reform would translate into more poor people nationwide. Show More Summary
Budget negotiations may be far from over and there is still plenty at stake for the Latino community as Congress considers whether to implement the next round of sequestration cuts. But, at the very least, the government is finally open again and Congress can get back to work. At the top of the agenda sits immigration reform. Show More Summary
In the midst of the government shutdown debate, House Republicans are "quietly" working to advance immigration reform "beneath the radar." "Don't start an obituary for immigration reform just yet," Fox News Latino declared on Monday....Show More Summary
If Republicans kill immigration reform, could it result in a 2014 cycle that sees uncommonly high Latino turnout for a midterm election — high enough to possibly tip the House to Democrats? Nope. One way to try to understand the … Continue reading ?
(CNN) – Leaders in his party have been blinded to the consequences of immigration reform by the potential for gaining votes among Latinos, Rep. Steve King claimed in an interview Thursday. Speaking to Kate Bolduan on CNN's "New Day," King said the push to overhaul the nation's immigration system was being adopted by Republicans, despite […]
Full poll results here. From Huffington Post: Latino voters disapprove of potential House GOP plans to address immigration issues without creating a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, according to a Latino Decisions poll...Show More Summary