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
Immigration reform legislation that gives legal status to the children of undocumented immigrants, but not to their parents, would be unacceptable, Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, said Wednesday in a press conference that followed a meeting with Speaker of the House John Boehner and other Republican leaders.
John Sides expects that the failure of immigration reform would have serious consequences for the GOP: One prominent theory of party identification is that people identify with the party that they associate with social groups they like or belong to. So it’s not so much about policy, or what the parties “stand for.” It’s who the parties “stand with.” The challenge […]
When we talk about the politics of immigration reform, often we talk about what the Republican Party's obstruction of reform will mean for it's long-term relationship with the Latino community. What sometimes gets lost in the shuffle...Show More Summary
Fox News contributor Laura Ingraham hosted Leah Durant, executive director of anti-immigrant organization Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), on her radio show to promote an upcoming nativist rally against immigration reform....Show More Summary
Latinos are indisputably the most visible faces of the current immigration debate; after all, the vast majority of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. were born in Mexico. But one community coming out of the shadows to fight for immigration reform highlights the diversity of the undocumented rights movement. Niall O’Dowd of the Irish Lobby For [...]
Doug Milhous: There’ll be time enough for counting when the dealing’s done: "The Sean Trende theory that Republicans can safely ignore immigration reform is gaining a lot of traction…. Trende believes (1) that the Latino vote is notShow More Summary
Benjy Sarlin: How the GOP stopped worrying about Latinos and learned to love the base: "After November’s stunning loss, an array of influential Republicans argued that immigration reform was the party’s best chance to claim Latino voters before they become permanent Democrats. Show More Summary
The fight for immigration reform is on its way through the House, and OFA volunteers are at the forefront of efforts to get it passed. Yesterday, folks in Latino neighborhoods held community action events to ratchet up the pressure on...Show More Summary
A new pollfrom Latino Decisions confirms what many political analysts and establishment figures in the Republican Party from Karl Rove to the Koch brothers have long argued — there will be no GOP presidential victory in 2016 if the party screws up immigration reform. For anyone not in the thralls of toxic right-wing ideology on [...]