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Michelle Obama speaks in Miami Lakes, Florida in July 2012
Michelle Obama on Immigration Reform: "There is Nothing More Critical Than Keeping Families Together"
By Samantha Leal | 07/17/2012 - 09:47

As her husband President Barack Obama tries to win reelection, Michelle Obama aired her thoughts on immigration to Univision, saying "there is nothing more critical than keeping families together." This comes after Michelle participated in an internet-broadcast discussion with six Hispanic mothers and their thoughts on health care reform and other topics of interest -- including immigration. 

Immigration reform, Michelle assured, would be one of the "top priorities, and it's essential."


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President Barack Obama
Obama Hosts Naturalization Ceremony for Armed Forces
By Latina Staff | 07/05/2012 - 16:10

By Emily Deruy for Univision News

While most people were busy setting up grills for backyard barbecues or watching parades this morning, President Obama welcomed more than two dozen active service members to the White House for a naturalization ceremony.


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Voting Booth, Polls
Election 2012: Latino Voters Are The (In)Visible Political Giants
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/05/2012 - 15:00

About one year ago, I was advocating for more mainstream news coverage of the Latino vote. The 2010 U.S. Census confirmed what most of us who are Hispanic knew: our population had grown to 50 million or 16 percent of the general population and is expected to increase to 25 percent by 2050.


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Supreme Court of the United States
Election 2012: The Supreme Court and Your Vote
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/02/2012 - 15:00

I was guest anchoring on NPR’s Tell Me More with Michel Martin while she was away when the Supreme Court announced its decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is President Obama’s signature legislation that makes health care insurance mandatory. (Or face a fine, as an individual or business.) The mandate is also the focus of the criticism.


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Sonia Sotomayor Supreme Court Justice
Poll: Do You Think Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Is Doing a Good Job? Grade Her Voting Record!
By Latina Staff | 06/29/2012 - 17:14

Sonia Sotomayor has proven that she's a "wise Latina" by being the first one to ever be appointed to the Supreme Court bench. But do you think she's on the right track?


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Eva Longoria at the Monte Carlo TV Festival in June 2012
Latino Celeb Reactions to Supreme Court Immigration Decision
By Sugey Palomares | 06/27/2012 - 13:15

Everyone has been buzzing about the U.S. Supreme Court striking down most of the provisions in the Arizona’s immigration law (also known as SB 1070), but leaving the "papers please" law set in place. Check out what these Latino celebs have to say about it below!


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Maria Teresa Kumar at the Voto Latino In Conversation in Washington DC in 2012
EXCLUSIVE: Voto Latino's Maria Teresa Kumar on Immigration Legislation - "It's an Exciting Time"
By Sugey Palomares | 06/26/2012 - 18:00

From the Supreme Court striking down the Arizona immigration law to Obama saying he was going to stop deporting DREAM Act-eligible candidates, the topic of immigration has been covered full force lately.


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SB 1070 Protest in Phoenix Arizona in April 2012
Arizona Immigration Ruling: Who Really Won?
By Samantha Leal | 06/26/2012 - 09:41

Within minutes of the Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona immigration law SB1070, both sides were declaring a clear victory for their cause. Those on the side of the Arizona law, and helped to craft the law itself, said that the court's decision help to affirm the right of the states to create laws that address regional problems. Those who oppose the law insisted that the court affirmed federal authority, and cerated a clear path to challenge SB1070's lone standing provision.


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Salma Hayek at the La Chispa de la Vida photocall in Berlin in 2012
WATCH: Salma Hayek Directs Human Trafficking Video “Nada”
By Sugey Palomares | 06/19/2012 - 12:59

Human trafficking affects an estimated 20 million people worldwide and Latinos are the largest demographic to fall victim to sex and labor trafficking cases. Thirty-seven percent of Latinos are sex trafficked and 56 percent are labor trafficked victims in the U.S., according to the Department of Justice. Within the percentage of citizens being trafficked for forced prostitution in the U.S., most are Latinas under the age of 25.


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Chinese-Americans in New York City's Chinatown
Asians Surpass Latinos in Number of U.S. Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 06/19/2012 - 10:04

The number of new Asian immigrants moving to the United States has surpassed that of Latinos for the first time, according to the Associated Press. 


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