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Nearly 1.8 Million Undocumented Immigrants Could Avoid Deportation, According to Group Estimate
By Samantha Leal | 08/08/2012 - 10:35

The Migration Policy Institute now states that 350,000 more undocumented immigrants could qualify for deferred deportation when President Barack Obama's new policy takes effect August 15. This estimate raises the number of possible undocumented immigrants able to avoid deportation to just under 1.8 million, according to the Associated Press.


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President Barack Obama
New Immigration Scams Target Undocumented Youths
By Samantha Leal | 08/06/2012 - 14:00

Undocumented youths are being targeted by scams, claiming to put them on a priority list for application approval of deportation reprieve, reports the Huffington Post. The reprieve, announced by President Obama in June, will be awarded through application. Application materials will not be released until August 15.


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gun control
Election 2012: Should Gun Control Become a Campaign Issue?
By Viviana Hurtado | 07/26/2012 - 15:00

The senseless violence in Aurora, Colorado after James Holmes allegedly shot and killed twelve people at a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises has many Americans calling for drastically stricter gun laws. Except President Obama and likely Republican challenger Mitt Romney.


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President Barack Obama, GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney
Many Latinos Still Don't Know Where Obama & Romney Stand on Immigration
By Samantha Leal | 07/24/2012 - 09:46

A new poll shows that President Obama's stance concerning immigration and law hasn't reached as many Latinos as one might think.


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Sad Mother and Child
Deportations Physically & Emotionally Traumatizing Children, Says New Study
By Samantha Leal | 07/20/2012 - 14:00

A new study shows that children bear the greatest burden of U.S. deportation policies, which cause many of them to exhibit signs physically and emotionally, reports Fox News Latino. These symptoms include loss of appetitie, increases in crying and upset behavior, sleeplessness, clingy behavior, an increase in fear and anxiety and a general fear of law enforcement officials. 


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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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