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Eva Longoria at the 2012 Global Gift Gala in Spain
Eva Longoria to Speak at Democratic National Convention
By Sugey Palomares | 08/23/2012 - 12:53

Eva Longoria’s passion for politics continues to impress. The Mexican American actress, and co-chair for President Obama’s campaign, will be one of nine women to speak at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4th through 6th.


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Woman Filling Out Forms
Deferred Action Applicant: "After the Two Years, What’s Going to Happen to Me?"
By Lourdes Medrano | 08/21/2012 - 14:00

Since President Obama’s new "deferred action" program went into effect last week, thousands of young, undocumented Latinos have lined up to apply for it, even as uncertainty builds over the controversial measure.

Immigrant advocacy groups, which are offering workshops and other assistance to people who may be eligible for the program that allows those who entered the country illegally as minors to stay for at least two years, say interest is high despite concerns that disclosing people’s status to the federal government could be risky.


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Pitbull and Jessica Alba
Pitbull & Jessica Alba to Headline Obama's Democratic National Convention Closing
By Samantha Leal | 08/20/2012 - 14:00

Pitbull and Jessica Alba are two of the big names headlining the convention closing party on September 6, after President Obama accepts the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in Charlotte, North Carolina.The event,  called Super-O-Rama, will be a massive fundraising push for the Democratic party, according to Politico.


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Nebraska Governor Dave Heineman
Nebraska Joins Arizona - Will Not Issue Drivers Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants
By Samantha Leal | 08/20/2012 - 10:07

It seems Arizona isn't the only state where President Obama's new deferred action ruling is being contested: Nebrasksa is the newest state to deny public benefits -- including drivers licenses -- to undocumented immigrants who will be legally allowed to stay under Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to the Associated Press.


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Protesters in Jan Brewer's Arizona office on August 16, 2012
Governor Jan Brewer's Executive Order Met with Backlash
By Samantha Leal | 08/17/2012 - 09:59

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued an executive order this week which denies benefits to young undocumented immigrants, including ID cards. This order, which goes against President Obama's deferred action program, has sparked outrage and even protests, reports the Huffington Post


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Arizona Governor Jan Brewer
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Bars IDs & Public Benefits for DREAMers
By Samantha Leal | 08/16/2012 - 09:46

As young immigrants begin the application process for President Obama's new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, others will have even more hurdles to jump, thanks to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer


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Univision CEO Randy Falco
CEO of Univision Formally Complains About Lack of Latino Presidential Debate Moderators
By Samantha Leal | 08/15/2012 - 17:00

Presidential and vice presidential debate moderators have been announced by the Commission on Presidential Debates and some people are not too happy with the picks. One of those not happy with the selections? Randy Falco, CEO of Univision, who wrote a strongly worded letter to Janet Brown, the head of the CPD.


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Young Latina
Obama Immigration Changes & Deferred Action Applications Released
By Samantha Leal | 08/15/2012 - 09:41

Homeland Security recently announced what documents applicants would need to prove eligibility in the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The program allows undocumented individuals (who were brought to the U.S. as children) to avoid deportation and obtain work permits if they meet the requirements of the program.


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Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney in Norfolk, Virginia on August 11, 2012
Election 2012: What You Need to Know About GOP VP Pick Paul Ryan
By Viviana Hurtado | 08/13/2012 - 14:00

Mitt Romney was so overcome with emotion while introducing Paul Ryan as his running mate to challenge President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in November, that he bellowed, “the next President of the United States!” Once the snark cleared, this foot-in-your-mouth slip revealed what conservatives are calling a “bold move.” Why? This choice is seen as a play to fire up the conservative base of the Republican party.


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Woman at a Podium
Election 2012: A Debate Moderator Should Be a Woman
By Viviana Hurtado | 08/09/2012 - 15:00

The home stretch of election season is rich with tradition: the GOP Vice President will be picked. Both parties throw a big party, host their nominating conventions -- with Republicans nominating Mitt Romney in Tampa, Florida and Democrats renominating President Barack Obama in Charlotte, North Carolina.


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