By Sugey Palomares | 09/05/2012 - 16:00
Mayor of San Antonio Julian Castro received praise and a standing ovation as the first Latino to deliver a keynote speech during last night’s Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 37-year-old politician touched on immigration, education, and his family’s legacy.
By Viviana Hurtado | 09/04/2012 - 16:00
Considered by many a “rising star” in the Republican party, Senator Marco Rubio’s introduction of Mitt Romney was nothing short of high voltage. Florida’s junior Senator defended his GOP values of small government and free enterprise, with plugs to liberty--this last principle illustrated with personal touches, references to his immigrant Cuban parents, and some phrases in Spanish. Although not quite stealing the show at the 2012 Republican National Convention, he got close and got it back on track after surpri
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2012 - 18:00
While some are working on applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, enacted by President Obama, others are waiting until after this year's election to start on their applications, according to newamericanmedia.org. They believe the program won't continue unless Obama is reelected, and are waiting to see the results of this year's election.
By Viviana Hurtado | 08/27/2012 - 16:00
Tropical Storm Isaac may have delayed the start of the Republican National Convention, but not arguably the biggest party in town which has three important action items on the agenda: officially nominating Mitt Romney – the GOP challenger to President Barack Obama. The second is firing up the base – the hardcore delegates who will deliver “votes” doing whatever it takes back home – going door to door or driving viejitos from their senior living homes to the polls.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.