By Kamren Curiel | 02/21/2013 - 13:13
In the midst of President Obama's highly anticipated immigration reform proposal—a leaked version raised GOP concerns for reportedly not tying a pathway to citizenship to new border security measures—a new report found that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained nearly 1 million people between 2008 and 2012. Of those detained, 800 were American citizens, which is illegal for authorities to do.
By Viviana Hurtado | 02/13/2013 - 16:31
I was one a few dozen people invited to an exclusive State of the Union Social at the White House with an “enhanced” speech. Staffers, interns, and techies made graphics for the TV monitor that illustrated with data key parts of President Barack Obama’s address.
By Kamren Curiel | 01/31/2013 - 13:27
On the heels of his highly anticipated immigration speech at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, President Obama spoke to two of the country's leading Spanish-language television networks about his immediate plan for immigration reform.
In interview with Telemundo's Jose Diaz-Balart, Obama said he's hopeful an immigration overhaul is something that can get done "certainly this year, and I’d like to see if we can get it done sooner, in the first half of the year if possible."
By Kamren Curiel | 01/29/2013 - 14:06
In an attempt to make swift moves on immigration reform, President Obama will unveil his plan in Las Vegas, Nevada today. After winning a historical 71% of the Latino vote in November, Obama chose to lay down his proposal in a state where over a quarter of the population is Latino.
By Kamren Curiel | 01/28/2013 - 14:23
A new bill being considered by Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives would penalize the use of the American flag in the absence of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s flag on any state and municipal government building or any public corporation.
By Kamren Curiel | 01/24/2013 - 11:39
Last week, the office of California Gov. Jerry Brown released a section of the state's budget report, revealing that by July, California’s Latino population will make up about 39%, which is the same as the state’s non-Hispanic white population. By the end of December, Latinos will outnumber non-Hispanic whites in California.
By Samantha Leal | 01/22/2013 - 11:12
The 2013 Presidential Inauguration weekend was a momentous occasion – and a hugely significant one for us! From the first Latino inaugural poet to the first Hispanic Supreme Court Justice swearing in Vice President Biden, Latinos took center stage and a more prominent role in Obama’s second inauguration. Here’s a look at some of our favorite moments of the weekend.
By Viviana Hurtado | 01/21/2013 - 10:59
I had to get "celebrity-ready" to work my first red carpet at the Latino Inaugural Ball at the Kennedy Center.
Miss Texas hair. Check.
Photographer extraordinaire Tricia O. Ortiz. Check.
By Kamren Curiel | 01/09/2013 - 13:34
There’s no doubt about Latinos impact on last year’s election—we made up a historical 10% of the electorate—which is why President Obama chose avid supporter Eva Longoria to co-chair his presidential inauguration events at the Kennedy Center.