By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/16/2011 - 13:30
Republican candidates may be filling debate time talking tough about curbing illegal immigration coming from Mexico, but data analyzed by the Los Angeles Times in a special report suggest that that’s already happened.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/03/2011 - 09:25
Texas saw explosive growth in the past decade, according to the 2010 census, 65 percent of it fueled by Latinos as part of a total of 90 percent growth fueled by minorities. That lead to the state receiving four new Congressional districts, which equals four additional seats in Congress. How those new districts were drawn by the state is now the subject of two big court fights: One in Washington D.C., where Latino groups and the U.S. Dept.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 08/12/2011 - 15:00
For Emma Lozano, President Barack Obama’s hosting his birthday bash in Chicago’s Aragon Ballroom—the same place, set in a heavily Latino community, where acts like Los Tigres del Norte sing pro-immigrant songs—was “a slap in the face” to Latinos, to whom he’s promised much but come up short. So Lozano and 400 others staged their own bash outside the theater, complete with giant cardboard cake, signs that read “Obama, Don’t Deport My Mama” and “Obama 2010: Most Deportation in US History” and chanting.
By Galina Espinoza | 08/10/2011 - 19:14
Despite acknowledging that the recent showdown with Congress over raising the debt ceiling “has shaken a lot of confidence” and left “some repair work that needs to be done,” President Obama does not plan to call Congress back from its recess to address the growing economic crisis.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/09/2011 - 14:49
President Obama has appointed Katherine Archuleta as the Political Director of his 2012 reelection campaign, dubbed Obama for America. She is the first Latina to ever hold this position for a major presidential campaign.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/02/2010 - 11:00
The failure to address immigration reform and, more specifically, the DREAM Act, may backfire miserably on both Republicans and Democrats. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a motion on Tuesday to vote for closure on the DREAM Act, essentially forcing Congress to bring the debate to an end and put the bill up for a legislative consideration.