ICE Targeting Non-Violent Immigrants
ICE Targeting Non-Violent Undocumented Immigrants
By Cristina Arreola | 10/03/2013 - 15:03

A shocking new report reveals that only 10 percent of ICE detainers met the agency’s goal of targeting individuals who pose a serious threat to public safety or national security. 


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Latino Immigrants are Neither Republican Nor Democrat, Study Finds
Latino Immigrants are Neither Republican Nor Democrat, Study Finds
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/15/2013 - 09:55

While political pundit Ann Coulter and Rep. Steve King have claimed that Latinos nearly always vote Democrat, a new analysis is disproving their theory.


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Republicans Target Child Tax Break For Undocumented Immigrants, Refund Checks Averaging $1,800
By Jill Pankow | 02/09/2012 - 10:46

In order to save money in the rough economy, Republicans are proposing denying child tax credits to undocumented immigrants. The plan would require parents looking to receive the tax credit to provide their Social Security number to receive the refund checks, which average about $1,800, ostracizing illegal workers. Were the proposal to go through, it would cut federal spending by approximately $10 billion over the course of 10 years. Needless to say Hispanics and some Democrats are enraged.


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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa seated with First Lady for President's Speech on Job Creation
By Mariela Rosario | 09/08/2011 - 16:10

Tonight, LA mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will be seated next to Michelle Obama during President Obama's speech to the joint session of Congress on how we can create more jobs for the American public.


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DREAM Act Delay Could Lead to Latino Revolt
Rep. Luis Gutíerrez says DREAM Act Delay Could Lead to Latino Revolt
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.


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Election Day!
Election Day!
By Stacey Rivera | 11/02/2010 - 08:44

After months of politicians courting our vote, and in some cases urging us not to vote, Election Day is finally here. While the outcome of the elections is unclear, what is clear is that these elections will be more influenced by Latinos than ever before. Still unsure who to vote for, or even if you are voting today? Read our election coverage here.

Republicans Urge Latinos Not to Vote in Nevada


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DREAM Act Activists React to Republican Filibuster
DREAM Act Activists React to Republican Filibuster
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/22/2010 - 14:15

As soon as she heard that Republicans had filibustered a defense bill that would have brought the DREAM Act to a vote in the Senate, Lizbeth Mateo got on a plane and headed to Washington D.C., along with other DREAM Act student activists who are not giving up on getting the decade-old bill passed this year. “I’ve been here since then, lobbying a lot of people,” Mateo told Latina.com. “We were hopeful, but we knew it was going to be tough.”


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Sonia Sotomayor's Opening Statements as Senate Confirmation Hearings Begin
By Miranda Noland | 07/13/2009 - 17:30

The Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings for the next Supreme Court justice began today on Capitol Hill and Sonia Sotomayor directly addressed those who have concerns about whether or not her personal experiences will adversely affect her ability to make impartial decisions. "In each case I have heard," Sotomayor told the Senate Judiciary Committee, "I have applied the law to the facts at hand. My personal and professional experiences help me listen and understand, with the law always commanding the result in every case." 


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Sonia Sotomayor's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Begin Today
By Mariela Rosario | 07/13/2009 - 09:21

After meeting with more than 80 senators and weathering weeks of intense scrutiny, Sonia Sotomayor looks forward to her Supreme Court confirmation hearings starting today. If confirmed, Sotomayor, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, will be the 111th justice and the first Latino to ever sit on the nation's highest court.


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Latinas Get In On the Election Action, Canvassing for Obama in Florida
By Mariela Rosario | 11/03/2008 - 16:09

You can find them at the one of a kind Casa Obama. An Obama campaign office in West Tampa, FL set up specifically to target Latino and minority voters in the crucial swing state. It's also become a meeting place for like minded Latinas, young and old, born abroad or here in the USA, who say they are sick of the direction our country is headed and want to see some serious change.


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