By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/23/2011 - 12:45
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) and others introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill on Wednesday that would require the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country to register with the government and would strengthen border security and worksite enforcement while proposing tougher penalties for misuse of social security numbers.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 12/18/2010 - 13:00
Do it for the kids, their communities and the country’s long-term economic health. That’s the message Secretary of Education Arne Duncan was sending both Democrats and Republicans in the Senate regarding the DREAM Act vote that happened today. Unfortunately, they didn't listen. Although the senate voted 55-41 in favor of the DREAM act, they failed to get the 60 votes necessary to prevent a Republican filibuster and bring the bill to the floor.
By Stacey Rivera | 12/17/2010 - 09:07
Several Latino Leaders, including politicians and celebrities, sent a letter to Senators Reid and McConnell urging them to pass the DREAM Act. The letter was meant to reinforce that the DREAM Act has supporters across party lines and was signed by Emilio Estefan, America Ferrera, Eva Longoria, Ozomatl, Bill Richardson, Antonio Villaraigosa, among others.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/19/2010 - 15:22
Some Latino Republicans are planning on crossing the aisle in order to support a vote on the DREAM act that Sen. Harry Reid, President Obama and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus want to push through during the lame-duck congress.
Republican U.S. Reps. Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL) called upon House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring the DREAM Act to a vote. Republican congressman-elect David Rivera of Miami has also demonstrated support for the DREAM act.
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.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/29/2010 - 11:43
Next Tuesday is election day and the nation is watching the Latino community to see what our impact will be. Here is a round up of the important races and issues that affect our community.
Senate candidate Marco Rubio is ahead of Democrat Kendrick Meek and independent Charlie Crist in the race for congressional office. Rubio has been making waves as the Tea Party's Latino darling and it looks like he just might run away with the seat because Democrats are split between Crist and Meek.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/20/2010 - 16:45
As if a recent Pew Hispanic Center report stating that half of Latino registered voters plan not to vote on November 2 weren’t shocking enough, now a Republican group calling itself Latinos for Reform, headed by Robert de Posada, is actually encouraging a poll boycott in online and TV ads.