By Sugey Palomares | 06/15/2012 - 13:50
Change is finally on the way for Dream Act advocates. President Barack Obama’s administration has announced a plan to stop deporting undocumented immigrants who are Dream Act-eligible and between the ages of 15 to 30.
Instead, the "deferred action" policy will grant work permits to undocumented youth who have immigrated to the U.S. as children, have lived in the U.S. for at least 5 years, are working towards receiving higher education, or have obtained higher education, as long as they have a clean criminal record.
By Samantha Leal | 06/08/2012 - 11:56
Deportations have not slowed down in the U.S., despite seven months of reviews by the Obama administration, reports The New York Times. This continuance has obviously disappointed many immigrants, many of whom President Obama hopes to court for his re-election.
By Samantha Leal | 06/07/2012 - 14:43
Marc Anthony is the latest Latino supporting President Barack Obama for re-election. The singer publicly announced his support in a 30-second video for the Obama campaign, which urges Latinos to vote for President Obama. He tweeted: Re-electing @BarackObama=4 more yrs of progress for Latinos. That's why I'm hosting him on June 26 in Miami.
By Alanna Nunez | 05/23/2012 - 16:00
When I started college, I remember everyone telling me to enjoy my time there, because it would be the best four years of my life. And they were right. Now I’m watching my sister enjoy her college experience, and while she’s having a great time, there’s one major difference between her experience and mine: When she graduates in 2014, she’ll be saddled with at least $20,000 in debt.
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/17/2012 - 15:30
With Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich out, likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is honing in on a Vice President to complete the Republican ticket. This process of tapping a running mate is called the “Veepstakes”—a guessing game where bets are being placed on Twitter, cable TV and even in Vegas. Of course no one but a handful of trusted advisors and family members know the short list of names the former governor of Massachusetts is really considering.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/07/2012 - 13:04
Despite tackling the immigration subject full force with a revised version of the Dream Act, Marco Rubio still lacks popularity among Latino voters. Some reports claim that the Florida Senator won’t appeal to the mass Latino population because he’s Cuban-American.
By Viviana Hurtado | 05/04/2012 - 12:07
On Day 45 of the “Newt Death Watch” – a media-penned name coined while waiting for GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to drop out – the former Speaker of the House announced in a short YouTube video that he was out of the running for President. He thanked the “nearly” 180,000 people who donated to the campaign, the thousands who volunteered, and the two million who voted for him in the primaries.
Watch Gingrich’s campaign adios here.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/02/2012 - 11:20
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently criticized Marco Rubio’s immigration push and revised version of the Dream Act, which would legalize immigrants to stay in the country who have graduated from high school and hope to obtain a college education or join the military.