By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 01/24/2011 - 17:00
Latinos and other communities of color—hit harder in the recession and recovering much slower than whites—have a deeper economic hole to climb out of and the government should target them specifically with quality jobs, according to a report released by the Center for American Progress on the eve of President Barack Obama’s state of the union address on Tuesday.
By Galina Espinoza | 01/20/2011 - 15:45
When President Obama takes to the podium next week and delivers his annual State of the Union address, he will be trying to rally a country that, politically, needs Latinos more than ever before.
According to an analysis of 2010 U.S. Census data conducted earlier this month by the Pew Hispanic Center, a record 20.1 million of the 48.4 million Hispanics in this country are now eligible to vote. And our numbers are growing faster in the states (such as Florida and Nevada) that, based on the Census, will be getting additional seats in Congress.
By Fox News Latino | 12/23/2010 - 13:20
In a press conference yesterday, President Barack Obama highlighted the accomplishments of his administration during the Lame Duck session of Congress. But the President also talked about the failure to make headway when it comes to comprehensive immigration reform admitted that the Senate's block of the DREAM Act may be his "biggest disappointment."
By Mariela Rosario | 12/22/2010 - 16:00
President Obama met with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus this week to talk next steps regarding immigration reform after the Senate blocked the passage of the DREAM act over the weekend.
By Mariela Rosario | 12/06/2010 - 11:47
Independent immigration-rights groups, Democratic congressional leadership, the President of the United States and even some conservative leaders all support the DREAM Act. So why is it's passage causing so much controversy? Mainly because it's being used as political fodder by Republican legislators and anti-immigrant groups who are claiming the bill provides amnesty, not equal opportunity, for undocumented young people who were brought here to the U.S. without knowledge of their immigration status.
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.
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 11/24/2010 - 15:50
The race is officially on to get the Dream Act passed this year, before newly elected members of Congress (mostly Republicans) are sworn in in January.
After meeting with Hispanic Congressional Caucus members last week, the White House is in full gear, trying to get the word out about an upcoming Senate vote.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/04/2010 - 18:00
In an election-eve poll published by Latino Decisions, it appears Latinos were split about President Barack Obama's performance thus far.
For the survey, Latino Decisions questioned 3,200 voters in eight key states. When asked if they approved of Obama's handling of immigration reform thus far, 49 percent of Latino voters said they approved while forty percent disapproved.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/02/2010 - 17:00
Political fervor is at an all-time high today with people heading to the polls for Election Day. We wanted to step back and take a look at two Latinos who have been making waves on either side of aisle in American politics. Julian Castro, the young mayor of San Antonio has been hailed as "the next Obama" by some in Democratic circles. While Marco Rubio has managed to shake up the current senate race by galvanizing the Tea party movement in Florida where he is facing off against Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meeks.
By Mariela Rosario | 11/01/2010 - 12:25
Much noise has been made recently about President Barack Obama's delay in passing immigration reform—with some special interest groups going so far as to suggest that Latinos refrain from voting since the "Do-Nothing" Democrats haven't, well, done anything for us.