By Mariela Rosario | 10/04/2010 - 10:30
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently announced 99 new grants totaling $60.1 million awarded to colleges that enroll a high percentage of Latino students. "We can meet President Obama's goal of having the highest college graduation rate in the world by 2020 only if we dramatically boost college completion rates among students of all races, ethnicities and income levels," Duncan said.
By Galina Espinoza | 10/01/2010 - 10:04
All I kept thinking this week every time I heard the phrase “Education Nation” bandied about was: What nation are they talking about?
By Mariela Rosario | 10/01/2010 - 09:22
Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) introduced a new immigration reform bill that has many supporters hopeful to see a change within the system sooner rather than later. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 was filed just as Congress prepares to break until after the November 2 elections.
By Mariela Rosario | 09/16/2010 - 15:30
Last night at the Congressional Hispanic Institute Awards gala, President Barack Obama addressed the gathered crowd of Latino community leaders, celebrities and politicians and pledged to support the DREAM act:
By Mariela Rosario | 09/15/2010 - 17:00
President Barack Obama will address the Congressional Hispanic Institute this evening at the 33rd Annual Awards Gala, being held at Washington Convention Center in the nation's capital. Eva Longoria Parker, Lin Manuel Miranda and Arturo Sandoval will be honored with special awards at tonight's ceremony.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/31/2010 - 12:15
Myrna Orosco knew she was facing possible jail time and even deportation when she protested in front of Senator McCain's office on July 20th, 2010 in support of the DREAM act. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, S. 729 was actually co-sponsored by Sen. McCain in the past, but fell short of the necessary votes in Congress to be considered for legislation. It was re-introduced in both in March of 2009, and since then thousands of students across the country have been waiting to find out their fate.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/15/2010 - 10:00
President Barack Obama signed a $600 million border security bill into law last week in hopes of moving the immigration reform debate forward. For years, conservatives and Republicans have argued that a discussion about reforming the current immigration system is not valid until more has been done to reinforce and protect our borders. The border security bill aims to do just that.
By Mariela Rosario | 07/07/2010 - 14:00
Yesterday, the United States Justice Department officially filed suit against the state of Arizona, charging that the new laws conflict with federal immigration enforcement efforts. S.B. 1070, signed by Gov. Jan Brewer in April and set to go into effect on July 29, gives police the power to stop anyone they have "reasonable suspicion" to believe is an undocumented immigrant.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/22/2010 - 09:00
Hillary Clinton dropped a bomb last week while talking to the Ecuadorean press when she declared that the White House was planning to file a federal law suit to stop Arizona from enacting their stringent new immigrations laws.
"President Obama has spoken out against the law because he thinks that the federal government should be determining immigration policy," Secretary Clinton said in an interview with Quito-based television station NTN24. "And the Justice Department, under his direction, will be bringing a lawsuit against the act."
By Mariela Rosario | 05/20/2010 - 19:00
Last night at the White House State Dinner honoring Mexico, Rick Bayless treated President's Obama and Calderon to his legendary black mole, which he learned how to make from his favorite chile seller in the Oaxacan street market, Panchita.