Barack Obama after the Senate ended the government shutdown
Congress Ends Shutdown, U.S. Government Reopens Its Doors
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/17/2013 - 09:55

After 16 days, Congress finally approved a measure to end the partial government shutdown.

The Senate voted 81-18 in favor of the measure, while the House voted 285-144 in favor.

The only votes against the measure in the Senate came from conservative Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.


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Barack Obama Meets with House Democratic Leaders
After Shutdown Crisis, Obama Says He Will Push Immigration Reform
By Fox News Latino | 10/16/2013 - 15:34

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that stalled immigration reform would be a top priority once the fiscal crisis has been resolved.

"Once that's done, you know, the day after, I'm going to be pushing to say, call a vote on immigration reform," he told the Los Angeles affiliate of Spanish-language television network Univision.


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Anti-Immigration Activists Chain Themselves Outside Detention Center
Protestors Chain Themselves Outside Arizona Detention Center
By Cristina Arreola | 10/16/2013 - 14:43

Frustrated by the lack of progress in Congress on immigration reform, protestors have resorted to drastic new tactics to prevent deportations.


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Ted Cruz with father Rafael and daughter Caroline during victory speech in 2012
Ted Cruz's Father Compares Obama to Fidel Castro -- Repeatedly
By Latina Staff | 10/16/2013 - 10:42

Sen. Ted Cruz's father Rafael Cruz took the stage at a Freedom Works Free the People event this summer and gave a speech in which he compared President Obama to Fidel Castro numerous times.

"It is such an honor to be here with so many patriots," said elder Cruz. He then went on to share with the crowd that he "grew up in Cuba under a strong, military, oppressive dictatorship" and that as a teenager had become involved in a revolution.


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U.S. and Cuba Discuss Possible Direct Mail Service
U.S. and Cuba Discuss Possible Direct Mail Service
By Cristina Arreola | 09/16/2013 - 12:43

Cubanos, great news! Soon you may be able to mail letters back-and-forth between the U.S. and Cuba. 

The United States and Cuba sat down on Monday in Havana to discuss re-establishing direct mail services between the two countries after a 50-year-ban. The two countries plan to discuss letter services, not packages or express mail, a source told Reuters.


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Latino Legislators on Obama's Syria Speech
Latino Legislators on Obama's Syria Speech
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/11/2013 - 11:00

"What kind of world will we live in if the United States of America sees a dictator brazenly violate international law with poison gas and we choose to look the other way?" President Obama said during his nation address on Tuesday night.

NBC Latino reports that several Latino legislators had mixed feelings regarding Obama's stance on Syria


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Obama Seeks "Call to Action" Against Syria, But Should We?
By Latina Staff | 09/04/2013 - 14:05

Over the weekend, President Obama announced a "call to action" against Syria.

According to The New York Times, Obama won the support of Republican and Democratic leaders in the House on Tuesday for an attack on Syria. This gave the President a foundation to win broader approval from Congress for military action.


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Barack Obama speaks at the University of Cape Town
Obama Says Immigration Reform Will Miss August Deadline
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 07/17/2013 - 11:09

House Republicans have been debating the "Gang of Eight" immigration reform bill since it was passed by the Senate on June 27.


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Immigration Protest
Senate Votes 'Yes' on Immigration Bill -- What's Next?
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/12/2013 - 10:16

The Senate has finally voted on whether or not to proceed with a formal debate on the immigration reform bill and the decision is "yes." The bill needed 60 votes in order to continue in the Senate, and it got an overwhelming 82 votes. This vote opens the window of possibility for President Obama's end of summer goal for the bill to be reached.


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Will Congress Finish Immigration Deal by Summer's End?
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/10/2013 - 13:53

According to President Obama, there should be no reason why Congress won't be able to pass an immigration overhaul by the end of summer.


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