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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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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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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President Barack Obama and Thomas Perez; labor secretary nominee.
5 Things to Know About Obama Cabinet Nominee Thomas Perez
By Sugey Palomares | 03/18/2013 - 15:35

This morning, President Obama nominated Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez to succeed Hilda Solis' post as head of the Labor Department. Throughout his career as a civil rights lawyer, he has fought hard for working class families and vowed to continue on that path if confirmed. Perez would also become the first Dominican-American to ever be appointed to a cabinet-level position in the U.S. Now that's making history! Here are 5 other facts you should know about him.


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President Barack Obama speaks about immigration reform in Las Vegas
President Obama Says Immigration Reform is Likely in 6 Months, Speaks Spanish
By Kamren Curiel | 01/31/2013 - 13:27

On the heels of his highly anticipated immigration speech at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, President Obama spoke to two of the country's leading Spanish-language television networks about his immediate plan for immigration reform.

In interview with Telemundo's Jose Diaz-Balart, Obama said he's hopeful an immigration overhaul is something that can get done "certainly this year, and I’d like to see if we can get it done sooner, in the first half of the year if possible."


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