By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/15/2011 - 16:25
President Barack Obama opened his speech at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s annual gala Wednesday night with a joke reminding everyone that Rey Decerega, the institute’s program director, had accidentally broken his lip during a basketball game last November. “Not many people can give the President of the United States stitches on his lip and get away with it,” Obama said.
By Mariela Rosario | 08/18/2011 - 16:00
President Obama has been facing some serious heat lately over his handling (or lack thereof) of the immigration issue since taking office. Back in 2008, he promised the Latino community that immigration reform would be a priority during his first term, but unfortunately has not been able to get congress to meet in the middle over the controversial reform legislation. Since then, the Obama administration has deported more than one million immigrants.
By Galina Espinoza | 08/15/2011 - 16:22
With a “National Day of Action” set for tomorrow to protest President Obama’s decision to involve local police officers in immigration enforcement, Latina asked the President last week to clarify his position on immigration as part of a wide-ranging interview that will appear in the magazine’s November issue.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/11/2011 - 10:00
In light of the United States’ great debt, a conservative fundraising group has launched a television advertisement aimed at Latino voters. The "Despertarse" ad, which was paid for by super-PAC American Crossroads, features a Latina mother losing sleep over the country’s unemployment rate. A super-PAC is a fundraising group that is able to accept unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations or unions.
By Galina Espinoza | 08/10/2011 - 19:14
Despite acknowledging that the recent showdown with Congress over raising the debt ceiling “has shaken a lot of confidence” and left “some repair work that needs to be done,” President Obama does not plan to call Congress back from its recess to address the growing economic crisis.
By Adriana Rivera | 08/04/2011 - 13:15
“Destroying families is un-American,” said Chicago community leader Artemio Arreola.
With nearly 400,000 deportations per year, and more than one million families separated, President Obama’s administration is facing heat from the immigrant Latino community. The national Change Takes Courage campaign, launched on June 30 and sponsored by the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, is combating the President’s resistance to stop deportations.
By Amaris Castillo | 08/02/2011 - 18:00
Since Arizona’s passage of SB 1070 caused a frenzy last year (and was later ruled unconstitutional), it seems as though the topic of immigration has remained in the headlines and will likely stay a hot button issue until at least the 2012 election. Some states have made headlines with their own efforts to pass immigration laws or—on the other end of the spectrum—pass their own versions of the DREAM Act.
By Amaris Castillo | 06/27/2011 - 15:08
President Barack Obama is under heat for not attending a major Latino convention for the third year in a row, CNN.com reports. According to the website, Obama declined to speak at the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) this past weekend, which took place in San Antonio, Texas. NALEO is a nonprofit organization that promotes the participation of
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/22/2011 - 13:15
The aim is simple but ambitious: Lock up the Latino vote until President Obama uses his presidential powers to stop deportations of undocumented immigrants that separate families.
Several Latino organizations and churches, led by Familia Latina Unida, have launched a nationwide campaign to pressure Obama into signing an executive order to halt deportations of illegal immigrants who have U.S. citizen children.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/14/2011 - 15:35
President Obama spoke to the people of Puerto Rico today, becoming the first sitting president in 50 years to visit the island nation (President John F. Kennedy was the last). Back in 2008, when he was the Democratic candidate for the highest office in the U.S., Obama made a promise to the residents of Puerto Rico that he would return as President, and today he kept his word.