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.
By Mariela Rosario | 06/13/2011 - 12:45
In honor of President Obama's pending visit to Puerto Rico (the first by a sitting president in 50 years!) and the National Puerto Rican Day parade that just rocked New York City, we wanted to share five cool facts you may not know about the small, but influential, Caribbean nation:
By Mariela Rosario | 06/09/2011 - 14:49
President Obama has appointed Katherine Archuleta as the Political Director of his 2012 reelection campaign, dubbed Obama for America. She is the first Latina to ever hold this position for a major presidential campaign.
By Amaris Castillo | 05/31/2011 - 17:43
During the Obama administrations recent crackdown on the hiring of illegal immigrants, increasingly tough criminal charges have been pressed against employers who hire illegal immgrants while less emphasis has been placed on criminal arrests of the workers themselves reports The New York Times. The long-running investigations of employers have resulted in a combination of exponentially increased jail sentences and fines, convictions, and indict
By Irasema Romero | 05/27/2011 - 11:19
President Barack Obama has gathered a group of 15 Hispanic education and business leaders to help close the education gap that exists among Hispanics—only 50% of Latinos graduate from high school.
He announced Thursday the selection of the Hispanic Education Commission that includes Univision Networks president Cesar Conde and Francisco G. Cigarroa, chancellor of The University of Texas (UT) System.