Obama Cracks Down On Companies That Employ Illegal Immigrants
Obama Cracks Down On Companies That Employ Illegal Immigrants
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


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DREAM Act Delay Could Lead to Latino Revolt
Rep. Luis Gutíerrez says DREAM Act Delay Could Lead to Latino Revolt
By Mariela Rosario | 12/02/2010 - 11:00

The failure to address immigration reform and, more specifically, the DREAM Act, may backfire miserably on both Republicans and Democrats. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) filed a motion on Tuesday to vote for closure on the DREAM Act, essentially forcing Congress to bring the debate to an end and put the bill up for a legislative consideration.


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POLL: Should Marco Rubio be the Next GOP Vice Presidential Nominee?
POLL: Should Marco Rubio be the Next GOP Vice Presidential Nominee?
By Stacey Rivera | 11/30/2010 - 16:15

Marco Rubio hasn’t even begun his term yet but there is already buzz that he could be the Republican nominee for vice president in 2012. Rubio is the Cuban-American senator-elect from Florida who won a hard-fought and highly publicized three-way race against Charlie Crist and Kendrick Meeks.
 


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Immigration Hardliners Ready to Go on OFFENSIVE
GOP Ready to Attack Any Immigration Reform Including Amnesty
By Fox News Latino | 11/11/2010 - 17:00

Republicans are still savoring their midterm election triumph, but some immigration hard liners are already gearing up to protest any comprehensive immigration reform bill that would give a path to citizenship for people living in the United States illegally.


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Election Day!
Election Day!
By Stacey Rivera | 11/02/2010 - 08:44

After months of politicians courting our vote, and in some cases urging us not to vote, Election Day is finally here. While the outcome of the elections is unclear, what is clear is that these elections will be more influenced by Latinos than ever before. Still unsure who to vote for, or even if you are voting today? Read our election coverage here.

Republicans Urge Latinos Not to Vote in Nevada


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Republicans Urge Latinos Not to Vote in Nevada
Republicans Urge Latinos Not to Vote in Nevada
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 10/20/2010 - 16:45

As if a recent Pew Hispanic Center report stating that half of Latino registered voters plan not to vote on November 2 weren’t shocking enough, now a Republican group calling itself Latinos for Reform, headed by Robert de Posada, is actually encouraging a poll boycott in online and TV ads.


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DREAM Act Activists React to Republican Filibuster
DREAM Act Activists React to Republican Filibuster
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/22/2010 - 14:15

As soon as she heard that Republicans had filibustered a defense bill that would have brought the DREAM Act to a vote in the Senate, Lizbeth Mateo got on a plane and headed to Washington D.C., along with other DREAM Act student activists who are not giving up on getting the decade-old bill passed this year. “I’ve been here since then, lobbying a lot of people,” Mateo told Latina.com. “We were hopeful, but we knew it was going to be tough.”


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Republicans Pushing to Change 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution
By Mariela Rosario | 08/06/2010 - 08:00

Republicans have renewed the call to revise the 14th amendment of the constitution, which guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the United States.


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Texas Board of Ed. Votes to Rewrite History, Whitewash Textbooks
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2010 - 15:30

Last Friday, the Texas Board of Education—stacked with socially conservative Republicans by Governor Rick Perry—approved a new social studies curriculum that would essentially rewrite history in favor of a right-leaning political agenda.

After the vote, Mavis B. Knight, a Democrat from Dallas told the NY Times, “The social conservatives have perverted accurate history to fulfill their own agenda.”


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GOP Proposing Bill To Rescind Birthright Citizenship for Children Born to Undocumented Parents
By Mariela Rosario | 02/18/2010 - 16:00

Republican lawmakers recently introduced a bill that would take US citizenship away from babies born in the United States to undocumented immigrants. The concept of birthright citizenship is a fundamental tenet of the constitution of this country. But according to Rep. Gary Miller (R-Brea, CA), "You have many people coming to this country illegally. They come to this country and have babies. The children are citizens," Miller told the Whittier Daily News.


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