By Galina Espinoza | 07/24/2011 - 20:15
When Janet Murguía, President and CEO of the National Council for La Raza, was planning the group's annual conference in Washington, D.C., she asked President Obama—as well as each of the nine Republicans who have entered the 2012 presidential race—to come speak to the 2,000 or so mostly Latino attendees.
President Obama said yes. All nine Republican presidential candidates said no.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.”