Lawmakers See Breakthrough On Senate Immigration Bill
Lawmakers See Breakthrough With Senate Immigration Bill
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/20/2013 - 13:45

The first major compromise on the immigration bill currently being debated by the Senate has been reached.

Fox News Latino reports that the tentative agreement would stiffen the bill's border security requirements without delaying legalization for those living in the country unlawfully.


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Republican Gabriel Gomez
Massachusetts Senate Race Goes Español In The Final Week
By Fox News Latino | 06/19/2013 - 04:53

As they go into the homestretch of Massachusetts’ special U.S. Senate election on June 25, Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey are fighting it out in Español.

Gomez, a private equity investor whose parents are Colombian immigrants, released a new radio ad in Spanish Tuesday on Spanish-language radio stations across the state. The campaign will follow that with Spanish-language print ads and campaign stops in Latino neighborhoods.


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Immigration Protest
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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College Graduates
Senator Proposes Adding Graduation Requirement to Dream Act
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 06/07/2013 - 10:27

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, one of the more conservative Democrats in the Senate, is proposing that the Dream Act toughen educational requirements.


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Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill - What's Next?
Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 10:32

By a vote of 13-5, the Senate panel approved the bipartisan immigration bill on Tuesday that would offer 11 million undocumented immigrants a 13-year path to citizenship. The crowd in the room cheered when the final vote count was read, and chanted, “Yes we can!” and “Si se puede!”


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Victoria Soto sister Carlee Soto after Senate gun control vote
“Disgusted” and “Disappointed”: Newtown Shooting Victim’s Sister Carlee Soto to the Senate
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/19/2013 - 12:42

The younger sister of Vicki Soto, one of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting victims, had powerful words for the U.S. Senate after a crucial gun control legislation vote requiring background checks failed. Speaking on CNN, Carlee Soto expressed what millions of Americans feel: “I am disgusted and so disappointed in our Senate.”


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Gabrielle Giffords and husband Mark Kelly
Gabrielle Giffords Pens Angry NYT Piece on Need For Gun Control
By Amaris Castillo | 04/18/2013 - 11:58

The U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation on Wednesday that would expand background checks for those wanting to buy guns, causing many people to become upset, including Gabrielle Giffords, the politician who was a victim of a tragic shooting near Tucson on Jan. 8, 2011 that left six people dead and 12 wounded.


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Gun Control Op Ed
Why The Senate Failed Us With Their Gun Control Vote
By Irina Gonzalez | 04/18/2013 - 11:50

I don’t have personal experience with guns.

I know people who keep guns in their homes for their own protection and people who have been robbed at gunpoint. But I, personally, have never had to deal with a gun. What I have had experience with, however, is fear in the classroom after news of the Columbine High School shooting spread on April 20, 1999.


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Senators Marco Rubio, Bob Menendez and Ted Cruz
Record Number of Latinos Take Their Seats in Congress!
By Samantha Leal | 11/08/2012 - 13:31

A record number of 31 Latinos will be taking seats in the U.S. Congress in January, according to the non-partisan National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Three of them will be taking their place in the Senate, while 28 Latinos will head to the House of Representatives, reports the Huffington Post.


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Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Joleen Rivera
Inspiring Young Latina of the Week: Joleen Rivera
By Jill Pankow | 03/05/2012 - 10:49

University of Wisconsin law student Joleen Rivera has already put her vast knowledge and infinite passion to good use by aiding the U.S. Latino population. When she completes her degree this year, she plans on leaving a long-lasting legacy for her community. The Puerto Rican academic is dedicated to challenging existing laws that hinder the progress of Latinos in this country. As a result of her commitment to social justice, Rivera is this week’s inspiring young Latina!


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