By Fox News Latino | 07/19/2013 - 10:36
Despite strong opposition from Republicans, former Department of Justice official Thomas Perez became the Labor Secretary – and the only Latino currently serving in President Barack Obama’s cabinet.
Dominican-Americans expressed pride over the first one from their community serving in a cabinet-level post.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/19/2013 - 16:32
After a day since President Barack Obama announced his Cabinet nomination, he is already feeling the heat from conservatives about his pick. Dominican American Thomas Perez was offered the seat as the next Secretary of Labor to replace Hilda Solis since her resignation, but Rush Limbaugh recently went on a rant about the civil rights lawyer.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/18/2013 - 15:35
This morning, President Obama nominated Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez to succeed Hilda Solis' post as head of the Labor Department. Throughout his career as a civil rights lawyer, he has fought hard for working class families and vowed to continue on that path if confirmed. Perez would also become the first Dominican-American to ever be appointed to a cabinet-level position in the U.S. Now that's making history! Here are 5 other facts you should know about him.
By Samantha Leal | 03/11/2013 - 15:15
President Obama intends to name Thomas Perez as the new secretary of Labor, who currently serves as the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, reports the LA Times. If passed, Perez would be the only Latino in the Cabinet at this point in Obama's second term.