How the Government Shutdown Will Affect You
8 Ways the Government Shutdown Will Affect You
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 10/01/2013 - 14:17

It's been 17 years since we last experienced a government shutdown. Under the Constitution, Congress must pass laws to spend money, but if they cannot agree on a spending bill, then the government no longer has the legal right to spend money.


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Senator Durbin
DREAM Act Reintroduced Before Congress!
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 05/11/2011 - 16:30

Undocumented students will get another shot at staying in the country: The DREAM Act has been reintroduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives today, as President Obama turns up the heat on efforts at comprehensive immigration reform ahead of the 2012 election. 


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Navy SEAL, Son of Mexican Immigrants, Helped Kill Osama Bin Laden
Navy SEAL, Son of Mexican Immigrants, Helped Kill Osama Bin Laden
By Fox News Latino | 05/03/2011 - 11:05

One of the Navy SEALs who helped kill Osama Bin Laden is the son of Mexican immigrants, according to a published report.

U.S. soldier Ruben Mejía, whose parents were born in Guanajuato, was part of the now-famed elite Navy SEAL squad, Team Six, who killed the world's most notorious terrorist, El Universal reported.


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President Obama
President Obama Calls for Immigration Reform Meeting
By Fox News Latino | 04/19/2011 - 12:50

President Barack Obama has called upon a bipartisan group of immigration reform supporters to discuss the importance of fixing the nation's "broken immigration system." 

The invitees are expected to meet with Obama at the White House on Tuesday afternoon in an attempt to show wide and varied support for revamping the immigration system. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro are among those invited.


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US Diplomat Heather Hodges
Ecuador Ousts U.S. Diplomat
By Amaris Castillo | 04/07/2011 - 08:27

The Associated Press reports that an U.S. Ambassador will be expelled from Ecuador over a 2009 diplomatic cable revealed by WikiLeaks that accuses a retired police chief of dishonesty and speculates that Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa knew about his questionable activity.


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What You Need to Know: 2010 Census Results & Immigration Laws in the U.S.
What You Need to Know: 2010 Census Results & Immigration Laws in the U.S.
By Mariela Rosario | 04/01/2011 - 15:55

Back when Arizona first passed SB 1070 in the summer of 2010, we decided to look into the similar laws that were sweeping across the country at the time. Now with the 2010 census results in, we updated the map to get a side-by-side look at the immigration laws as they relate to each state's Latino population. Click here to see the full page map.


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President Obama to Latino Parents: "You're the Single Biggest Factor in Your Child’s Success"
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/29/2011 - 09:30

Get involved. That was President Obama’s message to parents in his first town hall on Latino education Monday. During the town hall, held at Bell Multicultural High School in Washington DC, he also stressed the importance of investing in early education programs, improving teacher quality and passing the DREAM Act allowing children of undocumented parents to stay in the country if they enroll in college or military service.

“No matter where you’re from, you’re the single biggest factor in your child’s success,” he said.


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White House Releases Recommendations on the Status of Puerto Rico
White House Releases Recommendations on the Status of Puerto Rico
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/16/2011 - 15:30

Puerto Ricans should be the only ones who have a say in whether the island remains a part of the United States or becomes independent and the President and Congress should act on the results quickly, says a new report by the President’s Task Force on Puerto Rico released today.

The 114-page report is the product of two years work by the Task Force that included public meetings in the island nation. It lays out scores of recommendations on some of the island’s biggest challenges: economic development, healthcare and the future of Vieques.


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Direct Flights from Puerto Rico to Cuba Now Available
Direct Flights from Puerto Rico to Cuba Now Available
By Amaris Castillo | 03/09/2011 - 14:30

U.S. citizens looking to visit Cuba now have more options of departure locations after eight new airports were given permission to schedule flights to and from the island nation.


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Arizona Laws
Arizona’s Controversial Laws: A Crash Course
By Lourdes Medrano | 02/15/2011 - 18:05

Arizona lawmakers are continuing their push this week to deny automatic citizenship to children of illegal immigrants. Senator Ron Gould (R-AZ) recently called off the vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee because he believed the bill would have been defeated, but more receptive legislators are expected to again take up the agenda this week. The goal is to force the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider whether the 14th Amendment truly guarantees citizenship to such children.


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