Thursday, March 12th, 2015

DOJ Files Emergency Appeal In Immigration Executive Action Case

PRESS RELEASE By Wendy Feliz, American Immigration Council Today, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an emergency motion of stay pending appeal to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in response to Texas District Court Judge Hanen’s decision to issue a preliminary injunction ordering a temporary halt to President Obama’s expansion of the Deferred Action

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Poll: Immigration support grows

By Tal Kopan, Politico Americans are more supportive of immigration than ever, according to a new poll, with a record-low number of people wanting to decrease the flow of immigration. More people want immigration increased than ever...

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Latin food: Make it healthier with these tips

By Hope Gillette, Saludify Latin food… Hmm… so rich in flavor… and so rich in fat? Unfortunately. Although it is difficult to generalize — since Latin food is typical food from countries in Latin America (all of which...

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Two Latinas honored as “Champions of Change” in climate change

By Kristina Puga, NBCLatino In the wake of President Barack Obama’s Climate Action Plan recognizing the need to cut carbon pollution, this week the White House honored 11 individuals as “Champions of Change” who are working to protect public health...

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Sarah Palin says GOP disrespects Hispanics

By Teresa Puente, Chicanísima Sarah Palin shows she’s clueless once again. She released a statement to the GOP establishment on her Facebook page Friday claiming that the immigration bill disrespects Hispanics. “You’ve just abandoned the Reagan Democrats...

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Immigration debate: Tuition breaks go largely unclaimed

By Caitlin Emma, Politico Fifteen states have passed laws allowing undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition at public colleges — a huge incentive for lower-income kids looking for a financial break. But while opponents have screamed about...

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Could you pass the US citizenship test?

By U.S. News/NBCNews When immigrants want to become Americans, they must take a civics test as part of their naturalization interview before an immigration officer. Could you pass it? The questions asked by the U.S. Citizenship and...

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

2016 forecast: Rubio, Bush, Ryan have chance to win over 40% of Latino vote

By Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions While the 2016 presidential election is a full three years away many of the high profile Republican contenders are enmeshed in the immigration reform debate, and if Republicans demonstrate strong leadership on...

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Texas voter ID law “will take effect immediately”

By Todd J. Gillman, Dallas Morining News WASHINGTON — The implications of  (the Sup[reme Court’s) landmark ruling could be swift and stunning. With the Supreme Court suspending the mechanism that forced Texas to get a federal OK before it can...

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Supreme Court Rules DOMA Unconstitutional, Prop 8 Petitioners Have No Legal Standing

By Fronteras After an almost five-year debate on Proposition 8, the Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marrige to resume in California. The high court ruled that supporters of Proposition 8 lacked standing to appeal lower court...

Monday, June 17th, 2013

As U.S. Plugs Border in Arizona, Crossings Shift to South Texas

By Eric Lipton, New York Times WASHINGTON — A surge in migrant traffic across the Southwest border into Texas has resulted in a milestone: the front line of the battle against illegal crossings from Mexico has shifted...

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

1.4 million Latino voters are not asleep

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco 1.4 million more Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election than in 2008. The number seems to be lost in the latest round of national political speculation. The U.S. Census Bureau issued a...

Monday, June 3rd, 2013

Inside the 2012 Latino Electorate

PRESS RELEASE A record 11.2 million Latinos voted in the 2012 presidential election, but Latinos’ voter turnout rate continues to lag other groups significantly, according to an analysis of new Census Bureau data by the Pew Research Center. Overall,...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

CA TV News Links UFW Flag with Gang Activity

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Taquista Benito Juarez alerted us to this story this morning. San Francisco television station KRON aired a report about an escalation in gang violence in East Palo Alto, California. It’s serious stuff –...

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