Friday, June 6th, 2014

Latino leaders urge Barack Obama: Hire us

*Yes, strategically, the best thing they could have asked. Getting more Latinos in the federal workforce is a game changer. VL By Anna Palmer, Politico When top Hispanic lawmakers met with President Barack Obama earlier this year, the first issue they brought up wasn’t immigration reform. Their ask: Hire more Latinos. And they haven’t let

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Maria Contreras-Sweet Confirmed As SBA Administrator

*Good news. Contreras-Sweet’s appointment wasn’t one of the many presidential appointments log-jammed in the U.S. Senate. VL By NBCNews Maria Contreras-Sweet was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to head the Small Business Administration. Contreras-Sweet, whose family immigrated...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Obama Deportation Review Crucial to Hold Latino Support

By Michael C. Bender, Bloomberg Businessweek A review of the U.S. deportation system ordered by President Barack Obama is seen by pro-immigration Democrats as good policy and good politics. It’s appeasing the party’s Senate leaders, who’d rather...

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

“Deporter in Chief” may have unintended consequences

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco You may want to call it an unintended consequence. When national Latino advocacy organizations shifted from pressuring the Republican party on immigration issues, to pressing President Obama for his high number of deportations,...

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Latinos holding out for old promises

By Tony Castro, Voxxi Can a year that fails to produce the jewel of a long-hoped-for comprehensive immigration bill be considered a positive one for American Latinos? After all, this was supposed to be the year of...

Friday, November 15th, 2013

An apologetic Obama unveils fix on health law

By Roberta Rampton and Susan Cornwell, Reuters (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Thursday tried to ease the biggest crisis of his presidency, acknowledging missteps with his signature healthcare law and announcing a plan to help those seeing their...

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Latino politics in second Obama term: still on outside looking in?

By Angelo Falcon, National Institute for Latino Policy/NBCLatino How do we characterize Latino politics at the national level in the current context of this post-shutdown period? This is significant since our current situation is still full of polarized...

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Obama: Anyone still standing in way of bipartisan immigration reform should explain why

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino President Barack Obama fresh from a victory over Republicans on the government shutdown told House Republicans Thursday anyone standing in the way of bipartisan immigration reform should have to explain why. Flanked by Vice...

Friday, October 11th, 2013

What the Government Shutdown can teach us about Latino Politics

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco “A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.” That’s brilliant. Stanford economist Paul Romer said that back in 2004 to a group of venture-capitalists – you know, the guys with boat loads of money...

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

High rate of deportations continue under Obama despite Latino disapproval

By Mark Hugo Lopez and Ana Gonzalez-Berrra, Pew Research Cetner In an interview with Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart on Tuesday, President Obama said that it would be difficult to halt the deportation of immigrants living in the country illegally without the approval of...

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

White House postpones Latino music event

By David Jackson, USA Today The White House announced it will postpone the Musica Latina event scheduled for Monday, in light of the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard. A new date has not been set for...

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Syria complicates immigration, Obamacare

By Leigh Ann Caldwell, CNN Washington (CNN) — The looming decision on Syria is likely to preoccupy Congress for the next couple of weeks and complicate President Barack Obama’s domestic agenda. Obama’s push for military intervention against Bashar...

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Latino legislators on Obama Syria speech, “US doesn’t do pinpricks”

By Sandra Lilley, NBCLatino President Obama spoke to the nation on Tuesday night and said the U.S. is using diplomatic channels to force Syria to cede control of its chemical weapons, but warned that the U.S. “doesn’t...

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Obama’s Immigration Nuclear Option: Stopping Deportations Unilaterally

By Molly Ball, The Atlantic The biggest obstacle facing immigration reform may be not opposition but inertia. Leaders of the House of Representatives have said they plan to act, but with the coming months likely to be consumed by...

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