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Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Young Hispanic immigrants visit Capitol to demand legalization and end to deportations

By Pamela Constable, Washington Post Emboldened by revived prospects for immigration reform in Congress, a group of about 100 young immigrants from several states — including some legalized by President Obama’s “Dream Act” order and some in the U.S. illegally — held a boisterous meeting on Capitol Hill Monday and then scattered to various congressional offices

Thursday, January 30th, 2014

Why Does The Average Of Every Congress Member Look So White?

By Eric Brown, International Business Times For decades, the United States has been an increasingly diverse country. Women and minorities have more power than ever in American business, politics and entertainment. So why does this average of 535...

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Mr. Castro Goes to Washington

By Joaquin Castro, Texas Monthly One year ago I was sworn in as a United States congressman. Representing Texas’s Twentieth District, I was the successor to a South Texas legacy and part of the most diverse freshman...

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Boehner drafting GOP principles on immigration overhaul

By Brian Bennett and Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times WASHINGTON — Seeking to make an overhaul of immigration laws a priority, House Speaker John A. Boehner vowed Wednesday that he would soon release a document of conservative...

Monday, November 18th, 2013

A last push is on to pass immigration reform this year

By Jason Margolis, PRI After more than a decade, the finish line for an immigration reform bill is enticingly close. A comprehensive bill got through the Senate last summer, and a Democrat-backed bill is kicking around the House of...

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Simon Rosenberg: “Immigration Reform Is Very Much Alive”

By Simon Rosenberg, Latinovations Contrary to recent news accounts, we are closer to passing a meaningful immigration reform bill than at any point since John McCain and Ted Kennedy introduced their bill in 2005. Consider: The Senate...

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Latino members of Congress denounce King on House floor for “demonizing immigrants”

By Liliana Llamas, NBCLatino Following remarks made by Iowa Republican congressman Steve King about DREAMers, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus took to the House floor on Wednesday to denounce his “ignorant” comments, as stated by members. “America expects members...

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Sequestration hits Hispanic families hard

By Lyndsey Layton, Washington Post YONKERS, N.Y. — The only ones left in Room 5 at the Whitney Young Head Start Center are the two turtles thrashing around in a small aquarium. The reading nook is empty. The...

Friday, June 7th, 2013

poll: Latino voters evaluate Congress through actions on immigration

By Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions Latino Decisions released a new national poll today that found overwhelmingly Latino voters are following the immigration reform debate in Congress and that actions taken on the immigration bill directly influence how...

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

Congress Steps Up with National STEM Competition

By Maria Cardona, Latinovations Former Astronaut Jose Hernandez makes a strong case for expanding opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and computer science fields in a recent op-ed saying “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist...

Friday, March 1st, 2013

U.S. Sequester Cuts Would Harm Latino Babies

By Khalil Abdullah, New America Media WASHINGTON, D.C.–Thousands of unborn Americans have no say on whether the process of across-the-board federal budget cuts – the so-called “sequestration” — should move forward after officially going into effect today. Although...

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Sequester Impact on Latino Education, Health & Jobs

By Fox News Latino Among the sweeping number of budget cuts that are planned to go into effect on March 1 are many that will directly impact the lives of Latinos in the United States, including cuts...

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

Latinos in the 113th Congress

By Silvia Manzano, Latinovations The 113th Congress includes a record number of thirty-eight Latinos elected officials. These notable numbers have both policy and political implications for the future of Latino politics in the United States.  First though,...

Friday, January 18th, 2013

DREAM Activist Erika Andiola Joins Cong. Staff

By Associated Press/NBC Latino Click on picture to read story.

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