By Sugey Palomares | 05/02/2013 - 15:42
President Barack Obama is currently in Mexico for a highly publicized meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. According to NPR, talks about immigration, drug violence, and economic trade are on Obama’s agenda. This is the President’s first trip to Latin America since winning his re-election and his fourth trip to Mexico since his Presidency.
By Amaris Castillo | 04/22/2013 - 13:42
The Boston Marathon bombing remains on a lot of peoples’ minds – in particular two senators who say that the recent tragedy that left three dead “should urge us to act quicker, not slower when it comes to getting the 11 million identified (a reference to the number of undocumented immigrants in the United States.”
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/19/2013 - 12:42
The younger sister of Vicki Soto, one of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting victims, had powerful words for the U.S. Senate after a crucial gun control legislation vote requiring background checks failed. Speaking on CNN, Carlee Soto expressed what millions of Americans feel: “I am disgusted and so disappointed in our Senate.”
By Amaris Castillo | 04/18/2013 - 11:58
The U.S. Senate failed to pass legislation on Wednesday that would expand background checks for those wanting to buy guns, causing many people to become upset, including Gabrielle Giffords, the politician who was a victim of a tragic shooting near Tucson on Jan. 8, 2011 that left six people dead and 12 wounded.
By Irina Gonzalez | 04/18/2013 - 11:50
I don’t have personal experience with guns.
I know people who keep guns in their homes for their own protection and people who have been robbed at gunpoint. But I, personally, have never had to deal with a gun. What I have had experience with, however, is fear in the classroom after news of the Columbine High School shooting spread on April 20, 1999.
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/17/2013 - 15:50
The 844 page long “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” unveiled by the Senate so-called Gang of Eight is at best "C" level work.
Click here to read the bill in its entirety.
Reaching consensus on sweeping legislation means that no one got everything she wanted. Key elements include:
By Sugey Palomares | 04/16/2013 - 16:08
After intense rounds of negotiations, eight bipartisan senators, including Marco Rubio, introduced an immigration bill that aims to fix the broken immigration system and find a lawful solution for an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. The proposed bill also plans on changing the wave of future immigration with the goal of welcoming immigrants based on their skill sets and assets.
By Viviana Hurtado | 04/11/2013 - 13:12
In 2006 while a local television reporter in Providence, Rhode Island, I covered the immigration reform rally, one of many held throughout the country. Many in politics and the media marveled that Latinos had come out in big numbers. Fast forward seven years to this week’s “All in for Citizenship” rally in Washington, DC (with important sister rallies held in other cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta).
By Sugey Palomares | 04/09/2013 - 13:29
Conservatives aren’t backing down from the immigration debate. As lawmakers from Washington return from a two-week recess, the next few weeks will be crucial in the development of an immigration reform bill, which will affected millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Learn what these Republican Latino politicians stand for and let us know if you agree.
By Sugey Palomares | 04/08/2013 - 15:11
Congress is back from recess today and looking closely at President Barack Obama’s second term agenda, including his proposed budget cuts. In a previous appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, Obama stated that his top priorities were developing immigration reform and creating harsher gun laws.