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.
By Sugey Palomares | 04/05/2013 - 14:21
As tensions rise concerning North Korean threats to attack the U.S. using nuclear force, Fidel Castro recently shared his concern over the current crisis and urged American politicians to avoid confrontation with the communist country’s leader Kim Jong Un.
By Sugey Palomares | 04/05/2013 - 11:05
President Barack Obama is feeling the heat after making comments about California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ good looks during a fundraiser in Atherton, California on Thursday.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/31/2013 - 10:51
At a time when the Republican Party is trying to gain more support from Latino voters, Alaska Republican Representative Don Young is facing major controversy after referring to Latinos as 'wetbacks' in a recent press conference.
While talking to a crowd about how technology has created job loss in the U.S., Young expressed, "I used to own – my father had a ranch,” he said. “We used to hire 50 to 60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes. You know it takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine."