By Viviana Hurtado | 03/05/2013 - 16:47
I’m trying to figure out how to explain the impact of sequestration to my Latina readers. These are the automatic cuts divided evenly between defense and domestic spending, totally $1.2 trillion dollars over ten years that kicked in last week when Congress and The White House couldn’t come to an agreement on the federal budget deficit.
By Sugey Palomares | 03/05/2013 - 10:35
Jeb Bush may be trying to become a major player in the national debate about immigration.
By Viviana Hurtado | 02/27/2013 - 18:08
In 1965, 25,000 people marched to Montgomery, Alabama to help pass the Voting Rights Act. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court, including Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, heard arguments on a section of this historic legislation with their decision having a big impact on the Latino vote.
By Kamren Curiel | 02/22/2013 - 11:52
Right-wing political commentator Ann Coulter lashed out at Republicans working to pass comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship. In an opinion piece titled "Hispanicked GOP Elite: They'll Respect Us in the Morning," the 51-year-old New York native claims Latinos will never vote for the GOP because they are too "poor" and "government dependent."
By Sugey Palomares | 02/22/2013 - 11:16
Despite President Barack Obama’s challenge of delivering spending cuts for the sequester deadline on March 1st, a new survey conducted by USA Today and the Pew Research Center claims that his approval rate among Latinos has improved dramatically.
By Kamren Curiel | 02/21/2013 - 13:13
In the midst of President Obama's highly anticipated immigration reform proposal—a leaked version raised GOP concerns for reportedly not tying a pathway to citizenship to new border security measures—a new report found that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detained nearly 1 million people between 2008 and 2012. Of those detained, 800 were American citizens, which is illegal for authorities to do.
By Viviana Hurtado | 02/13/2013 - 16:31
I was one a few dozen people invited to an exclusive State of the Union Social at the White House with an “enhanced” speech. Staffers, interns, and techies made graphics for the TV monitor that illustrated with data key parts of President Barack Obama’s address.
By Kamren Curiel | 01/31/2013 - 13:27
On the heels of his highly anticipated immigration speech at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, President Obama spoke to two of the country's leading Spanish-language television networks about his immediate plan for immigration reform.
In interview with Telemundo's Jose Diaz-Balart, Obama said he's hopeful an immigration overhaul is something that can get done "certainly this year, and I’d like to see if we can get it done sooner, in the first half of the year if possible."
By Kamren Curiel | 01/29/2013 - 14:06
In an attempt to make swift moves on immigration reform, President Obama will unveil his plan in Las Vegas, Nevada today. After winning a historical 71% of the Latino vote in November, Obama chose to lay down his proposal in a state where over a quarter of the population is Latino.