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Obama Steps Up Pressure On House To Pass Immigration Reform Bill This Year
By Fox News Latino | 10/25/2013 - 12:10

With few legislative days remaining this year, President Barack Obama called on Congress on Thursday to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill by December.

Obama said the partial government shutdown, which was commanding Congress’ attention, was over, and that there was no excuse for delaying action on an issue which has been debated for years.


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After Shutdown Crisis, Obama Says He Will Push Immigration Reform
By Fox News Latino | 10/16/2013 - 15:34

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that stalled immigration reform would be a top priority once the fiscal crisis has been resolved.

"Once that's done, you know, the day after, I'm going to be pushing to say, call a vote on immigration reform," he told the Los Angeles affiliate of Spanish-language television network Univision.


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ICE Targeting Non-Violent Immigrants
ICE Targeting Non-Violent Undocumented Immigrants
By Cristina Arreola | 10/03/2013 - 15:03

A shocking new report reveals that only 10 percent of ICE detainers met the agency’s goal of targeting individuals who pose a serious threat to public safety or national security. 


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Latino Legislators on Obama's Syria Speech
Latino Legislators on Obama's Syria Speech
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 09/11/2013 - 11:00

"What kind of world will we live in if the United States of America sees a dictator brazenly violate international law with poison gas and we choose to look the other way?" President Obama said during his nation address on Tuesday night.

NBC Latino reports that several Latino legislators had mixed feelings regarding Obama's stance on Syria


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Obama Seeks "Call to Action" Against Syria, But Should We?
By Latina Staff | 09/04/2013 - 14:05

Over the weekend, President Obama announced a "call to action" against Syria.

According to The New York Times, Obama won the support of Republican and Democratic leaders in the House on Tuesday for an attack on Syria. This gave the President a foundation to win broader approval from Congress for military action.


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New Obama Proposal Aims to Stop Detention of Undocumented Parents With Minor Children
By Samantha Leal | 08/27/2013 - 09:58

A new policy by the Obama administration is aimed at fixing the problem of minor children going into the system when their primary caregivers are detained and deported, reports Fox News Latino.


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Obama Plans to Lower College Costs: "We've Got a Crisis"
Obama Plans to Lower College Costs: "We've Got a Crisis"
By Samantha Leal | 08/23/2013 - 16:24

College seems to be getting pricier every year, and President Obama has proposed a plan to lower those rising costs, reports NBC Latino. The new plan has a few points, one of which would be rewarding colleges for enrolling and graduating low-to-moderate income students, and strengthening academic progress requirements for students receiving aid.


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Latinos Among Medal of Freedom Award Recipients
Latinos Among Medal of Freedom Award Recipients
By Amaris Castillo | 08/09/2013 - 12:18

Hearty congratulations are in order for two Latinos who will soon receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

Grammy Award-winning musician Arturo Sandoval and Nobel Prize-winning environmental scientist Mario Molina join 14 other honorees who will receive the presidential award, known as the nation’s highest civilian honor.

Other recipients include former president Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey.


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Katherine Archuleta to Become First Latina to Head the White House's OPM
Katherine Archuleta to Become First Latina to Head the White House's OPM
By Sugey Palomares | 05/24/2013 - 11:41

President Barack Obama announced that he plans on nominating Katherine Archuleta as the Director of the Office of Personnel Management. If confirmed, the Colorado-native will be the first Latina to head this agency. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is in charge of managing the civil service of the federal government.


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Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill - What's Next?
Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill
By Sugey Palomares | 05/22/2013 - 10:32

By a vote of 13-5, the Senate panel approved the bipartisan immigration bill on Tuesday that would offer 11 million undocumented immigrants a 13-year path to citizenship. The crowd in the room cheered when the final vote count was read, and chanted, “Yes we can!” and “Si se puede!”


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