Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Immigration A Top Priority For Democrats

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders promised to act on immigration reform during Thursday night’s town hall in Nevada, even if they have to go it alone. The town hall sponsored by MSNBC and Telemundo and moderated by Jose Diaz-Balart, allowed voters in Nevada the opportunity to ask questions in both English and Spanish. The forum […]

Xavier Becerra Questions Bernie Sanders’ Record On Immigration

Now that Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is seeking the Democratic nomination for president the concerns of immigrant families and the challenges of enacting comprehensive immigration reform seems to be front and center of his agenda. That is the message from a prominent Latino lawmaker, US Representative Xavier Becerra of California, and the leader of the […]

Comentarios from Maria: Executive Actions-An Important Victory

We know that members of the Republican Party have made every effort to block any action to relieve the situation of the undocumented community in this country. We must not forget that the people that Republicans want to continue to suffer under the current immigration laws are the same people who came to this country […]

Comentarios From Maria: Achievements to Celebrate This Thanksgiving Day

We must celebrate President Obama and his administration’s hard fought policy achievements in the face of partisanship, division and inaction, and give thanks as Americans and be proud that the president’s achievements are achievements for us all. We’re almost ready to end the year and ring in 2016. But first, as has been done in […]

Comentarios From Maria: Paul Ryan’s Immigration Reform Tantrum!!! 

As of last week we now have a new speaker of the House of Representatives of the United States. The new occupant of that position is no less than Representative Paul Ryan. Yes, the same Paul Ryan who was chosen as the vice presidential candidate by Republican Mitt Romney in 2012. The same Paul Ryan […]

White House Rebukes Speaker Paul Ryan’s Immigration Remarks

The White House admonished newly appointed Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin, for refusing to cooperate with the Obama administration on comprehensive immigration reform, only days into his tenure. Speaker Ryan announced on Sunday that President Obama cannot be trusted on the issue of immigration, a skepticism born out of his 2014 executive […]

Democratic Party to Reaffirm Position as Party in Favor of Immigration Reform, Workers’ Rights

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) introduced a resolution at its annual meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, endorsing President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration and affirmed the party’s position as pro-comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, and as the Party of workers’ rights. With a renewed commitment to the rights of workers to organize, […]

No Date Set For Decision On President’s Immigration Actions

            The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday heard arguments on whether or not to lift a temporary injunction placed by Texas-based US District Court Judge Andrew Hanen on President Barack Obama’s executive orders regarding the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action For […]

Study: DACA and DAPA programs would mean higher wages, increase in GDP

The President’s contentious executive action immigration programs could lead to $103 billion more in available wages for qualified recipients and a $230 billion increase in our country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in ten years, according to a new study from the Center for American Progress (CAP). The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) and Deferred […]

Congressmen to hold DACA, DAPA workshops in the midst of lawsuit against executive actions

In an act of defiance against a federal judge’s temporary injunction and a lawsuit threatening to dismantle President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) will host a forum and workshop in California this weekend to discuss the actions, and to notify families if they are eligible for the […]