Friday, December 14, 2018

Congress Approaches Shutdown over DREAMers

Concern is growing in both parties that a clash over the fate of Dreamers will trigger a government shutdown this December.

‘Dream 9’ Tactics Take Debate Beyond Halls of Congress

By Valeria Fernández,  New America Media From inside the tiny rectangular windows at the Eloy Detention Center, the Dreamers arrested in last week’s protest could see the long white banner outside that spelled their names in red letters: “Maria, Claudia and Adriana.” Dozens of people have been demonstrating outside the detention center in support of the […]

Guest Blogger: Simon Rosenberg “Immigration Reform Is Very Much Alive”

Contrary to recent news accounts, we are closer to passing a meaningful immigration reform bill than at any point since John McCain and Ted Kennedy introduced their bill in 2005. Consider: The Senate passed a bill with 68 votes, the most any immigrant reform bill has received since this process began. The last time an […]

Young Latino Students Break Barriers for Higher Education

Written By: Cristian Pineda As the middle of summer approaches, recent high school graduates are looking into purchasing materials to prepare them for their first year of college. As statistics have shown, Latino graduates are up to par with their peers in preparation for attending colleges and universities as the number of enrolled students have […]

Guest Blogger: Julie Chavez Rodriguez “Business Leaders, Law Enforcement Officers, Elected Officials and Others Agree: We Need Comprehensive Immigration Reform”

As President Obama made clear earlier today the bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform bill being considered by the Senate this week is the best chance we’ve had in years to fix our broken immigration system – in large part because of the diverse and unusual coalition of stakeholders that have come together to support it. That coalition has […]

DREAMers Meet With President Obama at The White House

A group of seven DREAMers were invited to speak to President Obama in the Oval Office about the toll of the current immigration system, while emphasizing how their lives have changed thanks to deferred action. According to a White House statement, “the President reiterated his commitment to passing a bipartisan, commonsense immigration reform bill this year […]

“Understanding The Immigration Reform Debate” Google Hangout Today

New Latino Movement and Latino Giant have joined together to coordinate the Latino Educational Google Hangout, titled “Understanding The Immigration Reform Debate,” today Wednesday, April 17th at 8:00pm EST. The Latino Educational Google Hangout series, the next installment of the of New Latino Voices video conferences that initiated in 2012, aims to provide Latinos with a […]

Guest Blogger: Robert Valencia “Chilean Movie ‘No’ Teaches A Lesson to Progressive Latinos”

Chilean Movie “No” is the only Latin American film vying for an Academy Award in the Best Foreign Film category this year. Starring Gaél García Bernal, “No” recounts a story of actual events behind two opposite advertising campaigns during the 1988 plebiscite, which requested the Chilean citizenry to vote on the continuation of the then-Augusto […]

DREAMers Weigh In On Obama’s Immigration Reform Plan

For some dreamers, President Barack Obama demonstrated a new form of leadership on Tuesday when he unveiled his own framework for an immigration reform. But for others, he fell short of expectations. Cristina Jimenez, managing director of the United We Dream Network, said she welcomes Obama’s immigration reform proposal, but criticized the president saying he could’ve been […]

Arizona Governor Receives Backlash from Denying Licenses to Undocumented Youth

While Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is no stranger to controversy, her latest immigration-related decision is causing more backlash than praise. Brewer is known as having one of the toughest stances on immigration in the nation, making her a popular target of lawsuits from civil rights groups and the federal government. As recently as last week, […]