Wednesday, October 23, 2019

LULAC Brings Leaders Together To Discuss Immigration

Hundreds of Hispanic leaders congregated in our nation’s capital yesterday at the LULAC National Legislative Conference. They came together to talk about many of the important issues that envelope the Hispanic community such as health care disparities, criminal justice reform, and most importantly, comprehensive immigration reform. From Donald Trump’s offensive, anti-immigrant rhetoric to much more […]

1st Latino, Cruz, Wins; Latinos Seek Less Extreme Choice In Rubio

Ted Cruz’s Iowa Caucus win, the first by a Hispanic, is a symbolic and historic milestone for the Latino community. As the race for the 2016 Republican Presidential nomination moves on to New Hampshire the contest is increasingly solidifying as a match up between three candidates- Texas Senator Ted Cruz, Florida Senator Marco Rubio and […]

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 […]

Comentarios from Maria: The GOP Debate – a Circus with a Clown, Donald Trump

The first debate for the Republican presidential candidates aspiring to earn their Party’s nomination was a circus, with the clown, Donald Trump, as the main attraction. The debate showed us what we already knew: that Trump is rude, inappropriate, misogynous, anti-immigrant, a liar and the best gift to the Democratic Party in this election. We […]

Gov. Martin O’Malley, presidential candidate, wants to champion immigration reform

In a wide-ranging discussion Wednesday with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s CEO Javier Palomarez, Martin O’Malley, former governor of Maryland and recently-declared Democratic presidential contender, laid out his vision for a new era of progressive leadership in America. The discussion, the second in the USHCC’s Presidential Candidate Q&A Series, highlighted Mr. O’Malley’s policy positions […]

Comentarios from Maria: Republican obstructionism will not squander our dreams

May 19 could have been a transformative day for millions of undocumented immigrants who qualified for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, and the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. But unfortunately, last Tuesday was a dark day for many in our community, thanks […]

Temporary injunction on DACA, DAPA ruled to remain in place

Andrew Hanen, district court judge for the Southern District of Texas’ Brownsville Division, decided not to rule further from his February injunction blocking President Obama’s deferred action programs, affecting an estimated 4.9 million undocumented immigrants. The ruling comes after the Obama administration gave Judge Hanen a deadline to lift the temporary injunction and, as the […]

NCLR President Janet Murguía to GOP: our complaint is ‘personal’

The National Council of La Raza’s annual awards gala last night served a significant platform for expressing the organization’s ire toward the Republican Party. NCLR’s president, Janet Murguía, who once stamped President Obama as “deporter-in-chief,” redirected her outrage to the GOP, lambasting the party for a perceived “growing malignancy” toward immigration, their inaction toward true […]

Comentarios From Maria: John Boehner’s lack of leadership and its disastrous consequences

We’ve seen this movie before, and we know that it does not end well. In 2013, Republicans in Congress demonstrated that they were willing to shut down the government and lead our country to the brink of disaster because the battle over the end of year budget did not sway in their favor.  Now, Republicans […]

Comentarios From Maria: We Must Be Optimistic in the New Year

As we start the New Year, let’s take a moment to reflect on the past year’s politics and the hopes and frustrations of our community. Upon further reflection, realize that today, Hispanics are better off economically than we have been in over a decade. When President Obama took office, our economy was losing over 800,000 […]