Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Immigration and the Lame Duck Congress

What a difference an election makes. Take, for instance, immigration. Wasn’t it a mere handful of weeks ago that Republicans were staunchly stalwart in their opposition to any and all immigration reform? Now there’s talk of a GOP led immigration bill to be considered by the lame duck Congress. The Associated Press reports: Republican leaders made it clear after the election […]

Increase in Deferred Action Applications after Obama Re-Election

With President Obama re-elected into office and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) secure, there has been an increase of interest and applications from undocumented students. “I’ve seen an increase in three ways,” says Jose Peñalosa, an immigration lawyer in Phoenix and a worker for No Dream Deferred. “In my office and through the […]

Mitt Romney Offers Negative Remarks on Blacks, Latinos, and Young Voters

In the aftermath of presidential campaigns, it’s rare that you give much thought to the legacy or character of the losing candidate. Usually losing candidates disappear into the shadows of political footnotes. Sometimes, the world even comes to appreciate those candidates in the way we never anticipated. Al Gore, for instance, withdrew from a race […]

Guest Blogger: Marcus Atkinson “How Obama Won”

Tuesday, Latinos showed their political strength. The country knew the numbers, but on that day the power of numbers shown through as millions of Latinos went to the polls and expressed their right through the power of votes, and led Obama to victory, largely through the swing states. According to the Pew Hispanic Research Center, […]

Comentarios from Maria: “Hora De Reflexión Y De Cumplir Las Promesas”

Una vez más, los votantes de Estados Unidos apoyaron al Presidente Obama y haciendo historia, reeligieron al primer presidente afroamericano luego de una campaña muy reñida y a veces demasiado negativa. Mucho se debatirá de aquí en adelante sobre qué le pasó al gobernador Romney, dónde se equivocó y qué rumbo tomará el Partido Republicano […]

Historic Latino Support for President Obama Secures Second Term

Claiming the highest Latino support that any presidential candidate in U.S. history has enjoyed, President Barack Obama was re-elected last night with a decisive 303 electoral votes and 50.3% of the popular vote. According to Latino Decisions exit polls, 75% of Latinos voted for President Obama, surpassing the 67% support he enjoyed in the 2008 […]

Election 2012: What’s At Stake For Latino Voters

On Election Day, there are two distinct paths that are at stake for Latino voters: One being the president’s policies as he heads into the second term and the other would rest on the chance that Mitt Romney would fare better in a divided Congress. President Barack Obama’s campaign is reiterating that the growth of the Latino […]

Maryland Votes on DREAM Act

Depending on the outcome of tomorrow’s elections, Maryland could be the first state to pass a proposal similar to the DREAM Act by popular vote that would allow undocumented immigrant students to pay in-state college tuition instead of out-of-state tuition. “We have a constitutional obligation to provide a public education for every child in our […]

East Coast Continues Feeling the Ripple Effects of Hurricane Sandy

As of Thursday morning, Hurricane Sandy has caused 75 deaths in the United States, while cutting off power to more than 7 million people and businesses, many of whom have no timeline for when it will be restored. Even though all regions that come into contact with the storm will be affected in a negative way, some […]

Comprehensive Immigration Reform First-Year Priority for Obama if Re-Elected

In an interview with the Des Moines Register, President Obama says that if he is re-elected as president for a second term, it would be from the support of his strong lead among Latino voters, and commits to work on reaching an agreement with lawmakers for comprehensive immigration reform during the first year of his […]