Monday, October 14, 2019

Thomas E. Perez Expected to Face Tough Questions over Past Record

During his confirmation hearing today, Secretary of Labor nominee Thomas E. Perez is expected to face tough questions from Republican critics about his tenure as head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Perez’s actions are being questioned following what critics saw as a reputation for being an “aggressive regulator,” and for pushing policies that […]

Mitt Romney’s Sole Spanish-Language Ad May Not Be Enough

Mitt Romney’s lack of campaign advertisements in Spanish has some in the Latino community wondering if his claims that he “believes” in the Latino population are true. At this point in the 2012 Presidential Election campaign, Romney has only released one Spanish language ad. The ad, which was released in January 2012, has created a […]

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arizona Immigration Law Case Today

The U.S. Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments in the Arizona Immigration Law case today to decide the constitutionality of this law and to bring light to the potential need for restructuration of the nation’s immigration system. “This decision will make very clear what the law is when it comes to immigration,” says SEIU […]

Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant Law Backfires, Creating a New Civil Rights Movement

Alabama’s show-me-your-papers law, HB56, threatens to turn the clock back to a time when hardworking men and women were persecuted because of the color of their skin. The law legitimizes racial profiling, terrorizes people of color throughout the state, frightens children, and harms the state’s economy. Sound familiar? Alabama’s past — post emancipation years characterized […]

Obama says Immigration Reform Difficult in State of the Union Address

President Barack Obama called on lawmakers to work together to pass comprehensive immigration reform in Tuesday’s State of the Union address, but acknowledged it would be a tough battle. “I know that debate will be difficult and take time, but tonight, let’s agree to make that effort,” Obama told the joint session of Congress last […]