Saturday, September 21, 2019

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Tyranny of 87 must stop”

We have become victims of the Tyranny of 87. This is not a reference to the years immediately preceding the French Revolution of 1789. I am referring to July 2011 in the United States of America, the greatest democracy in the world. Or so I thought. The Tyranny of 87 is the bizarre, surreal, but […]

Republican Senators Attempt to End Birthright Citizenship Again

GOP Senators introduced new anti-immigrant legislation targeting the children of undocumented immigrants. In a statement release Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said, “I am disheartened when Senators who swear by the Constitution in one breath look to re-write it in the next for political gain. The Constitution is clear: if you are born on […]

Hispanic Farmers Reject Billion Dollar Settlement from Federal Government

A lawyer representing Hispanic farmers alleging discrimination by the United States Department of Agriculture over a number of years called the $1.3 billion settlement offered by the government on Friday “unacceptable.” The group of farmers, which also includes women farmers, claims the USDA favored white farmers for years by giving them preference for loans and […]

Attempt to Pass DREAM Act Fails

This afternoon, an attempt by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) to get the US Senate to pass a bill originally sponsored by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) commonly known as the DREAM Act failed by a procedural vote. With little time left on the legislative calendar before mid-term elections, Reid announced earlier this month that […]

DREAM ACT VOTE EXPECTED LATER TODAY

After years of negotiations, strategizing and lobbying efforts, the U.S. Senate today will have the rare opportunity to vote directly on an immigration measure when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will offer the Dream Act as an amendment to the Department of Defense (DOD) Authorization bill.  The Dream Act would grant legal status to […]

Hispanic Lawmakers Say President Obama Will Push for DREAM Act

At a White House meeting on Thursday with Hispanic lawmakers, President Obama promised to do everything in his power to help pass the DREAM Act, which would allow thousands of young people who attend college or join the military to become legal U.S. residents. Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), who attended the meeting along with Rep. […]