Friday, March 31, 2023

BREAKING NEWS: Obama Administration will Announce New Immigration Policy to Stop Deporting Eligible Youth

President Obama will announce a new immigration policy this morning that will halt the deportation of as many as 800,000 young undocumented immigrants and in some cases grant them working permits. The President will announce the new policy today at 1:15pm in the White House’s Rose Garden, one week before he addresses the National Association […]

New Latino vote poll shows support for Obama, original DREAM Act

New Latino vote poll shows support for Obama, original DREAM Act As both the Democrats and the Republicans continue to court the Latino vote, President Barack Obama continues to have a comfortable lead among Hispanic voters, according to a new national poll released Friday that gave him a 43-point margin. The Latino Decisions survey of […]

DREAM Act Alternative Filed by Florida Republican

A Republican version of the DREAM Act was filed this week on the House floor by Florida Rep. David Rivera. Although the Congressman’s version of the bill would not grant citizenship, it would provide a temporary conditional status for undocumented students to pursue their careers. Rivera said he was inspired by the story of Daniela […]

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 […]

Rubio Meets with Latino Democrats on Proposed Dream Act

Senator Marco Rubio met with Senator Robert Menendez, Representative Charles Gonzales and Representative Luis Gutierrez to discuss Rubio’s plan for a new proposed version of the Dream Act. Rubio’s version, unlike the version that Democrats have introduced in the Senate which would provide qualified young individuals with a clear path to permanent legal residency or […]

Guest Blogger Series: Julie Chavez Rodriguez “Creating a Better Life for All”

Last week I had the honor of watching one of the best films I have seen in years. Thanks to the leadership of Secretary Hilda Solis, the Department of Labor (DOL) hosted a screening of A Better Life for students and Administration employees. The film follows Carlos Galindo, a father with the strength and determination to ensure […]

Latinos with College Degrees Rises by 80 Percent

3.8 million Latinos in the U.S. now have a bachelor’s degree or higher, according to the Census Bureau, showing an 80% increase between 2001 and 2011. “This is an important milestone in our history,” said Robert Groves, Census Bureau Director. “For many people, education is a sure path to a prosperous life.” According to Census […]

Maria Cardona on NPR’s Michael Eric Dyson Show

Listen to Maria Cardona on NPR’s Michael Eric Dyson Show as she discusses the importance of Latina mothers in the upcoming 2012 presidential elections and the results of the Decision poll.

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “Why the environment is a Latino issue”

Amid all the jockeying of the primary debates, President Barack Obama’s 2013 budget was a breath of fresh air that underscored the priorities we should have as a nation. Sure, politicos may call it a campaign document, but even if you view it as only that, it is a much needed reminder of just what […]

Latino Students Protest Romney’s Visit to Arizona

While Republican president hopeful Mitt Romney visited the State of Arizona, a group of young Latinos protested his visit due to his stance on immigration reform and the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. As it stands, the legislation, which would create a path to citizenship for over two million undocumented immigrants […]