Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “How to take long holiday from high gas prices”

Memorial Day is here and millions of Americans will be hitting the road to see family and friends, take a breather away from home. And luckily, after months of sky-high gas prices at the pump, they will find lower gas prices. Let’s be grateful for this relief, even as we know prices can shoot back […]

Impact of Budget Cuts on Latinos

The budget deal made last Friday by Congressional leaders to cut $38 billion in spending for the last 6 months of this fiscal will severely impact Latinos and other disadvantaged communities. The deal proposes cutting more than half (52%) of the budget to education, labor and health programs that are heavily used by Latinos. Voto […]

President Obama Backs Push to Pass DREAM Act During Lame Duck Session

The President met with Hispanic lawmakers Tuesday afternoon and said he will support their efforts to pass the DREAM Act during the current lame duck session. The immigration legislation would provide a path for legalization for undocumented students who were brought into the United States illegally by their parents as minors if they pursue higher […]

Hispanic Lawmakers to Meet with President Obama to Push Immigration Legislation in Lame Duck Session

Leaders from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will meet with the President this afternoon in an effort to get the White House to support the passage of an immigration bill during the lame duck session. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.), Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) will be present at the meeting.  The lawmakers […]

Menendez Introduces Immigration Reform Bill

Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 yesterday in Washington, D.C.  The bill could legalize millions of undocumented immigrants. “I was pleased to see that Senator Menendez introduced a bill in the Senate to fix our nation’s broken immigration system,” President Barack Obama said in a statement.  “I look forward […]

Obama and Administration Continue Push for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

While on the campaign stump in Albuquerque Tuesday, President Barack Obama said he will continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform while a White House official in Washington said the debate over the emotional issue may be underway sooner rather than later. President Obama’s comments came as he travels to several states on behalf of […]

Hispanic Legislators to Discuss Immigration Reform with President Obama

Later today, Rep. Nydia Velazquez, Sen. Robert Menendez and Rep. Luis Gutierrez will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss a strategy that will aid immigration reform efforts that seem to be gaining momentum this week. “We won’t stop until we get comprehensive immigration reform,” Velazquez, chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, […]

President Obama Says He Will Fight for Immigration Reform

At the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala Awards Wednesday night, an annual gathering of Hispanic leaders and members of Congress, President Obama said he won’t “walk away” from an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws. “You have every right to keep the heat on me and the Democrats, and I hope you do. That’s how […]

Sen. Robert Menendez to Introduce Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill

In an announcement today, New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez said he will introduce comprehensive immigration legislation that would give 11 million undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship.  The bill could be introduced as early as the end of this month.  It would provide the legislative details of an immigration blueprint introduced by Democratic leaders earlier […]