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Hispanic Leaders Believe Immigration Reform Will Occur in Next Presidential Term

Civil and political leaders from the Latino community meeting Tuesday for the annual conference of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute are confident that the presidential term that begins in 2013 will see the approval of immigration reform. continue reading »

Importance of the Latino Vote Highlighted at DNC

Hispanics have been in the spotlight more than ever at this week's Democratic National Convention, a sign that the Barack Obama campaign must attract more Latinos to the polls in November. continue reading »

Activist Dolores Huerta, Latinos for Obama Promote Voter Registration in North Carolina

Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta urged North Carolina's Hispanics to register, vote and support President Barack Obama to "make the difference" in the November elections. continue reading »

Thousands Apply for Deferred Action in Chicago

Thousands of undocumented immigrants jammed the installations of Chicago's Navy Pier, where some stood in line all night to be among the first to apply for a new program that promises protection from deportation. continue reading »

Activists Warn of Possible Dangers of Deferred Action in Video

A group of pro-immigrant activists in Chicago on Tuesday released an informational video warning about the possible dangers of deferred action, which on Wednesday will begin to register undocumented young people who want to try and postpone deportation. continue reading »

Campaign Launched To Assist Students Applying for Deferred Action

A coalition of civic groups launched Tuesday in Washington a national campaign to help thousands of undocumented students avoid deportation by means of a process known as "deferred action." continue reading »

Undocumented Youth to Celebrate DREAM Relief Day, Website Assisting With Work Permits

Congressman Luis Gutierrez joined the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR) to announce DREAM Relief Day on August 15 at Navy Pier’s Grand Ballroom from 9 am to 2 pm and to unveil the website DreamRelief.org, where undocumented youth will be able to apply for their work permits starting August 15. continue reading »

Mobile App Connects Obama Campaign to Latino Voters

The Obama campaign released a smartphone application today that will help the campaign narrowly focus its efforts during the last 100 days leading into the 2012 presidential election. continue reading »

Obama Grants 25 Immigrant Armed Forces Members U.S. Citizenship

U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday said that "immigration makes America stronger" while presiding over a ceremony welcoming some two dozen U.S. service members as newly-sworn American citizens. continue reading »

Obama Promises to Fight For Hispanic Interests at NALEO Event

President Barack Obama used a speech in Florida Friday before a major Hispanic organization to renew his pledge to fight for Latino interests and to call again on Congress to pass immigration reform. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Who Voted for the DREAM Act

Progress 2050 released an infographic showing who voted for the DREAM Act in 2010 in the House and Senate after President Barack Obama’s announcement last Friday on a new immigration policy that will allow some undocumented students to receive work authorization and avoid deportation. continue reading »

Obama Has Major Lead in Key Electoral States

President Barack Obama is leading likely Republican opponent Mitt Romney among Hispanic voters in the key electoral states of Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and Virginia, according to a survey released Friday. continue reading »

ACT NOW: Call NY Gov Cuomo to Pass the DREAM Act

Last Friday, President Obama announced a new policy of deferred action for eligible DREAMers (undocumented youth), which includes the ability to apply for work authorization. However, these DREAMers will still be denied equal access to higher education in New York because they are not able to access the state-funded Tuition Assistance Program. The New York DREAM Act (A6829D/S4179D) would allow undocumented youth to access state financial assistance, and the DREAM Fund (A8689B/S6883) would provide private support for undocumented youth to attend higher education. continue reading »

50,000 Students in North Carolina Stand to Benefit from New Deportation Policy

More than 50,000 students in North Carolina will benefit from the Obama administration's suspension of deportations of qualified undocumented youths, Mexico's consul-general for the Carolinas said Wednesday. continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez Applauds President Obama’s DREAM Announcement

Yesterday, the President and Secretary of Homeland Security are announcing a major initiative to protect young undocumented immigrants raised in the United States from being deported. The policy, contained in a memo by Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano, will give "deferred action," a form of deportation relief and work authorization, to those who are already in deportation proceedings and to those who go through a process to apply affirmatively for relief. They will be granted a two-year deferred action if they meet certain criteria. continue reading »

Undocumented Youth Celebrate Obama’s Announcement To Stop Deporting DREAMers

Today undocumented youth commend President Obama for the courage to announce that he will sign an executive order to provide relief for DREAMers. DREAMers will stand by the President’s action and leadership to fully implement the order. continue reading »

Hispanic Leadership Network Condemns Obama Strategist’s Offensive Remarks to Hispanics

Members of the Hispanic Leadership Network's National Advisory Committee are calling out Obama chief strategist David Axelrod for his offensive comments recently made on Univision. continue reading »

Marc Anthony Says “The President has Our Back”

Check out the new video Latinos for Obama, better known as 'latinos.barackobama.com', has put out with none other than Marc Anthony. He urges Latino voters and says: continue reading »

NBC/WSJ/Telemundo Poll:  61% of Latino Voters for Obama, 27% for Romney

According to the first national NBC News/WSJ/Telemundo poll, 61 percent of Latino registered voters consulted would cast their ballots for President Obama and 27 percent for Mitt Romney. The poll, the first in a series of surveys of Latino respondents to be produced by NBC News, The Wall Street Journal and Telemundo, also revealed a 61 percent approval rating for Barack Obama (compared with 48 percent of all Americans in the recently released NBC/WSJ poll). continue reading »

Bo, the First Family’s Dog, Wants a Little Camera Time with a Univision Reporter (VIDEO)

Though there was a lot of hoopla surrounding the dog President Obama’s family bought after moving into the White House, the dog, Bo, hasn’t done too many interviews. However, he may have been trying to ca continue reading »