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Gay Couple Arrested in Texas for Demanding Right to Marry; Face Elevated Charges

Gay Couple Arrested in Texas for Demanding Right to Marry; Face Elevated Charges

On July 5, Mark Jiminez and Beau Chandler applied for a marriage license they knew they’d never get. Texas, where the two men live, has a ban on same-sex marriages—and officials who issue licenses can face criminal charges. continue reading »

National Review Online (NRO), Stands by Writers Use of Word “Wetback”

National Review Online (NRO), Stands by Writers Use of Word “Wetback”

One might expect National Review Online (NRO), the conservative commentary outlet, to be particularly sensitive to any racist language given two recent dust ups — one writer was recently fired for penning a screed against black people, and another was let go after NRO discovered he was part of a white nationalist group. continue reading »

Voter ID Laws Tackle Non-Existent Problem of Immigrant Vote Fraud

Voter ID Laws Tackle Non-Existent Problem of Immigrant Vote Fraud

It is election season and voter-fraud hysteria is in the air. A raft of restrictive voter ID legislation from coast to coast is aimed primarily at one imaginary problem: fraudulent voting by immigrants who are not U.S. citizens. continue reading »

LULAC Passes Resolution Supporting Marriage Equality

LULAC Passes Resolution Supporting Marriage Equality

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) passed a resolution at its 83rd Annual Convention in favor of same sex unions. The resolution supports marriage equality for all Americans, including those in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) community. continue reading »

Rep. Guitierrez Finds Obama’s Dream Relief  Right and Legal ; Lamar Smith Misleads From the Start

Rep. Guitierrez Finds Obama’s Dream Relief Right and Legal ; Lamar Smith Misleads From the Start

US News and World Report offers two members of Congress with opposing views on President Obama’s bold move to provide relief to DREAMers. On one side is Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who supports the President’s action: continue reading »

Journalist  Mario Guevara Faces Deportation To El Salvador

Journalist Mario Guevara Faces Deportation To El Salvador

How does someone go from being perceived as an asset to this country to someone who is quickly disposable? This is the question asked in light of journalist Mario Guevara’s case and following José Antonio Vargas’ coming out as undocumented last year. continue reading »

Maryland  Lieutenant  Governor Anthony Brown: “Maryland Needs the Dream Act”

Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown: “Maryland Needs the Dream Act”

When President Obama announced his relief plan for DREAM Act-eligible youth last month, the move was applauded as a highly necessary development in the fight to give relief to undocumented youth in the only country they call home. One important thing Obama’s DREAM relief could not include, however, was any mechanism to help DREAMers pay their way through college. continue reading »

How Should Obama Administration Proceed with Deferred Action Program?

How Should Obama Administration Proceed with Deferred Action Program?

In a June 15th memo announcing deferred action for immigrant youth, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano gave USCIS 60 days to come up with a process that will allow these young people to affirmatively apply for the chance to work, study, and live in the U.S. without fear of deportation. continue reading »

Gallop Poll- 50% Of US Hispanics Identify as Independent Voters

Gallop Poll- 50% Of US Hispanics Identify as Independent Voters

A majority of U.S. Hispanics identify as political independents (51%) rather than as Democrats (32%) or Republicans (11%). However, once their partisan leanings are taken into account, most Hispanics affiliate with the Democratic continue reading »

“There’s a Country That Pains Me”  by Margarita Hernández Contreras

“There’s a Country That Pains Me”  by Margarita Hernández Contreras

Many kids, probably millions, do not have happy days in the country that pains me. Many have to go out into the world, small and defenseless. Some do so ordered by their mothers; others, out of their own initiative. They climb into public buses hoping passengers will deposit coins into the palm of their dirty, scrawny dark brown hands. continue reading »