1. Skip to navigation
  2. Skip to content
  3. Skip to secondary content



HS News Network

Yoani Sánchez From Cuba: My Reasons for the Bridge

Yoani Sánchez From Cuba: My Reasons for the Bridge

With regards to the new amendment presented in the U.S. Congress to restrict travel and remittances to Cuba. We lived in a dark time in 1992 and this daughter of a train engineer with no train had decided to drop out of high school. I got up early and told my mother. Hands on my head, screaming through the house, the dog barking in shock continue reading »

LULAC Warns That State and Local Funding Flexibility Act Will Further Disadvantage Minority

LULAC Warns That State and Local Funding Flexibility Act Will Further Disadvantage Minority

Today, the House of Representatives will mark up The State and Local Funding Flexibility Act, as introduced, will relieve any incentive of schools to commit federal dollars to low-income and historically disadvantaged students, and Native students. continue reading »

What’s Happening with the DREAM Act?

What’s Happening with the DREAM Act?

What is happening with the DREAM Act this year? What work are states doing on DREAM? Is there any chance the federal government will pass the DREAM Act? continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez, ACLU, PRLDEF, NILP raise concerns about Puerto Rico (VIDEO)

Rep. Gutierrez, ACLU, PRLDEF, NILP raise concerns about Puerto Rico (VIDEO)

Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez (IL-4) returns to the House Floor to call attention to an open letter to Congress in Roll Call about violations of civil and human rights by police and law enforcement in Puerto Rico. The open letter was written by the ACLU, Latino Justice/PRLDEF, and the National Institute for Latino Policy. continue reading »

The 5 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Applying for Citizenship (VIDEO)

The 5 Most Common Mistakes People Make When Applying for Citizenship (VIDEO)

Becoming a naturalized citizen can be one of the most important milestones in an immigrant’s life. But it’s not always easy. There’s lots of paperwork to fill out, appointments to keep and tests to pass. The following are the five most common mistakes people make when applying for citizenship. By avoiding these you’ll be able to save money, time and perhaps most importantly, stress. continue reading »

Let’s Not Linger in Afghanistan- Editorial by Three US Senators

Let’s Not Linger in Afghanistan- Editorial by Three US Senators

Last month President Obama announced plans for withdrawing by next summer the approximately 30,000 American troops sent to Afghanistan as part of the 2009 surge. We commend the president for sticking to the July date he had outlined for beginning the withdrawal. However, his plan would not remove all regular combat troops until 2014. continue reading »

Up to 220,000 California Children Excluded from Health Care Reform Due to Immigrant Status

Up to 220,000 California Children Excluded from Health Care Reform Due to Immigrant Status

Restrictions on eligibility for health care reform programs will result in the potential exclusion of up to 220,000 children from affordable health care coverage in California, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. continue reading »

Hispanic National Bar Association Commends Nomination of Sarah Saldaña as US Attorney N. Texas

Hispanic National Bar Association Commends Nomination of Sarah Saldaña as US Attorney N. Texas

The Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) applauds President Barack H. Obama's decision to nominate Sarah Saldaña to the post of U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. continue reading »

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in Advance of his DREAM Act Testimony

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan in Advance of his DREAM Act Testimony

The DREAM Act is a common-sense piece of legislation that is in keeping with core American values. By creating opportunities for these bright and talented young people to attend college, not only will they have a chance to realize the American dream, but they will be able to strengthen the American economy and make our workforce stronger. continue reading »

Dick Durbin: New Life for DREAM Act…PLEASE Show Support Here

Dick Durbin: New Life for DREAM Act…PLEASE Show Support Here

More than 10 years ago, I wrote the DREAM Act to address an injustice: thousands of promising young people who were brought here as children -- without a choice -- and grew up pledging allegiance to the American flag are not able to fully contribute to this country. continue reading »