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NALEO Responds to President Barack Obama’s  2014 State of the Union Address

NALEO Responds to President Barack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address

Organization calls on Congress and President to work together to advance meaningful immigration reform, job creation and equal voting rights access. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) issued the following statement regarding President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address tonight: continue reading »

Everything You Need To Know About What President Obama’s Doing To The Minimum Wage

Everything You Need To Know About What President Obama’s Doing To The Minimum Wage

The minimum wage is going to rise for over 500,000 American workers whether Congress likes it or not. In Tuesday’s State of the Union address, President Obama will announce a unilateral executive action to raise the minimum hourly pay that companies that receive federal continue reading »

Senator Erroneously Blames Immigrants for U.S. Income Inequality

Senator Erroneously Blames Immigrants for U.S. Income Inequality

Despite the formal end of the recession in 2009, unemployment in the United States remains high, wages are still stagnant, and economic indices of all kinds are looking grim. A crisis of this magnitude requires bold action by U.S. lawmakers to realign U.S. economic policies in ways continue reading »

Latinos Want Strong Presidential Action to Combat Climate Change

Latinos Want Strong Presidential Action to Combat Climate Change

An overwhelming majority of Latinos in the United States want strong presidential action to curb the threat of climate change, according to new poll conducted for the Natural Resources Defense Council by Latino Decisions. continue reading »

Immigrant Faces Deportation Over Missing License Plate Screw

Immigrant Faces Deportation Over Missing License Plate Screw

February 5, 2013 started out like any other day for Noe Parra Manrique. It was 7 a.m. and the 30-year-old single father had just dropped off his five-year-old daughter, Anita, with the babysitter. Manrique had given Anita a kiss, a hug, and was back on the road to head into work at a construction site. Soon, a police officer, parked on the side of the road, turned the siren on, and flagged him down. continue reading »

Why Is There a Disparity in DACA Application Rates Among Different Nationalities?

Why Is There a Disparity in DACA Application Rates Among Different Nationalities?

A year and a half in, nationals from nearly every country have applied for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), President Obama’s deportation reprieve program for certain undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children continue reading »

New Mexico Gov Martinez Determined to Keep Pushing Repeal of Drivers Licenses

New Mexico Gov Martinez Determined to Keep Pushing Repeal of Drivers Licenses

The New Mexico legislative session begins today, and one of the issues on the agenda is, unfortunately, Governor Susana Martinez‘s ongoing push to repeal driver’s licenses for immigrants living in the state. continue reading »

How The U.S. Could Deport Justin Bieber

How The U.S. Could Deport Justin Bieber

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber may soon face felony charges for allegedly egging his neighbor’s mansion. On the small chance that Bieber is convicted, he could face possible deportation because of a 1996 federal immigration law that makes felony convictions a deportable offense. continue reading »

Pope Francis Shakes up Vatican Bank, sets Financial Cap for Sainthood

Pope Francis Shakes up Vatican Bank, sets Financial Cap for Sainthood

Pope Francis on Wednesday (Jan. 15) took his biggest step yet at cleaning house at the scandal-ridden Vatican Bank, replacing most of the institution’s advisers with fresh faces. Among the new appointees: Vatican Secretary of State and Cardinal-designate Pietro Parolin; continue reading »

3 Feminist Lessons From Eva Longoria, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and LeBron James

3 Feminist Lessons From Eva Longoria, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and LeBron James

The Center for American Progress partnered with Maria Shriver to put together The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink, which chronicles the ways in which the ongoing recession has affected American women. It’s a fascinating collection of everything from photojournalism to first-hand accounts of women workers, increasing numbers of whom are the breadwinners in their families. continue reading »