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SSA: Make Sure You Get the Right Amount

SSA: Make Sure You Get the Right Amount

At Social Security, our goal is to make sure you are paid the correct amount, on time, every month. Some things have made that job easier over our more than 70 years of paying benefits, such as direct deposit and electronic application systems. continue reading »

Obama Approval Sinks to New Lows Among Hispanics, Whites

Obama Approval Sinks to New Lows Among Hispanics, Whites

President Barack Obama earned the lowest monthly job approval rating of his presidency to date in August, with 41% of U.S. adults approving of his overall job performance, down from 44% in July. He also received term-low monthly job approval ratings from both Hispanics (48%) and whites (33%) and tied his lowest rating from blacks (84%). continue reading »

On Immigration & Latino Voters, GOP 2012 Contenders Just Don’t Get It

On Immigration & Latino Voters, GOP 2012 Contenders Just Don’t Get It

The reviews continue to pour in about last week’s Republican presidential primary debate and the consensus is clear – the GOP’s continued mishandling of the immigration issue threatens their chances in the general election, especially with respect to reaching the 40% threshold with Latino voters. Among the new reactions to the debate and other developments from over the weekend: continue reading »

Puerto Rican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month

Puerto Rican Independence Day and National Hispanic Heritage Month

The 15th of September marks the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month, 30 days celebrating the Latino culture and heritage shared by over 50 million Americans. Even before President Lyndon Johnson chose the 15th as the start of Hispanic Heritage Week in the 1960s continue reading »

How to Fix a Broken Border: Hit the Cartels Where It Hurts

How to Fix a Broken Border: Hit the Cartels Where It Hurts

Both sides of the immigration debate agree that our southwest border is “broken,” but they have very different views as to why or how to fix it. On one side, immigration reform advocates point to a broken immigration system that forces immigrants into the hands of increasingly violent smugglers in order to make the trip to the United States. continue reading »

Gov. Martinez Should Know Better

Gov. Martinez Should Know Better

New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is pressing her state’s legislators to repeal a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver’s license. The move is seen as anti-immigrant by many immigrant advocates. continue reading »

9/11 Healing: Latino Mother Finds Forgiveness After 9-11 Tragedy (VIDEO)

9/11 Healing: Latino Mother Finds Forgiveness After 9-11 Tragedy (VIDEO)

Phyllis Rodriguez and Aicha el-Wafi have a powerful friendship born of unthinkable loss. Rodriguez' son was killed in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001; el-Wafi's son Zacarias Moussaoui was convicted of a role in those attacks and is serving a life sentence. In hoping to find peace, these two moms have come to understand and respect one another. continue reading »

What Would Reagan Say to Republican 2012 Field on Immigration?

What Would Reagan Say to Republican 2012 Field on Immigration?

Experts, New Report Show that GOP Field, Including Gov. Perry, Doesn’t Live up to Reagan Legacy on Immigration. continue reading »

Fewer Than Half of Mexicans See Progress in Drug War, 29% Think Govt. is Loosing Ground

Fewer Than Half of Mexicans See Progress in Drug War, 29% Think Govt. is Loosing Ground

As the death toll continues to rise in Mexico's drug war, a new survey by Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project finds that fewer than half (45%) of Mexicans say their government is making progress in its campaign against drug cartels; 29% say the government is losing ground and 25% say things are about the same as they have been in the pa continue reading »

Scapegoating Race in the London Riots

Scapegoating Race in the London Riots

The recent outbreak of riots that spread from London to cities across England may not have been race riots in the traditional sense of the term, but it’s hard to ignore the fact that race discourse has still played a prominent role as people try to figure out exactly what happened. continue reading »

Department of Justice Agrees with NHMC, Takes Action to Block AT&T’s Takeover of  T-Mobile

Department of Justice Agrees with NHMC, Takes Action to Block AT&T’s Takeover of T-Mobile

In a press conference this morning, Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole said, "The Department filed its lawsuit because we believe the combination of AT&T and T-Mobile would result in tens of millions of consumers all across the United States facing higher prices, fewer choices and lower quality products for their mobile wireless services." continue reading »

Katt Williams- Racist or Patriot??

Katt Williams- Racist or Patriot??

First, I would like to thank you for writing HS News and expressing your concerns about the content of my most recent comments. I always appreciate feedback from the readers, and I welcome any opportunity to participate in a fair and honest discussion with my fellow Latinos. continue reading »

Katt is Right

Katt is Right

It’s been a turbulent summer for comedian Katt Williams, marked with fewer laughs than his fans had hoped for (myself included). In early June, Katt was charged with felony intimidation of a witness after a bizarre standoff with a man on a tracker in Palmdale, California. Then he returned to the stage on the June 25th after a 45-month-long break from comedian, only to deliver a short incoherent performance. continue reading »

Washington Post and National Journal: GOP Losing Latino Voters With Immigration Politics

Washington Post and National Journal: GOP Losing Latino Voters With Immigration Politics

A Washington Post editorial notes that Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) is just the latest candidate to use “the usual Republican crutch to justify his position, insisting that the border must be made secure before reform is possible. But the border is more secure than it has been in decades — as measured by the soaring federal presence and plummeting rates of illegal crossings and crime on the frontier — and the GOP’s argument is looking increasingly threadbare.” continue reading »

Cowboy Perry is Just Part of the Conservative Herd

Cowboy Perry is Just Part of the Conservative Herd

Just when you thought Americans have had their fill of Texas governors, Rick Perry has become a media darling since officially declaring his 2012 presidential bid earlier this month. He’s singled out as the man to beat in the Republican primaries; continue reading »