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Big Republican Donors Urging Party Members to Pass Immigration Reform NOW

Big Republican Donors Urging Party Members to Pass Immigration Reform NOW

More than 100 donors to the Republican Party on Tuesday sent a letter to GOP members of the U.S. Congress urging them to move forward with an immigration reform package that includes "legal status" for the nation's estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants. continue reading »

Efforts to Get Out Hispanic 2014 Vote Under Way in Arizona, Nevada, Texas

Efforts to Get Out Hispanic 2014 Vote Under Way in Arizona, Nevada, Texas

National organizations announced Thursday their efforts to get out the Hispanic vote for the 2014 legislative elections in states such as Arizona, Nevada and Texas. continue reading »

FINALLY: Thomas Perez Confirmed U.S. Labor Secretary with No Republican Yes Votes

FINALLY: Thomas Perez Confirmed U.S. Labor Secretary with No Republican Yes Votes

Today the U.S. Senate in a 54-46 vote confirmed Thomas Perez as the next U.S. Labor Secretary, making him the first Latino appointee in the President’s second term. continue reading »

POLL:  Hispanics Regardless of Age Tilt Democratic vs Republican

POLL:  Hispanics Regardless of Age Tilt Democratic vs Republican

A recent Gallup Political poll of Hispanics showed they lean more to the Democratic Party versus Republican Party regardless of age. continue reading »

Voter ID Law Back on Trial in Pennsylvania Court

Voter ID Law Back on Trial in Pennsylvania Court

The fierce battle over Pennsylvania’s voter ID law goes to trial on Monday in a state courtroom in Harrisburg. continue reading »

Rick Perry’s Motives

Rick Perry’s Motives

Sixth graders in Texas have known no Governor in their state other than Rick Perry. He was elected the year they were born. If you’re a Latino sixth grader this is significant. Public education in Texas during Perry’s tenure has been at best stagnant and at worst declining. Public school funding in the state has diminished as minority student enrollment has increased. And over the past 12 years Texas school children have become a casualty of political battles. continue reading »

Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Not Seek Re-Election

Texas Governor Rick Perry Will Not Seek Re-Election

After more than a decade in office, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday he wouldn’t seek re-election next year, saying he would serve out the remaining year-and-a-half of his term before stepping down. continue reading »

U.S. Welcomes More than 7,800 New Citizens During Independence Day Celebrations

U.S. Welcomes More than 7,800 New Citizens During Independence Day Celebrations

The Department of Homeland Security has announced that the U.S. is expecting to welcome more than 7,800 new citizens from July 1 through July 5 at more than 100 naturalization ceremonies. continue reading »

2016 Latino Voter Poll:  Rubio Leads GOP and Clinton Leads Democrats

2016 Latino Voter Poll:  Rubio Leads GOP and Clinton Leads Democrats

A new Latino Decisions/America’s Voice poll on the 2016 Latino vote puts Florida Senator Marco Rubio at the top of the list for the GOP and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on top for the Democrats. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Supreme Court Strikes down Part of 1965 Voting Rights Law, Setback for Minority Voters

JUST IN:  Supreme Court Strikes down Part of 1965 Voting Rights Law, Setback for Minority Voters

In a 5-4 decision the Supreme Court today struck down part of the historic 1965 Voting Rights law. In its decision the court has allowed states with history of voter discrimination the right not to seek federal government approval when changing their own voting laws. continue reading »