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March 2013 Archives

Does North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory Dislike Latinos?

Does North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory Dislike Latinos?

The newly elected Republican Governor of North Carolina, Pat McCrory, is making Latino policies his priority or better said anti-Latino policies his priority. First there was the ‘scarlet letter’ on driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants and now the sudden closing of the state office for Latino affairs. continue reading »

DREAMers Call On Senators Schumer, Rubio to Condem Racist Comment

DREAMers Call On Senators Schumer, Rubio to Condem Racist Comment

The DREAM Action Coalition is urging New York Senator Chuck Schumer and Florida Senator Marco Rubio to publicly condemn Rep. Young’s insensible and insulting remarks of calling Latino workers “wetbacks.” continue reading »

Republican Don Young Apologizes For “Wetback” Comment

Republican Don Young Apologizes For “Wetback” Comment

Long-serving Republican lawmaker Don Young has issued an apology after sparking criticism for referring to Hispanic migrant farmworkers as "wetbacks." continue reading »

Obama Making the Rounds on Spanish-Language TV Pushing for Immigration Reform

Obama Making the Rounds on Spanish-Language TV Pushing for Immigration Reform

President Obama will be making the rounds on Spanish-language TV today to assure Latinos of his commitment to comprehensive immigration reform. continue reading »

64% of Immigration Reform Supporters Put Border Security First

64% of Immigration Reform Supporters Put Border Security First

Most voters like finding a way for illegal immigrants to stay in this country but not until the border is secured. However, they remain skeptical about the federal government’s interest in securing the border. continue reading »

Rand Paul May Support Path to Citizenship – Latinos Say Who Cares

Rand Paul May Support Path to Citizenship – Latinos Say Who Cares

There is a lot of buzz about Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul’s sudden embrace of immigration reform and a possible ‘path to citizenship’. So why aren't Latinos bringing out the tequila to toast? continue reading »

Republican National Committee to Spend $10 Million for Outreach to Minorities and Women

Republican National Committee to Spend $10 Million for Outreach to Minorities and Women

The Republican National Committee has announced it will spend $10 million to outreach to minorities and women all while promoting minority leadership. This is part of the RNC's effort to update its image and attract more votes then it did in the 2012 Presidential election. continue reading »

Obama Nominates Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary

Obama Nominates Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary

President Obama has nominated Thomas Perez, currently at the Department of Justice (DOJ), to be his Labor Secretary. Perez, 51, requires Senate approval for the cabinet position – should he obtain it he will be the first Hispanic in Obama’s second-term cabinet. continue reading »

Latino Voters Favor Gun Restrictions

Latino Voters Favor Gun Restrictions

The grim statistics and on-going stories about children, men and women killed by guns in America have led many to conclude that enough is enough; something must to be done to curb the senseless loss of lives gun violence. That something needs to be done is without controversy as Americans across the ideological divide desire safer communities continue reading »

White House Director of Hispanic Media, Luis Miranda, Stepping Down

White House Director of Hispanic Media, Luis Miranda, Stepping Down

The White House has announced that Luis Miranda, the White House director of Hispanic media, is stepping down to rejoin the public sector. Miranda was part of Obama's historic election campaign in 2008. continue reading »

El Paso’s Raymond Telles Dies - 1st Big-City Latino Mayor and U.S. Ambassador

El Paso’s Raymond Telles Dies - 1st Big-City Latino Mayor and U.S. Ambassador

Latino political pioneer Raymond Telles has died at age 97. Telles was the first elected Latino to serve as Mayor of a major city - El Paso, Texas and he was also the first Latino to serve as a U.S. Ambassador. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: America’s New Minority, The Writing is on the Fence for the GOP

INFOGRAPHIC: America’s New Minority, The Writing is on the Fence for the GOP

With the United States' changing demographics, whites will drop under 50% of the population in the 2040s. Every Republican Presidential candidate since 1968 has won the white vote, but with the population shift can the GOP compete? continue reading »

Obama Considers Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary Position

Obama Considers Thomas Perez for Labor Secretary Position

U.S. President Barack Obama is considering the Hispanic Thomas Perez, now assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights, as the next secretary of labor, administration sources said. continue reading »

White House Regrets Canceling Guided Tours Due to Cutbacks

White House Regrets Canceling Guided Tours Due to Cutbacks

The White House regretted having to cancel the public's access to guided tours of the presidential mansion due to the $85 billion in cutbacks that took effect last week as part of the so-called sequester, and blamed it on Congress. continue reading »

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush New Book on Immigration - No Citizenship for Undocumented

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush New Book on Immigration - No Citizenship for Undocumented

In immigration news, the former Governor of Florida Jeb Bush has outlined his thoughts on comprehensive immigration reform in his new book and he is not for granting citizenship to the estimated 11 million undocumented already in the country. continue reading »