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Federal Judge Orders Halt to Obama's Immigration Executive Action

-- by Juan A. Lozano,

A federal judge in South Texas on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders.

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen's decision comes after a hearing in Brownsville in January and puts on hold Obama's orders that could spare as many as five million people who are in the U.S. illegally from deportation.

The Immigration Strike Team

-- by Alex Isenstadt, Politico:

After a midterm election in which declining Hispanic turnout cost Democrats dearly in close races, causing some leaders to question whether President Barack Obama made a mistake in delaying his immigration order, the party is devising far-reaching plans to reverse the slide in 2016.

Judge Rejects Suit by Arizona Sheriff Challenging Obama on Immigration

-- by Javier Panzar, The Los Angeles Times:

A federal judge rejected a lawsuit by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio seeking to overturn President Obama's executive action to spare up to 5 million immigrants without documentation from being deported. 

Hispanic Viewers Drive New U.S. TV Boom

-- by Juan Fernandez Gonzalez, Rapid TV News:

Hispanic viewers are clearly topping the new TV wave in the US, as they embrace the latest TV everywhere trends and are at the forefront of the new TV boom, especially regarding streaming and mobile video.

Change in Policy, Like Change in Demographics, Could Alter Florida's Political Map

-- by Ashley Parker and Jonathan Martin, The New York Times:

The surprise announcement by President Obama on Wednesday that the United States and Cuba will move to restore full diplomatic relations could complicate one of the most enduring fault lines in American politics and reshape the fight to win the presidential battleground state of Florida.

The First Latino President?

-- by Edward Isaac Dovere, Politico:

Bill Clinton was the first black president. Thursday afternoon, taking in the Cuba thaw after weeks buoyed by President Barack Obama’s immigration reform executive actions, Labor Secretary Tom Perez put down a new marker for his own boss.

Undocumented Immigrants Line Up for Door Opened by Obama

-- by Julia Preston, The New York Times:

They pushed strollers, tugged toddlers and streamed into the convention center in the heart of this city on Sunday, thousands of immigrants here illegally and anxious to find out if they could gain protection from deportation under executive actions by President Obama.

Hispanic Doctors are Lacking in U.S. Hospitals

-- by John Benson, Saludify:

Two recent reports by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) confirm what most Latinos already know: hospitals in this country are lacking Hispanic doctors.

“The numbers are lower than one would hope for, absolutely,” AAMC Chief Diversity Officer Marc Nivet told VOXXI. “So there are no surprises. Now, the number are improved but certainly the progress is much slower than we would hope for given the rapid increase in the population.”

Hispanic Women Suffer Higher Pregnancy Disparities

-- by Hope Gillette, Saludify:

Research has long demonstrated a number of health disparities exist when it comes to minority women in the United States.

Most of the topics covered by the media focus on specific diseases where minority women fall short with care or survival, but health disparities are apparent even in general medicine, including that of pregnancy care.

How Immigration Reform is Winning, Even While It's Still Losing

-- by Aaron Blake, "The Fix," The Washington Post:

We here are The Fix are pretty convinced that comprehensive immigration reform isn't happening any time soon. Republicans in Congress, quite simply, don't feel comfortable voting for a path to citizenship when much of their base -- a vocal majority, if not always an actual majority -- is dead-set against it.

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