Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on May 15, 2014 - 7:05pm.
WASHINGTON -- The conservative immigration reform camp is desperately trying to convince the House GOP that supporting reform isn't political suicide -- in fact, many hard-line conservatives actually support it.
It received two boosts on Wednesday.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on May 15, 2014 - 7:02pm.
Hispanics are one of the fastest growing minority groups in the United States, and according to new data from The NPD Group, over the next five years it will be Hispanics who have one of the strongest impacts on the food culture of the nation.
According to the research, Hispanics make up a large portion of the younger generation in the country, and survey data indicates that people under the age of 37 make up more than half of the entire population.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on May 15, 2014 - 6:59pm.
Immigration reform will be key to winning former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's support in the 2016 presidential race, putting Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) near the top of the list, she said in an interview published Thursday.
"One of the things I will be looking for [in 2016] is somebody who understands the importance of immigration to this country and the importance of immigration reform," she said in an interview with OZY.
Rice served under President George W.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on May 14, 2014 - 4:13pm.
Not so long ago, life was easy for xenophobes. They could slander Latinos and immigrants simultaneously, because they were thought of as one and the same. Also, there weren't that many Hispanics around, so one could spew within the comfort of an imposing majority.
Well, the Pew Research Center just made everything more difficult for the narrow-minded among us. The organization recently announced that the U.S.-born Latino population is growing at a faster rate than the immigrant population.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on May 13, 2014 - 10:08pm.
The Latino vote keeps getting bigger.
The Latino vote will grow by 19 percent this year compared to the last mid-term election in 2010, according to a report by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials released Tuesday -- a substantial bump for a growing, Democratic-leaning constituency that played a key role in reelecting President Barack Obama in 2012.
Some 7.8 million Latinos are expected to go to the polls this November, marking an increase of 2.2 million over the last mid-term election in 2010, the report says.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on May 13, 2014 - 10:02pm.
Latinos in Denver are speaking out after being targeted by racist signs in their community last week.
The fliers were plastered around northwest Denver causing an uproar among the growing Hispanic community in the area, according to The Denver Post. The signs had messages like “Get rid of poor Hispanics,” “White Power,” and “This neighborhood belongs to the whites now.”
The Latino community promptly took to the streets on Saturday carrying signs that read #WeAreNorthDenver, 7 News Denver reports.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on May 13, 2014 - 10:01pm.
Over six years have passed since Barack Obama was elected President of the United States with 67 percent of Latino voters behind him. In 2012, he secured his re-election with 71 percent of Latino voters on his side. For many Latino voters, their support rode in to ballot boxes based on the President's promise to finally fix the broken immigration system he inherited.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on May 13, 2014 - 9:58pm.
A bill approved in the House to expand access to quality charter schools could potentially have a big impact on a number of Latino parents looking for more school choices for their children.
The Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act, also known as HR 10, easily passed in the House on Friday with a strong bipartisan vote of 360-45. The bill would increase annual charter school funding from $250 million to $300.
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on April 3, 2014 - 2:22pm.
April 2, 2014
Office of U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill
United States Senate
Hart Senate Office Building, Ste. 506
Washington, D.C. 20510
Submitted by XiNomara Velazq... on March 31, 2014 - 7:58pm.
Dear Chairman Pryor and Ranking Member Wicker:
Earlier this month, The Hispanic Institute submitted a letter to the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology regarding the proposed changes to basic tier services as part the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA).