Benita Veliz, a 27-year-old who came to the United States as a child, became the first-ever undocumented immigrant to speak at a party convention.
Police arrested ten undocumented activists protesting outside the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday.
As Latinos take center stage tonight — San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be the first Hispanic to give the keynote address at the Democratic convention — Latino Democrats say the stakes are high.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte in September, it was announced Tuesday, making him the first Latino to receive the honor.
A sign of how crucial the Latino vote will be in the upcoming presidential election, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has been tapped as the chairman of the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
After two years of White House operatives whispering to Latino community leaders that the issue of immigration was not that important to their constituencies Democratic activities reveal a much different truth.
Ten undocumented youth were arrested on Tuesday during an act of civil disobedience at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, North Carolina, the action was a protest against a number of anti-immigrant policies in the state.
With a fervor normally unleashed closer to elections, Republicans and Democrats are making pitches to Latino voters, but both parties face skepticism.
Democrats are looking to put the kibosh on conservative outreach efforts to Latino voters before they start.