One of the highest-ranking members of the Democratic Party doesn’t share President Obama’s newfound support for same-sex marriage, but he won’t let his personal beliefs affect the party’s platform.
Sen. Marco Rubio, the only Senate Republican of Hispanic heritage and a possible vice presidential pick, is working on an alternative version of the DREAM Act.
Some Latino star power will lead the effort to establish the Smithsonian American Latino Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
The Smithsonian American Latino Museum could soon have a permanent home. That's because members of Congress introduced bipartisan legislation Tuesday to authorize a designated location for it, the Smithsonian's Arts Industries building on the National Mall.
One of the great unanswered questions about the 2012 election is how the nation's 10 million Latino voters will cast their ballots. In 2008, they favored President Obama by more than a 2-1 margin. But facing double-digit unemployment and Obama's broken promises on immigration reform, Latinos are disaffected from the president and aren't especially energized about voting for him.
Unions in the West play a dual role for many Latinos: professional training and political activism. With Latinos poised to play an important role in the 2012 election, what role will the unions play?
A tour outside the casino zone in Las Vegas reveals the Latino influence in Nevada. The billboards and shops advertising in Spanish anything from Mexican, Venezuelan or Salvadoran food to a relaxing massage are just as prevalent as the iconic neon signs in Las Vegas.
President Obama vowed Wednesday he “will not take no for an answer” from Republican senators who stood unified against his $447 billion jobs bill. “We will keep organizing and we will keep pressuring and we will keep voting until this Congress finally meets its responsibilities and actually does something to put people back to work and improve the economy,” Mr. Obama said at the American Latino Heritage Forum in Washington.
In the last election cycle, Nevada was the state that showed one potential for political power when it comes to the Latino electorate. It was the state that sent Harry Reid back to Washington, where he remains as leader of the Democratic caucus of the U.S. Senate, in large part because his Republican opponent ran such a Latino-hostile campaign that Latinos turned out en masse to vote against her.
Part of the problem is that the current E-Verify technology is not accurate. CAP estimates that the system will accurately identify only about half of all employees who are not legally authorized to work in the country.
Laws against illegal immigration make little economic or moral sense. So why punish the brave citizens who break them?
According to Douglas S. Massey, co-director of the Mexican Migration Project (MMP), the flow of illegal immigration from Mexico has stopped. Will the scapegoating also stop?
The first-ever Senate hearing on the DREAM Act, chaired by Sen. Durbin, seemed, at times, like an exercise in "preaching to the choir."
The victory of three Republican Latinos in last year's election is a warning sign for Democrats. Political activists and campaign strategists say Democrats need to do more to bolster their Latino candidates.