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 Obama promises deportation review to Hispanic Caucus
   
Obama promises deportation review to Hispanic Caucus
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus will hold off on pursuing a resolution calling for the White House to take action to decrease deportations after President Barak Obama promised to closely examine the issue. Caucus member Luis Gutierrez said, he is giving him hope that President Barak Obama will use his power and bypass Congress to stop the record number of deportations processed during his administration. Obama met with Gutierrez and two other members of the Congressional Hispanic Cau....

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 Obama responds to Hispanics on Obamacare 
Obama responds to Hispanics on Obamacare
Time is running out to register for "Obamacare" and avoid being fined, deadline is March 31, 2014. In a historic public forum at the Newseum in Washington to answer questions about health care reform president Obama sent a message to families with mixed immigration status that they should not be afraid their registration information in "Obamacare" will be shared with immigration authorities. "The Information that is placed in the application of a health plan will not be shared with Im....

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 Minimum wage: Obama and Pryor call to pass legislation
Minimum wage: Obama and Pryor call to pass legislation
While President Obama signed the Executive Order to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 for federal contract workers Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) is pushing for his Arkansas version of the Bill. Companies have found that when their employees earn more, they're more motivated, they work harder, and they stick around longer. Senator Pryor said, "That’s why I’m supporting the ballot initiative to raise Arkansas’ minimum wage to $8.50 an hour. It has been more than seven years since the state ....

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 Ex-speaker gives undocumented immigrants legal status 
Ex-speaker gives undocumented immigrants legal status
The effort to give undocumented immigrants a shot at legal status got a boost from an influential Republican. Former House speaker Dennis Hastert, the longest serving GOP speaker in history, told the Wall Street Journal that his former colleagues should pass an immigration bill that would improve border security and give legal status to the estimated 11 to 12 million undocumented immigrants already in the USA. “We need to give these people legal status,” Hastert said in the Wall Stree....

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 Dreamers: Is time to renew DACA! Dreamers: Is time to renew DACA!
Time flies! We were discussing the ‘new’ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) process and the pros and cons of applying. We are approaching the two year anniversary of the introduction of DACA, which means those applicants who sought this benefit at the earliest possible moment will soon face the expiration of their DACA grant and employment authorization. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, released initial guidance regarding the renewal process for those applicants who ha....

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  Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman arrested  Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman arrested
The head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican authorities at a hotel in Mazatlan, Mexico. A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was taken alive overnight in the beach resort town. The official was not authorized to discuss the arrest and spoke on condition of anonymity. Guzman, 56, was found with an unidentified woman. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marshals Service were "heavily involved" in the capture, the....

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 President Obama’s focused on $10.10 wages President Obama’s focused on $10.10 wages
President Barak Obama delivered his 2014 State of the Union address on January. 28, 2014, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. During the address, the president announced an Executive Order to raise the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 per hour, currently at $7.25 an hour. According to the Economic Policy Institute, this mandate on the minimum wage will set a floor on wages for the nearly 2 percent of all federal contractors earning below poverty level wages, who are dispropor....

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 GOP leaders: Undocumented immigrants should be able to stay
GOP leaders: Undocumented immigrants should be able to stay
House Republican leaders on Thursday unveiled a list of “standards” for an immigration reform plan that would allow undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States if they meet certain standards and requirements. The document, which was provided to House leaders during the conference’s annual policy retreat here, outlines how party leaders wish to proceed on the issue to craft legislation to overhaul the immigration system. Speaker John Boehner’s leadership team introduced the....

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Supreme Court grants law license to undocumented immigrant
The California Supreme Court has granted a law license to a man living in the United States illegally who graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam. The decision means Sergio Garcia can begin practicing law despite his immigration status. Garcia had challenged a 1996 federal law that bars people living in the country illegally from receiving professional licenses from government agencies or with the use of public funds, unless state lawmakers vote otherwise. Shortly after....
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Latino vs. Hispanic? No one really cares
Little Rock, AR People of Latin American heritage couldn’t care less whether they get called “Hispanic” or “Latino,” a reports show. The revelation that Latinos don’t care which of the two labels they get slapped with likely stems from the fact that most Hispanics identify primarily by country of origin rather than pan-ethnic terms, according to earlier polling by the Pew Hispanic Center. Don’t mess with the identity of Hispanics in Texas. It’s the one place, apparently, where Hispanic ....
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Icon Nelson Mandela dies at age 95
Johannesburg, South Africa Global icon Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, who is called the founder of democracy in South Africa, has died. At age 95, Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela died on Thursday, December 5 after reportedly being on life support for several months. He died in his own home. Interestingly, Mandela is a former boxer, but he became legendary for fighting against oppression with non-violence. His name is synonymous with the struggle and eventual triumph to aboli....
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Nobel Prize Mario Molina honored with 'Medal of Freedom'
Washington, D.C. A Mexican born scientist was among 16 individuals honored by President Barack Obama at a special White House Ceremony last week. Honorees including mexican scientist Dr. Mario Molina, cuban musician Arturo Sandoval, former President Bill Clinton and journalist Oprah Winfrey. Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy created the modern version of the medal, the highest honor the U.S. bestows on civilians, with the stroke of a pen to an executive order. In the five deca....
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Americans now can keep health plan
The House of Representatives Friday passed the "Keep Your Health Plan Act of 2013", GOP Republican Fred Upton's bill to allow Americans to keep certain health care plans banned because of Obamacare. Thirty nine Democrats joined Republicans to approve the measure. After President Obama's Thursday pledge to deploy an administrative fix to solve the problem, it was unclear how many Democrats would side with Republicans. The White House had hoped for a few defections as possible. "This is....
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50 YEARS: John F. Kennedy's last night was dedicated to Latinos at a LULAC gathering
It was Nov. 21, 1963. Hours later, the president was dead, his assassination overshadowing the significance of a speech that can be seen as the birth of the Latino vote, so instrumental in 2012 in helping re-elect the first black president, Barack Obama. Latinos helping President Obama win swing states during the election was huge, but not new.  It happened before and started with Latino support during John F. Kennedy's drive to the presidency.  And the night before he was assassinated, he ....
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ICE will not use information provided for health care
Last Friday U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, ICE, issued a clarification stressing that information provided by those applying for insurance under the Affordable Care Act will not trigger immigration enforcement. Undocumented immigrants are not eligible for health care under the Affordable Care Act. However, this clarification should bring peace of mind to mixed status families. Eligible members of those families will now be able to seek coverage under the ACA without fear of placing ....
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