A straight up or down vote in the House of Representatives on the immigration bill would likely see bipartisan passage. It is a matter of choice by the House leadership that keeps immigration reform from being reality.
Decades after passage of the historic Voting Rights Act, so much has changed. And yet, so much remains the same.
With Mitt "Self-Deportation" Romney being soundly beaten, all eyes were on immigration reform to be the first issue tackled and resolved in 2013. Republicans, the old immigration obstacle, would finally agree after Obama won 77 percent of the Latino vote.
According to a new report released today -- A Broken Bargain for LGBT Workers of Color -- lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Latinos are among the most disadvantaged workers in America.
Cuccinelli earned his defeat by amplifying his party's message of exclusion against women, people of color, and anyone who doesn't think exactly like them. When will Republicans get it?
Recent demonstrations have been instrumental in keeping the attention on immigration reform. This is critical: Republicans, especially the Tea Party Caucus that is much less friendly toward immigrants, will not have the political leverage to fight the next few bills.
Looking to immigration, while there is an immediate material affect of fewer workers or certain visa applications being delayed, the longer-lasting effect may be a more subtle political one.
A bona fide politician actually put down his fork mid-air to listen to me. Not one minute was spent on fundraising or self-promotion. Nope. Instead, Adolfo Carrion, running on the Independent Party ticket, concentrated on us -- all young independent artists struggling to survive in New York City.
While this has the potential to change the landscape of immigrant rights in the state, the implications run much deeper as California provides a bold example to the rest of the country.
If it hasn't already, climate change will impact everyone soon regardless of who they are, where they live or how much money they have. American Latinos will be among the most strongly affected. It's time for us to take the lead.
For all the supposed potential of the "American Dream," immigrants in New York City often have a terrible time redeeming its promise. Many arrive in t...
Collectively we speak hundreds of languages, practice many religions and have a rich cultural diversity. And although most of us may hold family as an important value, we also have differing views on what a family entails.
Imagine that you have found a large lump in your breast or are experiencing pain in your ovaries. Or imagine your daughter, mother, or sister is having these experiences. Then imagine that you -- or she -- will be forced to wait 15 years for health care.
Latino elected officials are leading the charge in calling for the House of Representatives to come together to pass commonsense immigration reform that will boost our economy, establish a 21st-century immigration system, and allow undocumented immigrants to earn their citizenship by continuing the contributions they make to our country.
What do California, Nevada, Florida and Texas have in common? If you guessed that they are all states highly populated by Latinos you are correct. And if you guessed that all of these states also have dismal records of appointing Latinos to executive level positions, correct again.
Taking a job at a multi-level marketing firm would be a tacky signpost of any first-tier politician's professional trajectory. It's especially unsightly when that politician is Antonio Villaraigosa.