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How the Obama administration could screw Democrats’ chances in November

During his run for the office of president in 2008, Barack Obama promised comprehensive immigration reform and immigrants responded in droves. At the time of his victory, Democrats controlled Congress—both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Sad state of our union

A new study has found that immigrant children living in the U.S., who are undocumented or without legal status, have been blocked from registering for school and accessing the educational services.

The Iowa caucus and immigration

In a matter of days, the first primary caucus of the U.S. presidential election season will kick off in Iowa, a Midwest state that sits between the Missouri and Mississippi rivers.

POTUS blows off immigration reform in final SOTU

As the Obama administration ramped up immigration raids across the country, rounding up Central American immigrants who have failed to qualify for asylum, the president used his final State of the Union to skip his usual immigration reform push altogether.

The countdown begins to November 2016

The countdown is now officially on to Nov. 8, the 58th quadrennial U.S. presidential election.

How the GOP Grinch stole Christmas

Ah, Christmas! A time to celebrate the holidays with family and friends, exchange gifts, look back at your achievements over the year and, if you are a Catholic like me and millions of Caribbean and Latino immigrants, celebrate another birthday ...

Even Rick Lazio gets it!

I’ve never been a fan of Rick Lazio so for him to actually make sense to me last week was a shocker.

Could the Supreme Court hand President Obama a final win?

The U.S. Supreme Court has in the past two years handed President Barack Obama his biggest wins on one of the most controversial policies during his tenure as president—the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

The problem with Sanders’ immigration plan

Let’s face it, Sen. Bernie Sanders is saying all the right things and pushing extremely hard to get the “minority” vote.

How immigrant voters can guarantee comprehensive immigration reform

New American voters must combine forces with African-Americans to ensure that the GOP not only loses the White House again but also loses the Congress.

As a son of immigrants rises, immigration takes a backseat

A new poll shows that Cuban-American Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio has tripled his support since September.

Donald Trump’s rhetoric incites racism

Donald Trump has shown no sign of toning down his anti-immigrant rhetoric, and now his take-no-prisoners attitude is inciting hate and racism, as evidenced again in Virginia last week.

Watch out for Vitter

Republican Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana is in a major fight in the race for governor of Louisiana. His campaign has been struggling in a state where some 6 percent is Hispanic along with just over 100,000 Asians.

Will Pope Francis soften any hearts on immigration?

Pope Mania is over now that the Holy Father is back in Rome, leaving many wondering whether his remarks on immigration, made to the U.S. Congress last week, managed to soften any hearts.

The changing face of America

Just in case it was previously unclear, the browning of America is proceeding at a rapid rate. Nowhere is it more obvious than Silicon Valley, where the rise of immigrants continues.

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