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Guest Voz: 5 Facts to Know About President Obama’s Immigration Announcement

Guest Voz: 5 Facts to Know About President Obama’s Immigration Announcement

By Vanessa Cardenas LatinaLista Last night, President Barack Obama laid out his plans for executive action on immigration. The new program will provide temporary administrative relief and work permits to undocumented immigrants who pass a background check, have lived in the United States for a minimum of five years, and have a child who is


Guest Voz: The reason why Obama is giving a major immigration speech in Nevada

By David F. Damore LatinaLista In January 2013, President Obama chose Del Sol High School in Las Vegas to make his remarks outlining his administration’s comprehensive immigration reform principles. Part victory rally, part policy speech, the event was a clear thank-you to the state’s Latino and organized-labor communities for their 2012 support and a down

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Guest Voz: When Harry Truman Took Executive Action, “He Used His Pen And We Celebrate His Courage Today”

By Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez LatinaLista This morning during the 10 a.m. hour (ET), Rep. Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-IL-4) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives on immigration and the President’s decision to take executive actions on deportations and other immigration matters. Standing before a portrait of President Harry S. Truman, Congressman Gutiérrez


Guest Voz: Race and Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote

By Sam Fulwood III LatinaLista On Tuesday, voters across the United States cast their ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. As with any election, there are winners and losers. But, dear reader, this column offers neither post-election analysis nor after-the-fact second-guessing – well, at least, not in the well-worn, traditional sense. Instead, I want to


Guest Voz: Showing their strength: Women of Color an undeniable force among American voters

By Maya L. Harris Center for American Progress The following column originally appeared on emPower magazine. With Election Day upon us, politicians, political analysts and pundits alike are laser focused on a perennial election question: What will women and people of color do? Standing at the intersection of these two constituencies — women and people