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Boehner takes more heat on reform comments and inaction

Boehner takes more heat on reform comments and inaction

By Aaron Montes Hispanic Link News Service WASHINGTON, D.C. — Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the Republican Party are getting an earful from Democratic congressional members and Hispanic leaders and organizations for saying they do not trust the president to enforce immigration laws and forecasting that immigration reform isn’t likely to pass this year, if

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Delaware bill gives hope for passage of driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

El Tiempo Hispano Delaware Senators Townsend and Marshall and Representatives Keeley and Miro presented a bill to have the state issue driver’s license to undocumented immigrants. The purpose of the bill is to conduct a study and make recommendations which will improve safety and insurance coverage in Delaware drivers. Current law prohibits the Division of

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Obama, Republicans Fail to Advance Hopes on Immigration Reform

By Aaron Montes Hispanic Link WASHINGTON, D.C. – When President Barack Obama delivered the fifth State of the Union address of his presidency, he dedicated just three sentences to immigration reform. Not once did he mention the contributions or needs of Latinos, nor did he touch on his administration’s handling of deportations. Most of his

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Delaware school district on path to creating inclusive schools while excluding some services for English-learners

By Gabriel Pilonieta-Blanco El Tiempo Hispano The Red Clay School District, in Wilmington, Delaware wants to create more inclusive schools. However, the Board of Education meeting that took place on Wednesday January 15th saw opinion clashes, making it evident that, within the administrative plans, families have been pushed aside. According to the District web page,

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Delaware bridging the gap to supply healthcare to all — including the undocumented

By Gabriel Pilonieta-Blanco El Tiempo Hispano Many of us are confused about how the new law requiring everyone in America to have health insurance will work, so we decided to talk to Delaware’s Secretary of Health and Social Services, Rita Landgraf, on how the health insurance market functions in Delaware, and what will happen to

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GOP House trio cosponsors Democratic immigration bill

By Juniper Rose Hispanic Link: National Hispanic News Three members of the 435-member U.S. House of Representatives — one the child of immigrant parents from Portugal, another with Puerto Rican and Mexican in-laws and a third who called Cuba home until she was eight years old — have broken ranks with fellow Republicans and joined

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