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Obama, Republicans Fail to Advance Hopes on Immigration Reform

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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Delaware’s director of children’s Latina beauty pageant says ‘Little Miss Hispanic’ didn’t lose crown because she wasn’t “Latina enough”

By Iris Torres El Tiempo Hispano The recent issue of El Tiempo Hispano with 2013 Little Miss Hispanic Jakiyah McCoy on the cover has not only brought a negative perception of Nuestras Raíces, but it has put our mission and vision in jeopardy in the eyes of the community. Nonetheless, we understand that any organization

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Honoring the legacy of the first Salvadoran woman elected to U.S. public office

By Jose Suero MetroDiversity Ana Sol Gutierrez is the most respected and prominent political leader of the local Salvadoran community. She is the first Salvadoran woman ever elected to a public position in this country having won her first election in 1990 to Montgomery County Board of Education where she later served as President. In

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