• A Latina with a mission: Promoting civic engagement to change an entire nation

    By Juan Miret LatinaLista "We are not invisible anymore. We are a key part of the...

  • New study on the ‘why’ undocumented immigrants come reveal ‘why’ they’ll never leave voluntarily

    LatinaLista — A new study that was released by the University of Arizona's Center for Latin American Studies examining the reasons why undocumented immigrants come and keep on coming back to the U.S., even after being deported, illustrate that if immigration reform doesn't address the true realities of the broken immigration system,...

  • University of Arkansas sociologist advocates for DREAMers and the DREAM Act in new book

    LatinaLista — For the past six years, University of Arkansas sociologist William A. Schwab has taken an interest in Northwest Arkansas’ Latino community. Since 2011, he's conducted research on the most vulnerable members of that community — the undocumented children and youth. What he learned compelled him to write the book Right...

  • US Chamber of Commerce pushes for passage of immigration reform with new website

    LatinaLista — If members of Congress didn't feel the pressure of compromising on immigration reform before, most surely they do now with the launch of the latest immigration reform advocacy push — this time, by the US Chamber of Commerce. "As the process moves forward and draft legislative proposals are introduced, we...

  • Fact sheet on President Obama’s Immigration Plan

    White House FACT SHEET: Fixing our Broken Immigration System so Everyone Plays by the Rules     President Obama arrives in Las Vegas to deliver his plan on reforming immigration.     America’s immigration system is broken. Too many employers game the system by hiring undocumented workers and...

  • Transcript: First Latino Inaugural Poet, Richard Blanco, proudly delivers “One Today”

    LatinaLista — It may be President Obama's second inauguration but with the selection of Richard Blanco — the fifth person to create and deliver an inaugural poem — President Obama delivered a lot of "firsts." Blanco is the first immigrant, first Latino, the first openly gay person and the youngest to be the...

  • Young Latino voters turned out in greater numbers in 2012 than four years ago

    LatinaLista — It's an understatement to say that the 2012 Latino voter turnout will be analyzed, researched, surveyed and written about for years to come. In that spirit, the latest study examining this year's voter turnout focuses on young voters. “Diverse Electorate: A Deeper Look into the Millennial Vote," by The Center for...

  • Immigration on the table for 2013, Obama must take the lead

    Luis Carlos López LatinaLista Immigration reform is alive and well for the 113th U.S. Congress. After a ‘shellshocked’ defeat that reelected President Obama, the GOP is reckoning with the fact that the road to the White House inevitably, goes through the barrio. Among Latinos, Obama trumped Romney by a whopping 52-point, the...

  • Pew Hispanic analysis shows Latinos made (overwhelmingly) good their end of the bargain

    LatinaLista — On October 25, in an interview with the editorial board of the Des Moines Register, President Obama foretold what would happen last night: “…Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated...

  • Transcript: President Obama’s Election Night Speech

    THE PRESIDENT: Tonight, more than 200 years after a former colony won the right to determine its own destiny, the task of perfecting our union moves forward. It moves forward because of you. It moves forward because you reaffirmed the spirit that has triumphed over war and depression; the spirit that has...

  • The Latino Side of Politics: Latino actors and activists sound off on presidential election

    By Elia Esparza Latinowood/Latin Heat In the final analysis it doesn’t really matter what the political system...

  • Young Latino professionals voice hope, concern, disillusionment with presidential election

    By Alain Castillo Latina Lista This week, several Hispanic American professionals voiced their opinions about the presidential candidates before the November 6 general election. The respondents' views were as diverse as their current careers and cities. (L-R) Former Gov. Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama address one another...

  • Survey says Latino Born-Again Christians still undecided for which presidential candidate to cast their votes

    LatinaLista — The decision for whom to vote for in this election is a brain teaser for any undecided voter. Believe it or not, while a majority of Latinos, polls show, are leaning towards President Obama, there are some who remain undecided. According to the Latino Religions and Politics Survey, it's Latino...

  • VideoTheVote empowers voters to film problems at the polls come November 6

    LatinaLista — The November 6 election has many anxious — not just as to who will win...

  • New poll finds enthusiasm for election strongest among young Black and Latino voters

    LatinaLista — It's taken a while, and admittedly the full throttle enthusiasm evident in the 2008 presidential election among young voters isn't quite up to the same speed as then, but young voters are just as politically aware as four years ago and a good many of them plan on showing it...

  • Latino voters have variety of handy apps to make voting experience easier

    LatinaLista — Efforts are underway to impress upon Latino voters the importance of actually going to the polls to cast their votes. Yet, though the intent to vote is admirable, and what politicians and campaign workers are counting on, but 'life' too often gets in the way. Life can be as simple...

  • 18-29-year-olds acknowledge country’s problems in new online survey but still hold out hope

    LatinaLista — If you thought young Americans were only interested in the Kardashians, Jay-Z, the latest shoes, horror movies or action-packed video games, a new survey detailing their political opinions would remind us that isn't the case. After all, more young voters turned out in 2008 than ever before. Generation Opportunity, a...

  • Over 30 percent of Latino voters don’t feel their votes will have an impact on who’s elected president

    LatinaLista — The Pew Hispanic Center released their latest survey regarding how Latino voters are leaning. Not surprisingly, the survey found Latinos favoring Obama over Romney by 3-1 ratio. Latino registered voters prefer President Barack Obama over Republican challenger Mitt Romney by 69% to 21% and express growing satisfaction with the direction...

  • What Drives Latino Voters?

    By Lauren Feeney BillMoyers.com More Latinos are expected to go to the polls this year than ever before, and their vote could be decisive in the presidential election. We reached out to Sylvia Manzano of Latino Decisions, a leading Latino polling organization whose clients include Univision, ABC News and the Los Angeles...

  • Latinos not the only target of National Voter Registration Day

    LatinaLista — Only 15 days left till the October 9 deadline to register to vote. To make sure that both adults and eligible students are aware that time is running out, today has been designated National Voter Registration Day. Across the country, organizations are sending their members door-to-door with reminders and voter...