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President George W. Bush repeats his message to the GOP — pass immigration reform

President George W. Bush repeats his message to the GOP — pass immigration reform

LatinaLista — This morning, former President George W. Bush presided over a naturalization ceremony held at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas on the campus of Southern Methodist University. It was expected that he would deliver remarks supporting immigration reform, especially since the House is supposed to be taking up the issue

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As the White House gears up for senate debate on immigration reform, Obama preaches to the choir

LatinaLista — Today, the Senate began debate on immigration, an issue that the majority of the Latino community has been fighting for since the 21st Century began more than a decade ago. Yet, before the Senate voted to take the bill to the floor for debate, President Obama addressed a distinguished group of businesspeople, law

It’s time to take the sexism out of the debate on immigration reform

LatinaLista — Over the years in covering the immigration issue, if there is one thing that I’ve noticed, it’s that immigration is discussed by policymakers and politicians in a very sexist manner. It wasn’t until the mid-2000s that they, and the media, even acknowledged that women immigrants were part of the migration flow. It was

Sen. John McCain’s Univision interview leaves impression that old grudges die hard

LatinaLista — According to a Yahoo! news item, things are a little crazier than usual in Washington in advance of the President’s State of the Union speech. Rebuttals and pre-rebuttals have become the new forms of communication between the parties with the Democratic National Committee holding a telephone conference call offering a pre-rebuttal to Sen.

New Pew Hispanic study shows ‘good-faith’ immigration reform must meet two basic needs of immigrants

LatinaLista — A newly released Pew Hispanic study uncovers some startling statistics — of the 5.4 million legal immigrants from Mexico who are eligible to become citizens of the United States, more than 60 percent have not yet done so. The main two reasons are the same criteria we are bound to see contained in

White House loud and clear on immigration reform but ignores Latino community’s outcry over abusive actions by ICE and Border Patrol

LatinaLista — Even though two different immigration reform plans have been laid out, there is still criticism that existing White House directives to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to not apprehend and place in deportation proceedings non-threatening undocumented immigrants is routinely being ignored by ICE agents out in the field. News reports of mass

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