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Following President Barack Obama’s executive action announcement on gun reforms, the response, as expected, fell on partisan lines.

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Two dozen U.S. senators have called on President Barack Obama to issue an executive order to reduce gun violence.

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Hispanic Leadership Agenda: Fifth Circuit Court 'Heartless' for Blocking Obama's DAPA, DACA

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled to uphold the decision to block President Barack Obama’s 2014 deferred action programs, affecting nearly 4.9 million eligible undocumented immigrants.

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President Barack Obama's November 2014 immigration executive actions, which expanded his deferred action programs, are still questioned by courts, and his administration narrowly missed contempt charges for helping undocumented immigrants.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said immigration reform legislation will not be discussed during the current 114th Congress.

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The chairman of a coalition encompassing 39 leading national and regional Latino organizations said the Latino vote will play a more influential role in the presidential election race.

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Immigrant rights advocates are set to make their presence known in New Orleans as the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court hears arguments on President Barack Obama's deferred action programs' legality.

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For U.S. Latino registered voters, the top issues include education, economy and immigration, and for Latino Nevadans, the next elected official with a complimentary track record. One politician who will engage for the Latino vote is Rep. Joseph Heck, R-Nevada, who confirmed his Senate bid to succeed Democratic Sen. Harry Reid’s seat.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush officially announced his candidacy for president of the United States (U.S.) on late Monday afternoon. From Miami-Dade College, Bush said America's prosperity and security are "at a balance" and immediately took a shot at the current administration and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

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From the Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Regional Headquarters in Houston, Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a "comprehensive" border security legislation, which will include the hires of 250 additional border troops.

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"I believe we will prevail," said U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about implementing the deferred action programs temporarily blocked due to a court order.

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Regarded as "one of America's great labor and civil rights icons," Dolores Huerta has dedicated her life to advocating labor and civil rights, and her work continues as the Latino electorate brave the 2016 presidential election season.

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Texas has received more attention during the immigration reform debate. The Lone Star State encountered an influx of undocumented immigrant minors last summer, and its current governor and attorney general has been leading the efforts to halt the implementation of President Barack Obama’s deferred action programs. U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, during an address on the House of Representatives floor on June 3, made Texas his focus.

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Despite the legal setback in President Barack Obama's immigration executive actions, immigrant rights advocates have remained confident that millions of undocumented immigrants will soon apply for deferred action.

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Six months after President Barack Obama announced his latest immigration executive action, the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program's future remains unknown. To commemorate what would have been DAPA’s implementation date, Latino and immigrant rights are hosting events and rallies for the deferred action program that could result in a GDP increase of $164 billion by 2025.

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