Politics

Latinos in State Legislative and Senate Increases Following Midterm Elections

National Hispanic Leadership Agenda Releases Congressional Scorecard, Ranks Lawmakers on Immigration, Economics

A nonpartisan coalition of national Latino organizations published a scorecard of the 113th Congress on how lawmakers' votes affected the social, economic and political life of Latinos.

Latino Groups Step up Voter Registration Efforts Over Immigration Reform Inaction

Latino and immigration advocacy groups are busy organizing registration drives, and others are running eduation campaigns. The November elections could be a referendum by voters on the Obama Administration and Congress' failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
Jeanne Shaheen

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Criticized for 'Appearing Anti-Immigrant,' Missing Senate Hearings

Immigration and terrorism continue to be issues used to attack Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., due to inaction in Congress.
Immigrant Families And Activists Protest Deportations In Front Of White House

Election 2014 Poll Results: Both Democratic and Republican Voters Unhappy With Congressional Handling of Immigration Reform

Just 37 percent of Republican voters and Republican leaners think their party did a good job representing their view on undocumented immigrants. And 56 percent thought they didn't do a good job.
Health and Human Services, Treasury Departments Working to Help Tax Filing Season Due to Affordable Care Act

Uninsured Rates Drop Among Young and Low-Income Latinos After First ACA Enrollment Period

The number of uninsured Latinos has dropped in the U.S., and credit is being given to the Affordable Care Act.
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Immigration to US Needs to be Addressed by United Nations, Says El Salvador President

El Salvador's president spoke before the United Nations about decreasing poverty levels, quality of life and migration of children that's also affecting Central America.
Marilinda Garcia

Millennial New Hampshire GOP House Candidate Marilinda Garcia Earns Republican Support, Opposes Amnesty for Undocumented Immigrants

Declaring that the U.S. needs a "new generation leadership," 31-year-old New Hampshire State Representative Marilinda Garcia is hoping to bring a new era of conservatism to Congress.
Justice Department support NYCLU over its lawsuit over Sixth Amendment violation

New York Civil Liberties Union Files Suit Against NY for Lack of Public Defenders, With DOJ Support

The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting a class-action lawsuit filed by the New York Civil Liberties Union accuses Governor Cuomo and the state of New York of perpetuating a system that violates the rights of people who cannot afford to hire lawyers.
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Report Urges Obama Administration to Close Artesia, New Mexico Immigrant Detention Center

Due to reports of maltreatment of detainees, immigrant rights groups are still calling for the closure of family detention centers housing apprehended undocumented families.
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Obama Job Approval Rating: Few New York Latinos Rate President 'Excellent,' Majority Believe State Is in Recession

The latest Marist College Institute for Public Opinion poll revealed 25 percent of New York's Latinos said President Obama has done a "good" job.
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Immigration, Drug Cartels Not Honduras' Fault, Says President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Blames Countries 'North and South'

The Honduran president addressed the immigration crisis at the United Nations General Assembly's General Debate on Wednesday. After U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto did not mention immigration, Honduras' Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado spoke of the high crime rates and migration of children from his country.
The body of Mexican congressman Gabriel Gomez was found in this burned-out SUV, along with the body of his aide.

Congressman Gabriel Gomez Likely Murdered By Cartel

Congressman was kidnapped on Monday in Guadalajara
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Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto Avoids Immigration in United Nations General Assembly Address

With an influx of undocumented immigrants entering Mexico from Central American countries, immigration was projected to be a topic for Mexico President Enrique Peña Nieto to address the United Nations General Assembly. He instead focused on the purpose of the U.N.
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Islamic State Airstrikes in Syria: House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Lawmakers Support Airstrike Decision

Following the first airstrikes to combat the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria, congressional leaders have issued their first comments on the issue while continuing their recess.
National Voter Registration Day, Sept. 23, 2014

More Than 1,400 Immigrants Register to Vote After New York Voter Drive

A voter registration campaign underway by the New York Immigration Coalition saw over 1,400 new American immigrants sign up to vote over the past two weeks.
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United Nations General Assembly: Barack Obama Calls for Support to Dismantle Islamic State, Neglects Immigration

President Barack Obama's campaign to combat terrorism continued at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday. The president also discussed the Ebola virus outbreak and the Russian-Ukrainian crisis.
NATO claims that Russian troops have been withdrawing from eastern Ukraine.

NATO: Russian Troops Leaving Ukraine

Partial Russian withdrawal could be positive sign for Ukraine conflict
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Immigration Rights Groups Criticize ICE's New Texas Family Detention Center

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced plans to establish a new family detention facility to address the increasing numbers of undocumented immigrants entering the country, and national Latino and immigrant rights groups are not pleased.
Brazil refused to sign an anti-deforestation pledge at Tuesday's UN summit in New York.

UN Summit: Brazil Rejects Anti-Deforestation Pledge

South American country has struggled with deforestation
Vice President Joe Biden

President Barack Obama's Immigration Executive Action Will Do 'An Awful Lot' After Midterm Elections, Says Joe Biden

President Barack Obama soured relations with immigrant rights groups with his immigration executive action delay, but Vice President Joe Biden reassured Latinos that comprehensive reform will come.
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