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US Commission on Civil Rights to Congress: Give Immigrant Kids Legal Due Process

An independent federal civil rights agency has called on Congress to support legislation providing undocumented immigrant children the legal right to due process.
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Signs on Due Process Bill for Immigrant Children

The independent Vermont senator announced his support to guarantee undocumented immigrant children their right to due process.
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Reid Rallies Political Support for Central American Refugees With 'Fair Day in Court for Kids Act'

Nevada Senator and Democratic Minority Leader Harry Reid on Feb. 11 introduce a bill aimed at protecting unaccompanied minors attempting to enter the U.S. in hopes of escaping the violence and harsh conditions that grip their homelands.
Ruben Kihuen

TURNOUT: Mexican-American Ruben Kihuen Hopes to Bring Progressive Work Ethic to Congress

Although born in Mexico, Ruben Kihuen actually has been living the American Dream, and he’s currently campaigning to bring his progressive work ethic to the next level: Congress.
Mitch McConnell

Senate Skips Obama’s Latino Judicial Nominee's Confirmation Vote

More than a year has passed since President Barack Obama nominated Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo to serve the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and while the Senate has steadily schedule confirmation votes, the Latino is still not on the calendar.
Donald Trump

Republicans Presidential Candidates Rally for Birthright Citizenship's End, But Latinos Fight Back

Republican presidential candidates have questioned the 14th Amendment, which allows U.S.-born children the automatic right to citizenship, but prominent Latinos and Latino-based organizations are criticizing calls to change the law.
Harry Reid

Sen. Harry Reid Says Republicans Have 'No Meaningful Difference' From Donald Trump on Immigration Reform

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid lashed out at Republicans and claimed the GOP's immigration polices are "no different" than Donald Trump's opinion.
Rand Paul

Senate Confirms First Latina to Federal Court of Appeals, Latino Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo Awaits Confirmation Vote

The U.S. Senate voted and approved the first Latina to serve on the Federal Circuit Court, but one other Latino nominee still awaits his confirmation vote amidst political gridlock.
Joe Heck

Congressman Joe Heck: What Latinos Need to Know About GOP Candidate Seeking Harry Reid's Senate Seat

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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Republican Congressman Joe Heck Announces Senate Bid But Record for Latinos, Women Is Questioned

Acknowledging his mother's history as an immigrant, Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nevada, announced his U.S. Senate bid to succeed Sen. Harry Reid's, D-Nevada, seat.
Joe Heck

Republican Congressman Joe Heck Introduces Bill Expanding Grant Dollars for 'Hispanic Serving Institutions'

U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nevada, received bipartisan support for legislation issuing grant funding for "Hispanic serving" medical institutions.
Pat Toomey

Senate Judicial Confirmation Hearing: GOP Senate Vote for Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo Delayed Further?

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary has finally scheduled an executive meeting for a vote on Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo for the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Although the Judiciary Committee announced the vote on the agenda, an actual vote on President Barack Obama's judicial nominee is not guaranteed.
Pat Toomey

Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo Finally Undergoes Senate Judicial Committee Nomination Hearing As Kara Farnandez Stoll Awaits Senate Vote

Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo, currently serving for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, finally had his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday to potentially serve on U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals. Meanwhile, Kara Farnandez Stoll is still waiting for the Senate's confirmation vote, nearly seven months after President Barack Obama nominated both Latinos.
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Sen. Harry Reid Hits Back at Sen. Mitch McConnell Over Potentially Blocking Latino Judicial Nominee Luis Felipe Restrepo

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, hit back at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., for potentially blocking President Barack Obama's federal court nominees, one including a Latino judge for an appeals court.
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Latino Unemployment Rate Declines in May But 13 Million Latinos 'Not in the Labor Force'

The U.S. Latino unemployment declined by 1-percentage point in comparison to May 2014, and economists have remained optimistic about the latest jobs report.
Rand Paul

Luis Restrepo Nomination Hearing Scheduled for Next Week After Months of Delays

The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing on the nomination of Judge Luis Felipe Restrepo for the Third Circuit Court after several months of delays.
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