Posts tagged "Harry Reid"

IL Sen. Dick Durbin not giving up on the DREAM Act

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin reintroduced the DREAM Act in the U.S. Senate Wednesday, just a day after President Barack Obama delivered a speech on immigration in El Paso. He held a press conference to announce this and you can see the video below. “We’re not giving up,” Durbin said about the DREAM Act. It would... Read more »

DREAM Act vote postponed; Sens. Durbin and Reid seeking votes

By Lalo Alcaraz The Senate postponed voting on the DREAM Act Thursday. But this isn’t bad news for DREAM activists. In fact, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid made a motion that tabled the Senate vote so they can instead vote on the House version of the bill. That Senate motion passed with 59 votes. This gives... Read more »

Latino Republicans make gains but Democrats don't need to panic...yet

The mid-term results may have been bad for many Democrats but across the country Latino candidates came out winners. Interestingly, several of them were Republican. Gov-elect Susana Martinez of New Mexico In New Mexico, Republican Susana Martinez was elected governor making her the first Latina governor in the United States. Martinez, 50, is a district... Read more »

Immigrant and Latino voters could influence the election

Mireya Luna came to the United States when she was 10 years old. She became a legal permanent resident after her father received amnesty in the 1980s. That took almost 10 years. Then she waited five years to become a U.S. citizen so she could vote. She voted for the first time in 2008 in... Read more »

Telling Latinos, "Don't Vote" is screwed up

Campaign season is heating up but there is a group out there telling Latinos not to vote. Latinos for Reform, headed by Robert Deposada, a conservative political consultant, has made ads in Spanish and English telling Latinos not to vote because President Obama and other Democrats have not followed through on their promise to pass... Read more »

Support immigrant dreams on Mexican Independence Day

From May Day march. Photo by Teresa Puente. Sept. 15 marked the start of Hispanic Heritage Month that runs until Oct. 15. And on Sept. 16, 2010, Mexico celebrates 200 years of independence. In Chicago, there was a special celebration Wednesday night for “El Grito” or the Cry for Independence at Millennium Park. It’s nice... Read more »

From "terror babies" to "anchor babies," politicos are demonizing Muslims and immigrants

Lately some Americans are afraid of “The Others?”   I’m not talking about the movie with Nicole Kidman that deal with ghosts. I’m talking about something more scary. That is how Muslims and undocumented immigrants are being demonized by politicians and pundits. They are being called terrorists, criminals, “anchor babies” and even “terror babies.” Under... Read more »