Me llamó mucho la atención un segmento del Noticiero Univisión en el cual dos familias inmigrantes decidieron no evacuar su hogar aunque la tormenta ‘Sandy’ venía en camino y las autoridades habían recomendado evacuar la zona. En el video enseñan a una señora rezándole a la Virgen de Guadalupe para que la tormenta los amparara… Continue »

Last night in Alabama, undocumented former Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas spoke at an Immigration Town Hall entitled “Do I Look ‘Illegal’?” and discussed Alabama’s HB 56 anti-immigrant state law as well as anti-immigrant sentiments like it around the nation.  One of HB 56’s sponsors, state Sen. Scott Beason (R), was invited to attend… Continue »

Awesome pic of the day: the San Francisco Giants’ World Championships victory parade is today, and relief pitcher Sergio Romo is walking around wearing an “I just look illegal” t-shirt. Via Twitter: Two things: 1) Romo is the son and grandson of immigrant farm workers. 2) The Giants’ spring training camp is in Scottsdale, Arizona–in… Continue »

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are making it clear that, after the immediate post-election psu to deal with the impending fiscal cliff, immigration reform is at the top of their second-term agenda. In recent interviews with both English- and Spanish-language media outlets, both members of the Democratic ticket predicted that an Obama/Biden… Continue »

Cross-posted at Latino Decisions, Latino Vote Matters, Daily Kos:  The Latino electorate continues to be one of the most intriguing story lines of the 2012 election cycle, with the role of immigration policy in Latino voting behavior dominating discussions of the Latino vote in this critical election. Here at Latino Decisions we have provided in-depth… Continue »

Democratic Ticket Makes Intentions Clear, but Question Remains: If Obama is Re-Elected, Will Republicans Obstruct or Sue for Peace? President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are making it clear that, after the immediate post-election push for a deficit reduction package and compromise on fiscal reforms, immigration reform is at the top of their… Continue »

Today, America’s Voice releases updated analysis and polling that highlights the crucial role Latino, Asian, and other voters who care about common sense immigration reform will play in next week’s federal elections.  In addition, an interactive map from Latino Decisions and America’s Voice Education Fund reveals how changes in Latino vote turnout and candidate selection… Continue »

Por Maribel Hastings, asesora ejecutiva de America’s Voice: Hace apenas un mes comencé a visitar una Iglesia Metodista cercana a mi casa y como ocurre en otras iglesias mayormente afroamericanas de la capital política del país, el tema de la elección no queda fuera, sobre todo de las oraciones. La petición principal: la reelección del… Continue »

Cualquier desilusión que haya tenido con Obama palidece ante el desalentador cuadro de Romney-Ryan en la Casa Blanca. Por eso cada vez que en la iglesia a la vuelta de la esquina de mi casa oran por Obama y porque tenga la oportunidad de reelegirse para completar su agenda de mi boca emana un sonoro… Continue »