Targeted for Deportation After Trying to Pay Traffic Ticket, Marinela Martinez-Magana is Overjoyed to Be Able to Stay with Family Today, in the wake of an inspiring rally that drew hundreds of supporters, Marinela Martinez-Magana—an over 10 year resident of Columbus, OH with three U.S. citizen children under the age of nine—was granted a one-year… Continue »

To listen to a recording of today’s call, click here. Yesterday, the Department of Defense announced that DACA recipients can now apply for enlistment into the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI)—a program open to a limited number of individuals who possess unique medical and language skills.  The problem is that, at most, only… Continue »

A new Gallup poll released today finds that President Obama’s approval ratings among Latinos are nearly the lowest they’ve ever been. Obama’s lowest numbers with Latinos (see chart below) came around 2011-2012, after a first term in which he set a record number of deportations and took no action on immigration reform, despite making the… Continue »

The DNC is launching an ad campaign encouraging Latinos to vote, and high-profile editorials from La Opinión and Maribel Hastings agree that engaging at the ballot box is the best way for Latinos to win the policies they want.  Today, Alan Gomez has a similar op-ed at USA Today pushing Latinos to participate this November.  Why?  Gomez highlights the… Continue »

BuzzFeed: White House Delayed Immigration Action Until After Election Because Of 1994 Memories Breitbart: OBAMA ENACTS EXECUTIVE ACTION TO ALLOW SOME DREAMERS TO SERVE IN MILITARY Huffington Post (Blog): Latinos vs. Democrats New York Times: Military Path Opened for Young Immigrants New York Daily News: Undocumented immigrants can now serve in the military, says Department… Continue »

CD-06 Congressman Rejects Bipartisan Senate Bill Because a 15-year Wait, Thousands of dollars in Fines, English classes and a Background Check Are Too “Automatic” of a Path  At Tuesday’s Denver Post debate between Rep. Mike Coffman (R, CD-6) and challenger, Andrew Romanoff, Rep. Coffman stated that he did not support the bipartisan Senate immigration bill because… Continue »

Opening MAVNI Program to DACAmented Youth Will Help Practically No One Today, the Department of Defense announced that DACA recipients can now apply for enlistment into the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI)—a program open to a limited number of individuals who possess unique medical and language skills for operations, mostly in Afghanistan and… Continue »

On the heels of high-profile editorials from La Opinión and Maribel Hastings, the Democratic National Committee today is launching national and state Spanish language radio ads pushing Latino voters in key states to vote in November.  The ads are part of a seven-figure national paid media campaign and will air in battleground states including Colorado, Texas, Florida, North… Continue »