Today, much of the Spanish-language coverage of yesterday's community meeting in Los Angeles focuses on Rep. Luis Gutierrez' (D-IL) comments, and in particular his call to attend a march in favor of comprehensive immigration reform on March 21st. Continue »
Today, the AFL-CIO will host a forum in Los Angeles to debate immigration reform. La Opinión reports that the meeting, which will be held in LA's historic Olvera Street neighborhood, will feature Representatives Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) and Judy Chu (D-CA); Bishop Alexander Salazar of the Archdiocese... Continue »
Obama didn't say the three words, but words, like promises, are cheap. We're left waiting for concrete action from the White House and Congress on the immigration front—actions that would speak louder than a thousand words. Continue »
For the second day, today's top story is Hispanic discontent with President Obama's cursory mention of immigration during his State of the Union address; many outlets also quote Valerie Jarrett, a senior advisor to the president, assuring Hispanics that Obama remains committed to immigration reform..."We're not willing to give... Continue »
A large number of Spanish-language news outlets today ran State of the Union headlines expressing disappointment among Hispanics and immigrants over what they described as the lack of detailed discussion, or any sort of vigorous defense, of comprehensive immigration reform in President Barack Obama's address last night. BBC Mundo... Continue »
America's Voice is starting a new series to bring Spanish-language coverage of immigration and politics to a wider audience. Look for daily roundups (in English), of some of the best Spanish-language news. "The EFE and AFP news agencies report that President Obama's State of the Union address will focus... Continue »
Asked whether House leadership had the political will to move comprehensive immigration reform legislation once the Senate passes a bill, which members of both houses have indicated is the current strategy, Becerra said: "The answer is, of course." "This year, working with the Senate, we can accomplish reform of... Continue »
The debate over legalizing farm workers has always been marked by the controversial question of labor conditions and migrants' lives, health and housing. But this time, labor organization and farmers are in agreement that passing an AgJOBS bill is a shared necessity. Continue »
This Thanksgiving week, as end-of-year celebrations commence, faith groups across the country stress the moral urgency of immigration reform. These groups have played an important role in the immigration debate, although the process has not been without controversy. Continue »
When people talk in the abstract about undocumented immigrants - or, as some call them disdainfully, "illegals" - they don't think about the fact that these "invisible people" are in fact present every minute of every day. The food we bring to our mouths has been picked or processed... Continue »