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Entries Tagged as 'Congressional Hispanic Caucus'

Seneca Adumbrates the New Year

December 28th, 2011 · 6 Comments

By Seneca 2012 could be the actual beginning of the long expected Latino political awakening. Why? Perhaps sheer numbers, the reaction to the dire economic costs the community has endured, the evaporation of Latino family wealth in the housing bubble and great Mortgage scams, high unemployment and under-employment, continuously high drop out rates for high [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · Foreign Policy · GOP · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Prison · Republican Party · Seneca

Hispanic Caucus Takes a Stand

May 8th, 2011 · 3 Comments

There is a glimmer of hope in the administration immigration enforcement madness, as last week the Congressional Hispanic Caucus called for the end of the Secure Communities program. I had blogged about Secure Communities and the annoyance of having to go through a checkpoint back in March. But there seems to be some momentum from [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Department of Homeland Security · Immigration

Yet another White House Meeting on Immigration

May 3rd, 2011 · 16 Comments

Today there is another White House meeting planned to discuss immigration, but this time instead of the celebrity brigade, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus will be meeting with President Obama. Latinos who would like to see some sort of administrative relief are becoming frustrated with the President and his position on immigration, and even after last [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Immigration

You Don’t Respect Me, Huh?

March 21st, 2011 · 14 Comments

NCLR has a new campaign that was launched about a week and a half ago urging members of Congress and other elected officials to show a level of respect for the Latino community. This campaign comes in light of recent comments by Kansas state representative Virgil Peck about shooting undocumented immigrants and the continued hysteria [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Immigration · National Council of La Raza

Seneca: The Latino State of the Union

December 13th, 2010 · 23 Comments

As the Yuletide approaches in the US followed by year’s end, the joy of the Latino celebration of these holidays is evident. This includes the sounds of villancicos, the stagings of the Posadas, accompanied by the season’s Hispanic gastronomical delights such as buñuelos, tamales, lechon asado, turrones and countless other delicacies from the different Latin [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · Economics · Education · Foreign Policy · GOP · GWB · Ileana Ros-Lehtinen · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Marco Rubio · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Republican Party · Secretary of Interior Salazar · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · voting trends

Latinos for Mayor in Chicago

December 5th, 2010 · 3 Comments

By Cristina Villarreal On September 7, 2010, Mayor Richard Daley announced that he would not run for re-election for Mayor of Chicago.  After 21 years as Mayor, he decided he was ready to retire.  For many of us young Chicagoans, we do not remember any other Mayor of Chicago.  This announcement caused a free for all [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Immigration

Another One Bites the Dust – Rep. Solomon Ortiz Concedes

November 23rd, 2010 · 2 Comments

It has been a rough election cycle for many of the moderate to conservative Democrats in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus with members such as John Salazar and Ciro Rodriguez losing their seats. Yesterday, Rep. Solomon Ortiz who has represented Texas 27th district since 1982 conceded the race to Republican Blake Farenthold. Farenthold gained notoriety in [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Solomon Ortiz

Some of Tonight’s Latino GOP Winners

November 2nd, 2010 · 15 Comments

The states of New Mexico and Nevada will have new Latino governors with Susana Martinez and Brian Sandoval respectively. Florida will have a new Latino senator, Marco Rubio. In Texas, Francisco Canseco beat out Democratic Congressman Ciro Rodriguez, and Republican Bill Flores beat out ten term incumbent Chet Edwards. In Washington state, Jaime Herrera, who [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · GOP · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Republican Party