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Entries Tagged as 'Congressional Hispanic Caucus'

CHCI Speeches Deliver More Empty Promises

September 16th, 2010 · 10 Comments

By Bender Bending Gonzalez If there was one recurring theme at last night’s Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 33rd Annual Gala, it was the Dream Act and inherently immigration reform. One by one, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and of course President Barack Obama took the stage and delivered the usual “si […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · Education · Government Accountability · Immigration · Rep. Nydia Velazquez

The DREAM Act is an Amnesty, But So What?

September 15th, 2010 · 12 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez POLITICO reports that Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) along with Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) will meet with President Obama on Thursday at 2:30PM “to request his support for the new legislation and the immigrant-student bill, known as the DREAM Act.” The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Economics · Education · Immigration · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Sen. Robert Menendez

A time to celebrate Hispanic heritage, progress and opportunities for advancement

September 10th, 2010 · 7 Comments

By Manuel Diaz In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) will host a number of events next week that celebrate Latino history, heritage and the American dream.  The event will be both a significant and memorable experience as six of President Obama’s cabinet secretaries as well as his wife, First Lady […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Digital Divide · Michelle Obama · Technology

DREAM Now Letters to President Obama: Carlos A. Roa, Jr.

August 25th, 2010 · No Comments

Dear Mr. President, My name is Carlos and I’m a 23 year old undocumented immigrant from Caracas, Venezuela.  I want to legalize my immigration status in this country through the passage of DREAM Act this year.  For too long have I lived in the U.S. without papers.  It has been over 20 years, now.  I […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Education · Immigration

DREAM Now Letters Recap: The CHC Has To Stand With Migrant Youth, Not Against Us

July 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments

By Kyle de Beausset: Today marks the completion of the second week of the DREAM Now series. I am sorry I was not able to get a letter out on Wednesday.  Too much travel and not enough sleep led me to come down with a soar throat and a fever on Tuesday.  Thankfully, I’m starting […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Education · Government Accountability · Immigration · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez

Seneca on LATINO LEADERSHIP: WHERE ART THOU?

June 7th, 2010 · 24 Comments

Lately, in many Latino or Hispanic gatherings to celebrate a Latino milestone or a high-level appointment or laud our heritage, it is usually noted that we are now over 45 million strong in population in the US. This means it is now the most numerous minority group in the country. At times in the uplifting […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · diversity · Economics · Education · Government Accountability · Immigration · Media · racism · Seneca

The Right and Wrongs of SB 1070

May 18th, 2010 · 17 Comments

The following is another blog post by David Molina, a Commissioner on the Oregon Commission of Hispanic Affairs, about Arizona’s SB 1070. I was listening to a local Spanish-talk radio program, and the caller argued for why SB 1070 might be good. He argued that the federal government deducted $287 from his paycheck, for almost […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · David Molina · GOP · Immigration · racism · Republican Party

Yesterday’s May Day Marches

May 2nd, 2010 · 10 Comments

For many May Day is known as International Worker’s Day, and in the US, it has turned into a day where many advocate for immigration reform. After all, one of the main issues driving immigration to the United States involves labor. Yesterday, there were May Day rallies and marches throughout the US, and fortunately Pablo […]

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Tags: Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Immigration · Labor Relations · Rep. Luis Gutierrez