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Entries Tagged as 'Rep. Luis Gutierrez'

Economic Crisis Highlights Leadership Limits of Obama & Hispanic Chieftains

July 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Cross posted at DailyGrito. By Seneca Frankly, President Obama does not seem like he was fully prepared to be President. His hubris may have gotten the best of him. He ignited real hope and became lucky: Hillary Clinton became overconfident, GWB became a bane as a lame duck, and John McCain self-destructed. Ergo Obama became [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Education · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · John McCain · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Seneca

Sen. Marco Rubio Co-Sponsors E-Verify and Faces Latino Backlash

June 16th, 2011 · 4 Comments

This week new E-Verify bills were introduced in the House and in the Senate, which would require all employers in the United States to utilize an electronic system to determine worker eligibility. In most states, the system is voluntary with some exceptions for work on federal contracts. The E-Verify system has already been criticized by [...]

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Tags: Immigration · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Sen. Marco Rubio

DREAM Act and Immigration Reform Updates

November 16th, 2010 · 8 Comments

Today President Obama is meeting with Senator Menendez and Representatives Gutierrez and Velazquez about immigration reform and the DREAM Act. This meeting comes a day after the California Supreme Court upheld AB 540, which grants instate tuition to undocumented students who have attended high school in California for at least three years and seek to [...]

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Tags: Education · Immigration · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Robert Menendez

Duty of Spanish Language Media to Voters

October 25th, 2010 · 12 Comments

By Cristina Villarreal My grandparents were both born and raised in the United States.  They both speak English, but when they watch the news, they watch the news and most of their television in Spanish.  Even though they speak English they are more comfortable with Spanish.  My grandfather says he understands it better.  Spanish language [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Immigration · Media · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Univision

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

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

No Country for Brown Women

June 11th, 2010 · 19 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez On 11 February 2009, Celia Alejandra Alvarez-Herrera was arrested by a sheriff’s deputy in a workplace raid during which her jaw was dislocated against a wall.  Regrettably, my notes are obscured by a teardrop that escaped me as she described being beaten with a clipboard for crying out for medical treatment while [...]

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Tags: Civil Rights · Detention · Immigration · Mexico · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Raul Grijalva

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