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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

Seneca: Latinos and The Federal Reserve

May 1st, 2010 · 7 Comments

The only other agency of the federal government where Latinos have not become commonly employed nor have an appointed presence on the governing boards besides the intelligence community is the Federal Reserve System and its myriad components. At the national level, the Fed’s Board of Governors has only seven members appointed by the president and [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics · Government Accountability · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Ed Pastor · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Ruben Hinojosa · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Solomon Ortiz · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca

Alejandro Mayorkas appointed to direct Immigration and Citizenship Services

April 25th, 2009 · 10 Comments

There is another Latino appointment in the Obama Administration. This time Cuban born Alejandro Mayorkas has been selected to head the United States Immigration and Citizenship Services. He is currently a partner at O’Melveny & Myers in Los Angeles. He was appointed by President Clinton as the United States Attorney for the Central District of [...]

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Tags: Antonio Villaraigosa · Barack Obama · Democratic Party · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Rep. Xavier Becerra

Seneca: Latinos and the Current Ship of State

March 2nd, 2009 · 14 Comments

President Obama has entered office and confirmed that the nation faces its greatest economic challenge since the 1930′s Great Depression. The menacing economic syndrome of deflation is rearing its ugly head. Prices are collapsing in many markets not just in housing. The current crisis is increasingly characterized as becoming a wide-spread debacle: the consumer confidence [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Economics · Education · LULAC · National Council of La Raza · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Ciro Rodriguez · Rep. Ed Pastor · Rep. Henry Cuellar · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Jose Serrano · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Ruben Hinojosa · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · teen pregnancy

SCHIP Victory in the House earlier this week

January 17th, 2009 · 19 Comments

I want to note that on Wednesday of this week, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize SCHIP, which would add more children to government subsidized health insurance. This health care coverage assists children from working families whose families earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. Also worth noting is that the version of this [...]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · health care · Immigration · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Xavier Becerra

Seneca: Latino Rumblings in the Capitol on Eve of Inauguration

January 9th, 2009 · 15 Comments

The Richardson retreat from the Commerce Secretary nomination has left the Latinos as a whole dispirited and confused as to just how vital they may be to the new Administration after this Cabinet nomination stumble. Politico this week reported that new life has been breathed into the Latino advocacy groups to have other prominent and nationally known [...]

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Tags: Bill Richardson · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · diversity · Federico Peña · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Mel Martinez · Seneca

Rep. Becerra seeks to undermine Private Giving

January 4th, 2009 · 11 Comments

The same congress that rewarded the mismanagement of the banks and the automotive industry is now targeting private philanthropy thanks to the efforts of Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA). Specifically, Rep. Becerra is threatening private foundations’ tax exempt status, which he calls a $32 billion earmark, in the name of providing more diversity in grant making. [...]

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Tags: diversity · Economics · Rep. Xavier Becerra

The DREAM Act Revisited

December 26th, 2008 · 25 Comments

Seneca’s thoughts on the DREAM Act and how it might proceed in the next Congress: Due to their immigration status, thousands (in excess of 60,000) of high school graduates across the country have not been able to take advantage of the opportunities that make a higher education a possibility. In-state tuition rates, private scholarships, state [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Education · Immigration · Kennedys · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Seneca