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The Monday Wrap It Up Post — not gift wrapping, thankfully!

December 22nd, 2008 · 26 Comments

Happy Holidays everyone! This post is a wrap up, minus the gift wrap with some immigration and congress related content. I want to highlight this Inside Higher Ed Q&A with two professors who specialize in studying under-represented and minority students, specifically Latinos. This short Q&A reveals the extent of the education problem within the Latino […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Education · Immigration · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Xavier Becerra

Dec 18 update on Latino Appointments in the Obama Administration

December 18th, 2008 · 34 Comments

Seneca penned a comprehensive update on Latino appointments in the Obama administration last night with lots of detail, but today we learned that Congresswoman Hilda Solis (D-CA) has been nominated for the Secretary of Labor post. Hilda Solis has been a strong advocate of organized labor, and upon hearing this news, Eliseo Medina, the International […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · CA State Senator Gloria Romero · Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · diversity · Fabian Núñez · Immigration · Labor Relations · Rep. Albio Sires · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Grace Napolitano · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Lincoln Diaz Balart · Rep. Linda Sanchez · Rep. Loretta Sanchez · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Silvestre Reyes · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Sen. Ken Salazar · Sen. Mel Martinez · Sen. Robert Menendez · Seneca · Supreme Court

Richardson’s gaffe and more — A comprehensive update on Latino appointments in the Obama Administration

December 11th, 2008 · 18 Comments

Here is Seneca’s latest update on Latino appointments in the Obama Administration: Bill Richardson appears to have committed a big blooper. In a recorded video being bicycled around the internet, he states in Spanish that President Elect Obama is “un inmigrante.” Plainly, this feeds the anti-Obama bloggers, pundits, critics, bigots and other enemies of the newly […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Bill Richardson · diversity · Henry Cisneros · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Kennedys · Rep. Mario Diaz Balart · Rep. Xavier Becerra · Rick Noriega · Seneca

Rep. Xavier Becerra in discussion with Obama about U.S. Trade Representative Position

December 4th, 2008 · 9 Comments

Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles, CA) was meeting with President-Elect Barack Obama earlier today to discuss the U.S. Trade Representative position. Apparently, Becerra has some concerns about moving his wife and his daughters to D.C. I believe that they live in the Eagle Rock area of Los Angeles. I have actually met Congressman Becerra before, […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · health care · Rep. Xavier Becerra

Wrap up post — The Latinos in Congress this week!

November 20th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Meet the new Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Rep. Nydia Velazquez from NY’s 12th Congressional District. She replaced “Working Joe” Baca as the chair of this ‘oh so influential’ congressional committee. She was unanimously elected. I wonder if Linda and Loretta Sanchez will come back to the CHC now that Joe Baca is no […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Congressman Joe Baca · Rep. Charles A. Gonzalez · Rep. Hilda Solis · Rep. John Salazar · Rep. Nydia Velazquez · Rep. Raul Grijalva · Rep. Xavier Becerra