Entries Tagged as 'Sen. Robert Menendez'

Senators Menendez & Rubio Oppose Debt Deal

August 2nd, 2011 · 4 Comments

The two Latino Senators in the Senate have come out in opposition to the debt deal, but for different reasons. You can read my take on that here. Menendez felt that the current deal that was struck was not balanced in its approach for lacking any new revenues, and Rubio took Democrats to task for […]

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Tags: Sen. Marco Rubio · Sen. Robert Menendez

DREAM Act Update July 27, 2011

July 27th, 2011 · 7 Comments

In case you missed it, President Obama delivered a speech at NCLR on Monday, where the DREAM Act youth made their presence known by shouting “Yes, you can” to the President when he suggested that he could not bypass Congress to provide relief in terms of immigration policy. However, I want to point out that […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Education · Immigration · Sen. Robert Menendez

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

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

A Letter to the Cuban Three

November 8th, 2010 · 10 Comments

The following letter from Matthew Stieglitz is addressed to the Cuban Three, a play on words of the Cuban Five (five Cubans convicted of espionage against the United States). In this instance, the Cuban Three are those politicians who Stieglitz feels have become the three most powerful Cuban-Americans in the United States: Senator Robert Menendez […]

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Tags: Cuba · Economics · Fidel Castro · Foreign Policy · Government Accountability · Ileana Ros-Lehtinen · Latin American Foreign Policy · Marco Rubio · Sen. Robert Menendez

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

There. Is. STILL. No. Line

September 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments

By Pablo Manriquez One of the arguments frequently given in the comments of my most-recent Huffington post is, essentially, that “illegals should apply for entry into the United States and wait in line like everyone else.” In a perfect world, this argument makes sense. Historically the U.S. has been a harbor for “huddled masses yearning […]

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Tags: drug war · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · Mexico · 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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