There’s a lot of talk about immigration legislation lately, and this is a question that needs to be asked.
What do YOU demand from immigration reform?
It’s up to us to drive the narrative. Starting this week, Latino Rebels and Cuéntame will be using#ICEFail to share the real stories that are happening every day in America. If you want to share your story, you can tweet it to #ICEFail, @latinorebels or @mycuentame. You can also post your stories and tips to the Latino Rebels Facebook page or the Cuéntame Facebook page. We need reform, not more raids. Staying silent is no longer an option.
The United States government spent more money on immigration enforcement in fiscal year 2012 than it did on other federal law enforcement agencies combined, says a new report that details enforcement programs and spending.
It’s been a historic two weeks in Wal-Mart and U.S. labor relations. Last week a handful stores across southern California saw employees walk out, this week the strikes have spread across the States. It may only be revving up. Workers are now threatning with actions, sit-in, picket lines, on what is hands down Wal-Mart’s busiest day, Black Friday. Read more from labor journalist Josh Eidelson whose been doing great at keeping folks informed.
A federal court struck down Texas’ voter ID legislation, but that’s not stopping some lawmakers from restricting the electoral process. Texas Rep. Jim Murphy is pushing for a grand voter purge.
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This year the list of journos and anchors that will host presidential debates is lilly white. There’s ton of buzz around the influence of the Latino vote in this year’s election but apparently the Commission on Presidential Debates is not seeing the daily stories on the subject.
Univision, for one, isn’t too happy and has called out the comission. What do you all think? Do you wanna see a presidential debate targeted at latinos? Comment below!
CNN’s Candy Crowley will be the first woman in 20 years to moderate a presidential debate when she presides over the Oct. 16 matchup between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But representatives from the Hispanic and African-American communities are complaining that the Commission on Presidential Debates seeming new inclusiveness does not go far enough.
Univision president and CEO Randy Falco on Wednesday sent a letter to Janet H. Brown, the Commission’s executive director, expressing “disappointment on behalf of the millions of Hispanics who do not have a voice in the upcoming presidential debates.”