Politics

Mass Mothers and Children Deportations Discussed with former Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. On MSNBC

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‘merica isn’t having a good day when almost three dozen mothers and kids are flown back to a worn-torn country and it doesn’t make as much a blip as, for example, José Antonio Vargas–immigrant who carries his passport from the Philippines and  Read More...

VIDEO: Unaccompanied Kids, Humanitarian “Crisis” or “Situation”? On MSNBC

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Overheard: for President Obama, the unaccompanied children flooding the border has forced immigration from policy to politics. This assertion reflects a Beltway echo chamber, resulting in a disconnect that fails to capture the desperate reality of millions of immigrants living in  Read More...

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Humanitarian Crisis? On MSNBC

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Parents handing their children to coyotes or human smugglers for passage to the U.S. is not new. I learned that first hand when I started my journalism career in Texas, specifically in the Rio Grande Valley. I interviewed countless parents who hoped  Read More...

VIDEO: Obama Immigration Executive Action. On MSNBC

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President Obama promised at the State of the Union that he would use executive action to push his agenda forward, bypassing Republican obstruction in Congress. In “State of the Union: Immigration Executive Action“, I urged him to use his “phone  Read More...

VIDEO: Immigration Manufactured Drama. On MSNBC

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Pu-leaze. Spare me the manufactured drama over immigration. Today, it’s 2014 midterm elections and the GOP calculation to hold the House and perhaps narrowly capture the Senate (despite a few “rogue” Republicans such as Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman). The strategy  Read More...

The Latino Victory Project: Q & A with Co-Founder Eva Longoria

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The Latino Victory Project is a national organization created to engage the Latino community in democracy and the political process. The agenda is two fold–get more Latinos to the polls and directly support Hispanics running for public office. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the organization  Read More...

VIDEO: a (wise) latina on THE WISE LATINA: Sotomayor Supreme Court Dissent on MSNBC

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“I respectfully dissent.” Three simple words at the end of a fifty-eight page treatise, part constitutional history lesson, part rousing defense of our American values of equal access and opportunity to our political and civic process. Supreme Court Associate Justice  Read More...

VIDEO: Putin Pressure on Obama and the GOP. On MSNBC

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The Ukrainian Prime Minister is scheduled to meet with President Obama on Wednesday to discuss the escalating situation that, if not plunging us back into a Cold War, has certainly broken the so-called reset button between the U.S. and Russia.  Read More...