An emergency spending package addressing the immigration crisis on the border and backed by the Republican House leadership seemed to be in trouble Wednesday, largely because a group of about two dozen conservative tea party lawmakers were gathered late in the evening by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) in order to discuss ways to strategize against the package.
"People were not happy with the bill that the House leadership has," Rep. Michele Bachmann, R.-Minn., said of the...Read more
Judith was an overachiever with a problem. A college freshman, she loved psychology but was determined to get straight A's. When she got only B's, she was despondent -- and left the field entirely.
As we wrestle with the question of how women achieve success, we've spilled more ink on whether women believe in themselves and not enough on what happens when women fail.
Success is not just about taking a seat at the proverbial table. It...Read more
Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus convened a hearing in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday to add another dimension to the the ongoing debate around unaccompanied children from Central America arriving in large numbers at our southern border. Three children, who were once unaccompanied minors from Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador, testified to the violence they experienced which hastened their journeys to the U.S.
One of the children, who spoke emotionally of her experience, was 12-year-old Mayeli...Read more
Chicago Bears center Roberto Garza is entering his 14th season as an offensive lineman in the National Football League. That statistic alone is a major accomplishment in itself. Garza is currently the second-longest tenured Latino in the NFL, trailing only legendary tight end Tony Gonzalez who played 17 seasons (for Kansas City and Atlanta).
Garza is ahead of Hall of Fame offensive tackle Anthony Muñoz who played 13 seasons for the Cincinnati Bengals. Garza began his...Read more
Most Americans say the waves of children crossing into the United States from Central America are refugees fleeing danger at home. And they say the United States should support these children while reviewing their cases, not deport them immediately.
These largely sympathetic views come from all points along the political and religious spectrum, according to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute Tuesday (July 29).
Democrats (80 percent), independents (69 percent) and Republicans (57 percent)...Read more
Even if President Barack Obama tests the bounds of his presidential power with the big, unilateral moves he’s promising on immigration, there may be no way to stop him.
Lawyers are debating the legality of a series of immigration-related executive actions the White House is reportedly considering, but there’s broad agreement suing the president isn’t likely to work.
“The court route: I don’t see it,” said Jan Ting, a top immigration official under President George H.W. Bush...Read more
In a preview of a longer interview that will air on Fusion’s America with Jorge Ramos Tuesday night, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton weighed in on the current debate over undocumented minors flooding over the border from Central America, telling the host that without further action from Congress, “more kids are going come.” But first, she addressed her possible “Latino problem.”
“Do you think you have a Latino problem?” Jorge Ramos asked Clinton.
“I hope not!”...Read more
Since losing the Hispanic vote by a whopping 44-point margin in 2012, Republicans have made little progress in Latino outreach. It's looking increasingly unlikely that any form of immigration reform will pass through Congress, leaving it a thorny issue for…
Bryan Peacker remembers arriving stateside at the age of 7 from Lima, Peru.
Speaking nearly no English, he was supposed to be in a bilingual program at an Orlando area elementary school. Instead, a paperwork error kept him in English-only classes,…
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is worried about dysfunction in Congress, but he's placing the blame for inaction squarely at the feet of Democrats in Washington.
"It should embarrass all of us, and it's the result of a deliberate partisan decision," the…
In 1997, Alexandra Chavez, then five months pregnant, and her brother jumped a fence on the United States-Mexico border and, with no money or luggage in tow, headed to a new life in America.
Seventeen years later, Chavez, 46, now owns…
The leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador are meeting with President Obama in the White House on Friday to talk about the surge of children from their countries fleeing gang violence and fearing for their lives if they return.…
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Thursday called on the Obama administration to "wind down" a policy that has helped more than 550,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, an action that would restart deportations of young people…