Category Archives: 2012

These stories highlight border issues as they occur in the 2012 Election Cycle.

Hispanic mega-donors unite, focus on CIR

President Barack Obama won reelection with overwhelming support from Hispanics — and now Latino megadonors aligned with the White House are trying to mobilize that community behind his second-term agenda. They’re working feverishly behind the scenes to launch an organization … Continue reading

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Romney campaign manager regrets immigration stance

Mitt Romney and his team are not eager to dwell on regrets. But his campaign manager now says that the forceful posture taken against immigration in the Republican primary inflicted lingering damage with Latino voters in the general election. The … Continue reading

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Rep. Xavier Becerra elected as Democratic Caucus Chairman

Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-California) has been elected as Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, and will be the only Latino among the Democratic party’s Congressional leadership.

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Latino groups’ grassroots efforts paid off on Nov. 6

On Election Day, President Obama got 71 percent of the Latino vote nationally because, in the end, Latinos preferred his message over Mitt Romney’s. But how Latinos got that message — the relentless call to register, to vote, to participate … Continue reading

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Pena Nieto’s visit explores new possibilities for U.S.-Mexico relationship

On Tuesday, Mexico’s president-elect, Enrique Peña Nieto,  met with President Obama on Tuesday in an attempt to shift relations with the United States toward improving the economy and loosening up trade. Mr. Peña Nieto, who takes office on Saturday, discussed … Continue reading

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Republican senators introduce alternative DREAM Act bill

A group of Senate Republicans on Tuesday formally rolled out DREAM Act-style legislation that would allow certain undocumented youth to eventually gain legal status. The bill, introduced by Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and dubbed the … Continue reading

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Peña Nieto’s visit likely to focus on trade, economy

According to the Texas Tribune, a former U.S, ambassador to Mexico has stated that Mexico’s commitment to security and its strong symbiotic economic ties with the United States will  be key talking points when the country’s next leader visits the … Continue reading

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GOP to vote this week on STEM immigration bill

In an attempt to beat Democrats to the punch on the first post-election immigration bill, House Republicans have scheduled a vote later this week on a proposal to grant green cards to foreigners who earn high-tech doctoral degrees from U.S. … Continue reading

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Over 53,000 approved for Deferred Action

About 300,000 young illegal immigrants have applied for a reprieve from deportation under President Obama’s Deferred Action program, and 53,273 cases have been approved compared with 180,000 applications and 4,591 approvals through mid-October, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

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Republicans form super-PAC for immigration reform

Prominent Republican strategists have announced they are forming a super-PAC to help redefine the party’s immigration stance and to figure out ways to appeal to Latino voters. The super-PAC, called Republicans for Immigration Reform, also hopes to undercut those in … Continue reading

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