House Republicans get chance to grill administration on immigration enforcement
May 28th, 2014
03:03 PM ET
7 months ago

House Republicans get chance to grill administration on immigration enforcement

Washington (CNN) - Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is expected to be grilled on the administration¹s immigration enforcement policies when he testifies Thursday before the House Judiciary Committee.

This comes as the political battle over immigration reform heats up.

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Filed under: Immigration • Latinos • Obama administration • President Obama
HHS launches Spanish enrollment tool
December 7th, 2013
02:52 PM ET
1 year ago

HHS launches Spanish enrollment tool

Washington (CNN) - The enrollment tools for the Affordable Care Act's Spanish language site are now available as part of a "soft launch" this weekend.

The site's launch was originally scheduled to occur in October, but was delayed as the Department of Health and Human Services focused on the problems with HealthCare.gov.
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Filed under: Latinos • Obamacare
Latino Action Network: Christie failed Latino families after Superstorm Sandy
October 8th, 2013
08:54 PM ET
1 year ago

Latino Action Network: Christie failed Latino families after Superstorm Sandy

(CNN) – The Latino Action Network filed a legal complaint Tuesday, claiming the Christie administration failed to provide equal access to information to Latinos affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The state website created to offer assistance programs to New Jersey residents provided incorrect deadlines and hours of operations in Spanish, according to a press release from the network.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Latinos • Superstorm Sandy
Poll: Uphill climb for GOP's Hispanic outreach
September 27th, 2013
03:01 PM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Uphill climb for GOP's Hispanic outreach

Washington (CNN) – After Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lost the Latino vote by more than 40% in 2012, the Republican Party has started an effort to rebrand itself to be more attractive to the growing demographic.

But that's not going to be easy, according to the results of a new poll released Friday, and will require the Republican Party to turn back the a belief among Latinos that the party doesn't care about them.

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Filed under: 2012 • Latinos • Republican • RNC
Spanish-language online health care enrollment starts later
September 26th, 2013
10:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Spanish-language online health care enrollment starts later

Washington (CNN) - The White House said Thursday that its Spanish-language health care enrollment tools will not be ready to launch until three weeks after the start of registration on Tuesday.

Administration officials explained there will be Spanish-language speakers on the government's help line beginning on the first day of open enrollment, but the site CuidadodeSalud.gov, will not allow Spanish speakers to compare insurance plans and enroll entirely in Spanish until the week of October 21.
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Filed under: Health care • Latinos
Christie makes Spanish re-election pitch
September 23rd, 2013
09:25 AM ET
1 year ago

Christie makes Spanish re-election pitch

(CNN) – "Better, Brighter Future."

That's the English translation of "Un Mejor Futuro, Mas Brillante," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's first Spanish language television commercial of his general election campaign. The Republican governor is bidding this November for a second term in office.
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Filed under: 2013 • Ads • Chris Christie • Latinos • New Jersey
Obama says no to immigration without citizenship path
July 16th, 2013
07:51 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama says no to immigration without citizenship path

Updated at 9:52 a.m. ET on 7/17

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday an immigration reform bill without a path to citizenship for those in the United States illegally "does not make sense."

"It does not make sense to me, if we're gonna make this once-in-a-generation effort to finally fix the system, to leave the status of 11 million people or so unresolved," Obama said in an interview with a Telemundo-owned TV station in Denver.
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Filed under: Immigration • Latinos • President Obama • White House
White House continues education blitz on health insurance
July 16th, 2013
06:24 PM ET
1 year ago

White House continues education blitz on health insurance

(CNN) - On October 1, uninsured Americans can begin purchasing health insurance in state- or federal-run exchanges, and over the next 10 weeks the Obama administration is engaging in an all-out education blitz meant to encourage broad participation.

One part of the education effort is a series of public conference calls in both Spanish and English organized by the White House Initiative for Education Excellence for Hispanics, the first of which was held on Tuesday. The calls are intended to introduce Hispanic consumers and community leaders to services offered under the Affordable Care Act and help demystify the insurance marketplace.
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Filed under: Health care • Latinos • White House
New coalition aims to keep immigration front and center
February 19th, 2013
02:43 PM ET
2 years ago

New coalition aims to keep immigration front and center

(CNN) - As the debate over immigration reform continues to heat up, a new grassroots effort is underway in which two dozen immigration and progressive groups are working to make sure the issue stays on Washington's radar.

Their message? Pass a bill–and soon.
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Filed under: Immigration • Latinos • SEIU
GOP tweets en Español
February 12th, 2013
09:48 AM ET
2 years ago

GOP tweets en Español

(CNN) – As the GOP continues its renewed engagement of the Latino community, the House Republican Conference will use a new Twitter handle Tuesday: @GOPespanol.

The Spanish-language Twitter feed, launched Monday, will be active Tuesday night as part of the Republican Party's response to the president's State of the Union address.
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Filed under: Latinos • Republicans
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