The fallout from a seemingly random fatal shooting at a crowded tourist spot in San Francisco last week has ignited a national debate over the city's decades-old tradition of offering safe haven to undocumented immigrants. Now used as fodder in political rallying cries on immigration, the shooting mounts pressure on these so-called "... read more
Actress America Ferrera has penned an open letter to Donald Trump in response to his controversial comments about Mexican immigrants. The outspoken former star of the television show "Ugly Betty" has two words for the controversial real estate mogul: "Thank you."
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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Sen. Bernie Sanders made his pitch to a group of Latino elected leaders here Friday, and took an apparent veiled dig at Hillary Clinton, who spoke here the day before. Sanders, who comes for a state that is nearly 95% white, rarely talks about immigration, but he spent about 20 minutes laying out his vision for reform. He... read more
The crowded Republican presidential field has already seen first-hand just how deep of a mine-field any discussion of immigration issues can be heading into 2016. Now, there are signs that the debate will only get more tangled for a party in desperate need of building Latino support.
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When Hillary Clinton staked out her position on immigration this week, supporters hailed her for bear-hugging every advocacy group’s wish list on policy points — provide a pathway to full citizenship, check; expand executive actions, check; keep families together, check, check and check. “We can’t wait any longer,” she said during a roundtable... read more
Love her or loath her, Sofia Vergara is making huge strides in Hollywood as the highest paid actress on TV. Maria Teresa Kumar and Zayda Rivera talk about how Sofia Vergara has used her celebrity as a platform for equal pay and embraced Latino stereotypes watch
This msnbc original documentary follows attorney Silvia Mintz, a former undocumented immigrant, as she guides other undocumented immigrants in Texas through the legal process as they strive for permanent residency. Mintz says strong women helped her reali watch
While Netflix's new show "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" has been criticized for stereotypes, it's breaking the mold by putting its lead character in an interracial relationship with an Asian man. Why doesn't Hollywood cast Asian men as leads or love... watch
If people of color will soon be the majority, how can we better prepare them for jobs of the future and ensure business success for America? By teaching black and Latina girls that they have a place in tech. Kimberly Bryant, Founder of Black Girls Code... watch
A new study by Media Matters shows that Latinos are only included in discussions on TV regarding one issue: immigration. But the truth is, immigration isn't the top issue for most Latinos in the U.S. How can we change the narrative and create more... watch
MIAMI — Eric Narvaez returned home a war hero. He was a soldier, shot at and wounded during his first tour in Afghanistan. But still, he didn’t quite get the reception that he had hoped for.
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President Barack Obama discusses legislative strategies for retaining talented immigrant students and the development of a legal process of establishing citizenship for students who wish to stay in the United States. watch
President Barack Obama explains that resistance to immigration reform by Republicans and sympathetic judges was not unexpected, and while legal battles take place, elements of reform within his executive powers can still move forward. watch