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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during his Make America Great Again Rally at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, Aug. 25, 2015. (Photo by Ben Brewer/Reuters)

Young immigrants to Hispanic Chamber: Cancel Donald Trump forum

09/11/15 06:34PM

Advocates for young immigrants lacking legal status in the U.S. are calling on the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to cancel a planned candidate forum with GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.United We Dream launched a petition Friday demanding the chamber "remove" Trump from the Oct. 8 forum, a one-on-one question and answer session with... read more

Flowers and a candle form a makeshift memorial for shooting victim Kathryn Steinle on Pier 14 in San Francisco, Calif. on July 6, 2015. (Photo by Noah Berger/Reuters)

Fatal shooting sparks national immigration debate

07/06/15 08:05PM

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

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks at the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, June 19, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by David Becker/AP)

Bernie Sanders makes immigration pitch, takes veiled shot at Hillary Clinton

06/19/15 04:56PM

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

Members of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles hold signs reading, DAPA now! referring to the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability program, during a vigil for immigrants in Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo by David McNew/Reuters)

How immigration lawsuit could backfire on the GOP

05/27/15 03:42PM

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. ... read more

Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at Rancho High School on May 5, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nev. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty)

Why Hillary Clinton's immigration policy is a big deal

05/06/15 05:52PM

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

How Sofia Vergara conquered Hollywood

Don't let the accent fool you: How Sofia Vergara conquered...

04/21/15 10:33AM

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 to take agency of her career. watch

From undocumented to immigration lawyer

Immigration lawyer says 'I have to help' undocumented families

04/21/15 10:00AM

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

Kimmy Schmidt's interracial romance is a...

Is Kimmy Schmidt's interracial romance a milestone for TV?

03/17/15 11:55AM

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

‘Leaning in’ not enough for women of color

Why ‘leaning in’ is not enough for women of color

03/17/15 10:37AM

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

Here's what media gets wrong about Latinos

Here's what media gets wrong about Latinos

03/17/15 10:03AM

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

Eric Narvaez asks President Barack Obama a question at an MSNBC town hall event on immigration in Miami, Fla. on Feb. 25, 2015.

Veteran confronts Obama: Don't deport my mom

02/25/15 10:12PM

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. ... read more