On Dec 27, 2013, according to some estimates, 1.4 million unemployed Americans lost critical unemployment benefits due to a lapse in funding from Congress. Congress needs to act NOW to restore emergency unemployment benefits to these millions of Americans still struggling to find work.
National Latino organizations engaged in voter education and registration efforts today reported how the 113th Congress—including every member of the House of Representatives and the Senate—has dealt with the issue of immigration so far.
As part of LULAC's Super Madres Campaign, LULAC sponsored a national competition among its councils to see which council could collect the most signatures in support of legislation to regulate the use of antibiotics in animal food production. The competition provided that the winner would receive 100 antibiotic-free turkeys to donate to the charity of their choice.
Today, more than 300 people representing the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico gathered on the steps of the Library of Congress to press the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on—and to pass—H.R. 2000, the Puerto Rico Status Resolution Act, a bipartisan bill that outlines the rights and responsibilities of statehood, provides for an up-or-down vote in Puerto Rico on the territory’s admission as a state, and prescribes the steps the president and Congress would take if a majority of voters favor admission.
Following LULAC’s extremely successful immigrant veteran postcard campaign which delivered 15,000 postcards to Congress earlier this week calling for passage of comprehensive immigration reform and for support of the families of immigrant veterans, the Department of Homeland Security has announced on Friday that they will halt the deportations of family members of veterans and active duty service members.