Posts tagged President Obama

Thomas Perez, Son of Dominican Immigrants, Confirmed to be Next Secretary of Labor

After a long and contentious nomination process, the Senate voted 54-46 to confirm Thomas Perez as Labor Secretary Thursday afternoon. He is the only Latino to serve in Obama’s cabinet this term. 

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Obama Nominates Latina to Federal Personnel Agency

President Barack Obama says he will nominate Katherine Archuleta, a former top campaign aide, as director of the Office of Personnel Management. Archuleta would be the first Hispanic to direct the agency, which oversees and sets policies for the federal government’s civil service workforce.

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Torn Apart By Immigration, Families Hope to be Reunited

For the 11 million undocumented immigrants and their families who live in the United States, the Senators’ and President Barack Obama’s plan for immigration reform is a window of hope they can be reunited with their loved ones after years of heartache.

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Obama Invokes Immigration in Forceful Inauguration Speech

The nation’s newly re-elected 44th President did not shy away from trumpeting a progressive agenda, in what many see as a strong nod to the diverse and broad coalition which elected him to a second term. 

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Obama Chooses First Latino Gay Poet for Inauguration

Cuban American Richard Blanco will be the youngest and first Latino and gay poet, to write and recite a poem at a U.S presidential inauguration ceremony.

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President Obama Nominates First Openly Gay Latina Judge to U.S. District Court

If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Quiñones Alejandro would become the first gay Hispanic woman to serve on the federal bench, according to the Human Rights Campaign.

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10 Notable Latinos on who they’re Backing for President, and Why?

There is a saying in Spanish that says, “Dime con quién andas, y te diré quién eres.” (Tell me whom you walk with, and I’ll tell you who you are.) So we thought it might be helpful to tell you about 10 Latino campaign surrogates who have been working hard to convince you to vote for their candidate.

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