A group of Republican donors and fundraisers have sent a letter to GOP lawmakers in the House, urging them to "fix our broken immigration system." Anchor Carol Hills speaks with Lynn Tramonte, with the immigrant advocacy group America's Voice.
A New York City Council hearing reviewed a proposal that would give legal immigrants the right to vote. Councilman Daniel Dromm sponsored the bill. He represents District 25, including the immigrant-rich neighborhoods of Jackson Heights and Elmhurst.
The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 granted amnesty to some 3 million illegal immigrants already in the country. One of those who benefited was Rosaura PiÃ±era, great-grandmother of Fronteras reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe.
Maya Angelou was the first African-American to write a poem for a presidential inauguration in 1993. On Monday it was the turn of Richard Blanco, the first openly gay poet and the first Cuban-American to receive the honor.
Latino voters backed President Obama's re-election in big numbers. The result makes one thing abundantly clear: Republicans need to rethink their Latino outreach strategy. Anchor Aaron Schachter gets more on that from The World's Jason Margolis.
As Barack Obama prepares to take office tomorrow, he has worldwide recognition. But the president-elect has limited name recognition in one area -- China's Sichuan province. The World's Mary Kay Magistad sent us this audio postcard.
The White House said today that the President will press for quick Senate approval of the START-2 treaty. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Matthew Bunn of the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, about the politics.
It isn't terribly shocking to find the Middle East playing a role in US election-year politics. But the degree to which Israel's leader has been inserted into the campaign has caught some pundits by surprise.
American political candidates seem to be having a hard time making the connection between green energy and climate change this campaign season. Take the case of Republican Congressman Joe Heck, who is in a tight re-election contest in Southern Nevada.
The increasing sizable Latino vote has been called a "sleeping giant," that if awoken could change the course of the election . The World's Matthew Bell updates host Lisa Mullins with the latest on the Hispanic turnout.
The Bush Administration plans to lower the number of U.S. troops in Iraq to "pre-surge" levels by July, and today, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said he favors a pause in troop withdrawals after that;
Election officials have been trying for 60 years to find a better way to get ballots to overseas voters, and this time around, they're hoping they've made some improvements, as The World's Jason Margolis reports.
Virginia has voted for the Republican presidential candidate in every election since 1952, except in 1964. This year may be different. And Virginia's Latino immigrant voters may play a critical role. The World's Jason Margolis has the story.
Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai sent his congratulations today to Barack Obama. He also called on the president-elect to prevent more Afghan civilian casualties there. Anchor Lisa Mullins has details.