Tag Archives: Virginia Latino Advisory Board

Hispanic celebrations focus on community issues and Dream Act legislation

Daniel Cortez 2By Daniel Cortez

There remains opportunity for Virginia’s political candidates to cultivate a booming Hispanic vote this November. Amidst Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations the question is which side of the aisle wants it more?

President Obama’s delay in fulfilling campaign promises on immigration reform has Latinos politically despondent. That’s one reason democrats appear more focused on the Latin vote.

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Opportunities exist for McAuliffe’s struggling Hispanic Board

Daniel Cortez 2By Daniel P. Cortez

As the congressional clock ticks with continued inaction, Virginia and the nation seek resolutions regarding immigration reform.  Fleeing illegal Hispanic children housed in Augusta County and Prince William County, Virginia, demand compassionate but firm action as more may arrive.

This was a key topic of discussion for the Governor’s Virginia Latino Advisory Board meeting last week in Northern Virginia. The subject was as unresolvable as the group’s desire to find relevancy.

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Virginia Latino Advisory Group meets amid illegal crisis

Daniel Cortez 2By Daniel Cortez

Virginia must get its neck out of the sand and take a stand for compassion when it comes to children, legal or illegal, being victimized and now ostracized by many of the state’s tea party operatives and the likes of the Corey Stewarts of Prince William County, Virginia, where some children are being housed. Others are also being detained in Augusta County where supervisors will be discussing the issue Wednesday. Yes, these victims must be returned to their home countries sooner rather than later, but hopefully a genuine knowledge of the difficult historical regarding our broken immigration system will be presented.

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