Immigration

1:09pm

Fri November 16, 2012
It's All Politics

Republican Lock On Florida's Cuban-American Vote May Be Over

Originally published on Fri November 16, 2012 6:07 pm

American and Cuban flags in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami.
Shannon Stapleton Reuters /Landov

For Republicans ruminating over why their party lost the presidential election, here's something else to digest from the swing state of Florida. Cuban-Americans — long a reliable Republican voting bloc — split almost evenly between Mitt Romney and President Obama, according to at least one group's exit polls.

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4:04pm

Wed November 14, 2012
It's All Politics

Obama Says He Has One Mandate: To Help The Middle Class

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 4:49 pm

President Obama acknowledges reporters after his White House news conference on Wednesday.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

A president just re-elected has arguably the most political capital he's likely to have during his entire second term.

And President Obama clearly has some capital, though he didn't overtly refer to it or vow to "spend it," as his predecessor George W. Bush famously said upon his 2004 re-election.

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3:45pm

Wed November 14, 2012
Politics

Latinos Hope To Play Large Role In Expected Immigration Reform

Ana Calderon, speaking center, Senator Mark Udall is pictured to the right
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Polls showed a massive Latino turnout on election day. Activists are hoping the voting bloc will now play a key role in shaping issues surrounding comprehensive immigration reform.

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11:46am

Wed November 14, 2012
The Two-Way

Obama: 'I Didn't Get Re-Elected Just To Bask In Re-Election'

Originally published on Wed November 14, 2012 7:44 pm

President Obama during his news conference at the White House today.
Mandel Ngan AFP/Getty Images
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1:22pm

Mon November 12, 2012
Shots - Health News

Georgia Immigration Law Trips Up Doctors And Nurses

Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 5:39 am

Workers in the Georgia secretary of state's office have fallen behind on licensing applications for nurses.
Jim Burress WABE

Hundreds of health care workers in Georgia are losing their licenses to practice because of a problem created by a new immigration law in the state.

The law requires everyone — no matter where they were born — to prove their citizenship or legal residency to renew their professional licenses.

With too few state workers to process the extra paperwork, licenses for doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals are expiring.

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