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    Presidential Remarks to La Raza Conference

    President Obama spoke about immigration at the National Council of La Raza annual conference. In his remarks he asked for La Raza’s support and called on Hispanic activists to…

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    Immigration Raids and Children

    The National Council of La Raza announced the release of a report, “Paying the Price: The Impact of Immigration Raids on America’s Children.” The participants talked about…

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    Perceptions of Latino Voters

    Panelists talked about public opinion, voter concerns, and issues of interest to Latino and Hispanic voters. Among the topics they addressed were minority participation in elections,…

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    Immigration Reform

    Panelists spoke about immigration reform proposals, potential legislative action on the proposals in the near future, and the likely impact of election campaigning on the reform…

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    Latino Issues

    Republican and Democratic National Committee chairmen made remarks at the general session luncheon at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza.

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    Latino Issues

    Community leaders and representatives of Latino organizations and constituencies discussed issues affecting their communities, such as immigration, health care, Social Security, the new…

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    Latino Issues

    Commerce Secretary Gutierrez delivered the luncheon address at the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza. He gave his reasons for supporting the Central American Free…

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    The Latino Vote

    Participants talked about the emergence of the Latino community as a swing vote, voter mobilization and turnout, and the influence of the Latino community on the political culture of…

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    Immigration Legalization Issues

    Participants talked about Mexican President Vicente Fox’s upcoming state visit to address concerns over reports that the White House may be slowing down its immigration-relation…

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    Immigration Issues

    Representative Jackson-Lee talked about how the government should not focus on the problems with the Immigration and Naturalization Services, but seek to find solutions to the…

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    Hispanic Public Policy Issues

    Ms. Echaveste spoke about the state of the U.S. economy, the current debate over how to utilize the budget surplus, and about what it means for the Hispanic…

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    Hispanic Education

    Mr. Yzaguirre announced the release of a report on Hispanic education which examines Hispanic participation rates and offers recommendations for improving Hispanic…

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    Race and Ethnicity

    Panelist discussed the trend in American society to dicriminate on the basis of ethnicity as well as race. They focused on how language and culture are being used to discriminate…

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    Youth and Race Relations

    Youth leaders gathered to discuss issues of race and racial tension among young Americans. Several educators, members of civil rights organizations and community activists talked about…

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    Writing and Latina Culture

    Three Latina authors discussed the growing role of Latinas in cultural movements within the Latino community and American culture in a broader sense. They also talked about what they…

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    U.S.-Mexican Relations

    Mr. Fuentes spoke to the conference about the state of relations between the United States and Mexico. He began his remarks in Spanish. Mr. Fuentes talked about the…

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    Mexican Immigration

    President Zedillo talked about the importance of protecting Mexican immigrants to the United States. He stressed that they have the same rights as other immigrants and that Mexico must…

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    Hispanic Issues

    Vice President Gore spoke to an annual conference of Hispanic leaders from around the nation. He talked about the contributions of Hispanics, both to the economic growth of the past…

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    Hispanic Issues

    House Minority Leader Gephardt talked about America’s future and the role the Latino community can play. He saluted the leadership of the council and pointed to the growing…

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    Welfare Reform and Ethnic Communities

    Members of the congressional Hispanic and Asian-American caucuses and others talked with reporters about the impact of welfare reform on ethnic communities. They said they supported…

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