Barbara Boxer

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New Immigration Policy applies to those already in deportation proceedings, and is only guaranteed for two years

Bilingual Weekly News

Update August 07, 2012: New information details voluntary deferred action for those who have never been in deportation proceedings. Read more here.

(bw) WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on June 15, 2012  that new procedures would be in place for immigration deportation proceedings deferment for certain young immigrants.

“Our nation’s immigration laws must be enforced in a firm and sensible manner,” said Secretary Napolitano. “But they are not designed to be blindly enforced without consideration given to the individual circumstances of each case. Nor are they designed to remove productive young people to countries where they may not have lived or even speak the language. Discretion, which is used in so many other areas, is especially justified here.” Continue reading

Senators challenge Congress to share possible pay loss

Washington, DC / Bilingual Weekly

As President Obama signed a $4-billion immediate spending cuts bill that bought a two-week stay on a possible government shutdown, Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Bob Casey (D-PA) challenged the Republican-controlled House to share the same pains millions of  federal employees are to endure if a Budget compromise is not reached by March 18, 2011.

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Senator Boxer offers new raft for underwater homeowners

Washington, DC / Bilingual Weekly

Despite all “feel-good” reports about a recovering economy, the San Joaquin Valley remains as Ground Zero for both unemployment and home foreclosures.

Thus a new U.S. Senate Bill seeks to help borrowers who continue to make their mortgage payments on time, but whose homes have lost value during the real estate crisis.  Continue reading

Senate filibuster kills DREAM Act

DREAM Act vigil in Stockton

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Disappointment. That’s the way President Barack Obama and the two California Senators called today’s vote on the DREAM Act —although a majority, it lacked five votes to reach the 60 YEAHs necessary to pass —effectively eliminating any possibility for a legislation in the near future. Continue reading

Elections 2010… just expensive

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Meg Whitman: $160M on losing bid - Image via Wikipedia

Bilingual Weekly

According to many news services throughout the country, the 2010 campaign was by far the most expensive midterm election in history. Continue reading

Opinion:Is It A New Day?

Thomas A  Benigno / Former Republican Central committee member

By the time this article is published the election will be over. We hope everyone that was registered voter voted. The big question now, will your life be any different? Continue reading

Boxer visits Port on marathon campaign tour

U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer comments a photo with Stockton resident Carmen Fernandez Continue reading

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