President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are courting the nation’s swelling Hispanic population as immigration emerges as a big issue in the presidential contest.
The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives.
A political race that’s catching a lot of attention in North Texas is the new 33rd Congressional District. The winner will represent parts of Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth.
The description preferred by 51 percent of Hispanics is Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or other culture they are tied to through family or ancestry.
Farmers Branch has spent five years and nearly $5 million trying to ban illegal immigrants from renting apartments within city limits, but court challenges have kept the law from taking effect. Still, city officials say they’re likely to press on.
President Barack Obama told a Latino audience that his package of tax cuts and public works spending would raise opportunities for Hispanics.
City leaders in Dallas are set to redraw area political boundaries. The City Council will be briefed on a proposed redistricting map on Wednesday.
Gov. Rick Perry touted his record of appointing Hispanics at a convention of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.