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Pedro Leon Martinez (L) receives help from volunteer Maria Peralta in filing up his application for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Local Organizations Help Young Immigrants Seeking The American Dream

Brought to the U.S. as a toddler, Jessica Barron learned early that her life would be severely limited by her immigration status. But for Barron, and others like her, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is like pouring rain on the seeds of withered dreams.

CBS 11–06/10/2014

Early voting in Ohio (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Hispanic Vote Could Sway Races

Canvassers in several predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods in North Dallas are getting the word out to vote in advance of Tuesday’s elections. Several polling groups are expecting more than 12 million Hispanics to vote across the country this year.

11/05/2012

(credit: Texas Tribune/Todd Wiseman)

Attorney General Accepts Texas Redistricting Deal

A congressman’s lawyer says the Texas attorney general has agreed to a temporary voting map that could keep the April 3 date for primary elections in Texas.

02/06/2012

(credit: Texas Tribune/Todd Wiseman)

Supreme Court To Hear State Redistricting Arguments Monday

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a dispute over Texas redistricting.

01/08/2012

The City of Dallas seal on displays outside a wall at Dallas City Hall. (credit: Matt Goodman/KTVT/KTXA)

Latino Group Protests Dallas City Council Redistricting

Protesters will gather at Dallas City Hall Wednesday morning to call for changes to the new map for Dallas City Council districts. They’re calling it “Occupy City Hall”, although they have no official ties to the “Occupy Dallas” protest.

10/18/2011

Christian Herrera studies at home.

LULAC Defends Expelled Kaufman High Schooler

A 17-year-old was expelled from Kaufman High School after administrators said he attacked other students with a steel pipe. He maintains, though, that it was a desperate act of self defense and LULAC has joined in the fight to clear his name.

CBSDFW.COM–12/11/2010

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FB Mayor Upset With LULAC Program At R.L. Turner

There is controversy in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District over a mentoring program that involves volunteers from the Latino rights group LULAC.

KRLD–11/05/2010