League of United Latin American Citizens
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.
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.
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.
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a dispute over Texas 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.
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.
There is controversy in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch School District over a mentoring program that involves volunteers from the Latino rights group LULAC.