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U.S. appetite for drugs begets violence migrants are fleeing
Topic - Loretta Sanchez
Three illegal immigrants were arrested Monday after they conducted a sit-in at the offices of two Democratic House members, according to activist groups who organized the protest.
A California Democrat on the U.S. House Armed Services Committee put the Pentagon on notice of her intent to finally end a failing and heavily criticized missile defense program.
In any other race, it could have been doomsday. But when Rep. Loretta Sanchez told Univision in September that Vietnamese voters in her California congressional district were trying to steal her seat from Hispanics, it had only a moderate effect among the district's large Vietnamese population.
Even political junkies might not be able to identify LeAlan Jones, Shawn Moody, Scott Ashjian and Ceci Iglesias, but all four could have a major effect on the political balance of power after Election Day.
Note to candidates: What plays in Spanish no longer stays in Spanish.
Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln says she may propose extending the Bush-era tax cuts to wealthier Americans, as well as the middle-class tax cuts that President Obama and Democratic leaders in Washington want to maintain.
The changing face of one of Southern California's wealthiest counties helped Democrat Loretta Sanchez win an upset election to Congress 14 years ago, as Latinos arrived as a political force. Now, a rising tide of Vietnamese political clout has her fighting to hang onto her seat.
Ms. Sanchez said she will be meeting with Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson this week to talk about his deportation policies and encourage him to use more discretion to let immigrants stay.
"As a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, I continue to put pressure on the administration to make the most compassionate choices based upon our shared American values," she said. "The law is the law, but there is a difference between a violent felon and a mother who filled out her paperwork incorrectly. We should not needlessly separate families."