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Finally, Domestic Workers Get Basic Labor Protections

The White House approved regulations extending minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers.

On Tuesday, the White House approved regulations extending basic labor protections for domestic workers. A confluence of events enabled these regulations to come about—some political, but more movement-driven.

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Immigrant Women Should Not Have to Wait Years to Access Health Care

A provision included in an immigration reform bill could keep immigrant women from accessing essential health services for up to 15 years.

A provision included in an immigration reform bill could keep immigrant women from accessing essential health services for up to 15 years.

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Women, Get Under the Bus! Marco Rubio to Sponsor 20-Week Abortion Ban in Senate

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) (above) has a problem -- especially if he wants to run for president in 2016.

In an apparent attempt to make amends with right-wing kingmakers for his support of immigration reform, the Senator is jumping into the “war on women.”

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A Gift to Protect Hardworking Mothers: Immigration Reform

Passing immigration reform that honored and included immigrant women would be a truly great Mother’s Day gift.

Passing immigration reform that honored and included immigrant women would be a truly great Mother’s Day gift.

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Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: Who Is a Parent Under Law?

They centered on an issue crucial to all of us – how a parent is defined under the law.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. While arguments touched on a number of topics, they centered on an issue crucial to all of us – how a parent is defined under the law.

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Weekly Diaspora: Immigration Reform Falls to the GOP

The precarious fate of comprehensive immigration reform has fallen into the hands of staunch nativists and the road to immigration reform just became more arduous than ever.

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(VIDEO) New Efforts at Voter Suppression Aimed at Latinos

A conservative advocate and political consultant with ties to Dick Armey, George Bush, and big business has produced a television ad that encourages Latinos in Nevada not to vote.

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Defense Bill Block Slashes Abortion Access, Gay Rights And Immigrant Rights

Republicans block a vote on the Defense Authorization Bill and refuse to allow consideration of the rights of servicewomen seeking abortion care – with their own funds; the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, allowing gay military members the right to live openly and freely while serving this country; and the DREAM Act which allows young immigrants a pathway towards citizenship by going to college or joining the American military.

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Weekly Diaspora: Has Obama Failed the Immigration Reform Movement?

After signing a controversial $600 million border security bill last week, President Barack Obama is drawing fire from immigration reform advocates and anti-immigrant conservatives alike.

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