Is the U.S. Race Relations Problem Solved? As the first black president, Obama's election in 2008 was hailed by many as a new era in the U.S. where race relations would be faced head on, the Associated Press reports. But the varying viewpoints from several Americans and experts show just how divided the nation remains over the issue.

The (Limited) American Dream: For many Latinos, owning a home is an extremely important event, mostly because it's equated with achieving the American dream, writes Jennifer Korn, executive director of the Hispanic Leadership Network, for Fox News Latino. But with an 11 percent unemployment rate for Hispanics and the limited scope of President Obama's foreclosure aid programs, Hispanics are struggling to realize their dreams, Korn argues.

Immigration Backlog Leaves Immigrants Waiting: The number of immigration cases is at an all-time high, forcing some to wait months--or years--before their cases can be resolved, the Huffington Post reports. The U.S. is facing a backlog of more than 300,000 cases to get through, with those in question forced to wait months before they can be reunited with family or deported.

Super PAC for Hispanic Voters: Two Democratic lawmakers have launched a super PAC to help mobilize Hispanic voters in Texas, the Associated Press reports. The state representatives, who are both Mexican-American, said the committee will focus on supporting Hispanic candidates for the state legislature and on engaging voters.

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