latino politics


Monday, August 22nd, 2016

How many legal immigrants are we deporting?

*Part of the problem is that  there is no right to legal representation for immigration proceedings. ICE is secretive about its statistics so there’s no way of knowing how many deportees may have been residents. VL By Susan Stellin, Los Angeles Times (3 minute read) My partner, Graham, became an American citizen last month — six

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Trumping Trump’s Big Lie About Latinos

*There’s a national campaign in the works to counter Trump’s rhetoric and lies against immigrants and Latinos. VL By Ana Valdez, NewsTaco “I am officially running for President of the United States, and we are going to...

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

It’s Not Funny Mr. Trump!

*The final straw for Henry Flores was Trump’s insinuation of violence against Hillary Clinton. Whether real or not, we’re glad it brought Henry out from his semi-retirement – *smirk*. VL By Henry Flores, News Taco (4 minute...

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Voter ID Agreement Means More Texans Can Vote in November

*This is good news for some Latino voters, who were adversely affected by the Texas Voter ID law. It could also be the beginning of the end for the Voter ID movement that worked to disenfranchise poor...

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Latino Voters Are Tired of Dating…We’re Ready for a Commitment

*The gist of the piece: “Parties, candidates, donors, and funders need to focus on making Latinos full participants in our democracy for the years to come, not just in the 2016 election.” The idea: Latino voting power...

Monday, August 8th, 2016

The Fifth-Graders Who Put Mexican Repatriation Back Into History Books

*These kids are fantastic! Future leaders in training. VL By Lani Cupchoy, Yes! Leslie Hiatt’s fifth-graders are no strangers to politics. Seeking to empower children as agents of change, Hiatt’s U.S. history class encompasses more than the...

Friday, August 5th, 2016

For Hillary: This is what you should have told Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco I fully intend for Hillary Clinton to read this. I know how these things work. Some of you will share this on social media, and it’ll ripple across networks and find its way...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Pro-Clinton Group Targets Latinos With Six-Figure Ad In Battleground States

*So now it’s getting serious, right? Six figure media buy to target Latinos in swing states? VL By Laura Barron-Lopez, Huffington Post Latino Voices (1 minute read)  WASHINGTON ― Priorities USA, a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC, is launching...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Washington Perspective: Oh my, what would Ann Richards have to say about The Donald?

By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco Ann Richards, the last Democratic governor of Texas, famously said of former President George W. Bush, “Poor George, he can’t help it — he was born with a silver foot in his mouth.”...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Insiders game-out Clinton’s Cabinet

*This is good for all you inside baseball watchers. Clinton insiders are already vying for position in her inner circle. There are many names mentioned, only one Latino. It’s not because of a lack of  talent or...

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

101-Year-Old Mexican Abuelito Got His U.S. Citizenship To Vote Against Donald Trump

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This is worth the two minutes the story lasts. Ignacio, 101, and Maria Guadalupe Correa, 94, Villegas have lived in the U.S. since 1968. Their permanent residency status was good enough for them,...

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Garcetti Calls for More Latinos In Next President’s Administration

*This is the complaint I’ve been hearing coming from the Convention in Philadelphia – there needs to be more Latino senior staff in the White House. Bill and Barack fell short, the pressure is on Hillary. VL...

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Rep. Joaquin Castro, who’s mulling Ted Cruz’s senate post, says seat is ‘winnable’

*I’m hearing a steady drum beat. This is getting interesting. VL By Serafin Gómes, Fox News Latino PHILADELPHIA –  Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro hinted he may jump into the Senate race against former presidential candidate Sen. Ted...

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