latino politics


Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Trump Anti-Latino Flare-Ups Result Of GOP’s Risky Behavior

*Nuño makes an important point in the Trump/Ramos aftermath. Trump has said outrageous things as candidate for the presidency, yet the outrage spills over a tossed reporter. This isn’t about Jorge Ramos, or Donald Trump for that matter, it’s about a Republican-generated problem that the party doesn’t know how, or want to handle. VL  

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Univision says Trump showed ‘complete disregard…for countless Hispanics’

*An interesting point in this article calls Jorge Ramos “both a nightly news anchor and an advocate for Hispanic Americans.” I’m interested in knowing your thoughts on this. Are Latino journalism and advocacy mutually exclusive? Does it...

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Jeb Bush Co-Chaired Group That Told Politicians Not To Say ‘Anchor Baby’

*Last week Jeb Bush used the “anchor baby” term during a stump speech. A reporter asked him if he understood that the word was offensive to some people. Bush responded, “give me a better term.” VL  ...

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Rejecting Obama administration’s appeal, federal judge orders release of children from family detention centers by October

*Homeland Security keeps asking for ways around a 1997 settlement that required that children be released from immigration detention as quickly as possible. This is the second time that Judge Gee has ruled on this. VL By...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

How many American children are ‘birthright’ citizens born to illegal immigrants?

*The entire “anchor baby” issue is based on anecdotal evidence. Those who use the term have yet to back their words with statistics, and that may be because the words don’t stand the test of numbers. Also,...

Friday, August 21st, 2015

How Many Candidates Have ‘Taken Advantage’ Of Birthright Citizenship, But Oppose It?

*In case you were wondering, the list of “anchor baby” GOP presidential candidates isn’t short. Several were born in the U.S. to non-citizen parents, some were born outside of the U.S. They may want to rethink their...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

This Is How Much Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan Would Cost America if Mexico Doesn’t Pick Up the Tab

*I like the sarcastic tone of the headline. I don’t like that we’re still talking about Trump. And I like the numbers in this piece. Trump’s immigration plan will cost lots of money, and no one seems...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Donald Trump’s Immigration Principles Would’ve Barred His Own Grandfather

*So Trump’s plan would have kept his own grandfather from coming to the U.S.  This piece has a good  recounting of the mid-nineteenth century history of the U.S. when German immigration was opposed by the nativists of...

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

What do we mean when we talk about assimilation?

*Let’s clear a misunderstanding. How do you assimilate into a nation of immigrants, whose culture is constantly changing, whose history of immigration and assimilation is more myth than reality? This is a good piece by Aaron Sanchez....

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

Joaquin Avila, lion of voting rights, speaks

*This is important. Joaquín Ávila is rightly called the “lion of voting rights” in this piece. The battles he fought and the roads he opened for Latinos are the some of the bedrock foundations on which we...

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

Hillary Clinton Brings On Latino Polling Firm In Key Hire

*A good choice on Clinton’s part. Other well-known national pollsters treat Latinos as a sub-set and the results, taken as truth, are skewed because of it. Latino Decisions polls Latinos as a polling universe, their results have...

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

I Have a Dream — That Latinos Are Seen Beyond the Prism of Immigration

*Yes! Exactly the work we’re doing at NewsTaco. If you’ve been following us long enough, you know that our work is about changing the Latino narrative. You also know that we rely on you to spread the...

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

The Unwelcome Return of ‘Illegals’

*File this under “one step forward, two steps back.” Thanks to Taquista Anna Núñez for sending us this link. VL By Emily Bazelon, The New York Times Magazine Ten years ago, the political strategist Frank Luntz issued...

Monday, August 17th, 2015

U.S. court throws out Arizona sheriff’s immigration policy challenge

*Arpaio says he would be hampered by Obama’s executive actions because they would produce more crime. An appeals court said, no. Arpaio says he wants a supreme Court hearing. VL By Lawrence Hurley, Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) –...

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