latino politics


Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Washington Perspective: The extreme road to the GOP’s 2016 loss

*Bill Valdez draws a connecting line of similarities between the red scare, the present GOP extremism and radical Islam. He says mainstream voters haven’t and wn’t elect an extremist to the presidency. VL By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco Extreme political polarization – such as the current divide between mainstream conservatives and Tea Party activists, or during

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Small town in Idaho elects first full Latino city council

*Wilder is a small rural town in Idaho, close to the border with Oregon. But Latinos there are 76% of the population and they made history. This is reflective of a growing momentum in Idaho where Latinos...

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Texas seeks delay in Obama immigration case at Supreme Court

*If the delay is granted the case may not be heard while Obama is in office. These are the “x’s” and “o’s” of the matter: The Supreme Court clerk routinely grants extensions; the DOJ can oppose the request,...

Friday, November 20th, 2015

From the frontline of Hillary’s hispandering

*Aaron Sanchez calls-out Hillary Clinton for hispandering. He says her staff is good at Latino-directed stage craft, and that’s her main problem – he says that on Hillary’s stage Latinos are mere props, without a part, without...

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

More Mexicans Leaving Than Coming to the U.S.

*G’head Donald, build your terrific wall, it’ll keep the Mexicans in. VL By Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, Pew Hispanic Center More Mexican immigrants have returned to Mexico from the U.S. than have migrated here since the end of the...

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Lawmakers Question DPS Director on Race Reporting

*Strange, isn’t it, to profile a Latino for a traffic stop then classify that profiled Latino as white. See, if you’re going to classify them as white, then treat them as white. But that would defeat the...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Heavily immigrant corner of L.A. County sees a new wave of young leaders

*I’ve been seeing many more stories like these since this month’s elections. In Washington state, in Massachusetts, and now this one from L.A. County. Young Latinos are claiming and in some cases reclaiming their cities through technology...

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

The Latina Anti-Immigration Activist Who Set The Stage For Donald Trump

*It’s a long read but worth the investment. You’re going to find names that you may not have been familiar with, but that you should know: Maria Espinoza, John Tanton. The nativist, anti-immigrant wave we see is...

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

What Lindsey Graham and the GOP think they know about Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Lindsey Graham, of all people, knows what I need. In fact, he may know what I need better than I know myself. That’s what he told a group of GOP faithful this past...

Monday, November 16th, 2015

More Central Americans fleeing violence to enter U.S., suggesting another major surge

*The number of Central American families who crossed the border this September was twice what it was one year ago. The surge is expected to reach a high point in Spring. The obvious questions are: What are...

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Sources: U.S. Rep. Hinojosa to Retire From Congress

*Hinojosa scheduled a press conference for this morning and his staff was quiet about the reason. The speculation is rampant that he’ll announce his retirement. VL By Abby Livingston, The Texas Tribune WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Rubén...

Friday, November 13th, 2015

In Chelsea and beyond, Latino politicians take center stage

*Across the Mystic from Boston, in Chelsea, Massachusetts, Latinos are celebrating significant political victories. Latinos increased their numbers in City Council and the local school board. They admit, though, that there’s still work to be done. VL...

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Political shake-up in Seattle City Council from Latinos who overcame obstacles

*There’s an election shake-up in Seattle to report. Two Latinas are the first to be elected to the city council, but the effect is wider than that. Latinos are making significant gains in Pacific Northwest elections. VL By...

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

No Work-Around Before Birth Certificate Case Goes to Trial

*For now, the parents of U.S. citizen children can do nothing but wait for the courts to decide if the matricula consular is, in effect, a secure form of ID. VL By Andrea Grimes, The Texas Observer...

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