Thursday, January 19th, 2012

South Carolina’s Immigration Law Challenges The Constitution

By Christopher Rangel South Carolina ranked number one in Latino growth for the 2000-2010 decade with a growth rate of 148%, at the same time that  legislators followed Arizona’s footsteps with one of the toughest immigration laws in the country. On June 27 of last year, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed into law SB 20, South Carolina’s Illegal Immigration

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Anti-Latino Politics In AZ Spurs New Political Leadership

The anti-Latino political environment that has characterized Arizona’s state politics for the past several years is beginning to have it unintended consequence: empowering Latinos in that state to run for public office. What it comes down to...

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

The Rise Of Young Latino Politicians In Texas

It seems like every time you turn around in Texas these days, there’s another young, educated Latino professional with political aspirations who’s either running for office — or just won office. And while it would be easy...

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Arizona Congressman, SB1070 Critic Finds Bullet In Office

While some members of Congress are forgoing town halls this summer in order to dodge angry or rowdy constituents, Representative  Raul Grijalva of Arizona may literally have to worry about dodging bullets. Grijalva’s Yuma office was forced...

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Teachers, Jokes, Colombia, Salsa Y Politics

Wanted: More Good Latino Teachers Racist Jokes At Work: ‘Oh, But I Didn’t Mean You’ Controversy Surrounds Colombiana Film For Stereotyping Refreshing Watermelon Salsa Bien Hecho: Latina Journalist Runs In Santa Barbara, CA

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Racist Mailers Used In Phoenix, Arizona City Council Race

We recently were tipped off at News Taco about a series of racially tinged mailers in a Phoenix City Council race. The race is for District 5 and the candidates involved are Daniel Valenzuela and Eric Sloan...

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

GOP, Dems Want Latino Votes, What Do We Want In Return?

That the Republican Party is busy recruiting Latinos is not surprising, given the recent success of Marco Rubio in Florida and Raul Labrador, the first ever Latino elected to the senate from Idaho. The Republicans have to...

Monday, July 25th, 2011

GOP Better At Recruiting Latino Candidates Than Democrats

This is how it breaks down: the number of Latino Democratic politicos is down, the number of Republican Latino politicos is up. It’s not a hard calculus to understand. The Democrats are either doing something wrong, or...

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

News Taco To Go: Georgia, Perry, Latino Politicos & Voters

Perry Bombs At National Latino Conference How Many Is Too Many Latino Elected Officials? Georgia’s Immigration Law Blocked By Federal Judge Want Latinos To Vote? Just Ask

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Latino Politician Takes Lead On Green Energy Policy

A Latino politician in Texas is taking the lead on green energy policy. Julián Castro, currently in his second term as mayor of San Antonio, a city that’s more than 63% Latino, he sealed some interesting green...

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Immigration Hall Of Shame For Anti-Latino Politicos

Immigrants’ List (IL), a bipartisan political action committee, recently revealed the names of 10 Washington politicians who made it into their “Immigration Hall of Shame.” These politicians, both Republicans and Democrats, are characterized as posing the biggest...