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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Doomed by the South: Why the emerging Democratic majority may never happen

*An interesting take that challenges the popular political wisdom about how the growing Latino community represents a boon for the Democratic Party. It’s about the possible political realities of assimilation and about the changing demography within the Latino community. This piece begs two questions (at least): Do you believe it? And if so, What’s the

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Texas GOP’s secret anti-Hispanic plot: Smoking gun emails revealed

*Meanwhile … away from the border and the crisis that’s nudged all other issues important to Latinos to the sidelines, a precedent setting lawsuit began toady in Texas. At stake is the right of Latinos voters to...

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Latino politics in second Obama term: still on outside looking in?

By Angelo Falcon, National Institute for Latino Policy/NBCLatino How do we characterize Latino politics at the national level in the current context of this post-shutdown period? This is significant since our current situation is still full of polarized...

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Obama: Anyone still standing in way of bipartisan immigration reform should explain why

By Suzanne Gamboa, NBCLatino President Barack Obama fresh from a victory over Republicans on the government shutdown told House Republicans Thursday anyone standing in the way of bipartisan immigration reform should have to explain why. Flanked by Vice...

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Living the American Dream: Thomas E. Perez Sworn In as Labor Secretary

By Latinovations Thomas Perez, the son of Dominican immigrants, was formally sworn in as Secretary of Labor by Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday September 4, 2013. Perez is now the only Latino in President Obama’s second...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Why America’s Political Destiny Hinges On What Happens Next with Latinos In Texas

By Ralph Benko, Forbes The political stakes could hardly be higher. Latinos, who have leaned Democratic, demographically are surging in Texas. And if the Democrats can turn Texas blue (or even purple) they would have a huge leg...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Tea Partiers Heckle Rubio Who Stays Mum on Immigration

By Toluse Olorunnipa, Bloomberg In the 15 minutes Marco Rubio spent speaking to a crowd of anti-tax Tea Party Republicans in Orlando, Florida, he didn’t mention the word “immigration.” Activists at the annual meeting of Americans for Prosperity didn’t...

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Ted Cruz can run for office in Canada, and U.S.

By Todd J. Gillman, Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON — Born in Canada to an American mother, Ted Cruz became an instant U.S. citizen. But under Canadian law, he also became a citizen of that country the moment...

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Steven Krieser, Scott Walker Official, Fired Over Offensive Immigration Comment

By Ashley Alman, Huffington Post Latino Voices An official appointed by Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) was promptly fired on Thursday after comparing undocumented immigrants to the devil in a Facebook comment,Daniel Bice of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The comment came...

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Hispanic Media Could Spell Big Trouble For the Republican Party

By Jose Fulgencio, Policymic The media has an important role to play by providing the American public how political party stands on an issues affecting everyday life — or so we are lead to believe. Over the decades,...

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Three Myths about ‘Border Security’

By Joseph Laughon, Cafe con Leche Republicans Border security. It’s everyone’s favorite two words in Washington these days. And it’s an incessant albatross around the neck of any immigration reform attempt. Everyone insists on it. The Editors at...

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Are unauthorized immigrants overwhelmingly Democrats?

By Eileen Patten and Mark Hugo Lopez, Pew Research Center As Congress debates immigration reform, some political leaders and analysts have speculated that there will be “an electoral bonanza for Democrats” if the nation’s estimated 11.1 million unauthorized...

Friday, July 19th, 2013

The End of Marco Rubio

By Josh Marshall, Talking Points Memo … Rubio was basically an accidental Senator, swept up in the floodtide of the 2010 Tea Party mid-term, though it’s true that many careers start that way. Now that it’s clear that...

Friday, July 12th, 2013

A beatdown for GOP from Hispanic media?

By Greg Sargent, Washington Post House Republicans claim they see no urgency whatsoever about acting this summer on immigration reform, and just might get around to it some time this fall. And it’s probably true, as many have...

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