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Friday, September 2nd, 2016

#TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner Lampoons Trump Supporter’s Bizarre Warning, Praises Tacos

*What’s wrong with so much of something so delicious? VL By Sameer Rao, Colorlines While Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumpx tries to sell his anti-immigration platform with less-xenophobic language than before, one of his most prominent Latino supporters unintentionally sparked a trending topic backlash with a surreal doomsday premonition. “My culture is a very dominant culture, and it’s imposing—and

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Donald Trump Gambles on Immigration but Sends Conflicting Signals

*He wasn’t so tough in Mexico, was he? Then he comes back to Phoenix and barks again. Typical Trump. VL By Patrick Healy, The New York Times (5 minute read) Donald J. Trump made an audacious attempt on Wednesday...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Several Hispanic Trump surrogates reconsider support

*From a U.S. Latino perspective, even among his supporters and GOP partisans, yesterday was a fail for Trump. VL By Katie Gluleck and Kyle Cheney, Politico (3 minute read) Several major Latino surrogates for Donald Trump are reconsidering...

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Despite what he says, Donald Trump stokes fear against Latinos

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco This won’t come as a surprise to Latinos who’ve been following the presidential election.  Donald Trump doesn’t like us, despite the many times he says we love him, believe me. This is where...

Monday, December 7th, 2015

In San Bernardino: A womb provides the perfect cover

*Sam Quiñones sounds off on the San Bernardino killings, terrorism, gun laws and fanaticism, then he parallels them to L.A Street gangs, dope addicts and an ominous tale by Dostoyevsky. Read, and you’ll see why we’ve long...

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...

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...

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