Joe Biden to Latino voters: Mitt Romney “wants you to show your papers, but he won’t show us his” (Houston Chronicle): Vice President Joe Biden used today’s speech to The National Council of La Raza to reach out to Latino voters, attacking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for being out of touch with the Hispanic community and cagey in his election tactics.
Biden connects Irish heritage with Latino struggles (Politico): In a pitch to an audience of Hispanic activists, Vice President Joe Biden connected the struggles of Latino Americans to his own Irish heritage. ”There’s always been a fight between the voices of inclusion and the voices of exclusion — between those pushing forward and those who continue to try to pull us back,” Biden said in remarks to the civil rights group National Council of La Raza.
Obamacare and Compromise: How Black and Latino Voters Will Affect 2012 (Politics 365): The recent Supreme Court decisions regarding Arizona’s immigration law SB 1070 andThe Affordable Care Act reminded me of another significant moment in American history–the Court’s ruling on the Brown v. Board of Education case. That ruling had a profound impact on the lives of every person in the country and helped move this country forward with regards to civil rights, social justice and equality.
Downturn hurt Latino, African-American households harder, analysts say (Las Vegas Review-Journal): Latino households suffered greater loss of wealth during the economic downturn than their white counterparts, housing analysts said at the National Council of La Raza annual conference at Mandalay Bay.
Hispanic leaders, experts weigh in on “Obamacare” (Latina Lista): When the verdict was announced June 28, many Hispanic experts and organizational leaders hailed its passage as a victory. A follow-up survey by Hispanic Link News Service has found others are raising strong objections about some of its substantive provisions.
Georgia pushes for ID checks after Arizona decision (Atlanta Journal-Constitution): Georgia police should be allowed to start enforcing key parts of the state’s anti-illegal immigration law — including checking the immigration status of certain suspects — now that the U.S. Supreme Court has sustained a similar statute in Arizona, state lawyers argue in filings before a federal appeals court in Atlanta.
Latino lawmakers say Texas Voter ID law a hardship for minorities (Houston Chronicle): Texas Latino lawmakers testified in a federal trial Tuesday that Republicans rushed a voter ID bill through the legislature despite repeated objections about discrimination and hardships for minority voters.
Texas Wants to Say Adios to the Voting Rights Act’s Authority (The Nation): Look up at your clock. By this same hour tomorrow, more than 1,500 US-born Latinos will have celebrated a milestone birthday, and turned 18. They’ll be eligible to vote in local, state and federal elections in their home states—but if that state is Texas, that right is under threat.
Mexican and Living in US, But Existing Nowhere (Fox News Latino): She was born in Mexico and lives in the United States, but Laura Rocio Ordoñez does not officially exist in any country. She can’t open a bank account or get married. She is invisible for both governments. Ordoñez, 40, not only lives illegally in the United States but also lacks Mexican identification documents.