Entries Tagged as 'Economics'

President Obama Addresses NALEO: Defends Immigration Decision

June 22nd, 2012 · 4 Comments

Today President Obama addressed the same crowd of Latino elected officials that Mitt Romney did yesterday. The President basically touted his domestic accomplishments and then defended his administration’s decision to let DREAM eligible youth stay in the country. He also took an opportunity to remind the audience that Romney promised to veto the DREAM Act. […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Education · health care · Immigration · National Association of Latino Elected Officials

Romney addresses NALEO without giving many immigration specifics

June 21st, 2012 · No Comments

On Thursday, Mitt Romney addressed a crowd of Latino elected officials and took the opportunity to slam President Obama on the economy, but he also addressed immigration, which is something he has been pressed to do in the week after the administration’s latest announcement on implementing prosecutorial discretion. Check out my analysis of Romney’s speech […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Immigration · Mitt Romney · National Association of Latino Elected Officials

Create Jobs for USA: Why Latinos Should Take a Look

November 1st, 2011 · 1 Comment

Entrepreneurial activity in the Latino community is nothing new, even political candidates often bring up the fact that so many new businesses are started by Latinos (remember former CA GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman talking that up?). A few weeks ago, a new book by Melvin Delgado titled Latino Small Businesses and the American Dream: […]

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Tags: Economics

Economic Crisis Highlights Leadership Limits of Obama & Hispanic Chieftains

July 29th, 2011 · 3 Comments

Cross posted at DailyGrito. By Seneca Frankly, President Obama does not seem like he was fully prepared to be President. His hubris may have gotten the best of him. He ignited real hope and became lucky: Hillary Clinton became overconfident, GWB became a bane as a lame duck, and John McCain self-destructed. Ergo Obama became […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Education · Hillary Clinton · Immigration · John McCain · Rep. Luis Gutierrez · Seneca

Because Money Buys Loyalty, Latino Orgs Support AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

July 2nd, 2011 · 3 Comments

Webmaster’s note: 7/5/11 It has been brought to my attention that NCLR is not taking an official position on this merger, although Janet Murguia’s words were used in the letter linked below from a group of Latino organizations (Hispanic Technology and Telecommunications Partnership), who are in favor of the merger. Some may perceive Murguia’s praise […]

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Tags: community organizing and activism · Economics · LULAC · National Council of La Raza

Seneca: The Tea Party Phenomenon

April 12th, 2011 · 7 Comments

And unfortunately, crumpets and finger sandwiches are not served. The Tea Party stems from the following : this so-called conservative resistance is plainly white Americans who borrow from several historical trends like the Boston Tea Party of the 1770s, but perhaps more importantly from the Know-Nothing Movement of the 19th century. But today add to […]

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Tags: Democratic Party · Economics · GOP · Immigration · Republican Party · Seneca

New Data Released Today on Latinos in the Workforce

March 31st, 2011 · 3 Comments

Earlier today, I was on a press call with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, and she and her chief economist discussed some new statistics on Latinos in the workforce. She was also joined by Cecilia Muñoz, the director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the White House. Here are some key stats that were shared: In 2010, […]

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Tags: Economics · Education · Immigration · Labor Relations · Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

Seneca: Musings on Current US-Mexico ties

February 2nd, 2011 · 5 Comments

By Seneca US-Mexico relations have clearly had a rough time in 2010. Mexico’s seeming inability to deal with the increased violence south of the border plus the disruptive and unfortunate so-called Wikileaks has made many policy-makers pause on both sides of the border. These Wikileaks have become a serious diplomatic embarrassment to the US world-wide. […]

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