Entries Tagged as 'Immigration'

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

Hispanic and Latino Demographic Influence on 2012 Election

February 27th, 2012 · 5 Comments

By Sofia Sanchez Hispanics and Latinos are expected to play a decisive role in elections at all levels in 2012. They are a rapidly growing share of the electorate that could have a major influence on future elections as well. This has implications for both major political parties. Although they comprise 16 percent of the […]

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Tags: Abortion rights · Immigration · voting trends

Sometimes the Conservative Movement Just Can’t Help Itself

February 13th, 2012 · 2 Comments

I wanted to share a piece that was written for another website because despite a lot of the hype about Latinos in this election cycle and overtures by conservatives to cultivate this segment of voters, we will sometimes see white supremacists legitimized in mainstream conservative spaces. It is almost as if American conservatives (and the […]

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Tags: Immigration · racism

I don’t want to join the military

February 7th, 2012 · 6 Comments

By Thay Alaffita Since the DREAM Act was introduced for the first time in 2001, a decade ago, it has been changed, modified, and altered to something that vaguely resembles our dreams for the mere sake of catering to the Republicans’ needs and wants. Granted we can’t all get what we want so we, DREAMers, […]

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Tags: Education · GOP · Immigration · Mitt Romney · Republican Party

Huntsman, Arguably Most Moderate GOP Candidate on Immigration, Drops Out

January 16th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Jon Huntsman is leaving the GOP primary race, but it’s worth noting that his absence will leave a void for those in the GOP who wanted more moderation and nuance on the immigration issue. Contrast some of Huntsman’s statements with those of Mitt Romney who continues to move to the right on immigration. This week […]

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Tags: GOP · Immigration · Mitt Romney · Republican Party

Seneca Adumbrates the New Year

December 28th, 2011 · 6 Comments

By Seneca 2012 could be the actual beginning of the long expected Latino political awakening. Why? Perhaps sheer numbers, the reaction to the dire economic costs the community has endured, the evaporation of Latino family wealth in the housing bubble and great Mortgage scams, high unemployment and under-employment, continuously high drop out rates for high […]

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Tags: Congressional Hispanic Caucus · Democratic Party · Foreign Policy · GOP · Immigration · Latin American Foreign Policy · Prison · Republican Party · Seneca

Continuing Commentary on Cecilia Muñoz

December 2nd, 2011 · 10 Comments

The commentary continues on White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz this week with a writer at Fox News Latino asking if she’s being treated as a modern day Malinche? For those of you needing a refresher, Malinche, the lover of Hernan Cortes, is treated as both a heroine and traitor depending upon one’s […]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Department of Homeland Security · Immigration

Remembering DREAMer Joaquin Luna

November 28th, 2011 · 5 Comments

By Thailandia Alafitta On Friday, November 25th, DREAMers lost a brother in the struggle, Joaquin Luna. Joaquin was a DREAMer from Mission, TX, a border town, where undocumented students are further imprisoned as the multiple checkpoints make it nearly impossible to even get out of the small confines of their town. Joaquin was born in […]

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Tags: Education · Immigration