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New Data: GOP Can Make Inroads with Latino Voters on Immigration

March 24th, 2013 · No Comments

The folks over at Latino Decisions came out with a new poll a few weeks ago. Basically, immigration reform is now the most important issue for Latino voters, and the GOP has an opportunity to make gains within the Latino electorate if it is able to take on a larger role in passing immigration reform [...]

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Tags: GOP · Immigration · Republican Party

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

Senator Rubio Cautions GOP on Immigration Rhetoric

October 5th, 2011 · 7 Comments

Almost two years ago while in campaign mode, then candidate Rubio started to take a more conservative position on immigration talking about sealing borders. And recently, he has started to straddle the in state tuition issue for undocumented youth, which he was once a supporter of as a state legislator in Florida now indicating that [...]

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Tags: Education · GOP · Immigration · Mitt Romney · Republican Party · Rick Perry · Sen. Marco Rubio

Guest Post: ImpreMedia US Largest Spanish Paper Ignores Obama Snub to NALEO

July 1st, 2011 · 4 Comments

Webmaster’s Note: The following is a guest blog post by Luis Alvarado expressing his thoughts on the Spanish language media’s response to President Obama not showing up to last week’s NALEO conference. I’m not particularly surprised by the lack of coverage of this snub especially by La Opinion (ImpreMedia) since Monica Lozano, the paper’s publisher, [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Democratic Party · GOP · Media · National Association of Latino Elected Officials · Republican Party · Univision

Ted Cruz, another Cuban-American poised to enter the US Senate

June 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments

When I think of Texas, I tend to “think Mexican” especially if I have on my Latino politics lens. Obviously, the proximity to the border, the food, and Tex-Mex music evoke feelings of Mexican-American nostalgia. And I know that the Latino population is diverse beyond the large Mexican-American population and that citizens can be well [...]

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Tags: Cuba · GOP · Immigration · Republican Party · Sen. Marco Rubio

Dems Need to Field Better Latino Candidates (& more of them)

June 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

File this recent piece in the LA Times under “stuff we already know”, but it is particularly timely given the rise of Senator Marco Rubio and Governors Sandoval and Martinez in the southwest: “”The Republicans, by electing three national Latino leaders, have really challenged the Democratic Party,” said former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, until recently [...]

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Tags: Democratic Party · diversity · Immigration · Republican Party