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Trump Keeps Pushing Latinos Out Of The GOP, Despite Their Electoral Significance

It should come as no surprise that Trump is going after successful, prominent Latinos. The generalization that all immigrants are “rapists and murders” set the tone for his presidential run, and Hispanic American governors, journalists, and federal judges don’t fit that image.

June 2, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the media during a news conference at the construction site of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington, March 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

5 Reasons You Have To Be Tolerant Of Bigotry To Support Donald Trump

Trump supporters — more than any other candidates’ — oppose diversity, feel minorities are taking their opportunities and generally prefer white people to black people.

April 25, 2016
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Republicans Dismiss Latino Concerns At Their Peril

Latinos are the fastest-growing voting bloc in the country. It would be suicidal for Republicans to continue to alienate them. So why do they keep doing it?

May 30, 2015

Will Hispanics Ever Love Republicans Back?

How can Republicans expect to win the Hispanic vote if they refuse to change their tune?

April 2, 2015

Obama Ends Secure Communities Program, Saying U.S. Should Deport ‘Felons, Not Families’

Inside one of the biggest victories ever won by immigration activists.

November 21, 2014

The Castro Brothers: Changing Face Of Texas Politics And Beyond?

Meet the men who could one day turn Texas blue.

October 13, 2014

Could Latino Voters Decide Kansas’ Elections?

Could Republican hostility to Latino voters swing one of the most pivotal Senate races?

October 10, 2014

Immigrant Tuition Bill Slated For A Vote In Florida With GOP Push

By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times As Republicans look to improve their standing with Latinos, some GOP strategists had pointed to a bright spot in the Florida Legislature, where their members were pushing a bill granting in-state college tuition to some students who are in the country illegally. The measure had looked like it would die […]

April 30, 2014

2014 May Be White Enough For The GOP — But What Comes Next?

Overshadowed amid Sarah Palin’s unique interpretation of Dr. Seuss, Wayne LaPierre’s overheated vision of America’s apocalyptic decline, and all of the other craziness at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference, Republican pollster Whit Ayres gave a fact-based presentation to the gathering of right-wing activists. What he said should terrify the GOP. Ayres, whose firm counts […]

March 10, 2014

New Alabama Immigration Law Causes Many To Leave State

Hispanics are rushing to cross the border — not to get into the United States, but rather to get out of Alabama. In the days following the implementation of the state’s harsh new immigration law, both legal and illegal Hispanic residents have left their jobs and homes before they will experience the new crackdown. Last […]

October 4, 2011

Poverty Way Up And Hispanics Hit The Hardest

The gains of the 1990s — where Bill Clinton’s economic policies led to large reductions in poverty — have apparently been erased by the recession, and Hispanics are taking the biggest hit; if only the Republicans weren’t so anathema to Latinos, they might have made big gains this year in the face of economic turmoil […]

July 26, 2011

Job market still tough out there for non-white non-men

“Minorities make up one-third of the federal workforce and increasingly fill the senior-level ranks of government agencies, even as the numbers of Hispanics and women lag, a new federal report finds. Overall, minorities were better represented in the federal workforce during fiscal 2010 at 33.8 percent, compared to 29.7 percent in the non-federal civilian workforce…”

June 14, 2011