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Latinos for Trump

Why Trump’s Language Reveals His Racist Attitudes

Trump’s use of the definite article—“the”—in discussing racial and religious minorities, and other historically marginalized groups, tells us all we need to know about how he views them. It’s a rhetorical way of separating “us” from “them,” a clear means of dividing the “regular” white people from all “the others.”

October 25, 2016
Latino voters overwhelmingly support Hillary Clinton

Study Warns Latino Voting Rate May Drop In November Election

About 89 percent of Latino registered voters said they plan to vote in the Nov. 8 election, according to the poll, down from 91 percent in an October 2012 survey and 94 percent in a July 2008 survey.

October 11, 2016
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus speaks at the Republican National Convention winter meetings in San Diego, California January 16, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Why The GOP Deserves Trump As Much As Trump Deserves The GOP

Evidence suggests that thanks to the party’s co-dependent relationship with Donald Trump, the GOP may be on the verge of permanently losing two of the fastest growing groups of new voters — Latinos and Asian-Americans. Support from these two groups is dipping toward a percentage in the single digits.

October 10, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump waves as he walks offstage after delivering a campaign speech about national security in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. June 13, 2016 in response to the mass shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

After 49 Dead By One Man, Republicans Are Shutting Down The Gun Control Debate — Again

The fact that Mateen was easily able to purchase a similar weapon that shooters used in San Bernardino — a .223 caliber AR-type rifle — raises questions about the ample access to that weapon: Why are military assault rifles so easily available to would-be terrorists?

June 13, 2016
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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

Cuban Migrants Get Unfair Advantage Over Other Latinos

The Cold War is over, but it still deeply distorts U.S. immigration policy. Consider the bizarre situation in which Cuban migrants get unfair advantage over other Latinos. That special treatment needs to end.

January 15, 2016

Trump Has Built A Wall Between The Republican Party And Latinos

German Maldonado could back a Republican. But it’s not likely, not when Donald Trump is calling Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals. “The whole GOP base, they tend to attack most of our people,” said the graphic designer, who came to this country from Mexico 25 years ago. That, in a nutshell, is the challenge Republicans face in 2016

January 2, 2016
Donald Trump immigration pinata

On Immigration, Trump Takes A Page From Pete Wilson’s 1994 Playbook

Some people are calling Trump’s comments “fringe rhetoric.” But others are worried that the Republicans will take on anti-immigration and anti-Latino sentiment.

July 14, 2015
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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
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Supreme Court Redistricting Case Could Reduce Latinos’ Political Clout

The mathematics of power may be about to change in a way that could shift political clout away from fast-growing Latino communities in states such as California, Texas and Florida, and move it to the suburbs and rural areas.

May 27, 2015
President Barack Obama says US ideals are more effective than torture techniques in fighting terrorism

Poll: Obama Executive Action On Immigration Narrowly Divides Americans

Despite all of the controversy, the approval of Obama’s immigration move has barely shifted.

December 11, 2014

Percentage Of Catholic Latinos In U.S. Down 12 Percent, Pew Study Finds

By Kurt Streeter, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Buffeted by a rise in converts to other forms of Christianity as well as a falling away from religion entirely, the share of Latino Catholics in the United States continues to decline, a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center found. The study reconfirmed that […]

May 7, 2014

Protest At School Rekindles Debate Over Free Speech, Cultural Pride

By Joe Rodriguez, San Jose Mercury News MORGAN HILL, Calif. — Standing silently at attention Monday morning — Cinco de Mayo — almost 50 self-described “Patriots” held tall U.S flags in front of a high school still at the center of a public debate over free speech and cultural pride. “We’re just here to support […]

May 5, 2014