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Executive Action Can’t Salvage Obama’s Latino Legacy

By Luis Alvarado – Much of the media focus on the anticipated presidential executive action on immigration has been on two main political pressure points: How will Republicans retaliate once the action is taken and will an executive action absolve the president with the Latino community whose vote will be crucial in 2016? A Republican […]

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The Bilingual Panic: A Look Into the Past

A major fear that some may have regarding immigration, especially with removing immigration restrictions and creating more legal pathways, is that today’s immigrants have no desire to assimilate, in particular linguistically. The focal point for this fear is the Spanish language. Misconceptions about the rate of linguistic assimilation among Latin American immigrants and their kids […]

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Ted Cruz Renounces Canadian Citizenship – Won’t Help!

By Bob Quasius – Ted Cruz has finally renounced his Canadian citizenship. Unfortunately it won’t shake off the birther crowd. If Ted Cruz decides to run for president, he will likely be dogged at every turn by birthers. No matter how many times birthers lose an argument or court case they keep coming and coming, […]

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An Open Letter from Jason Villalba to Republicans

An Open Letter from Jason Villalba, Texas State Representative [Editor’s note from Texas Monthly: On Saturday, delegates to the Republican Party of Texas convention replaced the party platform’s rhetoric on unauthorized immigration with more hard line language . The previous platform called for a guest worker program; the new one doesn’t mention that, but it […]

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Eva Longoria’s Democratic Front Group – Latino Victory Project

by Izzy Santa – Last week, Eva Longoria launched the Latino Victory Project, a “non-partisan” political-action committee built to engage Latino voters and elevate their voice. At the launch, she said, “We want the political landscape to match the identities and reflect the reality of America’s people.” Yes, it’s imperative that we recruit, train, and build […]

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Los seres humanos son la verdadera riqueza de las naciones

por Alex Nowrasteh – Alex Nowrasteh es analista de políticas de inmigración del Centro para la Libertad y la Prosperidad Global del Cato Institute. ¿Cuál es la manera más rápida de aumentar la riqueza de una nación? Aumentar la inmigración de personas preparadas. El valor actual de todo el capital físico de EE.UU, como las fábricas […]

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Will Hispanics Kill the Republican Party?

“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” – Mark Twain by Raoul Lowery Contreras – In my 23rd year, I met U.S. Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) at the University of Oregon. He signed my copy of his earthshaking book, Conscience of a Conservative. Being a Republican before I was a “conservative” however, I answered the call […]

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Can Ann Coulter Pass the Citizenship Test?

by Bob Quasius – I can’t count how many times I’ve heard the complaint that immigrants are given citizenship without having to learn English or understand America. Those who make comments like this clearly are uninformed about naturalization and have no idea what prospective new citizens must go through to win their citizenship. Proving English […]

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Immigration: The Perennial Moral Panic

It is fairly common for thinkers from De Tocqueville to George Friedman to characterize America as a “young nation.” As is befitting youth, America tends to have fairly short collective memory. Thus we end up finding ourselves beset with the same problems, but each time we are convinced they must be new. Case in point […]

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Governor Chain Gang Charlie Crist

By Raoul Lowery Contreras – The upcoming Florida Governor’s race will break all spending records; it will test the political loyalty of the one in four Florida Democrat voters that are Black and/or Hispanic. Can anyone convince a Black or Hispanic voter to vote for a prominent candidate who bragged about “punishing” criminals by jamming […]

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