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Hispanic Governors Brian Sandoval & Susana Martinez

By Raoul Lowery Contreras – Leading the GOP’s nuclear election returns last November were incumbent Hispanic governors — Brian Sandoval of Nevada with 70 percent of the state’s vote and Susana Martinez of New Mexico with 58 percent. Both are Mexican Americans. Note: Mexican Americans are 2/3rds of the 54 million national Hispanic population. They […]

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Republicans Plus Hispanics == 2016 Victory

By Raoul Lowery Contreras – The ongoing political devastation of the Clinton/Obama Democratic Party continues with the takeover of the United States Senate by the Republican Party. It started in 2010 at the first Obama midterm ballot box. Obama’s hurricane-aided 2012 reelection slowed GOP success but, as it turns out, didn’t stop it. The rout […]

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In defense of in-state tuition for undocumented students

(Author’s note: I was recently asked by columnist Mercedes Olivera of The Dallas Morning News to comment on Texas Lt. Gov.-elect Dan Patrick’s initiative to repeal in-state college tuition for undocumented immigrant students. You can click here to read the Morning News column, including my thoughts. I provided The Dallas Morning News with a full […]

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Free Trade, Free Cuba

The United States has just announced a major policy shift in our relationship with Cuba, the details of which can be found here. The main changes include; – Reestablishing diplomatic relations; including setting up an embassy in Havana and engaging in bilateral talks in areas of mutual interest such as narco-trafficking. – Removing restrictions to […]

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Mike Gonzalez and the Shaming of the “Hispanic” and Latino Labels

The Heritage Foundation’s Communication Director and Cuban immigrant, Mike Gonzalez, has a new book, A Race for the Future: How Conservatives Can Break the Liberal Monopoly on Hispanic Americans, arguing that The “Latino” label was political construction by non-Latino elites to monopolize ethnic groups into political “coercion.” These “non-Hispanic elites decided they were in charge […]

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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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