Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Reaffirms Differences with Trump Policies

After what was described as a genial, productive private sit-down with United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) President and CEO Javier Palomarez, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump agreed to a Q&A session with the Chamber on October 8, a conversation the USHCC has hosted with a handful of other candidates. The Monday meeting between […]

Comentarios from Maria: The GOP Debate – a Circus with a Clown, Donald Trump

The first debate for the Republican presidential candidates aspiring to earn their Party’s nomination was a circus, with the clown, Donald Trump, as the main attraction. The debate showed us what we already knew: that Trump is rude, inappropriate, misogynous, anti-immigrant, a liar and the best gift to the Democratic Party in this election. We […]

Comentarios from Maria: Competitive Primaries Make for Stronger Candidates

As the field of presidential hopefuls grows day-by-day, it emphasizes and reminds us that one of the greatest riches of a true democracy is that it allows for free and competitive elections. What is interesting about this election cycle is that we are witnessing two very distinct manifestations of this democratic principle within each party. […]

DREAMer to become Latino Outreach Director for Hillary Clinton campaign

The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, in a move sure to emphasize its priorities, tapped Lorella Praeli as Latino Outreach Director. An outspoken advocate for immigration reform and a DREAMer herself, Praeli joins a campaign that has actively sought to clarify any uncertainties as to its stance on immigration reform and courting the Latino electorate, a task […]

Comentarios from Maria: For Latino voters, a candidate’s last name is irrelevant, what matters is their substance

One of the few certainties that has emerged during this election cycle is that any Republican candidate who hopes to reach the White House has to win at least 40 percent of the Hispanic vote. With approximately 25 million eligible voters, the sheer magnitude and influence of Latino voters is a demographic reality that nobody […]

Comentarios from Maria: Hillary Clinton will fight for fair and effective immigration reform

In case some had any doubts about Hillary Clinton’s stance on immigration, they now have a very clear answer. The presidential contender said she will not rest until achieving true immigration reform that provides a clear path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants. Hillary assured that she would not allow the partisanship that has […]

Immigrant community angry as NJ Gov. Chris Christie supports executive action lawsuit

As news of Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) announcement to throw his name into the crowded pool of GOP presidential hopefuls echoed about the country, Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) made an announcement of his own. While not yet an official presidential candidate, Gov. Christie instead backed the ongoing lawsuit challenging President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, […]