Saturday, September 21, 2019

Latino Civil Rights Group Say “No” To Trump Over “Vilification” Of Latinos

Earlier this week the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Latino civil rights organization in the country, decided not to invite Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to their annual convention this year. They cited the presumptive GOP’s comment on the Latino community as “indiscriminate vilification of an entire community.” NCLR National President and […]

Contreras Enters MO Treasurer Race, Would Be First Elected Latino State-Wide

Former State Department diplomat Pat Contreras is seeking to make history in Missouri as the only state-wide elected Latino in that state’s history  in his campaign for Missouri State Treasurer in 2016. Contreras, who prior to his career in the State Department under but the Obama and George W. Bush Administrations, worked as an economist […]

Jeb’s Economy

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released his economic policy plan, calling for sweeping tax cuts, job creation in the private sector, and promising an aggressively ambitious 4% economic growth. Bush framed his announcement with an attack on his biggest rival across the aisle, Hillary Clinton, who he felt has accepted a “new normal” of flat […]

George W. Bush’s Positive Impact on the Latino Trajectory

Former President George W. Bush’s legacy suggests he is favored much more by Latinos than any other Republican candidate in the U.S. particularly for his work on immigration. “Republicans would do very well to try to emulate President Bush’s stance toward immigrants,” says Carlos Gutierrez, former Secretary of Labor. A look back to Bush’s legacy comes […]

Comentarios from Maria Cardona: “No Casa Blanca for the GOP”

As a Democrat, predictably, I find all of the presidential candidates and the policies they support anathema to everything I believe this country needs right now. Their “solutions” are regurgitated failures that have been tried before and are a big reason President Obama inherited an economy on the brink of another Great Depression. As a […]

Courting Hispanic Voters May Equate to White House Run for Jeb Bush

  The earnest efforts by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush to mend the GOP’s image with Hispanics has many saying a presidential bid for office may be in his sights in 2016.  As reported by La Plaza, Bush kicked off his campaign to woo Hispanics to the Republican Party last week with the Hispanic Leadership […]

New Report Shows Hispanics Will Play Even Larger Role in Elections

A report by the Pew Hispanic Center analyzing Census data from the 2010 reapportionment reveals that Hispanic voters are nearly three times more prevalent in states that gained congressional seats and Electoral College votes than they are in states that lost seats. This positions Hispanic voters to continue to grow even more powerful as a […]

Large Disparities in Noncriminal Deportations under US Program to Deport Criminal Undocumented Immigrants in Some Parts of Country

Up to a quarter of undocumented immigrants deported under Secure Communities, a federal program that is meant to identify criminals who are in the country illegally, had a clean criminal record and in some areas more than half of deportees had never been convicted of a crime, according to government statistics. In Maryland’s Prince George’s […]

Former Bush Administration Officials Speak Out Against GOP

Several former aides to both Vice President Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush have come out publicly against congressional Republicans for their push against birthright citizenship. Last week La Plaza reported that Cesar Conda, a former domestic policy adviser to Cheney, said that the GOP would effectively be losing the Latino vote for their […]