Friday, August 19, 2022

Mexican President Pena Nieto Visits the White House

Hours after Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, President Barack Obama opened the White House to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The White House shrugged off suggestions that the visit was meant to highlight differences between Democrats and Republicans, particularly on attitudes toward Latinos. “I think it’s fair to say that almost anything that […]

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Backs Clinton

The Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Hillary Clinton for president, giving the presumptive Democratic nominee the 38-year-old chamber’s first-ever official backing of a presidential candidate. Javier Palomarez, chamber president and CEO, told NBC News Latino in an exclusive interview that the chamber chose the Democrats’ presumptive nominee Clinton over Donald Trump, who officially became […]

Trump Has A New Latino Outreach Director

Ileana Garcia has what arguably could be the toughest mission on the Donald Trump campaign – getting Latinos to warm up to him. Garcia, a Cuban-American from South Florida, said she will be the Trump campaign’s liaison with the Republican National Committee regarding Latinos and outreach efforts targeting the community. Garcia grabbed national headlines due […]

What Is The Next Move For Latino Sanders Supporters

Latinos who were avid supporters and determined workers for Bernie Sanders accepted his endorsement of Hillary Clinton with some disappointment Tuesday, but said the community made gains from his campaign. Arturo Carmona, who oversaw the Sanders campaign’s work with minority communities, called the endorsement a bittersweet moment. Though Carmona and other Sanders supporters are saddened […]

Hillary Clinton to Speak at the 87th Annual LULAC National Convention & Exposition

Hillary Clinton and several of her surrogates will attend this week’s League of United Latin American Citizens convention shortly before the GOP’s political convention. Donald Trump and his representatives won’t be coming to the convention, though he was invited, but his camp never responded. Brent Wilkes, executive director of LULAC, an organization with a long […]

Measure Banning Funding for Sanctuary Cities is Blocked by Senate Votes

A measure that pursued to disallow federal funds from sanctuary cities – jurisdictions designed to not prosecute people solely for being an illegal alien and resist turning over undocumented immigrants to federal authorities – has been blocked by a 53-44 vote in the Senate on Wednesday. The measure, which stemmed from last year’s deadly San […]

Apps Are Being Created To Engage Millennial Latino Voters

Latino voters in their late teens through mid 30’s could help determine the outcome of this year’s presidential election. In order to maximize voter involvement, several organizations have developed apps and websites to reach out to this potentially powerful voting bloc to encourage them to participate in this year’s election. The National Council of La […]

Supreme Court Hits Tie Decision on Obama’s Immigration Policy

Yesterday the Supreme Court hit a tie decision on President Barack Obama’s immigration policy. The tie vote, on the United States v. Texas, No. 15-674 case, means the justices were unable to announce a ruling, so that leaves in place the lower court ruling against implementing the plan. In addition to shielding parents from deportation, […]

Minorities Show Strong Dislike Towards Donald Trump

Even though Donald Trump has claimed that he loves “the Hispanics” and “the African-American people”, the Republican presidential nominee is deeply unpopular with voters of color, 88 percent of whom reported unfavorable views of him, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll released last week. That’s 29 percentage points higher than his 59 percent unfavorable […]

Hillary Clinton’s Strong Hold on the Latino Vote

The Los Angeles suburb of Whittier, California was once Nixon territory and consistently voted for conservative Republicans. But in the 1990s, Mexican-Americans started moving into the town, which now has a two-thirds Latino population. Across the country, many white citizens voted for candidates, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump, whose main selling points were condemning attacks […]