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  • Critical Legal Studies

    05/14/2011 6:51:08 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 9 replies
    An intellectual movement whose members argue that law is neither neutral nor value free but is in fact inseparable from politics. Critical legal studies (CLS) is a sometimes revolutionary movement that challenges and seeks to overturn accepted norms and standards in legal theory and practice. CLS seeks to fundamentally alter Jurisprudence, exposing it as not a rational system of accumulated wisdom but an ideology that supports and makes possible an unjust political system. CLS scholars attempt to debunk the law's pretensions to determinacy, neutrality, and objectivity. The law, in CLS scholarship, is a tool used by the establishment to maintain...
  • Government offers payouts to Hispanic, female farmers who claim discrimination

    05/07/2011 8:41:20 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 5/6/11 | Eloísa Ruano González
    Minority farmers have complained for decades that the U.S. Department of Agriculture denied or delayed giving them farm loans because of their ethnicity or gender, costing them their crops and land. Now, the USDA has acknowledged the discrimination. It is urging Hispanic and female farmers who can prove they were wronged to apply for settlements of up to $50,000. Frederick Pfaeffle, the department's deputy assistant secretary of civil rights, recently met with farmers and ranchers in Kissimmee and South Florida to promote the program. The settlement, which some Hispanic farmers have criticized for offering too little and placing the burden...
  • The GOP becomes a viable option for Hispanics

    04/24/2011 5:10:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    NMPolitics.Net ^ | 4/22/11 | Johnny F. Luevano Jr.
    - NMPolitics.net - http://www.nmpolitics.net/index - The GOP becomes a viable option for HispanicsPosted By Johnny F. Luevano Jr. On April 22, 2011 @ 8:02 am In Commentary,Luévano Columns | 6 Comments The proof is in the pudding. Hispanic Republicans like Gov. Susana Martinez – Hispanic Business Magazine’s 2011 Woman of the Year – are making inroads in politics across the nation. Just over a year ago, I wrote a column that praised the New Mexico Republican Party for its efforts in fielding highly qualified Hispanic candidates. Well the article didn’t go over very well with many folks; I was chastised...
  • Democrats gain demographic edge in US (Electorate rapidly less white, more black and Hispanic)

    04/04/2011 6:07:09 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 35 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 4 Apr 11 | Richard McGregor
    Barack Obama’s campaign for re-election as US president, launched with a video and fundraising website on Monday, is targeting a population which has been transformed racially in the past decade in ways that could have profound repercussions for the 2012 poll. The electorate has become less white and more Hispanic more rapidly than predicted, according to the national census, two trends that will influence elections for decades. “America is in the midst of a profound demographic change. Each election now brings a different electorate than the one just past,” said Simon Rosenberg of New Democrat Network, a Democratic-aligned think-tank. Mr...
  • The Proud Heritage of American hispanics

    04/03/2011 9:41:35 AM PDT · by jimt · 14 replies
    self ^ | 4/3/11 | self
    There is a proud and long history of American hispanics in the United States. The highest honor an American can win is the Congresional Medal of Honor. General officers stand at attention when a CMH recipient enters the room. A CMH winner deserves our highest honor because they were unusually brave (saw the danger and disregarded it) or showed exceptional valor (in spite of the odds, kicked ass) in the performance of their duties or both. There have been 43 men who have won the Congressional Medal of Honor who were "hispanic". Of those, 3 men were named "Jose". That...
  • Extremist Hispanic Group racist death threat video attacking black activist Ted Hayes

    03/24/2011 6:42:32 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 9 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | March 23, 2011 | Unattributed
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained a shocking video produced by a extremist Hispanic group attacking civil rights activist Ted Hayes with racist smears and death threats. The video was posted to the internet on YouTube after Mr. Hayes testified, by invitation of Maryland Delegate Pat McDonough, on March 15 before the Judiciary Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates against providing taxpayer dollars for in-state tuition benefits for illegal aliens. The video begins with the message “[expletive] you ‘Mayate,’” which is reportedly a racist and derogatory term...
  • New milestone: 1 in 6 in US is Hispanic

    03/24/2011 7:35:33 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 27 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 03/24/2011 | HOPE YEN
    In forthcoming Census Bureau release, racial and ethnic minorities are expected to make up 90 percent of total US growth since 2000 WASHINGTON — In a surprising show of growth, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in most states. Pulled by migration to the Sun Belt, America's population center edged westward on a historic path to leave the Midwest.
  • Nonprofits striving to reach out to growing Hispanic population

    03/13/2011 5:24:05 AM PDT · by mcosta79 · 1 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | March 12, 2011 | Andrea Ball
    As Austin's Hispanic population increases, some local nonprofit groups are boosting their efforts reach Latinos. They're seeking bilingual staffers. They're trying to recruit Hispanic donors, volunteers and board members. They're consulting strategists to better understand the culture and reach people more effectively. Meanwhile, Cultural Strategies — a Latino-focused marketing and advertising company — and the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations recently created Engage 501 , a training series designed to teach Texas charities about population changes, cultural differences, multicultural marketing and building relationships with communities. That program will begin in the spring. "I think in light of the changing demographics...
  • U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Ohio's 2010 Census Population Totals, First Look at Race

    03/09/2011 11:46:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/09/11
    U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Ohio's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistrict– 34 mins ago WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in Ohio. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. **SNIP** Data for Ohio show that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts...
  • Tito Munoz…the Washington DC Conservative Latino…..

    01/18/2011 7:34:20 AM PST · by La Lydia · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Political Dog ^ | July 17, 2010
    He is the voice and the irrepressible personality of a new effort by some local conservative Latinos to claim a little more bandwidth in the political conversation taking place in Spanish. Against the popular perception’s….Latino’s have conservatives…. Here’s a media one that Sarah Palin pushes….. When last we heard from Tito Muńoz, he was onstage with Sarah Palin at a rally in Leesburg in the waning days of the 2008 presidential campaign, a burly guy in a yellow hard hat, trying to bellow some life into the GOP ticket. Speaking up for his America on the air, Tito Muńoz takes...
  • How Obama Gets to 270 in 2012 (This is a Fight We Must Win)

    01/03/2011 12:37:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 3, 2011 | Myra Adams
    It's all in the math — and the numbers aren't looking good for the GOP. Collective wisdom (and wishful group-think) among Republicans is that Obama will be a one-term president. “One & Done” is a rallying cry with the merchandise to match.Not so fast my friends — as Obama’s victorious lame duck session proves, never underestimate this president or the power of the presidency. Obama does not take defeat easily and tends to recycle negative energy into fuel for his re-launch. Obama’s re-launch plans for 2011 include spending more time outside of Washington “engaging with the public,” according to a...
  • Md. bomb plot suspect clashed with mom over views

    12/13/2010 8:29:37 AM PST · by La Lydia · 14 replies
    Google AP ^ | December 12, 2010
    BALTIMORE — Antonio Martinez and his mother clashed over his increasingly radical views. He began calling himself Muhammad Hussain but never got around to legally changing his name. Fed by Internet sermons and videos, the 21-year-old became obsessed with jihad, according to court documents and postings on his Facebook page. His quick radicalization culminated in his arrest Wednesday on charges he tried to blow up a military recruitment center... Martinez was born outside the United States to a Nicaraguan father and an African-American mother...The married, part-time construction worker had become a Muslim within the past two years... His mother...told The...
  • The IRS's problem with minorities (targeting African-American and Hispanic taxpayers?)

    12/02/2010 2:58:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/02/10 | Shawn Tully
    The IRS's problem with minoritiesBy Shawn Tully, senior editor-at-large December 2, 2010: 10:42 AM ET FORTUNE -- Is the Internal Revenue Service targeting African-American and Hispanic taxpayers? That's the conclusion of a new study provided exclusively to Fortune titled "IRS Enforcement's Impact on Minority Communities," conducted by Thomas M. Evans, CEO of TaxLifeboat, a firm that advises taxpayers on resolving their problems with the IRS. Evans stresses strongly that the disproportionate number of IRS actions against minorities isn't intentional. Rather, he charges, it's the result of overly rigid, highly-automated enforcement policies that waste taxpayer money by pursuing low-earners who either...
  • Woman Escapes From Kidnappers in Central Texas

    11/17/2010 1:49:24 PM PST · by NorwegianViking · 25 replies
    KWTX News ^ | Nov. 17, 2010 | Lauren Westbrook
    HILL COUNTY (November 17, 2010)—One man was in custody Wednesday in Hill County and local and federal authorities were looking for two others after a woman who was kidnapped Tuesday from her home in Fort Worth managed to free herself and escape from her abductors at a campsite where she was being held. The woman, who’s in her 30s, but whose name and exact age weren’t released Wednesday, was abducted at around noon Tuesday from her home in Fort Worth by three Hispanic men, authorities said. The kidnappers left the woman’s 4-year-old child alone in the house. The woman’s husband...
  • Latinos Go Conservative

    10/23/2010 9:01:40 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media.com ^ | October 23, 2010 | by Chris Salcedo
    As if the White House didn’t have enough to worry about, a recent Gallup poll piled on bad news for President Obama. At the beginning of 2010 the president enjoyed support from 69% of Hispanics. By May that number was down to 57%. Now just 55% of Hispanics support the president and his liberal agenda. This news by itself is devastating to the Democrats’ prospects in the 2010 midterm elections. But what’s going on behind the numbers could possibly be a harbinger of doom for Obama’s re-election in 2012. Across the country conservative Latino organizations are springing up as fast...
  • Interpreter charged with fraud (Court Interpreter in FL)

    10/23/2010 8:59:24 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 3 replies
    Ocala Star-Banner (FL) ^ | 10/21/10 | Austin L. Miller
    A Spanish/English courthouse and county jail interpreter has been temporarily relieved of her duties following her arrest on two counts of principal to making a fraudulent application for a Florida driver’s license.(snip)It is alleged that Rosa met with Jose Gaspar and Crispin Hernandez on various occasions and gave them the name and telephone number of Jose Luis Guerra-Machado, who allegedly provided counterfeit immigration documents to the men so they could get driver’s licenses. The report stated the men each paid $1,500 for the fake immigration forms.
  • FNC Launches Fox News Latino (website only)

    10/19/2010 11:22:30 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 40 replies · 1+ views
    MediaBistro.com - "TV Newser" ^ | October 14, 2010 | Molly Stark Dean
    FNC launched Fox News Latino, a new website, whilst honoring the 2010 Ailes Apprentice Program graduates Tuesday night at the Water Club in Manhattan. Fox News CEO/chair and founder of the program, Roger Ailes hosted the dinner... -snip- The night was also the kick-off of Fox News Latino, an English-language website for the rapidly growing Hispanic population in the U.S. Will the website one day turn into a TV channel, like CNN en Espanol? “That’s nowhere in sight,” manager Francisco Cortes told The Miami Herald. “Though, trust me, it’s in the back of my mind.” Cortes himself is a graduate...
  • [San Antonio] Colleges land $4.5 million to boost Hispanic success

    10/11/2010 7:37:03 PM PDT · by Racehorse · 5 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 11 October 2010
    Two San Antonio institutions have announced $4.5 million in federal grants to help improve success and graduation rates for Hispanic students.
  • If Schools Were Like 'American Idol' . . .

    10/08/2010 1:24:41 PM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/08/2010 | Rupert Murdoch
    Unless we measure success by how children perform, we'll have higher standards for pop stars than public schools. Over the past few years, I have often complained about a hidebound culture that prevents many newspapers from responding to the challenges of new technology. There is, however, another hidebound American institution that is also finding it difficult to respond to new challenges: our big-city schools. Today, for example, the United States is home to more than 2,000 dysfunctional high schools. They represent less than 15% of American high schools yet account for about half of our dropouts. When you break this...
  • Latinos not enthusiastic but likely to vote Democratic, survey says

    10/05/2010 3:28:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 5, 2010 | By Michael Muskal
    Los Angeles — Latinos, a key part of the Democratic coalition that helped put President Obama in the White House, have the same lack of enthusiasm as other voters but will likely vote Democratic in this year’s midterm election, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Pew Hispanic Center. The survey, based on bilingual telephone interviews with 1,375 Latinos from Aug. 17 through Sept. 19, shows that 65% of registered Latino voters said they plan to support a Democrat while 22% said they prefer a Republican. That is about the same as the party identification: 62% of Latinos say...
  • Gallup: Hispanic voters drifting back to the GOP

    10/01/2010 7:30:12 AM PDT · by WebFocus · 76 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/01/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Democrats have tried wooing Hispanic voters all year long, and thought they had a golden opportunity in April when Arizona passed a tough immigration-enforcement law. Barack Obama leaped at the chance to hammer Republicans on immigration reform, spending more time in April and May talking about Arizona’s law than he did about the Gulf oil-spill crisis. Handwringers in the GOP moaned that Arizona would make it more difficult to attract Hispanic voters whose inclination towards free market economics and pro-life sensibilities would make them a natural constituency for Republicans, or at the least a competitive one.Surprise! Hispanic voters’ support for...
  • Hispanic Congresswoman Says Vietnamese Are Trying to Take Her Seat

    09/25/2010 8:32:02 AM PDT · by topher · 30 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 24, 2010
    A Hispanic congresswoman is facing a fierce backlash for telling a Spanish-language TV station that "the Vietnamese" are trying to take her seat. California Rep. Loretta Sanchez's racially-charged statement was made during an interview with Univision and aimed at her opponent, Van Tran, the Republican state assemblyman whose family had to flee Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. "The Vietnamese and the Republicans are, with an intensity, trying to take away this seat -- this seat that we have done so much for our community – take away this seat from us and give it to this Van Tran, who...
  • TOTUS: It wasn't me

    09/21/2010 10:02:01 AM PDT · by Gennie · 35 replies
    American THinker ^ | September 21, 2010 | Jason McNew
    September 21, 2010 TOTUS: It wasn't me. Jason McNew On September 18th, American Thinker was the first to report that President Obama had omitted the word "Creator" while giving a speech, when citing The Declaration of Independence. Having reviewed the video, I speculated thusly here at AT: After President Obama says "created equal..", there is a long pause during which he scowls and blinks several times. For once, he may actually have opted to not read something that was on the teleprompter. It looks like he is disgusted and decided it would be better not to read what the preamble...
  • Obama Re-Writes Declaration of Independence to Leave Out "Creator"

    09/17/2010 5:40:13 PM PDT · by BigBobber · 134 replies · 3+ views
    The White House ^ | 2010-09-15 | Barak Obama
    ... So let me close by saying this. Long before America was even an idea, this land of plenty was home to many peoples. To British and French, to Dutch and Spanish, to Mexican -- (applause) -- to countless Indian tribes. We all shared the same land. We didn’t always get along. But over the centuries, what eventually bound us together -- what made us all Americans -- was not a matter of blood, it wasn’t a matter of birth. It was faith and fidelity to the shared values that we all hold so dear. We hold these truths to...
  • Toyota Courts Latinos With Free Hispanic Pride Stickers

    09/07/2010 4:14:34 PM PDT · by cougar_mccxxi · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published September 07, 2010 | Associated Press
    TORRANCE, Calif. – Toyota Motor Corp., hoping to solidify its standing as the top brand for Hispanic buyers in the U.S., is offering drivers a series of stickers that celebrates their Hispanic heritage. The decals contain the phrase "somos muchos," or "we are many," followed by cultures, regions and popular descriptors from all over Latin America, such as "somos muchos Mexicanos" and "somos muchos Hondurenos." The decals, designed to be stuck on bumpers or windows, come in more than 100 different versions and are available in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
  • Woman puts bullet hole in attacker's SUV(TX)

    09/04/2010 9:20:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    chron.com ^ | 3 September, 2010 | HARVEY RICE
    LA MARQUE — A 56-year-old woman fended off an armed attacker in a Walmart parking lot in La Marque, pulled a pistol and put at least one hole in the assailant's fleeing vehicle, La Marque police said on Thursday. The woman, whom police declined to name, struggled with a man trying to take her car shortly after 3 p.m. Wednesday, Detective Danielle Herman said in a written statement. The woman, a concealed handgun permit holder, managed to grab a pistol from the car console and pointed it at the man, who fled to a silver or gray SUV driven by...
  • How To Make Harry Reid Say Stupid Stuff

    08/12/2010 7:11:21 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-12-10 | Jared H. McAndersen
    Last January Harry Reid activated his racist force-field and successfully deflected what would've been career ending condescension of blacks by extolling Obama's light skin and absent "Negro dialect" Well I guess he was experiencing withdrawals of some kind: "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?" Sen. Harry Reid ............ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...........................I'm going to go with yes, you do!!! I know a lot of lay people who would say something so stupid, but why does a national leader like Harry Reid continue to open that hole of his and remove...
  • Photoshop: Harry Reid is 'El Jefe'!

    08/12/2010 12:22:22 PM PDT · by inkling · 19 replies
    ExurbanLeague.com ^ | August 12, 2010 | Jon
    Now that Harry Reid is the arbiter of all things Hispanic, he needed his own movie poster. (Click here for the larger version.)
  • Harry Reid: Taking Hispanics For Granted

    08/11/2010 5:30:29 PM PDT · by scottfactor · 9 replies
    scottfactor.com ^ | 08/11/2010 | Scott Factor
    One good turn deserves another. While Harry Reid was busy raising eyebrows telling a conservative Hispanic group that he didn’t know how any Hispanic could be a Republican, I’ve been busy thinking about how anybody who is Hispanic could possibly be a Democrat. Then it occurred to me that Hispanics were just like any other group of people in the inherent political spectrum, absent racial divisions. What do I mean by that? Quite simply, while many Hispanics work hard to get ahead, raise their families with good values, educate themselves and their children, worship their Creator, get involved in their...
  • Reid's Hispanic Voter Comments Called Racially Charged (Why would RAT Dingy resort to race-baiting?)

    08/11/2010 4:13:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    8 News Now ^ | 8/11/10
    Reid's Hispanic Voter Comments Called Racially ChargedUpdated: Aug 11, 2010 6:50 PM EDT LAS VEGAS -- Comments from Democratic Senator Harry Reid about Hispanic Republicans has some of his opponents claiming the majority leader is "race-baiting." As Reid stepped into the Hermandad Mexicana non-profit group Tuesday afternoon, he also stepped into a controversy over a comment in reference to a reporter's question. "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican. OK? Do I need to say more," he said. Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle's campaign responded, claiming Reid's comments represented "race-baiting at its worst." Senator Reid...
  • Poll: Young Hispanics less likely to be Catholic

    08/10/2010 8:30:23 AM PDT · by CA Conservative · 20 replies · 1+ views
    AP Via Sacramento Bee ^ | August 10, 2010 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and TREVOR TOMPSON
    WASHINGTON -- A name like Maria or Jose isn't a solid clue anymore that the person who answers to it will worship in a Catholic church on Sunday. An Associated Press-Univision poll finds that younger Latinos, as well as those who speak more English than Spanish, are much less likely to identify as Catholics than older, Hispanics who mostly speak Spanish. The poll of 1,500 Latino adults also found significant divisions on social issues such as same-sex unions and abortion, along lines of age, language and whether one is Catholic or Protestant.
  • Poll: A few cracks in Obama's Hispanic support (Nielsen/Stanford University poll)

    07/27/2010 1:00:28 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press/Google ^ | July 27 2010 | LIZ SIDOTI
    For a group that supported Obama so heavily in 2008 and in his first year in office, only 43 percent of Hispanics surveyed said Obama is adequately addressing their needs, with the economy a major concern. Another 32 percent were on the fence, while 21 percent said he'd done a poor job.
  • Law enforcement officials at odds over enforcing immigration

    07/21/2010 6:30:13 AM PDT · by Technoman · 8 replies
    KSL ^ | 7-20-2010 | Sandra Yi
    SALT LAKE CITY -- On the heels of Gov. Gary Herbert's immigration roundtable at the capitol Tuesday, one disagreement among participants -- and those involved in illegal immigration issues -- was among members of law enforcement. Chris Burbank, Salt Lake City Police Chief Officers are trained to uphold the law, but there's disagreement on how and if they can do that without putting race in the middle of it.
  • New PAC aims to leverage Latino clout

    07/20/2010 3:15:52 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 9 replies
    The Sun ^ | 7/17/2010 | James Rufus Koren
    Hoping to harness the clout of the Inland Empire's burgeoning Latino community, a new political action committee is mounting a push to increase the number of Latinos elected to local school boards, city councils, water boards, special districts and other posts. The Latino Caucus of the Inland Empire aims to boost Latino voter turnout and back candidates who support issues important to Latinos. "If you want things to change in city government, on school boards, you've got to get our people elected," said Gil Navarro, a San Bernardino County Board of Education trustee and founder of the group. The effort...
  • Jersey City mom goes partying and leaves three tots, including 7-month-old, home alone: cops

    07/18/2010 7:55:29 PM PDT · by nmh · 52 replies · 2+ views
    New Jersey Star Ledger ^ | 7/18/10 | Charles Hack/The Jersey Journal
    A 20-year-old Jersey City mother Jessica Figueroa, has been charged with endangering the welfare of her two toddlers and her 7-month-old baby after leaving them at home alone for hours Saturday night into early Sunday while she allegedly went clubbing in Manhattan, police said. ... No harm came to any of the children thanks to neighbors who took care of the three tots after finding a tearful 3-year-old boy and his NAKED 2-year-old sister roaming the second-floor hallway of the family's Arlington Avenue apartment building at about 8:15 p.m. with no adult supervision, police spokesman Lt. Edgar Martinez said.
  • Kidnapped Boy Held for Ransom Found Dead

    07/18/2010 12:38:11 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 56 replies · 4+ views
    MYFOX ^ | July 18, 2010 | swampsniper
    MINERAL WELLS, Texas - A Mineral Wells family is devastated after a 4-year old boy who was kidnapped from his home was found dead. Police believe the child was murdered by a family friend who was holding him for ransom. The man wanted for the kidnapping and murder escaped while in police custody and is still at large. Salvador Briones, Jr. disappeared from his parent's Mineral Wells home early Friday morning. Police say he was snatched from his bed and later found murdered in an abandoned house. The suspect, Arturo Pacheco Barrera, 23, is wanted by police and the Federal...
  • AZ Latino Republican Assoc. Denounces New York Court Decision Giving Latinos Six Votes in Election

    06/24/2010 1:05:19 PM PDT · by az4vlad · 13 replies
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | June 21, 2010 | Arizona Latino Republican Association
    Today the extra votes may superficially seem to benefit us as Latinos, but tomorrow a ruling on another issue could easily cut against us. The right to vote is one of our most cherished rights. To have it diluted and restricted for some is an affront to the equal opportunities our nation provides. Phoenix, AZ - ALRA Chairman, Jesse Hernandez, commented on the recent federal court decision of the State of New York. "On behalf of ALRA, we are appalled at the gigantic step backwards a New York federal court and the New York suburb of Port Chester have taken...
  • Massachusetts Lawmakers Weigh Closing Loophole that Lets Illegals Register Vehicles

    06/17/2010 2:52:17 PM PDT · by lado · 11 replies · 289+ views
    Fox News ^ | 6/17/10 | ?
    Illegal immigrants able to legally get their cars on the road in Massachusetts may soon find that privilege outlawed, MyFoxBoston reports. For years, Massachusetts drivers have been able to register their vehicles even if they don't have driver's licenses, a law that has enabled tens of thousands of illegal immigrants in Massachusetts to drive legally registered cars. .... The issue came to a head recently when a suspected illegal immigrant rear-ended a state representative in a serious car crash.
  • Residents get 6 votes each in suburban NY election

    06/15/2010 11:44:18 AM PDT · by Cheesel · 36 replies · 957+ views
    AP ^ | 06/15/2010 | Jim Fitzgerald
    PORT CHESTER, N.Y. – Arthur Furano voted early — five days before Election Day. And he voted often, flipping the lever six times for his favorite candidate. Furano cast multiple votes on the instructions of a federal judge and the U.S. Department of Justice as part of a new election system crafted to help boost Hispanic representation. Voters in Port Chester, 25 miles northeast of New York City, are electing village trustees for the first time since the federal government alleged in 2006 that the existing election system was unfair. The election ends Tuesday and results are expected late Tuesday...
  • Gallup: Hispanic Voters' Preferences Unchanged Post-Arizona Law (Nationwide Poll)

    06/11/2010 2:56:18 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 32 replies · 932+ views
    Gallup ^ | June 11, 2010 | Gallup
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Hispanic voters nationwide haven't shifted their congressional voting preferences since the signing of Arizona's new immigration law on April 23. Their preference for the Democratic candidate over the Republican candidate, 61% to 32%, in April 23 to June 8 interviewing almost identically matches the 60% to 32% margin recorded between March 1 and April 22. White voters and black voters also haven't changed their voting intentions. snip But that does not appear to be the case -- at least to this point in time. That said, President Obama's job approval rating is down among Hispanics this year....
  • Hispanic Voters Drift From GOP

    06/06/2010 5:01:20 AM PDT · by Def Conservative · 70 replies · 1,174+ views
    Republican candidates nationwide have been citing immigration to fire up voters, and polls indicate non-Hispanics back the Arizona law by 2-to-1. But the proportion of the U.S. electorate that is white non-Hispanic is declining rapidly: When Ronald Reagan was elected president in 1980, 88% of the national electorate was white. The figure was 74% when President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, and Latinos accounted for 7.5% of the electorate, twice their share two decades earlier. "The numbers don't lie," said Republican pollster Whit Ayres. "If Republicans don't figure out how to do better among Hispanics, they are not going...
  • 'Hispanic Achievers' license plate could sail to approval (Florida)

    05/12/2010 9:36:21 AM PDT · by inflorida · 70 replies · 829+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 11, 2010 | Victor Manuel Ramos
    A proposed license plate that would allow drivers to express pride in Florida's Hispanic heritage could become available soon to many of the 3.8 million Latinos who call the state home. The "Hispanic Achievers" plate made it to the short list of several tags attached to bills passed by the Legislature. It is heading to the desk of Gov. Charlie Crist, who could veto the bill, sign it into law or allow it to pass by default if he does not act within 15 days. A Crist spokesman said Tuesday that the governor has not yet received the bill.The proposal,...
  • ESPN: NBA Player Important Because He's 'Hispanic'

    04/08/2010 6:54:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies · 1,150+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 04/08/2010 | J.C. Arenas
    ESPN has assisted David Stern, the Commissioner of the NBA, throughout his tenure with his fervent effort to globalize the game of basketball. As an NBA fan, I didn't think the effort to demonstrate the globalization of the game could sink to a new low, but with ESPN's report on the recently agreed upon contract extension between the San Antonio Spurs and Manu Ginobili, it did. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ The San Antonio Spurs and guard Manu Ginobili have agreed to a three-year extension worth $38.9 million, a league source confirmed Wednesday. The deal is the maximum the Spurs are allowed to offer...
  • Video of YWC Founder on Amnesty March

    03/25/2010 10:18:24 AM PDT · by Charles West · 5 replies · 235+ views
    Youth for Western Civilization ^ | 3/24/10 | Kevin DeAnna
    In this video, I analyze the recent March on America in the second installment of Western Resistance Radio. I cover the prospect of amnesty and what it might mean for our national identity as well as the electoral and political ramifications of such a sweeping naturalization. Finally, I discuss Dick Armey's efforts to marginalize Congressman Tancredo in the former's quixotic quest to garner the mythical conservative Hispanic vote. http://vimeo.com/10411178
  • Hispanics increasing Catholic numbers in US, but assimilation has downside

    03/17/2010 9:36:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 546+ views
    cna ^ | March 17, 2010
    Hartford, Conn., Mar 17, 2010 / 06:23 am (CNA).- A new study of Hispanics shows they comprise an increasingly large percentage of the Catholic Church in the United States. While immigrant influx has helped keep the American Catholic population stable, the more immigrants assimilate into American society the less likely they are to identify as Catholic.Hispanics also mirror a larger national trend towards non-identification with religion.The results come from the American Religious Identification Survey 2008 (ARIS) and were reported in a recent press release from Trinity College in Hartford Connecticut. The report was titled “U.S. Latino Religious Identification 1990-2008:...
  • La Raza Not Optimistic About Health Bill

    03/15/2010 5:16:43 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 30 replies · 1,077+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/15/2010 | Sean Higgins
    Eric Rodriguez, vice president of the National Council of La Raza, the nation’s top Hispanic advocacy group, told IBD that he was not optimistic that the House Democratic leadership and the Obama administration would include the changes that the Congressional Hispanic Caucus is seeking to the health care bill. That would make it a tough vote for the mostly liberal caucus. All 23 of its House members supported the House health bill in November, but that has since been replaced by a Senate-written version that limits participation by illegal immigrants in the health insurance exchanges the bill would create.
  • Immigration provision has Hispanic Caucus threatening ‘no’ health vote

    03/11/2010 7:48:57 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 56 replies · 1,533+ views
    thehill ^ | 03/10/10 | Jared Allen
    A group of Hispanic lawmakers on Thursday will tell President Barack Obama that they may not vote for healthcare reform unless changes are made to the bill’s immigration provisions.
  • Rahm Emanuel blocking progress on immigration reform says Hispanic lobby

    03/10/2010 9:40:00 AM PST · by AuntB · 25 replies · 798+ views
    Irish Central ^ | Mar. 8, 2010 | Patrick Roberts
    Rahm Emanuel has emerged as the major problem within the White House on reform of immigration. A New York Times magazine article due out this Sunday reports that Hispanic leader in Congress believe that he does not take the the issue seriously and is the person blocking progress. The New York Times writer Peter Baker reports that "The Congressional Hispanic Caucus say he does not pay attention to their issues. Hispanic lawmakers blame him for a provision inserted into the Senate health care legislation that would bar illegal immigrants from buying policies on new insurance exchanges even with their own...
  • Ave Maria!: Daria Werbowy by Mario Testino in V Magazine #64 (Tribute to Mexican star Maria Felix)

    03/03/2010 11:28:45 AM PST · by Mister Ghost · 3 replies · 567+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Mar 3rd, 2010 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Ave Maria! V Magazine #64 with the help of legendary photographer Mario Testino and those always under-appreciated fashion stylists casts Daria Werbowy as Mexican film star Maria Felix in a homage to the Latino actress and her penchant for flamboyant hats and big gaudy diamonds.
  • When can we let go of the myth of the “conservative” Hispanics?

    02/26/2010 6:08:35 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 91 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | February 26, 2010, | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    We are in the ugly situation of being governed by Marxist socialists because of a few groups of voters who turned their back on American freedoms for their own benefit by voting for Obama. Hispanics were one such group. The media constantly touts Hispanics as “conservatives” and thus people real conservatives should kowtow to for fear they would stop supporting Republicans. Those of us that watch politics know calling Hispanics “conservatives” is a lie. Texas GOP Governor Rick Perry has been on the frontline of dealing with these “conservative” Hispanics and his sorry record should serve as a reminder of...