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  • Dems' hoped for surge in Hispanic turnout an illusion

    10/22/2018 12:35:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/22/2018 | Rick Moran
    Democrats have been touting their "blue wave" for months, believing that their anti-Trump, anti-GOP hysteria will drive minorities and women to the polls. But as we get closer to election day, it is becoming more apparent that this hoped for surge in turnout among their core constituencies is mostly a mirage. There are indications that two important groups – Republican women and Hispanics – will not be giving Democrats the boost at the polls that they hoped.  Republican women are "coming home" to vote for the GOP while there is no indication that Hispanics will turn out in any greater...
  • Sessions attacks judge who ordered officials to sit for depositions in challenges to Census

    10/16/2018 7:50:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/18 | LYDIA WHEELER
    Sessions attacks judge who ordered officials to sit for depositions in challenges to Census citizenship question Attorney General Jeff Sessions said a federal judge's order that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and another top Justice Department official sit for depositions in lawsuits challenging the Trump administrations decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census was outrageous. In prepared remarks before the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday, Sessions attacked what he called activist judges, who view themselves as something akin to roving inspectors general for the entire Executive branch. Though he did not specifically name him, he called out Judge Jesse...
  • As U.S. Suicide Rates Rise, Hispanics Show Relative Immunity

    10/15/2018 4:54:10 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 14 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 10-15-18 | Charlotte Huff, Maria Fabrizio
    Support from family and community appear to shield Latinos from rising suicide rates. ... experience illustrates a suicide paradox, experts say. Even though Latinos face economic disadvantages and other stress in their lives, their suicide rate is about one-third that of non-Hispanic whites, both in Texas and nationally. Experts attribute the relatively low suicide rate among Latinos to the cultures strong family and community support systems, which appear to provide some degree of protection. In Texas, the suicide rate among non-Hispanic whites has been steadily increasing during the past 16 years, from 13.4 deaths per 100,000 residents in 2000 to...
  • Electoral battle for Hispanics intensifies in Florida

    10/14/2018 11:00:01 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/18 | RAFAEL BERNAL
    Republicans and Democrats alike are investing heavily in wooing Floridas Hispanic voters as they battle over the governor's mansion, a Senate seat and at least four House seats that are up for grabs in November. Floridas diverse Hispanic community presents unique campaign challenges, as sub-blocs of Hispanic voters respond to different policy proposals and campaign styles. Democrats are hopeful theyll be able to build on a stronger showing in the last presidential election with the traditionally Republican South Florida Cuban-American community. In 2016, Democrats won 50 percent of the Cuban-American vote, an outcome credited to millennials put off by President...
  • Democrats fear lackluster Latino support could undercut bid for Congress

    10/13/2018 7:47:36 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    McClatchy DC Bureau ^ | Published 7:46 pm CDT, Friday, October 12, 2018 | Sean Sullivan and Mike DeBonis, The Washington Post
    Democrats are worried about Latino voters in the midterms, fearing that weak efforts to energize a core element of their base could imperil their bid to win control of Congress in next month's elections. From the Sun Belt battlegrounds of Nevada and Arizona to sprawling turf wars in Texas and Florida, there are signs that the Hispanic vote - which party leaders have long hoped would be the foundation of future electoral success - has yet to flourish in their favor this year. Recommended Video Although President Donald Trump and Republicans have embraced policies and rhetoric hostile toward Latino immigrants,...
  • Four women in voter fraud ring arrested. They targeted seniors on citys north side

    10/12/2018 1:38:27 PM PDT · by tje · 59 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | October 12, 2018 |
    FORT WORTH Members of an organized voter fraud ring have been arrested and indicted on charges they targeted and, in one case stole, the votes of elderly voters on the citys north side. Four people were arrested Leticia Sanchez, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin, Maria Solis and Laura Parra after being indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud, according to a statement from the Texas Attorney Generals Office. These people allegedly were paid to target older voters on the north side in a scheme to generate a large number of mail ballots and then harvest those ballots for specific...
  • Hispanic Caucus chair rips request to fund Trump border wall

    10/10/2018 4:52:48 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 0/10/18 | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.) is pushing back against House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's (R-Calif.) recently proposed legislation aimed at fully funding a wall along the southern border. Lujan Grisham, who is running for governor of New Mexico, blasted the legislation, arguing it would be economically irresponsible to allocate funds toward the project a top priority for President Trump. Despite evidence showing the negative economic and environmental impact of Trumps border wall and overwhelming opposition by border communities and national security experts, Republicans in Congress continue to use the border wall as a political ploy to...
  • University cancels West Side Story production after white students landed lead roles

    10/03/2018 4:04:48 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 73 replies
    Fox ^ | 10/2/2018
    Kent State University has cancelled its fall musical production of West Side Story following complaints that too many white students landed lead roles. Bridgett Martinez, a musical theatre major who is of Puerto Rican descent, tried out for her dream role of Maria, but she said it all just got screwed up when it was given to a white female, reported. Martinez was instead cast as her understudy, and the other three leads that portrayed Latino characters were given to non-Latino students. The outrage to the casting led to a September schoolwide town hall meeting, in which Eric van...
  • Watch live: Trump hosts the Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration (5PM EST)

    09/17/2018 1:35:05 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/17/18 | Hill staff
    HEADS UP: 5 PM - Link for live feed: President Trump will host a Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at the White House at 5 p.m. The event comes just days after Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-N.M.), the chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, sent Trump a letter declining an invitation to attend the reception. Trump last Thursday questioned the official death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, claiming that the figures had been doctored by Democrats to make him look bad.
  • Do Democrats Need Rescuing In California? (Hispanic voters now evenly split )

    09/11/2018 8:10:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/11/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Republicans might have to part with some hard-earned fundraising to shore up Texas, but they might not be alone in defending previously safe territory. A new poll out last Friday in California shows the gubernatorial race to be unexpectedly close, and not just between two flavors of progressives. The leading Republican contender is within five points of Gavin Newsom, a result that might force Democrats to shift funds away from other states: If California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was expecting an easy race for the governor’s mansion, a poll released Thursday didn’t carry much in the way of good...
  • 22 Illegal Aliens Arrested in Identity Fraud Scheme, Stealing Thousands in Taxpayer Money

    07/30/2018 5:59:48 AM PDT · by cll · 14 replies ^ | 07/29/2018 | Timothy Meads
    The Department of Justice announced charges against 25 individuals on Friday who committed fraud using Puerto Rican identities in an effort to gain government benefits and in some cases even vote. 22 of the 25 charged were illegal aliens, many with records of drug dealing, violent crimes, and some previously deported. Imposters regularly use birth certificates and social security cards stolen or copied from Puerto Ricans to pose as American citizens in order to receive Medicare, evade arrest, and take advantage of welfare benefits such as EBT cards and food stamps. In a sting operation known as, Operation Double Trouble...
  • Latino Orgs To Demonstrate Outside Paramount To Protest Studios Dismal Hiring Record

    08/22/2018 11:30:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | August 21, 2018 | David Robb
    Two Latino organizations say they will stage a demonstration outside Paramount Pictures on Saturday to protest the studios dismal hiring record of Latino talent. The protest will be led by leaders of the National Hispanic Media Coalition and the National Latino Media Council, which announced a boycott of the studio last month. The organizer said that this will be the first of many demonstrations targeting the studio to force Paramount to sign a memorandum of understanding to increase representation of Latinos in front and back of the camera. When the boycott of the studio was announced last month, Paramount said...
  • This statistic puts the big LIE to Democratic claims that Hispanics hate Trump'

    08/09/2018 2:55:37 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 19 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/9/18 | USA Features
    Red Wave: Just days after Democrats lost a closely-watched special election in Ohio a loss they are attempting to spin as a victory of sorts new polling data indicate that the party of the donkey is losing support among a key constituency: Hispanics. Even though POTUS Donald Trump is supposedly the biggest racist bigot to have ever won the presidency, his support among minorities just continues to rise, leaving one Democratic pollster flabbergasted.
  • ICE raids a dozen businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota in vast tax fraud investigation

    08/08/2018 7:25:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/08/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents raided businesses in Montana and Nebraska on Wednesday, indicting 17 business owners and mangers for fraud and money laundering. The agents in the Homeland Security Investigations arm of ICE led the raids on businesses they allege knowingly hired and improperly treated undocumented immigrants, the Associated Press reported. Authorities took 14 of the people indicted into custody, and are still searching for three others. Special agent in charge Tracy Cormier told the AP that the raids were part of one of the largest operations in the 15 years of the Homeland Security Investigations branch. The...
  • Hispanics, (yes, you read that right) push Trump's poll numbers to 50%

    08/03/2018 1:00:57 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 71 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 3,2018 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump's public approval numbers have hit 50% among likely voters, according to a new Rasmussen poll, which is good news for midterms. And who should be pushing those ratings to el norte? No kidding: Hispanic voters. You know, the ones who are supposed to hate Trump with a passion. After all, doesn't the press dutifully report that Trump is an enemy of illegals, and aren't illegals in the same conventional wisdom simply synonymous with Hispanics, and with Hispanics and illegals all the same thing, isn't it all just proof that Trump is racist? Here's what the Washington Times, now...
  • Good news for the GOP. .Are Hispanics shifting their allegiances to President Trump?

    08/02/2018 8:25:12 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 30,2018 | Stewart Lawrence
    Immigration does play an important role in how Hispanics vote, but it is not the overriding issue that liberals so often portray it to be. Hispanics do support leniency toward undocumented immigrants that have lived and worked in the United States for long periods, paying their taxes, raising families and staying out of trouble. But they also support tough enforcement measures at the border and in the U.S. interior, including crackdowns on lawless sanctuary cities. What Hispanics dont support is a broad-based campaign against immigrants that might deliberately or inadvertently stigmatize Hispanics as a whole. Mr. Trump, it appears, is...
  • Good news for the GOP

    08/02/2018 11:16:33 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/31/2018 | Stewart Lawrence
    Are Hispanics shifting their allegiances to President Trump? A recent Harvard/Harris poll recorded a 10-point spike in Hispanic support for Mr. Trump.... Republican Gov. Rick Scott is besting his Democratic opponent among Hispanics, according to a Mason-Dixon poll. Unemployment among Hispanics has fallen to its lowest level in decades, and theres little doubt that Mr. Trumps pro-business policies are the reason. Theres even more cause for optimism looking ahead. Mr. Trumps $1 billion infrastructure plan will benefit the country as a whole, of course, but theres a silver lining for Hispanics, who constitute nearly 30 percent of the U.S. construction...
  • Paramount Responds To Latino Leaders Boycott Call Over Dismal Hiring Of Latinos In Films

    07/31/2018 2:46:10 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 28 replies
    Deadline ^ | July 31, 2018 | David Robb
    UPDATED with Paramount statement, 10:50 AM: Paramount Pictures has issued this statement about the call for boycott: We recently met with NHMC in a good faith effort to see how we could partner as we further drive Paramounts culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging. Under our new leadership team, we continue to make progress including ensuring representation in front of and behind the camera in upcoming films such as Dora the Explorer, Instant Family, and Limited Partners and welcome the opportunity to build and strengthen relationships with the Latinx creative community further. EARLIER: Paramount Pictures was singled out...
  • Latinos aren't reaching top military positions, study shows

    07/22/2018 5:34:00 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/22/18 | Rafael Berna
    Cut to the chase (Last line): "We just need to get more of our people in and have 'huevos' to push forward, it's that simple," said Zapanta. Article: Hispanics have failed to reach top leadership positions in the military even as Latino participation in the armed forces overall has remained on par with the group's demographic growth, a study shows. The study by Casaba Group, a Hispanic veterans organization, showed that between 1995 and 2016, only one Latino had become a three-star general, even as the number of active-duty Hispanic officers more than doubled, from 6,117 to 15,033, during that...
  • The U.S.' Colorblind Jobs Boom Under Trump Continues

    07/12/2018 1:43:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    'Inclusive' Boom: It may be a surprise, but President Trump is nowhere near as unpopular among minority voters as the biased mainstream media suggest. Why is that? In a word, jobs. Trump, it turns out, has been the most consequential president in history when it comes to minority employment. In June, for instance, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos 16 years and older fell to 4.6%, its lowest level ever, from 4.9% in May. The previous all-time low was 4.8%. African-American unemployment bounced up from its all-time low of 5.9% in May to 6.5% in June. But that 6.5%...