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  • Some Hispanics Face Ridicule Over Support for Trump

    05/28/2016 9:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 28, 2016 | Steve Peoples & Jill Colvin
    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piŮatas - clashing with police, at times - to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration. Yet far from the protests, an increasingly vocal Hispanic minority is speaking out in favor of the brash billionaire. They are backing Trump even in the face of resentment and suspicion from friends and family, who are among the overwhelming majority of non-white voters opposed to the New York businessman's candidacy...
  • News anchor booed at graduation ceremony for anti-Trump remarks, speaking Spanish

    05/24/2016 2:04:39 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 109 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 24, 2016
    A commencement ceremony turned unruly over the weekend when the keynote speaker, MarŪa Elena Salinas, one of the most prominent journalists in Spanish-language news in the U.S., underscored the achievement of the Latinos among graduates and made some remarks in Spanish. Non-Latino graduates and their guests at California State University, Fullertonís College of Communications booed the Univision anchor and yelled at her to leave the stage, according to a student who was at the ceremony. In social media posts following the incident, the Peabody Award-winning journalist said she didnít notice the uproar and chalked it up to "sad racism on...
  • Poll: Over 4 in 10 Hispanics view Clinton unfavorably

    05/20/2016 4:48:06 PM PDT · by LonePalm · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 20, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton is viewed unfavorably by over 4 in 10 Hispanics, according to a new poll, though she holds a huge lead over GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump with the voting bloc. Forty-one percent of Hispanics in Fridayís Fox News Latino survey said they view Clinton negatively, compared with 56 percent who view her positively. Forty-two percent said she desires the presidency for herself and not for the good of the country. The former secretary of State trails far behind President 0bama when it comes to favorability among Hispanic voters. Seventy-two percent in the poll said they...
  • SHOCK POLL: Trump Leads Hillary Among Hispanic Voters [VIDEO](by 10 points)

    05/13/2016 1:11:18 PM PDT · by GilGil · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/10/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    With Hispanics, however, Trump leads Clinton 55 percent to 45 percent. (RELATED: Trump Wins In Americaís Most Hispanic City) This lead among Hispanics comes as a surprise ó a recent poll showed nearly 90 percent of Latino voters view Trump unfavorably. The Gravis Marketing poll of over 1,500 registered voters has an overall margin of error of plus or minus 2.5 percent.
  • Meet Julian Castro, who has big plans

    05/09/2016 6:40:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 5/9/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    You may not have heard of Julian Castro, currently Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, but you will. Hillary Clinton has him very near the top of her list for the veep slot on her ticket. It makes sense: heís Hispanic, hard left, and the product of an elite education (Stanford, Harvard Law). So serious is the possibility that Page Six reports of him (and his brother Joaquin): ďSurprisingly, they donít speak Spanish,Ē one insider told me. ďThey are cramming with Rosetta Stone.Ē (A spokesman for JuliŠn denies he is studying Spanish.) Julian was Mayor of San Antonio before he...
  • Hillary Clintonís Cinco de Mayo LA Rally Anything but Festive Due to Protesters

    05/06/2016 7:07:27 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 6, 2016 | By Liz Kreutz
    Hillary Clinton headed to East Los Angeles Thursday night in honor of the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo -- but her rally in this predominantly Hispanic part of L.A. was anything but celebratory. Hundreds of protesters descended upon East Los Angeles College to express their disdain for the Democratic presidential front-runner. Most of the protesters remained outside the college, although some made their way inside. The protesters -- some of whom carried pro-Bernie Sanders signs -- spanned the spectrum in terms of their key issues: Some were protesting Clinton's refusal so far to release her speaking engagement transcripts and her...
  • Cruz-ing For a Vote (Free Republic referenced)

    04/19/2016 7:26:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The New University ^ | April 19, 2016 | Jessica Resendez
    As an undecided democratic Latina who had recently attended a Bernie Sanders rally last month, I couldnít help but be curious to see what Ted Cruz had to say during his recent visits to Irvine and San Diego last Monday. I really didnít know much about him, but perhaps he might be able to offer a different perspective on the future of America Ė something that could benefit me and the rest of my UCI peers to give him some consideration. As a last minute decision to attend the rally, I missed his appearance at the Irvine Hotel and opted...
  • Survey: Most Millennials Do Not Support Reparations to Black People for Slavery

    04/17/2016 3:25:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Atlanta Black Star ^ | April 13, 2016 | David Love
    A 2016 Fusion Issues Poll surveyed 1,045 adults from ages 18 to 35. The survey revealed how young people feel about a number of social justice issues related to race, especially reparations. For example, 62 percent of young people say they are opposed to the government providing reparations to African-Americans for slavery, while 32 percent support the measure. However, the breakdown is much different along racial lines. For example, 62 percent of Blacks and 40 percent of Hispanics say they support reparations, while a paltry 21 percent of whites are in favor. Moreover, even when it comes to a mere...
  • FRAUD: Michelle Fieldsís Honduran Born Mama Is Pro-Amnesty, Anti-Trump Activist #GrabGate

    03/31/2016 8:31:05 AM PDT · by musicman · 80 replies
    Got ^ | 03-30-16 | Charles C. Johnson
    Michelle Fieldsís mother, Xiomara, is a Honduran-born activist who opposed Donald Trump long before her daughterís alleged incident. The elder Fields runs a nonprofit for illegal immigrants in Los Angeles that receives a substantial portion of its funding from the U.S. and California tax payers.
  • Does Michelle Fields Have Other Issues With Donald Trump?

    03/30/2016 9:58:57 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 38 replies
    Mar 31, 2016
    There are some things we need to know about Michelle Fields. Her mother is Xiomara Fields.[1][2] Xiomara is the head of Honduran-American Alliance and founder of La Casa del Hondureno.[3][4][5][6] This organization promotes amnesty for illegal aliens and Obama's DACA program.[7][8] Xiomara has tweeted about Lewandowski.[9] Does Michelle Fields have other issues with Donald Trump, particularly his stance on illegal aliens? [1] time index 19:40 [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]ůn/la-casa-del-hondureŮo-al-servicio-de-los-latinos-de-los-Šngeles [8] [9]
  • Democrat legislators want leader of Hispanic commission to resign (For endorsing Trump)

    03/20/2016 5:36:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WIBW-TV ^ | March 14, 2016 | Greg Palmer
    TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- Governor Sam Brownback has been asked to request the resignation of the leader of the Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission. WIBW Radio reports the commission's director, Adrienne Foster, is being asked to resign because of comments she made to the Kansas City Star, apparently supporting Donald Trump's candidacy for President. Three Democrat lawmakers, Louis Ruiz of Kansas City, John Alcala of Topeka and Ponka-We Victors of Wichita, sent a letter to the Governor's Office expressing displeasure over Foster's support of Trump. The letter states that Foster has diminished her position within the organization. They also...
  • Gallup: Trump Has a Major Image Problem With Hispanics

    03/12/2016 11:44:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 96 replies
    Gallup ^ | 03/11/2016 | Frank Newport
    Trump has 12% favorable, 77% unfavorable image among HispanicsTrump has become better known, but more disliked since summerRubio, Kasich and Cruz have much more positive images among Hispanics PRINCETON, N.J. -- Presidential candidate Donald Trump has a major image problem among U.S. Hispanics, with 77% saying they view him unfavorably and just 12% viewing him favorably. This gives Trump by far the most negative image among Hispanics of any of the four Republican candidates. He also has a much more negative image among Hispanics than the two Democratic candidates.This latest update is based on Gallup Daily tracking data collected...
  • Donald Trump supporter threatened at gunpoint in Georgia; 3 arrested

    03/10/2016 11:04:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 115 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 10, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Three men have been charged in Georgia after one of them allegedly pulled out a gun and threatened a homeowner over his pro-Donald Trump sign. The homeowner, 42-year-old David Grant, said he posted the Trump for President sign in his yard on Woodland Drive in Dalton to show his support for his favorite presidential candidate. ďIím behind Donald Trump. You mess with Trump, you mess with us,Ē he told the NBC News-affiliated WRCB. But on Tuesday, the sign sparked an armed standoff that sent three men to jail. Mr. Grant said he was outside when he saw the trio walking...
  • Trump Wins In Americaís Most Hispanic City

    03/02/2016 12:56:45 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 83 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 2, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    New York real estate developer Donald Trump beat out his Republican rivals in Americaís most Latin city Tuesday. Webb County, Texas is home to Laredo, where 96 percent of its residents consider themselves Hispanic. Laredo makes up 95 percent of the population in Webb County and is the county seat. It has the most Hispanics per capita of any city with more than 100,000 residents.
  • Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: Hispanics Don't Beg Or Panhandle [2013]

    03/01/2016 1:39:41 AM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies ^ | August 20, 2013 | Carrie Feibel
    The comments came during a speech Cruz gave Tuesday morning in Houston. Cruz was speaking at a breakfast event held by the Houston Realty Business Coalition at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. (SNIP) ďAnd Iíll tell you I donít think Iíve ever seen a Hispanic panhandler,Ē Cruz continued. ďNow why is that? Because in our community it would be viewed as shameful to be out there on the street begging. Now you want work on your house? Youíll see men and women lining up to work their fingers to the bone to provide for their kids to put food...
  • Poll: Trump‚Äôs negatives among Hispanics rise; worst in GOP field

    02/25/2016 10:28:00 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 60 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 25, 2016 | Dan Balz and Scott Clement
    Donald Trump has used the issue of immigration to help make himself the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, but his harsh rhetoric also has earned him the highest negative ratings among Hispanic voters of any major GOP hopeful, according to a Washington Post-Univision News poll. ... Today, 8 in 10 Hispanic voters have an unfavorable view of Trump. That includes more than 7 in 10 who have a ‚Äúvery unfavorable‚ÄĚ impression of him, which is more than double the percentage of any other major candidate. Those findings compare with a Univision survey taken around the time of Trump‚Äôs announcement...
  • Entrance Polls: Trump Dominates Latino Vote In Nevada

    02/24/2016 6:45:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/24/16 | Jamie Weinstein
    Donald Trump‚Äôs tough immigration plan didn‚Äôt prevent him from winning the Latino vote in the Silver State¬†Tuesday night.According to entrance polls, Trump won 45 percent of Latinos who participated in the Republican¬†caucuses in Nevada, nearly as much as the combined¬†total of the two Latino candidates in the race, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Rubio garnered 29 percent of the Latino vote, while Cruz attracted 18 percent.(RELATED: Exit Polls In South Carolina¬†And New Hampshire: GOP Primary Voters Say They Support ‚ÄėAmnesty‚Äė Read more:
  • America‚Äôs ‚ÄėDisappearing White Majority‚Äô Is Not Disappearing

    02/06/2016 3:41:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 15, 2016 | Elliot Abrams
    Intermarriage and assimilation blur racial and ethnic lines, but the Census Bureau is determined to keep them sharp. The U.S. Bureau of the Census has projected that America will have a "non-white" majority by 2044. A new and quite stunning article in the Winter 2016 issue of The American Prospect (a left-of-center journal) debunks that claim and undermines the widespread faith that the Census Bureau knows what it is doing. The article, by the sociologist Richard Alba, is entitled "The Likely Persistence of a White Majority: How Census Bureau statistics have misled thinking about the American future." Its two key...
  • Will Mexican-Americans Vote For Cuban-American Candidates?

    12/25/2015 6:49:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | December 23, 2015 | Adrian Carrasquillo
    Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz represent something new: Latino candidates who could win a major party‚Äôs nomination. But with two-thirds of Hispanics being Mexican-American, the historic differences among them and Cuban-Americans will play a crucial role. LAS VEGAS ‚ÄĒ In an election of firsts, there is something else unique, sensitive, and awkward beginning to stir controversy that could shape the Latino vote. With Cuban-American senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz in position to win the Republican nomination, many Hispanic voters may be presented with a novel choice: a Latino candidate for president, but one who probably doesn‚Äôt share their family‚Äôs...
  • "Sellouts," "traitors," "anti-Latino": Liberal Hispanics smear Rubio, Cruz for betraying their race

    12/15/2015 7:57:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/15/2015 | Allahpundit
    I‚Äôd guess there‚Äôs an 80 percent chance right now that one of them will end up as nominee, so consider this a sneak preview of how viciously red-in-tooth-and-claw nasty the left will be next summer. Liberal Hispanic groups have launched a new campaign designed to turn Latino voters against the two Cuban American Republicans who have risen to the top tier of the GOP presidential field √ʬĬĒ assailing Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz as traitors to their own culture.Radio and online ads, social media posts and public discussions with Hispanic leaders in swing states are accusing Cruz and Rubio,...
  • Hispanic activists vow to flood voter rolls with 1 million immigrants, punish Trump, GOP at polls

    12/13/2015 6:41:38 PM PST · by Cheerio · 88 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigrant rights activists have vowed to sign up 1 million immigrants ‚ÄĒ mostly Mexicans ‚ÄĒ for citizenship and then quickly register them to vote in time to punish Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans at the polls in November for their harsh rhetoric. The advocates say the new voters could make a difference in the presidential race, where most of the Republican field has tacked to the right in word and policy, and in key Senate races in Illinois and Florida, where Republicans will be reaching to hang on to critical seats.
  • CDC: Obesity Still Rising in US, Women Overtake Men

    11/12/2015 7:42:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 12, 2015 | Associated Press
    Obesity is still rising among American adults, despite more than a decade of public-awareness campaigns and other efforts to get people to watch their weight, and women have now overtaken men in the obese category, new government research shows. For the past several years, experts thought the nation's alarming, decades-long rise in obesity had leveled off. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Thursday that the obesity rate has climbed to nearly 38 percent of adults, up from 32 percent about a decade earlier.
  • Poll: Trump Getting More Hispanic Support Than Romney in 2012

    11/12/2015 10:21:39 AM PST · by GonzoII · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Nov 2015 | Neil Munro
    A new poll of 2,000 citizens shows that Donald Trump's immigration stance has more support among Hispanic Americans than Gov. Mitt Romney won in 2012, even after the pollsters reminded respondents of Trump's most controversial statements on immigration. Twenty-eight percent of Hispanic Americans agreed with Trump's June statement that "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're sending people that have lots of problems. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists." In 2012, Romney won 27 percent of the Hispanic-American vote. Twelve percent of Hispanic-Americans said they were not sure what to say about Trump's comment,...
  • Trump Could Win Over the Hispanics Who Matter

    11/04/2015 9:05:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/04/2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Conventional wisdom suggests that Donald Trump’s candidacy was dead on arrival with Hispanics. His strong stand against illegal immigration has been viewed as an instant turnoff.However, one consultant suggests that Trump may actually do well with those Hispanics who matter in an electoral context. From the Washington Times: "This stuff you read about how Hispanics are going to run away from Trump in droves is a Northeastern myth," said longtime presidential campaign adviser Mark Sanders."Most Hispanics here in East Texas are here legally, they vote, and they are hard-line opponents of illegal immigration," said Mr. Sanders, a top adviser in...
  • Video: Latino Republican activists write off Trump, warn other candidates not to follow his lead

    10/28/2015 11:09:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    And by ‚Äúother candidates,‚ÄĚ I think we know which particular candidate they have in mind.Here‚Äôs the key bit from yesterday‚Äôs presser in Boulder, held just a mile away from tonight‚Äôs debate. Step one: Pronounce Trump persona non grata among Hispanic Republicans. That may or may not actually be true among rank-and-file voters, but the threat here doesn‚Äôt bite without that assumption, does it? ¬ďWe want candidates to know: We¬íre monitoring your language. We are monitoring what you propose. And we¬íre going to hold you accountable,¬Ē said Alfonso Aguilar, head of the American Principles Project‚Äôs Latino Partnership‚ĶAlthough she did not...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Trump is hard sell for Hispanics [Only 11 percent view him favorably]

    10/27/2015 8:17:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 10/27/2015 | Associated Press By JILL COLVIN and EMILY SWANSON
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ó Republican front-runner Donald Trump is widely unpopular among the nation's Hispanics, a new AP-GfK poll finds, challenging the billionaire's oft-repeated assertion that he will win the Hispanic vote if he becomes his party's nominee. The survey finds many of the Republican candidates running for president would probably struggle to win significant support among Hispanics in a general election. Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are their favorites, but even they are a hard sell, the poll suggests. Even so, most in the field are unknown to enough Hispanics that they might have a shot at proving themselves....
  • Don't put Donald Trump on 'SNL' (Barf alert - Hispanics Complain)

    10/15/2015 9:29:03 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | October 16, 2015 | Felix Sanchez
    Ö This week it was reported that Donald Trump would guest-host "SNL" on November 7. The same Donald Trump who defamed millions of Latinos with his anti-immigrant comments has been offered a comedy satire platform that would de facto laugh away his bigoted comments. Ö U.S. Latinos expressed chagrin on social media that Trump had been given an opportunity to host "SNL." The Trump invitation is tantamount to validating his comments that Mexican immigrants are "rapists and murderers." Ö The Latino voter isn't just exercising its clout at the ballot box, but on the small and big screens, too. !Si...
  • Hispanics Won't Vote GOP: Why Pandering to Latinos is a Losing Proposition for Republicans

    10/15/2015 8:59:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/15/2015 | Ann Coulter
    At the Democratic debate on Tuesday night, Sen. Bernie Sanders bragged about getting a "D-minus" from the National Rifle Association (which was also Lincoln Chafee's GPA in high school). Nonetheless, Hillary Clinton attacked Sanders for having voted against an insane bill that would have held gun manufacturers and sellers legally liable for the behavior of anyone who uses one of their guns in a crime. I would be open to such a law -- but only after we pass a law holding psychiatrists liable for crimes committed by their patients; lawyers for crimes committed by their clients; and sanctuary cities...
  • Trumpís No. 1 Fan is a Ricky-Martin-Hating Latina Birther

    10/10/2015 11:42:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 9, 2015 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    Trump's most passionate worshipper thinks he was sent from Heaven, and has blanketed her social media accounts with pro-Trump, anti-establishment messages. ďIíM HISPANIC AND I VOTE FOR MR. TRUMP! VOTE FOR MR. TRUMP! YES, MR. TRUMP! WE LOVE YOU! WE LOVE YOU ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE!Ē That was the resounding, loud endorsement given by Myriam Witcher, a devout Trump fan who was invited on-stage by the Republican presidential frontrunner during a Las Vegas rally on Thursday. Witcher, a Colombian immigrant, was picked out of the crowd after Trump spotted her flaunting a copy of the issue of...
  • Trumpís Latino Superfan Baffles CNNís Baldwin: He Is ĎMy Perfect Maní

    10/09/2015 5:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 9, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    In his ongoing quest to prove that Latinos do, in fact, ďloveĒ him, Donald Trump brought a Hispanic woman named Myriam Witcher up on stage at his Las Vegas rally Thursday night who could not love him more. ďYes, Mr. Trump! We love you! We love you, all the way to the White House!Ē she exclaimed, her hands held high in the air. On Friday, CNNís Brooke Baldwin tried to get to the bottom of how this woman could possibly feel the way she does about Trump. ďOh my God, he is coming ó he is our man sent from...
  • Biden:Hispanics Are Taking "Beating""At The Hands Of"GOP Presidential Candidates

    10/07/2015 1:52:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Vice President and prospective Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden denounced ďthe beating Hispanics are takingĒ from Republican presidential candidates during remarks at a fundraiser hosted by the Latino Victory Project on Tuesday.
  • Why Is Trumpís Brutal Style So Effective?

    09/30/2015 2:56:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 30, 2015 | Marla Goodman and Richard Sousa
    Twitter feuds, hero bashing, insulting not one but two ethnic groups, ad hominem personal attacks on opponents, nose-to-nose confrontations, just one scandal after anotheróthese arenít from episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashiansótheyíre from the ďTrump Saga.Ē At the outset of the campaign, Trump insulted anyone and everyone: from calling undocumented immigrants ďkillersĒ and ďrapistsĒ to insulting venerated war hero John McCain. He then moved on to TV host Megyn Kelly, radio host Erick Erickson, Univision reporter Jorge Ramos, the pope, Carly Fiorina and the Fox News Channel. Democrats and Republicans alike didnít take Trump too seriously when he entered...
  • Washington Post-ABC Poll: Hispanics hate Donald Trump even more than liberal Democrats do

    09/30/2015 1:01:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | 09/30/2015
    Contrary to Donald Trump's impressions, "the Hispanics" do not love him. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll reveals that eight in 10 Hispanic voters (82 percent) have a negative view of the Republican presidential frontrunner and, for 73 percent, that disdain is "strongly unfavorable." As The Washington Post points out, "even liberal Democrats aren't that intensely anti-Trump." In that group, only 68 percent had a "strongly unfavorable" view of him.Overall though, Trump's favorability ratings have remained relatively stable, even as Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina have risen in the polls. Trump's ratings remain at 35 percent favorable and 60 percent...
  • Will Latinos become Republicans? Not if it depends on being religious.

    09/29/2015 7:25:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/29/2015 | By Sarah Allen Gershon, Adrian D. Pantoja and J. Benjamin Taylor
    As far back as Ronald Reagan, politicians have been urging Latinos ó who historically have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats ó to move over to the Republican Party. The idea has been that, putting questions of immigration aside, Latinos as a whole are conservative about hard work, family values, and religious dedication, which Republicans generally consider to be ďtheirĒ values. But do they stay that way once they are in the U.S.? If the Republicans continue being the party of strict borders, English-only, and deportation, theyíre unlikely to get the first generation to become Republican voters. And like other immigrant groups,...
  • US Immigrant Population: Asians To Surpass Hispanics To Become Americaís Largest Migrant Population

    09/28/2015 4:49:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/28/2015 | By Vishakha Sonawane
    Asians will beat Hispanics to become Americaís largest immigrant population by 2055, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday. The study estimated the United States' immigrant population by 2065 and noted that the turning point comes in 2055 when 36 percent of the migrants will be from Asia. Migrants are estimated to account for 88 percent of the increase in the American population between 2015 and 2065, the report stated. Currently, 14 percent of the population comprises immigrants compared to 5 percent in 1965. "Without the immigrants, the U.S. population would start decreasing," said Pew demographer Jeff Passel,...
  • GOP leaders: Trump sets us back on race

    09/23/2015 8:07:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 23, 2015 | Ben Schreckinger
    In South Carolina, he confronts a changing Republican Party trying to bury its past.Donald Trump is campaigning Wednesday in a South Carolina where the Republican Party has been turning the page on a divisive racial past: The state boasts the first black Republican U.S. senator elected to Congress from the south in over a century, an Indian-American Republican governor, and a Republican-controlled legislature that voted in July to remove a Confederate flag from the grounds of its State House. So much for all that. As Trump prepared to attend events with Sen. Tim Scott and the stateís African American Chamber...
  • Why Hispanics are thanking Trump: Comments will drive huge numbers of angry voters to the polls.

    09/20/2015 4:19:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/20/2015 | By ELIZA COLLINS
    Hispanic activists have two words for Donald Trump ó thank you. ďI think the greatest thing to ever happen to the Hispanic electorate is a gentleman named Donald Trump, he has crystalized the angst and anger of the Hispanic community,Ē U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Javier Palomarez told POLITICO in an interview. ďI think that we can all rest assured that Hispanics can turn out in record numbers.Ē Trump has rankled the Hispanic community from Day One of his presidential run when he called many illegal Mexican immigrants ďrapistsĒ and drug peddlers during his rambling announcement speech...
  • GOP Debate Gathered Rally Of Trump Supporters, Unlikely Latina Who Hates Immigrants

    09/18/2015 7:43:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Latin Times ^ | September 17, 2015 | Cedar Attanasio
    Simi Valley, CA -- ďWelcome GOP Candidates,Ē reads the sign on Presidential Drive, at the entrance to the Ronald Reagan Library where CNN held the second Republican debate on Wednesday, Sept. 16. But that welcome is partially obscured by the faces, T-shirts, and Donald Trump piŮatas being paraded by pro-immigrant protesters hours before the debate. Anti-immigration protesters are there as well, holding signs in support of Republican candidate Donald Trump and in opposition to jus solis, or birthright citizenship. Trump supporters rally across the street, mostly keeping to their own side Madera Road, the four-lane road at the end of...
  • For many Hispanics, Trump is off the wall ("Trump forgets how much power we have.")

    09/17/2015 7:41:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News / Agence France-Presse ^ | September 17, 2015 | Sara Puig
    Los Angeles (AFP) - Roberto Centeno shrugs off Donald Trump's controversial remarks on Latinos -- including suggestions that America should build a frontier wall to keep out the "rapists" he alleges Mexico sends across the border. "The things that guy says do not represent Latinos. He can build all the walls he wants. We're not scared," said Centeno, reacting to Republican presidential candidate Trump's controversial remarks on immigration. "When the time comes, that guy is not going to get into the White House. This country has more sense than he does," the young Mexican, who works as a computer technician,...
  • EPA's Clean Power Plan will hurt poor Blacks, Hispanics and whites the most (as Hussein promised)

    09/15/2015 6:25:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/14/15 | Peter Ferrara
    When Obama was speaking to environmentalist supporters in 2008 regarding his plans to address ďclimate change,Ē he candidly revealed, ďUnder my plan, electricity costs will necessarily skyrocket.Ē Obamaís White House Science Advisor John Holdren later elaborated, ďWe need to de-develop the United States to bring our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation.Ē The so-called Clean Power Plan proposed by Obamaís EPA is well-designed to do precisely that -- de-develop the United States. A new study from the National Black Chamber of Commerce estimates the regulation will cause job losses reaching 7 million...
  • Two out of Three Hispanics Oppose Immigration Increase

    09/10/2015 10:47:26 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Sept 2015 | Neil Munro
    Two out of three Hispanics oppose the establishmentís campaign to increase the annual inflow of migrants into the United States., according to an Aug. 20 report by Gallup. Thatís good news for Donald Trump, who has made pro-American immigration reform the centerpiece of his campaign. It is bad news for Jeb Bush, who claims he can boost the one-in-four Hispanic support for the GOP by inviting more foreign blue-collar and college-graduates to compete for the jobs sought by American Hispanics.
  • I've experienced a new level of racism since Donald Trump went after Latinos

    09/10/2015 6:05:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 9, 2015 | Tina Vasquez
    I have never been asked the type of questions Iím now fielding from white people Ė and Iím not the only one.Donald Trumpís hate speech against Latinos seems to be emboldening white Americansí racism. For many, it may be hard to wrap their minds around the fact that that a reality TV star and failed businessman who characterized Mexican immigrants as the ďmost unwanted people,Ē calling them ďcriminals, drug dealers,Ē and ďrapistsĒ, was not only running for president, but is now polling well. I canít say Iím surprised. A couple of weeks ago, while I was running errands in my...
  • Many Hispanics want Pope Francis to address Trump on immigration

    09/01/2015 7:26:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/01/2015 | By Mary Jordan
    Karla Perez loves Pope Francis. Like her, heís a native Spanish speaker. He is also the first Latin American to lead the Catholic Church, and he talks easily about soccer and prefers public buses to luxury cars. Most of all, though, Perez loves this pope because he has made better treatment of immigrants a centerpiece of his two-year-old papacy. She hopes, as do many of the nearly 30 million Hispanic Catholics in the country, that this monthís visit by Francis will change the tone of the nationís divisive immigration debate. ďIím an immigrant myself, and I hear politicians saying they...
  • How to Lose a Winnable Election

    08/31/2015 5:26:20 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 57 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8/31/2015 | David Catron
    Hereís some electoral history that Donald Trumpís supporters should consider before voting in their GOP primaries: Since 1972, no Republican presidential candidate has won a general election with less than 30 percent of the Hispanic vote. Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes received between 30 and 40 percent in their successful presidential bids. All of the GOP losers from 1976 through 2012 received between 24 and 27 percent of the Hispanic vote. This includes George H. W. Bush, who lost in 1992 after his percentage eroded to 25 percent from the 30 percent he garnered in his successful 1988 campaign. Itís...
  • Trump Remarks To Jorge Ramos Called 'Hate Speak' By Top Latina Journalist MarŪa Hinojosa [VIDEO]

    08/29/2015 11:03:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Latin Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Cedar Attanasio
    Donald Trump’s confrontation with Jorge Ramos at a press conference in Iowa earlier this week confirmed what we already knew about the two men. Romos, a news anchor at Univision and Fusion, can be aggressive with interview subjects and Trump can be rude to reporters. But coverage of the event revealed what many have never acknowledged: a schism between the worldviews of Latino press and their non-Hispanic colleagues. Journalists of all stripes reported the same basic facts: Ramos asked questions about his immigration policies without being called on. Trump allowed* Ramos to be ejected, and later allowed him to be...
  • Calling Trump remarks Ďbigoted, sexist & ignorant,í Miami Latin Builders move gala from Trump resort

    08/28/2015 5:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Miami Herald's Elections 2016 ^ | August 28, 2015 | Patricia Mazzei
    Miamiís Latin Builders Association, which bills itself as the nationís largest Hispanic construction trade group, has dumped Donald Trump over his strident remarks on immigration. The LBA planned to hold its biennial gala for its new president at the Trump National Doral resort in November. The group gave the hotel notice Thursday that it is rescinding its contract. ďMost regrettably, Mr. Trumpís recent pattern of bigoted, sexist and ignorant verbal assaults on immigrants, women and veterans have made hosting the installation gala at the resort unfeasible,Ē LBA Executive Director Melissa Tapanes Llahues told members at a luncheon at the Biltmore...
  • Jeb Bush Sides with Jorge Ramos

    08/28/2015 2:34:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Trump is doing an informal press thing right now, and I see it on, and without even listening to it, just started laughing. He's having such a good time, it's infectious laughter. Turns out that what... I saw there was a chyron graphic, "No, I can't criticize Cruz or Carson 'cause they're being nice to me." (laughing) He's really continuing to go after Jeb Bush. He says he's gonna forgo a third-party run. He told this to the Republican... His lawyer... Actually Michael Cohen, the Trump top aide didn't go so far as to confirm that Trump...
  • Donald Trump is the New Palin Only Richer and Meaner

    08/27/2015 10:01:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post's Latino Voices The Blog ^ | August 27, 2015 | Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. , Historian
    Jorge Ramos is the top news anchor at Univision and one of the most recognizable faces of the Latino community. On August 25, at a Donald Trump press conference in Dubuque, Iowa he was physically removed after asking tough questions on immigration to the presidential hopeful. Trump ordered him out after exclaiming "Go back to Univision". Once outside the conference room, one of Trump's supporters told Ramos: "It's not about you. Get out of my country! Get out! It's not about you." Those words translated Trump's true meaning. He has unleashed a campaign of hatred against the Latino community starting...
  • In taking on Jorge Ramos, Donald Trump may have picked the wrong media star

    08/26/2015 5:06:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 26, 2015 | Christine Mai-Duc
    In his latest showdown, Donald Trump ordered Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a news conference Tuesday, telling him to ďgo back to Univision.Ē Ramos, who like Trump is known for his confrontational style, didnít back down until he was escorted out of the room by security. Eventually, Ramos was invited back, where he sparred with Trump over the Republican candidateís immigration proposals. Trump has had some high-profile tiffs with media figures recently, battling publicly with Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly, and on Tuesday with the networkís chairman, Roger Ailes. But prodding Ramos, who has been called the Spanish-language...
  • Gallup: Hispanics Frown on Trump, but Not Rest of GOP Field

    08/25/2015 7:16:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies
    Gallup ^ | 08/25/2015 | Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- U.S. Hispanics are still getting to know most of the Republican contenders for president. At this point in the campaign, less than half have formed an opinion of any Republican candidate except Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. Partly because of this, Hispanics' views of most GOP candidates range from mildly positive to mildly negative. The sole exception is Trump, whose favorable rating with Hispanics is deeply negative.Gallup began tracking the images of all the major announced candidates for president nightly in early July. Since then, 14% of the roughly 650 Hispanics interviewed have said they view Trump...