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  • Perry’s footsteps heard in the Latino community

    09/26/2011 2:53:12 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 30 replies
    La Voz Bilingüe ^ | 09/20/2011 | staff
    President Obama was elected by a Latino constituency that believed he would also deliver on an immigration reform as a priority issue. Once in power however, the president chose instead to spend his significant political clout on other things like national insurance reform that quickly diminished his ability to govern. Political pressure by Latino organizations such as the National Council of La Raza and Latino groups led by congressman Gutiérrez has resulted in a grudging allowance of 300,000 potential arrangements within the power of the administration designed to reverse deportation decisions made against undocumented workers with no criminal record. This...
  • Latinos Turn On Obama! Dick Morris TV: Lunch ALERT! (video)

    08/30/2011 9:19:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/26/2011 | Dick Morris
    The latest Gallup Poll shows that Hispanics, key part of the tripod of blacks, latinos, and young people that propelled Obama's election are now turning against him big time!
  • Obama: 'I need a dance partner' on immigration reform

    07/25/2011 11:54:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-25-11 | Wire staff
    America's immigration system is broken, but pressure from a larger political movement is needed to fix it, President Barack Obama said Monday. "The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you, not just on immigration reform. But that's not how our system works. That's not how our democracy functions. That's not how our Constitution is written," Obama said at the National Council of La Raza's annual conference. ~snip~ Members of the audience responded by chanting, "Yes you can, yes you can." "Feel free to keep the heat on me and the heat on Democrats. But...
  • Herman Cain urged to quit presidential race by angry Latino Republicans [Video]

    07/17/2011 6:38:01 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 105 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 11, 2011 | 12:03 pm | Andrew Malcolm
    ... "We call on Herman Cain to drop his candidacy for president. His recent comments and lack of practical solutions to solving illegal immigration show he’s not a serious candidate," the Somos Republicans group wrote in a statement released Monday. "Many Hispanics find his recent comments comparing immigrants to 'invading Huns' offensive, and also insensitive when thousands of immigrants died crossing the desert. We’re looking for practical and humane solutions, and find Cain’s pandering to xenophobes disgusting. Apparently nativist tea has been served up at many tea parties! Hispanics are a key swing vote, and whichever GOP candidate succeeds in...
  • Richmond (CA) To Issue City ID Cards (to illegal aliens)

    07/06/2011 9:22:21 AM PDT · by fifedom · 24 replies
    NBCBayArea ^ | Jun 14, 2011 | Chris Roberts
    The East Bay city will begin issuing its own ID cards this summer, ... Nearly 40 percent of Richmond residents are Latino, and about 1/3 of the city's people are immigrants of all backgrounds, ... Supporters say the cards show the Bay Area is serious about including its many undocumented immigrants into the fabric of the community. Critics, ... say the cards encourage illegal immigration.
  • Navarrette: On Latinos' likeability scale, the Texas governor barely registers

    07/02/2011 6:08:06 AM PDT · by wolfcreek · 12 replies
    AAS ^ | 7.2.2011 | Ruben Naverrette
    When it comes to opinions about the governor of Texas, being inside-the-Beltway sometimes means being out of touch. The Washington Times gushed in a recent editorial: "Rick Perry is having a good month. With all eyes on his possible bid for the Republican presidential nomination, the Texas governor is showing that his anti-Washington rhetoric is more than just talk. By vetoing feel-good, nanny-state regulations and thwarting of federal intervention in his state, he's demonstrating the kind of leadership America needs." A good month? I take it that whoever wrote that editorial wasn't in San Antonio recently for the annual conference...
  • Latinos push for political influence

    07/02/2011 6:09:45 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 13 replies
    Armed with fresh census data, Latinos around the country are flexing their political muscle. From state legislatures to Congress, the Hispanic vote is getting a voice. Twelve million Hispanics are expected to vote in next year's elections, according to a survey the National Association of Latino Elected Officials released last week. Latino officials see big Hispanic vote in 2012 These findings come after census numbers show that Hispanics make up 16.3% of the U.S. population and are now the country's largest minority group. Nevada is one state where their political power is growing, and it's getting an additional seat in...
  • For Many Immigrants, Marriage Vote Resonates (Gays, immigrants the same?? huh?)

    06/27/2011 9:41:10 PM PDT · by Cronos · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 27.6.2011 | Sam Dolnick
    Some may have seen Mr. Díaz, a Democrat and a Pentecostal minister, as the Latino representative on the issue, but several same-sex couples in Queens — from Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico — would debate that, if they were not so busy planning their weddings. “He pretends to speak for all of us, for Latinos, and I really do not think he does,” said Ana Maria Archila, a Colombian who decided on Friday night to marry her longtime partner after the State Senate voted to make same-sex unions legal.....Advocates for the two groups say that immigrants and gay...
  • A much smaller May Day march ('people are starting to lose hope')

    05/03/2011 4:57:11 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 17 replies · 1+ views
    LA Times ^ | May 3, 2011 | Sam Quinones
    Few people felt the low turnout at this year's May Day march as acutely as Salvador Ramirez. Ramirez, an illegal immigrant from Jalisco, Mexico, pushed a cart among the few thousand immigrant-rights and labor activists Sunday on Broadway, selling American flags. "It's really bad," said Ramirez, 48, who said he lost his job as an electrician due to his lack of documents and became a street vendor a year and a half ago. About halfway through Sunday's march, Ramirez had only sold about 10 to 15 flags, which he buys for $7.50 a dozen. "I'm selling them almost at cost,"...
  • Obama DOE: America’s Progress Depends On Latinos

    04/29/2011 1:21:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 29, 2011
    America’s progress is “impossible” if Hispanics keep lagging in education because their success is of “immediate and long term importance” to the U.S. economy, according to a new Obama Administration report that vows to enhance opportunities for the “Latino community.” Published this week by the Department of Education, the enlightening document ( Winning the Future; Improving Education for the Latino Community ) says that the success of Hispanics in education and in the labor market is crucial to the nation’s economy. The information comes as the president launches a full-throttle campaign pandering to immigrants and their liberal advocates. It...
  • Gangland Violence Comes to Dodger Stadium

    04/12/2011 7:36:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | April 12, 2011 | Jack Dunphy
    It was L.A.'s gang culture that killed trendy Westwood Village when a 27-year-old was shot in 1988. Will a recent brutal attack kill a legendary L.A. stadium too? In a big city, most crime victims suffer in obscurity. In Los Angeles last year, police investigated 21,241 violent crimes, including 297 homicides, yet who outside their own circle of family and friends could name even a single one of those victims?But sometimes a crime occurs in such a manner or in such a place that it comes to gain far wider significance than one victim’s misfortune. In 1964, Kitty Genovese was...
  • Obama still popular among Latino voters: survey

    04/11/2011 12:25:56 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 33 replies
    Xinhua ^ | April 11, 2011 | Xinhua
    LOS ANGELES, April 11 (Xinhua) -- President Barack Obama's approval rate is still high among Latino voters more than two years after he took office, according to a survey published on Monday. Among Latino voters surveyed, 73 percent said they either strongly approved or somewhat approved of the job Obama was doing, said the poll jointly conducted by impreMedia and Latino Decisions, two non-profit consultancy groups. Regarding the 2012 election, 41 percent said they were certain to vote for Obama, 14 percent said they would vote for Obama but could change their mind, 10 percent were undecided but leaning towards...
  • Number of White Children Falling Fast (Whites already minority of child populations in 10 states)

    04/06/2011 11:51:43 AM PDT · by quesney · 158 replies
    America’s population of white children, a majority now, will be in the minority during this decade, sooner than previously expected, according to a new report. The Census Bureau had originally forecast that 2023 would be the tipping point for the minority population under the age of 18. But rapid growth among Latinos, Asians and people of more than one race has pushed it earlier, to 2019, according to William Frey, the senior demographer at the Brookings Institution who wrote the report about the shift, which has far-reaching political and policy implications. The single largest increase was among Hispanics, whose birthrates...
  • Hispanic students attain majority in Texas schools

    03/23/2011 6:23:14 AM PDT · by Racehorse · 30 replies
    El Paso Times | 23 March 2011 | Daniel Borunda and Zahira Torres
    Link only to EL Paso Times article. High School graduation rates for Hispanics are dismal. Along the Texas-Mexico border they are the worst in the state and nation.
  • Latino group: DuPage cops are targeting us

    03/01/2011 8:10:30 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Chicago Daily Herald ^ | 3/1/2011 | Robert Sanchez
    A coalition of local Hispanic leaders is calling for an independent investigation to determine if racial profiling exists in DuPage County. The group examined Illinois Department of Transportration statistics on traffic stops, which they say show police in some DuPage towns pulled over a higher percentage of minority motorists in 2009 than reflected in the racial makeup of their communities. “What exactly are they looking for?” said Cristóbal Cavazos, a coordinator with Immigrant Solidarity DuPage. “I think us in the Latino community know very well what the police are looking for. They’re targeting Latino drivers in this county.” The countywide...
  • Texas demographer: 'It's basically over for Anglos'

    02/25/2011 4:42:41 PM PST · by iowamark · 159 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 02/24/2011 | Gary Scharrer
    Looking at population projections for Texas, demographer Steve Murdock concludes: "It's basically over for Anglos." Two of every three Texas children are now non-Anglo and the trend line will become even more pronounced in the future, said Murdock, former U.S. Census Bureau director and now director of the Hobby Center for the Study of Texas at Rice University. Today's Texas population can be divided into two groups, he said. One is an old and aging Anglo and the other is young and minority. Between 2000 and 2040, the state's public school enrollment will see a 15 percent decline in Anglo...
  • Former Latino leader requests halt of LDS missionary visas

    02/18/2011 6:19:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    FOX 13 ^ | February 14, 2011 | Brittany Green
    SALT LAKE CITY — The immigration controversy has reached the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with one Latino member of the Utah community's request that Mexico suspend all LDS missionary visas to the nation. Raul Lopez-Vargas, former vice president of Centro Civico Mexicano, one of Utah's oldest Latino community centers, has sent a letter to Mexican Presdient Felipe Calderon seeking the temporary suspension of visas for LDS missionaries. He also delivered the letter in person Monday to the Mexican consulate in Utah. Lopez-Vargas says the request is a response to his view that the LDS Church won't take...

    01/18/2011 5:31:44 AM PST · by shortstop · 52 replies ^ | 01/18/11 | Bob Lonsberry
    Latinos are now America’s largest minority. I have one question.Why? No, not the numbers. I understand about the birth rate and the immigration. I know that there are 37 million Latinos in America and 36 million blacks and that there are more Latinos than blacks. The numbers are easy. What I don’t understand is why Latinos are a “minority.” Italians aren’t. Germans aren’t. Poles aren’t. Why are Latinos? Why has one group immigrating to this country from a non-English background been partitioned into minority status while others have merely learned the language and the culture and fit in? What’s different...
  • Jeb Bush: GOP needs to reach out to Latinos now

    01/13/2011 8:47:59 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 65 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 13, 2011 | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ AP Hispanic Affairs Writer
    MIAMI — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Republican gathering Thursday evening that the time is now to connect better with Latino voters, not two months before the general election. Bush is co-chairing a conference Friday of the new Hispanic Action Network, part of the GOP's latest efforts to forge ties with the growing number of Latino voters. The conference will focus on trade, immigration, media outreach and education. "Typically what happens in politics is you're working hard and you say, 'Oh gosh, we better start working at campaigning in the Hispanic community,' and it's like Sept. 15," he...
  • Rift in Arizona as Latino Class Is Found Illegal (Barf Alert)

    01/10/2011 12:29:36 PM PST · by fifedom · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 7, 2011 | MARC LACEY
    The class began with a Mayan-inspired chant .. The classroom walls featured protest signs, including one that said “United Together in La Lucha!” — the struggle. ... The class and others in the Tucson Unified School District’s Mexican-American program have been declared illegal by the State of Arizona — even while similar programs for black, Asian and American Indian students have been left untouched.