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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...
  • WHY IS A MINORITY A MINORITY?

    01/18/2011 5:31:44 AM PST · by shortstop · 52 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 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.
  • Christmas is a lonely time for many Latino migrants

    12/25/2010 2:01:47 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 156 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 25th, 2010 | Miguel Perez
    Phoenix resident Maria Moldonado came to the United States three years ago. She was working at a restaurant and got fired after an immigration rade. "I am sick of people telling me that I am illegal," she states. Arizona was a part of Mexico long before White people stole it." Ms. Moldonano, a single mother, has been forced to move herself and her three children into a homeless shelter. "They treat us like crap her. We get cheap government food and are often cold." Erin Cavallo, an undocument student in the Maricopa Community College District, lives in a storage area...
  • Latino students in R.I. urged to prepare for college

    12/11/2010 6:26:04 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Providence Journal ^ | December 12, 2010 | Gina Macris
    PROVIDENCE — Celita K. Vargas was 9 years old when her parents brought her to the United States from her native Guatemala — too young to fully understand the implications of her status as an illegal immigrant. But the little girl who loved math knew she always wanted to go to college. Ten years after graduating from Mount Pleasant High School, she got a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island. Today Vargas, 32, is a United States citizen who works as a civil and environmental engineer for Commonwealth Engineers & Consultants, where she designs bridges. On Saturday, Vargas...
  • ‘Tequila Party’ proposal gains international attention

    12/03/2010 9:48:12 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Las Vegas Sun ^ | November 29, 2010 | Delen Goldberg
    The idea of a "Tequila Party," which until recently was only quietly debated among Latino leaders, is now making a splash. First reported Sunday by the Sun, the proposal has gained international attention and has been featured in news publications worldwide. Latino leaders frustrated by Democrat’s inaction on immigration reform and fears that as a voting bloc they’re a political afterthought are discussing whether to sever their traditional Democratic ties and form an independent grass-roots political group. They have talked about modeling the effort after the Tea Party, not in substance but in grass-roots organizational style, and have dubbed the...
  • Inspired by tea party success, Latinos float ‘Tequila Party’ grass-roots movement

    11/29/2010 4:39:11 PM PST · by jerry557 · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 11/29/10 | Liz Goodwin
    Latino leaders in Nevada and around the country are floating the idea of breaking traditional ties with the Democratic Party and creating a grass-roots independent movement tentatively called the Tequila Party. According to Delen Goldberg at the Las Vegas Sun, the leaders want to pressure the Democratic Party to deliver on Latinos' priorities much in the same way the tea party has done with the GOP over the past few years. Robert de Posada, the former GOP operative behind this fall's controversial "Don't Vote" ads aimed at Latinos in Nevada and California, tells The Lookout that he has heard "rumblings"...
  • Liberty-Loving Latinos Outshine Loud-Mouthed Leftist Latinos

    11/18/2010 10:29:02 AM PST · by WebFocus · 8 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 11/17/2010 | Chris Salcedo
    Hispanics owe a debt of gratitude to African Americans for showing us what allegiance to the Democrat Party can bring. If the presidency of Barack Obama was responsible for the conservative awakening in the Hispanic community, then the 2010 midterm elections may go down as the event that changed America’s perception of the Hispanic community. Thanks to hardcore leftist elected officials and high-profile Hispanic activists, America has held the view that all Latinos believe in law breaking, open borders, and the importation of Latin American socialism into the United States. These liberals have tried to follow the template set up...
  • Latino kids now majority in state's public schools

    11/13/2010 11:21:14 AM PST · by thecodont · 41 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle / sfgate.com ^ | Saturday, November 13, 2010 | Will Kane, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Latinos now make up a majority of California's public school students, cracking the 50 percent barrier for the first time in the state's history, according to data released Friday by the state Department of Education. Almost 50.4 percent of the state's students in the 2009-10 school year identified themselves as Hispanic or Latino, up 1.36 percent from the previous year. In comparison, 27 percent of California's 6.2 million students identified themselves as white, 9 percent as Asian and 7 percent as black. Students calling themselves Filipino, Pacific Islander, Native American or other total almost 7 percent. While the result was...
  • Latinos now majority in state schools

    11/10/2010 7:45:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies
    OC Register ^ | 11/10/10 | Fermin Leal
    Latinos now make up the majority of students in California public schools, according to new figures released by the state Department of Education. More than 50 percent of all 6.2 million students enrolled in the state's k-12 schools in 2009-10 were Latinos. It's the first time ever the group made up the majority of state public school enrollment In Orange County, about 47 percent of 502,275 students were Latino, while 32 percent were white, 14 percent were Asian and 2 percent were black. Statewide, 27 percent of students were identified as white, 9 percent were black and 6.9 percent were...
  • Hispanics Win 3 Key Races for GOP and Lend Clout to Both Parties

    11/04/2010 10:13:27 PM PDT · by freespirited · 5 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 11/3/10 | Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
    In a historic election that will probably change how both political parties regard and court the Latino vote, for the first time ever Hispanic candidates, all Republican, won top statewide offices in predominantly blue states. That is not, however, the only good news for Hispanics or the only measure of growing Hispanic power. Latinos made their mark as well on the Democratic side. Latino Democrats are now getting at least some credit for the surprising victories of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in Nevada against tea-party upstart Sharron Angle in what was one of the most contentious and close races...
  • California went its own way: Strength of the Latino vote is a key factor

    11/04/2010 11:23:59 AM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 76 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 4, 2010 | Cathleen Decker
    In one declarative night, California on Tuesday confirmed its status as a political world unto itself, zigging determinedly Democratic while most of the rest of the country zagged Republican. Voters not only restored the governor's office to Democratic hands, they may have given Democrats a sweep of statewide offices, though uncounted ballots could still shift one race. Driving much of the success — and distancing the state from the national GOP tide, according to exit polls — was a surge in Latino voters. They made up 22% of the California voter pool, a record tally that mortally wounded many Republicans....
  • Latinos souring on illegal immigration

    10/31/2010 12:12:56 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies · 1+ views
    SB Sun ^ | 10/30/10 | Ryan Hagen
    Latinos souring on illegal immigrationRyan Hagen, Staff Writer Posted: 10/30/2010 03:41:02 PM PDT A new study shows Latinos have soured considerably on illegal immigration in the last three years. **SNIP** "The Minutemen stood up six years ago and brought the awareness level to the American people," he said. "It is now at an apex where ... enough people have had their American dream stolen (by illegal immigrants)." The head of a center that provides legal and other assistance to immigrants disagreed. Emilio Amaya, executive director of the San Bernardino Community Resource Center, said the growing negative attitudes are an understandable...
  • Court Voids Proof of Citizenship for Voting

    10/31/2010 9:29:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 24 replies
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 30 October 2010 | John Semmens
    The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals voided an Arizona law that required those seeking to register to vote to provide proof of citizenship. The ruling vacates a 2004 voter approved initiative that required such proof. The ruling cited difficulty for many persons in obtaining the required documentation. “People who don’t speak English or who can’t read or write are put at a significant disadvantage by the Arizona law,” the Court wrote in its decision. “This is an excessive burden that will limit the number of people allowed to vote.” The Court confirmed that federal law, which only requires that the...
  • 'I am not king': Obama tells Latino voters he can't conjure immigration reform alone

    10/25/2010 5:44:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 45 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/25/10 | Michael Muskal
    The president, in a push to get out the Latino vote, says Republicans in Congress have been a stumbling block. A recent poll showed Latinos generally unenthusiastic about the coming elections. In an effort to energize Latino voters, President Obama defended his administration’s efforts to work for a comprehensive immigration plan, while adding that he was frustrated by the failures of Congress to deal with the issue. In an interview with Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo, recorded when Obama was in Los Angeles last week, the president blamed Republicans for refusing to work on the needed legislation. As he has in the...
  • Obama’s turnout pitch to Latinos: Get out there and punish your “enemies”

    10/25/2010 3:32:44 PM PDT · by Justaham · 25 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10-25-10 | Allahpundit
    In a radio interview that aired on Univision on Monday, Mr. Obama sought to assure Hispanics that he would push an immigration overhaul after the midterm elections, despite fierce Republican opposition. “If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2.” Referring specifically...
  • Latino ad on Boxer: You're no friend

    10/25/2010 1:27:27 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 9 replies
    Latino ad on Boxer: You're no friend By: Scott Wong October 25, 2010 03:28 PM EDT A conservative Latino group took to the airwaves on Monday with a tough message for California Sen. Barbara Boxer: You’re no friend of ours. It’s the fourth radio ad the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles is running through Election Day in support of Republican challenger Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief. The ads, airing on Spanish-language stations in central and southern California, hit the three-term Democratic senator for her liberal record on social issues and for failing to advance broad immigration reform. “Barbara Boxer...
  • Latinos Go Conservative

    10/23/2010 7:11:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies · 2+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | October 23, 2010 | Chris Salcedo
    The president's pandering and fear mongering are not working, and the nation's fastest growing demographic is rapidly turning away from his socialist policies. 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...
  • After uproar, Univision pulls ad discouraging Latinos from voting - Reid blaming ad on Angle

    10/20/2010 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Fred · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 102010 | Liz Goodwin
    The Spanish-language station Univision has announced it will no longer air ads telling Latinos to stay home on Election Day. "Don't vote this November," the English version of the ads says, while playing images of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats. "This is the only way to send them a clear message: 'You can no longer take us for granted.' Don't vote." A group called Latinos for Reform, led by Robert de Posada, a former Republican National Committee official, is behind the ads. The decision to pull the ads came after a wave of outrage from Latino leaders....
  • Obama to sign education executive order (Educational Excellence for Hispanics initiative)

    10/19/2010 9:38:34 AM PDT · by maggief · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | October 19, 2010
    WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama keeps education in the spotlight Tuesday when he signs an executive order for the Educational Excellence for Hispanics initiative.
  • Nevada Senate race turns uglier with Hispanic ad

    10/19/2010 9:14:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 19, 2010 | Cristina Silva (Associated Press)
    LAS VEGAS – A Republican campaign urging Latinos not to vote was yanked from the airwaves Tuesday amid an outcry from Democrats that it was a dirty trick against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in his hotly contested race against Republican Sharron Angle. Reid sought to link the ad to Angle as the ad drew a harsh rebuke from President Barack Obama, Hispanic leaders and candidates from both parties in Nevada. Angle's opponents also pounced on the tea party favorite for her comments to Hispanic high school students that "some of you look a little more Asian to me."
  • GOP takeover of Congress would mean 'hand-to-hand combat,' Obama warns

    10/07/2010 11:17:47 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 292 replies · 1+ views
    latimes.com ^ | Oct. 7, 2010 | Michael A. Memoli
    Reporting from Washington — A Republican majority in Congress would mean "hand-to-hand combat" on Capitol Hill for the next two years, threatening policies Democrats have enacted to stabilize the economy, President Obama warned Thursday. Speaking on Michael Baisden's syndicated radio show, Obama also made a direct appeal to African Americans about the importance of the November vote, even though he's not on the ballot himself. "The reason we won [in 2008] is because young people, African Americans, Latinos -- people who traditionally don't vote in high numbers -- voted in record numbers. We've got to have that same kind of...
  • Communism 'taking over' stage in L.A.

    10/06/2010 7:28:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 6, 2010 | Aaron Klein
    Communism has taken over theaters in Los Angeles – the largest Spanish-speaking city in the U.S. – boasted the official publication of the Community Party USA. "Communism has taken over the stage at the Los Angeles Opera," began a review of a new Spanish opera, "Il Postino," by Mexican composer Daniel Catán, now receiving its world premier at L.A.'s opera house. The review, published in People's World Weekly, the newspaper of the Communist Party USA, hailed the Spanish-language opera and the number of Latinos present in the audience. "The fact that it is written and performed in Spanish is significant...
  • Latinos and the 2010 Elections

    10/05/2010 4:58:31 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Pew Hispanic Center ^ | October 5, 2010 | Mark Hugo Lopez
    In a year when support for Democratic candidates has eroded, the party's standing among one key voting group -- Latinos-appears as strong as ever. Two-thirds (65%) of Latino registered voters say they plan to support the Democratic candidate in their local congressional district, while just 22% support the Republican candidate, according to a nationwide survey of Latinos. If this pro-Democratic margin holds up on Election Day next month, it would be about as wide as in 2008, when Latinos supported Barack Obama for president over John McCain by 67% to 31%.
  • 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.
  • From FNC's America Live 6/16/2010 - Port Chester, NY gives Latinos 6 votes per person!

    09/02/2010 7:47:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 06/16/2010
    In a questionable effort to give latinos greater representation, even though they might not even legal or eligible to vote due to age, they have been given (pending what I hope will be a successful legal challenge) 6 votes per latino voter to cast as they wish???
  • Popular Hispanic Magazine, "Latina", Guilty of Racism Against White Americans

    09/01/2010 1:09:05 PM PDT · by OneVike · 41 replies
    Gate ^ | 9/1/10 | Chuck Wolk
    In an article about a crime being perpetrated against two Hispanic men, the popular Latina Magazine has an article on their web site titled "Hate Crimes against Latinos Steadily on the Rise". What the reader does not learn from this article is that the example they use in their attempt to claim hate crimes against Hispanics is on the rise, was not a hate crime, and no one in the picture was involved in the crime. Latina Magazine is purposely trying to mislead its readers into believing that white Americans are specifically targeting Latinos with the intent to harm them....
  • 4 charged with murder in apparent drug slaying

    08/28/2010 10:02:03 AM PDT · by wac3rd · 34 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chonicle (SFGate) ^ | August 28, 2010 | Henry Lee
    Four men have been charged with murder in connection with the slaying of a man at a marijuana grow-house near Hayward in February, authorities said Friday. The men, two of whom are still being sought, were charged before the body of the victim, Francisco "Frankie" Lopez, 27, of East Palo Alto, was apparently found in heavy brush Thursday in Niles Canyon near Fremont. (snip) Alameda County prosecutors have charged Tiburcio Sanchez, 24, Miguel Michel, 41, Mohammed Zarin Khan and Manuel Trujillo with murder, attempted murder, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of false imprisonment. Khan's and Trujillo's ages are...
  • Harry Reid doesn't speak for all Latinos

    08/16/2010 6:26:31 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 16, 2010 | Ruben Navarrette
    I was glad to hear that the Senate majority leader is willing to relieve me and every other Latino in the United States of the crushing burden of having to think for ourselves and make our own political decisions. Reid is kindly offering to do all the heavy lifting for America's largest minority and decide whether we should vote Republican or Democrat. And, to make things easier, as far as the Nevada Democrat is concerned, there is only one choice for Latinos. Guess who? The Democratic leader of the Senate is trying to win re-election by courting Latinos in his...
  • Scarborough and Weiner Duke it Out

    08/11/2010 2:14:48 PM PDT · by Siena Dreaming · 17 replies
    Looks to me like all that bluster on the floor the other day from Weiner was a big charade to cover for the fact that the Dems were afraid to put this bill up for a straight vote. Weiner then proceeded to blame the Repubs. Scarborough for once has it right.
  • Poll: Language a barrier for Latinos in schools

    08/05/2010 10:00:46 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies · 2+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/5/10 | Hope Yen and Christine Armorio- ap
    WASHINGTON – English only? With Hispanic enrollment surging in schools, many Spanish-speaking parents are having trouble helping their children with homework or communicating with U.S. teachers as English-immersion classes proliferate in K-12. An Associated Press-Univision poll highlights the language and cultural obstacles for the nation's Latinos, who lag behind others when it comes to graduating from high school. The findings also raise questions about whether English-immersion does more to assimilate or isolate — a heated debate that has divided states, academics and even the U.S. Supreme Court. Arizona recently ordered its schools to remove teachers with heavy foreign accents from...
  • Opponents of AZ Immigration Law Guilty of Racial Profiling and Discrimination

    05/29/2010 8:52:05 AM PDT · by Desperado67 · 5 replies · 560+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | 05/29/10 | Rob Binsrick
    Since its passage, the Arizona anti-illegal immigration has been attacked by all forms of left-wing critics. Those criticisms came in various forms from various people. Some of the criticism came from simple race-baiters like Al Sharpton. Some came from people who had not even read the bill like Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. It came from liberal cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco who have pledged to boycott the state of Arizona. And it even came from Mexican President Felipe Calderon, with approval from Barack Obama and a standing ovation from Democrats in...
  • Obama Open to Puerto Rico Statehood

    05/27/2010 9:29:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 642+ views
    politics daily ^ | 5/27/10 | Christopher Weber
    President Obama is open to the idea of Puerto Rico becoming a state, Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli said at a meeting of a task force devoted to issues related to the U.S. commonwealth. "The president strongly believes that the status question is a significant one" Perrelli said at this week's meeting of the President's Puerto Rico Task Force. "He also believes that Puerto Rico's status must be based on self-determination by the people of Puerto Rico. And we on the task force are here with open minds on this issue." Perrelli co-chairs the task force and attended on behalf...