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La vida sigue igual para los hispanos de Philly

Por Maribel Hastings y David Torres:  Mientras el convivio demócrata domina la atención mediática a lo largo de esta semana, para los inmigrantes mexicanos, para los puertorriqueños y para otros hispanos que habitan en esta ciudad, la vida sigue igual. Unos quizá más esperanzados que otros ante la posibilidad de que Hillary Rodham Clinton gane … Continue reading »

Day One Speakers at DNC Highlight Inclusive Vision of Immigrants and America

Meanwhile, Trump cancels “Hispanic Outreach” event for the second time In sharp contrast to last week’s proceedings at the Republican National Convention (RNC), day one of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) underscored a vision of an America that is strengthened by inclusive policies and attitudes toward immigrants. Karla and Francisca Ortiz: The most iconic immigrant-related moment from yesterday … Continue reading »

Meet The 11-Year-Old Girl Who Championed Immigrants At The Democratic National Convention Last Night

A short speech from an 11-year-old girl displayed one of the most striking contrasts yet between the two parties when it comes to immigration. Earlier this year, Karla, a US citizen, was featured in an ad from Hillary Clinton. In the ad, Karla tells Secretary Clinton that she lives in constant fear that her undocumented immigrants … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Two Parties’ Contrasting Visions of Immigrants and America on Display on Day One at DNC

As the Democratic National Convention (DNC) kicks off today in Philadelphia, the contrast between the two parties could not be more clear or consequential. As evidenced by Trump’s convention speech, the Republicans view America as a dangerous place in which immigrants are contributing to its decline. As evidenced by its speaker lineup, the Democrats view … Continue reading »

Demócratas: la pendiente reforma migratoria sobre la mesa

Esta semana Hillary Rodham Clinton hará historia al convertirse en la primera mujer en ser nominada a la presidencia de Estados Unidos en un año electoral que también hará historia por ser uno de los más extraños jamás vistos recientemente. Todos los sondeos dan una abrumadora ventaja a Clinton sobre el candidato republicano, Donald Trump, … Continue reading »

Is the GOP Embracing the New American Electorate?

The American electorate is growing more diverse every day, with Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and young people making up a larger share of the population. Today, national and local leaders convened a panel discussion, hosted by Ohio’s Voice and Latino Victory Fund, to discuss the latest demographic data and the Republican Party’s challenges and … Continue reading »

Trump y su severo problema latino

A poco más de tres meses de las elecciones generales, la campaña del aspirante presidencial republicano, Donald Trump, anunció una gira para atraer el voto latino. Pero la pregunta obligada es si después de sus insultos contra los inmigrantes y los hispanos y de la atmósfera poco incluyente que ha caracterizado a la Convención Nacional Republicana … Continue reading »

Inmigrantes de Ohio: entre amenazas y más promesas

Por Maribel Hastings y David Torres: Para la activista indocumentada Anabel Barrón, y para otros activistas, inmigrantes y sus familiares votantes, es amargo que en su propio patio sea nominado Donald Trump, el virtual candidato presidencial republicano con propuestas antiinmigrantes: un muro, una fuerza de deportación para remover del país a 11 millones de indocumentados; … Continue reading »

Lupita Nyong’o & Kerry Washington Among 50 Celebrities Standing With Immigrants In #IAmAnImmigrant Campaign

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Tracee Ellis Ross, Guillermo Diaz and Kerry Washington are among the more than 50 actors and activists taking part in the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign in celebration of “Immigrant Heritage Month,” which Welcome.us and others are kicking off today. From Fusion: The #IAmAnImmigrant campaign features portraits of famous immigrants by Emmy-Award winning … Continue reading »

More Of That #GOPLatinoOutreach: Trump Attacks Nation’s First And Only Latina Governor

Donald Trump has pretty much wrapped up the GOP nomination for President, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking swipes at his fellow Republicans — including the nation’s first and only Latina governor, Susana Martinez. At a rally in New Mexico yesterday, a spiteful Trump — reportedly bitter that Martinez not only repeatedly criticized him, … Continue reading »