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Romanoff and Coffman Debated In Spanish on Univision. This Was Tom Tancredo's Congressional District

Last night’s Univision debate between Andrew Romanoff and Rep. Mike Coffman was groundbreaking and surreal. Only a few years ago, this congressional district was represented by Tom Tancredo. It is a stunning example of what Gary Segura of Latino Decisions likes to say… “demography is relentless.” In addition to symbolizing the growing importance of Latino … Continue reading »

UWD's Cristina Jimenez Tells Jorge Ramos that DREAMers Want "Toda La Enchilada" in 2013

If our latest video doesn’t have you amped up enough about next year, check out this short (but fabulous) interview that United We Dream’s Cristina Jimenez did on Al Punto last Sunday, in which she explains to Jorge Ramos how and why UWD has resolved to push for citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants … Continue reading »

Updated: Immigration At the Debate: Politicos, Reporters, Bloggers Weigh In

Following the presidential debate last night, we put together a Twitter roundup of our favorite comments on the debate.  Today, we’re putting together a blog roundup of responses commenting on who did better during the immigration segment of the debate, hitting Romney for his repeated use of the slur “illegals,” lifting up how Romney wants … Continue reading »

Jorge Ramos Goes on Colbert Report, Leaves Colbert Speechless

The last time we saw Jorge Ramos, he was earning serious street cred grilling Mitt Romney and Barack Obama  about their respective immigration policies and immigration missteps, asking Romney not once but four times what he would do with Obama’s program to grant temporary relief to DREAMers. Last night Ramos went on the Colbert Report, engaging on … Continue reading »

Mitt Romney's "Winning" Latino Strategy

The Romney campaign revealed a new Latino strategy at last week’s Univisión forum and it “worked”…for 35 minutes.  A BuzzFeed interview with Univisión’s Maria Elena Salinas reveals the true story behind the boisterous audience at last week’s Univisión forum with Mitt Romney, and the far more reserved audience that welcomed President Obama. Although both candidates … Continue reading »

Romney Finally “Wins” One With Latinos

The Candidate Carefully Stacked the Audience at His Univisión Interview – But Won’t Be Able to Do that at the Polls in November The Romney campaign revealed a new Latino strategy at last week’s Univisión forum and it “worked”…for 35 minutes.  A BuzzFeed interview with Univisión’s Maria Elena Salinas reveals the true story behind the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Ron Brownstein on Romney's "Original Sin" of Tacking Right on Immigration

Imagine how different the presidential race would be if Mitt Romney had not embraced hardline policies on immigration during the Republican primaries.  With interviews on Univisión and Telemundo and a speech at the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, had Romney adopted a more nuanced policy early on, he could have had a lot … Continue reading »

Recap: Mitt Romney, President Obama, and Their Immigration Answers on Univision This Week

It’s been quite a week in immigration.  Mitt Romney and President Obama each appeared on Univision with anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas this week, and both failed to adequately answer questions posed to them about immigration and their history of stances on immigration policy. First, Romney.  This is the candidate whom, during the … Continue reading »

President Obama: "My Biggest Failure Is That We Haven't Gotten Comprehensive Immigration Reform Done"

During an interview today with President Barack Obama, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos asks “What is your biggest failure?” The President responds: “Well…my biggest failure so far is that we haven’t gotten comprehensive immigration reform done. So we’re going to be continuing to work on that. But it’s not for lack of trying or desire, and … Continue reading »