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Univision’s María Elena Salinas Booed For Speaking Spanish During College Graduation Speech

Renowned Univision anchor and Emmy-winning journalist María Elena Salinas was booed by students and others for speaking a portion of her speech in Spanish during a California State University, Fullerton graduation ceremony. Salinas was receiving an honorary degree from the university and made the majority of her speech in English. But the booing began when … Continue reading »

María Elena Salinas: The Examples Of Trump-Inspired “Hate Against Immigrants Are Increasing From Coast To Coast

Univision highlighted AV’s “Trump Hate Map” during a recent segment on how Donald Trump’s dangerous rhetoric has inspired his followers to commit acts of violence and harassment against Latinos and immigrants. “Something is happening in the country that we haven’t seen in many years — an anti-immigrant sentiment that is turning violent,” said long-time Univision … Continue reading »

Fortune Names Univision’s Jorge Ramos One of “World’s Greatest Leaders” of 2016

Fortune has named famed Univision anchor Jorge Ramos one of its 50 World’s Greatest Leaders for 2016: “For much of white America, Ramos became a household name only after Donald Trump kicked him out of a press conference in August. But Ramos, who has co-hosted Univision’s flagship Spanish-language news show for almost 30 years, might … Continue reading »

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 »