Journalist Maria Hinojosa ripped into a member of Donald Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Board (remember that?) for his use of the pejorative “illegals” during an appearance on MSNBC’s AM Joy this past weekend. At one point, Trump advisor Steve Cortes said that “it is more unfair for legal immigrants to allow for illegals to hop in front… Continue »

With Election Day a little more than a week away and early voting in full swing in a number of states, there are encouraging signs Latino voters are mobilized and set on making their voices heard this November. According to a must-read piece from Fusion, “The Latino ‘sleeping giant’ is finally woke in key battlegrounds,” states… Continue »

Cooper and Ross in attendance, but where were McCrory and Burr? On Sunday afternoon, the North Carolina Congress of Latino Organizations (NCCLO) hosted its candidate forum with over 1,000 representatives from statewide Latino organizations. Seemingly, the only people missing were Governor McCrory and Senator Burr who, despite repeated invitations, declined to even send a representative. The… Continue »

Holding signs reading “Vote,” “Refugees Welcome” and “We Are Columbus,” newly-naturalized citizens rallied in Columbus, Ohio and cast their very first Presidential ballots during early voting over the weekend. Images from the Central Ohio Worker Center – Centro de Trabajadores de Central Ohio. Before marching together to the Franklin County Early Voting Center, new citizens and refugees… Continue »

Last week, we cautioned about the effects of faulty polling of Latinos in battleground states on pre-election predictions and post-election analyses. In a new piece for Univision, David Adams outlines pollsters’ common mistakes when interviewing Latino voters, including small sample sizes and targeting the ““wrong Latinos”…By not offering interviews in Spanish and relying on interviews via internet and… Continue »

Today's must-read top immigration news from around the country.

English (en español al final de la página): Washington Post (Opinion): Trumpism must be crushed. Here is one way to do it. By Greg Sargent Univision (Op-ed): On November 8, Latinos can become the wall between Donald Trump and the White House By Gabe Ortíz Washington Post: Donald Trump is making conservative newspapers do things… Continue »

Como si esta elección presidencial careciera de drama, el viernes la Oficina Federal de Investigaciones (FBI) lanzó la sorpresa de fines de octubre anunciando que investigará nuevos correos electrónicos pertinentes a la ya cerrada pesquisa sobre si ayudantes de Hillary Clinton o la propia ex-Secretaria de Estado y nominada presidencial demócrata manejaron información clasificada inapropiadamente.… Continue »

“Our community is ready to send an unmistakable message to Trump and the Republicans who enabled him” In a new piece for Univision, America’s Voice’s Gabe Ortíz lays out the truth: “The 27 million Latinos eligible to vote in this year’s election have the power to become the wall between Donald Trump and the White House.… Continue »

As Donald Trump is making unfounded claims that the Presidential election is “rigged” — Politifact called that one “pants on fire” — he is also encouraging his supporters to harass voters. In particular, voters of color. “Go to your place and vote,” he has said. “And then go pick some other place and go sit… Continue »

Simon Rosenberg from the left and Jennifer Rubin from the right weigh in with insightful takes on how Latinos and the politics of immigration are shaking up the electoral map in 2016 – and beyond With the 2016 electoral map taking shape, a host of Latino-heavy states moving towards competitive status (Texas), battleground status (Arizona),… Continue »