Judging by their continued actions and statements, the Republican presidential ticket seems intent on personally insulting Latino voters and on driving more Latinos into the arms of the Democrats. As Adrian Carrasquillo writes in a BuzzFeed article titled, “Why #ThatMexicanThing Matters,” a “Latino thing” has become perhaps the most consequential storyline emanating... Continue »
A Video Recording of the Event Is Available Here A panel of experts – including an Akron mother whose husband was deported – gathered today to discuss the economic, legal, and human costs of a potential mass deportation for Ohio. There were nearly 500,000 documented immigrants and 95,000 undocumented immigrants living in Ohio as... Continue »
When Donald Trump attacked Alicia Machado as “Miss Housekeeping,” he was also attacking the very workers who keep his hotels running and his pockets full. To coincide with his Nevada visit yesterday, Dora Patricia Rivera, Ofelia Diaz-Cardenas, and Celia Vargas — all guest room attendants at the Trump International... Continue »
In a new must-read piece in the Washington Post, Greg Sargent unpacks what Governor Mike Pence said on immigration policy during Tuesday’s vice presidential debate. Sargent makes clear that despite Gov. Pence’s attempts to blur the nature and intentions of Trump’s radicalism, Trump would deport or force out all but a few of... Continue »
In a new piece for Medium, America’s Voice’s Gabe Ortíz reflects on his family’s immigration history and subsequent life in the United States in the context of Governor Pence’s dismissive “that Mexican thing again” comment from last night’s vice presidential debate. Ortíz notes that hidden in Pence’s attempt to dismiss... Continue »
Latinos and immigrants responded to Mike Pence’s flippant “Senator, you’ve whipped out that Mexican thing again” remark to Tim Kaine during last night’s Vice-Presidential debate by turning a hashtag into a channel of patriotism, resilience and pride. According to TIME, #ThatMexicanThing became the third most tweeted moment from the debate. Below are... Continue »
Crossposted from Medium. Mike Pence probably didn’t realize the wildfire he sparked when he tried to shut down Tim Kaine with that dismissive “Senator, you’ve whipped out that Mexican thing again” comment during last night’s Vice-Presidential debate. His running mate, Donald Trump, has been on a relentless smear campaign... Continue »
Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. The column is available online in English here and Spanish here.  In a new blog post, David Torres, the Spanish Media Advisor for America’s Voice, a newly naturalized citizen,... Continue »
In Spanish here. Every time I hear comments like those Republican Governor Mike Pence said, with a certain disgust and classism, during the vice presidential debate on Tuesday, referring to “that Mexican thing” after his Democratic opponent Tim Kaine brought up a topic, I try to not immediately think of... Continue »
Univision talked to an immigrant business owner who unsurprisingly had zero tolerance for Donald Trump’s recent remark that skipping out on paying federal income taxes makes him “smart.” “We all have to work, and we all have to pay taxes,” she told Univision. “Someone who has large sums of money and... Continue »