VIDEO: Immigration Manufactured Drama. On MSNBC

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Pu-leaze. Spare me the manufactured drama over immigration. Today, it’s 2014 midterm elections and the GOP calculation to hold the House and perhaps narrowly capture the Senate (despite a few “rogue” Republicans such as Colorado Congressman Mike Coffman). The strategy relies on voter turnout which for midterms, hinges on reliables–older, white voters. Some are against […]

State of the Union: Immigration Executive Authority

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The White House communicated at the beginning of the year that it would be the year of executive action. President Obama would use the privilege of executive authority to circumvent Congress to give a shot to the arm of our anemic economic recovery. Indeed, since he was elected in 2008, many a Republican such as Senate […]

Immigration Debate: Aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings

Immigrant participating in 'Time is Now' rally for immigration reform on April 6, 2013 in Jersey City, New Jersey.

My hands were shaking. I fumbled with my phone, almost dropping it in my attempt to send her a text message: “ARE YOU OKAY?!?!?” Liz, a close friend of mine who I met while interning on Capitol Hill last summer, was running in the Boston Marathon.  I later found out that she crossed the finish […]

Latina Magazine: Election 2012: The GOP Candidates’ Stance on Immigration

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Latinos are furious with the President for failing to deliver on his promise of immigration reform as I outline in the series “Anatomy of an Immigration Debate” and the Latina Magazine post that preceded this one which looks at Obama’s stance on this political hot button issue.  But where do those vying to be his Republican […]

UPDATED! Civics Clase: Your Race, My Race Vlog

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Updated with Election Results: Voters on Tuesday sent a clear message largely rejecting a conservative agenda, but didn’t lurch to the left. In the races we were watching, Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, the architect of the restrictive immigration law SB 1070, was recalled, receiving a “shellacking” from charter school executive Jerry Lewis who garnered 53 […]

HuffPo Latino Voices–Vistas: “Illegal” or ‘Undocumented?”

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Latino $1 trillion dollar buying power. U.S. Census confirms Hispanics are the #1 minority–and growing. These are just some of the facts I call “Happy Talk” as I blog in the post “Our America.” Corporations are scrambling to secure a chunk of the Latino action as I witnessed in the packed expo halls at the […]