On Election Day, we have a duty and an obligation to vote for our friends, brothers, sisters and DREAMers who cannot vote. We must give our community a voice. We must elect a president that will defend these immigration initiatives and enact immigration reform with a path to citizenship.
Villegas's fame will help her with many of these basic necessities, but she is sure to experience some of the judgment I experienced for her decision to become a young parent. I hope she knows how important it is that she push back on this stigma.
Xenophobia has no end. There will always be a scapegoat. Today, that scapegoat may be Muslims and Syrian refugees. Yesterday, it was Mexican migrants. Tomorrow, it might be undocumented immigrants from Latin America. It's only a matter of time before the rhetoric mutates and turns back on us again.
New polling released by impreMedia and Latino Decisions finds that the GOP's image among Latino voters has significantly deteriorated since 2012. The poll reports that statements by GOP frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson are negatively impacting the overall GOP brand.
In the United States, the immigrant story is part of the blueprint of our country. It disheartens me to see my community or any other culture under attack. Some presidential candidates do not seem to care that by promoting negative stereotypes, they are alienating one of the biggest voting blocs in America.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was recently asked to speculate about his political future. ''I have no idea,'' he stated. ''But I'm here now. And it's beautiful." But "beautiful" is not the word most people of color would use to describe the climate that Trump has created.
Yes, we know, we're still a year away from Election Day but just a few months from the primaries, and everywhere you look there are endless stories ab...
For someone who has spent most of his adult working life on a government payroll, Marco Rubio has certainly learned how to denigrate government.
The basic contours of the public discourse on voter ID laws are fairly clear. In-person voting fraud is rare. As Judge Richard Posner has concluded, restrictive voter ID laws are mainly the product of Republican legislatures targeting Democratic-leaning constituencies.
I'm running for Aldine School Board because I'm an activist, and I will stand up when the system is wrong, but life would be better if we can inspire the system to stay on course. We must not accept a system that takes the joy out of learning and teaching.
Around the nation, voting rights for people of color are under attack. But in central Washington, an historic advance for Latino voters is taking place in the wake of a legal victory by the ACLU.
Judge Restrepo's story of immigrant success seems to be on hold for the moment. That's because he's been waiting since November 2014, when President Barack Obama appointed him to serve on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, to be confirmed as an appeals court judge.
October 15th will mark the end of National Hispanic Heritage Month, but as we reflect on Latino communities' history of resilience in the face of injustice, we must also recognize the mounting challenges that still lay ahead.
If you ask people whose paychecks depend upon media organizations, you'll hear how Hillary won. If you ask Americans who won, they're likely to say that Bernie Sanders or Martin O'Malley gave us the most inspiring answers.
Latinos in Nevada and across America will be watching the debate tonight and waiting to hear the candidates' positions on the issues that are important to our community. Given Nevada's role as one of the early caucus states, and the only one with such a large Latino community, tonight's debate will be critical.
This is the month when Latinos are officially celebrated for everything we have achieved and contributed to this country. Yet the celebration of Latino Heritage Month is bittersweet, because we remain the most underrepresented group in politics and government leadership.