It is astonishing that anyone would take this stance in 2012, let alone one of the nation's most prominent Hispanic journalists.
As the fastest-growing group of voters in the country, Latinos could make the difference in several key battleground states in the closest presidential election in years.
Outside the Maricopa County Recorder's Office, after the Citizens for a Better Arizona turned in more than 3,000 ballots collected from area voters, Parraz hailed the record turn out and predicted, "Sheriff Arpaio is going to be in for a surprise tomorrow night."
With the elections behind us, the "honeymoon" will be very short as Latinos will come to the administration with very high expectations of being heard more than in the first term.
Let me make a bold prediction. Democratic nominee Dr. Rich Carmona will be elected Arizona's next United States Senator on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012; and...
As we witness the presidential candidates carefully minding their language in the run-up to the election, perhaps we should pay less attention to the remarks that are tongue-in-cheek, and more attention to whether or not they will keep the rights of Americans who speak many tongues in check.
Latino voter enthusiasm before Tuesday's presidential election is high and Latinos are poised to cast a record 12 million votes. Our march to the polls is underway, witnessed by a reported increase in early voting by Latinos.
What happens, seemingly on the margins, in certain "spoiler" states could prove just as important to the outcome of the race as the high-profile action in the swing states that's still garnering the lion share of the media attention.
By focusing on the white vote and ignoring the non-white vote, Mitt Romney has given the significant and growing non-white voter block in America their decision: vote for the non-white guy, he's one of us.
Last week, a poll of Latino voters in Colorado again showed that when it comes to environment, Latinos want political candidates who support clean air and clean energy.
On November 6th we have to not only come out to vote but we must pour forth in a deluge of biblical proportions. We must speak loud and clear, we must roar and we must claim our due. We must tell the world, the GOP, the Tea Party, that this is our country too.
Two reports reveal that immigration is not a top issue for immigrant communities. Nonetheless, politicians and political parties should not take these numbers as an indication that immigration is not important to communities of color.
When San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro gave the keynote at the DNC, few observers outside of Texas probably knew about the pioneering role of an earlier generation of community activists.
We know that Obama, just like Mitt Romney, is running for President. That's all well and good. But it's not as if today is the first time Barack Obama has uttered the name Cesar Chavez.
Questions abound on why Latinos are born with health advantages that help carry them to a ripe age. Researchers have dubbed it the "Hispanic paradox," with suggestions the Hispanic culture contributes to longer lifespans -- including closer family ties, healthier diets and more manual labor that keeps workers in shape.
Where a politician stands on SB 1070 and the DREAM Act have become the litmus tests on immigration and, ultimately, with the Latino community. If you ask an angry white guy what SB 1070 is about, they might say something vague about the economy and "those illegals."