Latino voters are getting a new pitch from his campaign in the form of a Spanish language website and ad that offer a vague answer to the question: "Who is Mitt Romney?"
It's been fun to watch politicos jumping up and down to catch the attention of Hispanic media outlets, when there was a time not long ago when such outlets were ignored.
I've always said great leaders deal in hope. And that's what Maria Teresa does, hope to inspire, educate and mobilize young Latino voters. Hope to provide young Latinos the opportunity to leverage the astounding numbers of our population.
More than 21 million Latinos will be eligible to vote this November. And the fate of Latino immigrants in America would surely improve quickly between now and Election Day if unregistered Latino voters visit one of the sites listed here.
Which candidate is winning the Latino vote in Florida? Latinos in Florida are much more likely to support President Obama than Governor Romney. This said, supporters of both Obama and Romney are certain of their vote at this point.
As great as these changes to the patrol guide are, they will not stop the false arrests in suspicion of prostitution or racial profiling. They will not stop the NYPD "stop and frisk" policy.
Also lost in the reporting on the Supreme Court decision, is the central political fact about Arizona's racial profiling law: both Democrats and Republicans, both Barack Obama and Jan Brewer, made the 'papers, please' provisions of SB-1070 possible.
The authors of SB1070 hoped to make the life of a migrant so unpleasant that it would cause a mass self-deportation movement. Instead it has caused the people to become inspired, informed and involved. Not only are we not leaving, were fighting!
More than a week has gone by since President Obama announced that he was granting deferred action to DREAM Act-eligible youth. Yet the Republicans remain as perplexed as ever.
It is as important to know what this new policy is not, as it is to know what the policy is. The new directive is not amnesty. It is not a path to citizenship. It is not even a path to legalization. Those paths cut directly through the heart of Congress.
Why should Obama's declaration matter if Rubio's genuine objective is to improve the lives of many undocumented immigrants through more comprehensive immigration reforms?
Now that everyone either favors the Dream Act, or critiques the president for not pushing it when it would have been demagogued to smithereens as it had been before, perhaps we can test whether the grand "Kumbaya" moment has arrived. Bring the Dream Act to a vote.
The sad situation that so many unauthorized children face, being born in another country but raised American, can only be permanently resolved with immigration reform that vastly diminishes the government's role in limiting and controlling immigration.
By "coming out of the shadows" and identifying themselves in order to acquire a work permit, undocumented youth will be helping create an official database with their names and addresses that could be used (if Romney wins) to deport them.
This seems like little more than a political ploy by a president seeking reelection who's faced increasing pressure from undocumented youth to do something, pressure which ultimately resulted in various of his campaign offices shutting down.
Over the past four decades, former Democratic leader and activist Alfredo Gutierrez has been on the front lines of Arizona's civil rights and immigration battles.