When the media is filled with stories, often largely anecdotal but highly effective, about immigrants not learning English, or waving Mexican flags at immigration rallies, it makes people on the fence turn against immigration reform.
The battle over S.B. 1070, "self-deportation" and the filibuster of the DREAM Act are all in the memory of Latino voters. The more congresspeople like Gohmert, King and Sessions rail against immigration reform, the more the Republicans' recent history with Latinos will remain an issue.
In the Garifuna communities of Honduras, it's an act of courage to admit to being HIV positive. With a grant from the Pulitzer Center, photographer David Rochkind and I interviewed people who overcame fear and discrimination to go public with their diagnosis and help educate others.
The same way Irish heritage defines Irish Americans or Italians their experience, we as Latinos, Hispanics, Chicanos or whatever we choose to call ourselves, share a cultural heritage that unites us culturally in a meaningful way.
On immigration, the Republican Party knows it has a serious problem: their rhetoric and policy on the subject has been a factor in their consistently-...
This is not what Latinos had in mind when we cast our votes in record numbers last fall. Latinos across this country took to the polls to elect lawmakers who they thought would have their backs, lawmakers who were committed to fighting for policies that would improve the economy.
I support gay rights. Same-sex couples should have all the rights of heterosexual couples, and discrimination of any type must not be tolerated. But the marriage equality movement's desire for same-sex couples to be included in immigration reform is a recipe for disaster.
Of all the horrors associated with a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of Mexicans, the country's children and adolescents are perhaps the greatest casualty.
Those with a sharper learning curve like Marco Rubio and Rand Paul are leading the party on immigration. In doing so, they are taking the reigns. Ted Cruz is not.
Dan Patrick keeps talking about creating "comprehensive history courses." What can you talk about in these comprehensive courses if you can't talk about race, gender, class... or rock 'n' roll history?
The tech sector's recent calls for comprehensive immigration reform could mean the difference in the long fight to bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows, and create a path to citizenship.
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus unveiled a new strategy last week in hopes of capturing minority voters after a worrisome 2012 t...
Amid the mish-mash of potential presidential contenders at last weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference, pundit Ann Coulter didn't disappoint her supporters by brandishing once again the language of racialist politics.
Even though I was doing something good and positive, my actions, my activism, had caused my family to be put in deportation proceedings.
After its November defeat, the Republican National Committee commissioned an extensive survey to find out went wrong. Yesterday we learned the results: anemic support from Hispanics and young voters.
Lately, I seem to hear and read a lot about how some people wish America would return to the "way it was." I thought long and hard about this and decided next time I hear that, I'm going to ask the person to be more specific.