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New immigrant deportation report underscores a gov’t as divided on the issue as the nation

LatinaLista — Last week, rumors were rampant that the Obama administration was bracing for bad news just as the Democratic National Convention was winding down. The bad news was the monthly jobs report. The report showed only very slight improvement and pushed the Obama camp to briefly acknowledge it as “not good enough” before dispatching

Benita Veliz’s appearance at DNC signals another turning point for the DREAM Act

LatinaLista — Ever since the Democratic National Convention convened in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Republicans have kept pretty mum on comparing their convention of last week. When it comes to delegate enthusiasm, dynamic speeches promoting the nominee and lack of embarrassing speakers or having to expel delegates because of their behavior, the Democrats have, so

Diversity of RNC speakers forces party to face uncomfortable truths

LatinaLista — No matter the critiques, the gaffes, the egos on display or the walks down numerous memory lanes, the Republican National Convention (RNC) was an event that proved to be, in part, a puzzlement to both those who attended and those who were watching from home. Aside from Clint Eastwood’s disrespectful bit that doesn’t

Condoleeza Rice’s RNC speech resonates with voters of color for its inclusion, truthfulness and ‘presidential’ delivery

LatinaLista — As is typical during political party conventions, minutes after key speeches are made in front of the jubilant party faithful wearing their political allegiance literally on their sleeves (head, face, feet, etc.), critiques of the speeches and the orators start flowing. Last night was no exception. Yet, it wasn’t until Paul Ryan delivered

Boehner’s remarks about black and Latino voters serve to disenfranchise voters of color

LatinaLista — With the GOP Convention due to begin tonight just as Hurricane Isaac nears the storm-weary city of New Orleans, it’s going to be a toss-up for a lot of households as to what to watch on TV. At one time, I thought there was no way the GOP Convention could rival the natural disaster