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As Donald Trump Repels Minority Voters, GOP Fears Its Future in the West

-- by Jeremy W. Peters, The New York Times:

Republicans in Western states fear that Donald J. Trump could imperil their party for years to come in the country’s fastest-growing region as he repels a generation of Hispanics, Asians and younger voters who have been altering the electoral map.

Texas: Latino Voter Outreach Efforts Include Detailed Video Series

-- by Mercedes Olivera, The Dallas Morning News:

Canvassing neighborhoods for voters during election season is hard, gritty work by voter registration groups. It requires time and footwork by scores of volunteers.

And registering people to vote isn't the only thing these volunteers do when they go door-to-door. They also have to educate and inform eligible voters about the candidates, voting locations, and — especially among Latinos — the importance of voting.

Response to Trump Has GOP Rethinking Immigration

-- by Tracy Jan, The Boston Globe:

He launched his presidential campaign by referring to Mexican immigrants as drug dealers and rapists and won the Republican nomination on the promise of mass deportations and a huge border wall.

Long a GOP Lock, Georgia and Arizona are Suddenly Possible Wins for Clinton

-- by Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino:

In early August, a group of pollsters announced enough data had been collected in two traditionally Republican states, Georgia and Arizona, to move them to the “battleground” column.

And the Latino factor may have played a role.

Extraordinarily high unfavorable views of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump by the Latino community are resulting in recent polls showing a remarkably tight race between the mogul and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Trump Tries to Clarify Immigration Plan, But Avoids Key Issue

-- by Nick Corasiniti, The New York Times:

Poll Shows Trump Faces Hurdle With Minority Voters as Clinton Maintains Lead

Hillary Clinton continues to hold a large national lead over Donald Trump, 50 percent to 42 percent, weeks after the Democratic National Convention.

Donald Trump's Alienation of Hispanic Voters Puts Texas in Play

-- by Dianna Wray, The Houston Press:

 Latino voters are one of the fastest growing constituencies in Texas, and that is a problem for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Ever since former President George W. Bush was elected governor in 1994, Texas has reliably swung to the right, a state that could be relied on to go Republican in most elections, but that may not be the case in this election and the years to come.

Rising Force in Latino Turnout: Hispanics Who Can't Vote

-- by Jessica Mendoza, The Christian Science Monitor:

For years, Cristian Avila would knock on doors and urge Latinos in his neighborhood to register to vote.

And for years, he and his colleagues at the Phoenix outpost of Mi Familia Vota, a national nonprofit that promotes civic engagement within the Latino community, faced steady rejection.

Did Trumpers Just Hit an Immigration Wall?

-- by Josh Marshall,

It's Children Against Federal Lawyers in Immigration Court

-- by Fernanda Santos, The New York Times:

After a long, scary trek through three countries to escape the gang violence in El Salvador, a 15-year-old boy found himself scared again a few months back, this time in a federal immigration court here. There was an immigration judge in front of him and a federal prosecutor to his right. But there was no one helping him understand the charges against him.

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