-- by Mike Lillis, The Hill:
The Rev. Al Sharpton predicted Thursday that nothing will spur more minority voters to the polls than Donald Drumpf at the top of the Republican ticket.
The long-time civil rights advocate said Drumpf's "biased and bigoted" remarks on the campaign trail will energize black and Hispanic voters, benefiting Democrats up and down the ballot.
-- by Alan Fram, The Associated Press:
Twenty-two Democratic senators asked President Barack Obama on Friday to halt the recent round of federal deportation raids, highlighting anew the schism within the party over the administration's handling of Central American immigrants.
In a letter, the senators wrote that the raids were sweeping up mothers and children who face threats of violence and death when they are returned to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.
-- by Steve Benen, MSNBC.com:
-- by Tequan Wright, Latin Post:
According to the Huffington Post, the New York paper La Prensa has been declining since it was purchased by the Argentinean conservative daily news company, La Nación.
The move was supposed to help the paper make a smooth and successful transition to digital media.
-- by Lawrence Hurley, Reuters:
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday took no immediate action on whether it will hear President Barack Obama's bid to revive his plan to shield more than 4 million immigrants from deportation, a move that bypassed the Republican-led Congress.
-- by Bill Kemp, Pantagraph.com:
Several times in American history a significant number of voters have embraced anti-immigrant sentiment and candidates.
Today it’s mostly Muslims from the Middle East and North Africa, or Spanish-speaking people from Mexico and Central America, that are the target of incendiary rhetoric on the campaign trail and debate stage.
-- by Sonia Saraiya, Salon:
-- by Selena Hill, The Latino Post:
-- by Jason L. Riley, for The Wall Street Journal:
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