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For the First Time Since Reagan, the Cabinet Won't Include a Latino

-- by Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post:

In the closing months of Ronald Reagan's presidency, the 40th president filled a vacancy in his Cabinet and made history.

Despite His Promises, Trump Has Not Through Through His Immigration Plans

-- from the Los Angeles Times editorial board:

Opinion: California Is Still America's Future

-- by Anthony Rendon for NBC News:

It is no accident that the November election galvanized California's Latino electorate as never before. Latinos were responding to a candidate who campaigned and was elected, at least in part, due to his rhetoric of fear, his scapegoating, and his appeal to a regrettable—and untenable—urge to turn back the clock on civil and human rights. Such destructive rhetoric does not represent our state and we believe that it has no place in this great nation.

DeVos Will Empower Latino Families, Not Bureaucrats

-- op-ed by Zeus Rodriguez for The Hill:

If Betsy DeVos were to have a conversation with every Latino in America, a majority of them would support her for U.S. Secretary of Education.

In Texas, a Test of Whether the Voting Rights Act Still Has Teeth

-- by Manny Fernandez, The New York Times:

Within days of the Supreme Court striking down the heart of the Voting Rights Act in June 2013, the mayor of this working-class industrial city set in motion a contentious change to the local election system that critics said was aimed at protecting white control of the City Council in the face of rapid growth in the city’s Hispanic population.

Congress Already Looking at Tightening H-1B Immigration

-- by David Z. Morris, Fortune:

Obama Leaves Behind a Mixed Legacy on Immigration

-- by Amanda Sakuma, NBC News:

In March 2014, more than two years after President Barack Obama sailed to reelection in a historic sweep of the Latino vote, a powerful ally was about to call him out.

Obama Administration Ends Special Immigration Policy for Cuba

-- by Patricia Zengerle, Reuters:

The Obama administration on Thursday repealed a measure granting automatic residency to virtually every Cuban who arrived in the United States, whether or not they had visas, ending a longstanding exception to U.S. immigration policy.

The end of the "wet foot, dry foot" policy, which allowed any Cuban who reached U.S. soil to stay but returned any picked up at sea, is effective immediately. Cuban officials had sought the change for years.

Hispanic Leaders Urge Trump to Add Latino Cabinet Pick Amid Lack of Diversity Criticism

-- by Elizabeth Elizalde, The New York Post:

As President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet selections have begun intense Senate confirmation hearings, his transition team is reportedly looking to add a Latino amid criticism about his administration's lack of diversity.

Did Latino Voters Actually Turn Out for Trump in the Election? Not Really

-- by Francisco I. Pedraza and Brian Wilcox-Archuleta for The Los Angeles Times:

When Donald Trump won the presidency on Nov. 8, pundits, reporters and political wonks turned to the national exit poll to find out exactly what had happened. How had various groups in various states voted?

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