-- by Tom Dart, The Guardian (UK):
Along with other Hispanic education advocates, Ruben Cortez was pleased to discover that Texas might approve a Mexican American studies textbook for use in public schools.
Then he read it.
-- by Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post:
There’s no doubt that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has been a longtime advocate for revamping the nation’s immigration laws and border security system. But his newly-published Spanish-language campaign website selectively highlights just part of his legislative record — while his English-language site emphasizes other parts.
-- by Eric Besson, Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette:
As the U.S. presidential race thrusts immigration issues to the forefront, statewide organizers are trying to transform the attention into greater political engagement among the state's growing Hispanic population.
-- by Diana Campoamor, NPQ:
In this year’s election campaign, Mexican-Americans have been demonized while Latinos in Florida are being courted. From Donald Trump’s recent visit to Mexico to Hillary Clinton’s platform on immigration reform, it’s clear that both candidates realize the importance of the Latino vote. But, the question remains: How much will the Latino vote really matter?
-- by Janell Ross, The Washington Post:
Donald Trump's long-awaited effort to court black voters is here.
-- by Betsy Cooper and Daniel Benjamin, Time.com:
In making his case that the United States is hurtling toward catastrophe, Donald J. Trump has spun more than a few myths. One of his favorites is that our borders are sieves, and terrorists are streaming in.
-- by Ana Swanson, The Washington Post:
-- by Pema Levy, Mother Jones:
Donald Trump's strategy of embracing mass deportation of undocumented immigrants this week may be firing up his base, but it could cost him support among Latino voters. The latest poll of Latino voters shows just how much of an uphill climb Trump faces in winning even a meaningful sliver of this crucial voting population in swing states like Nevada and Florida.
-- by Abby Phillip, The Washington Post:
In a presidential year expected to produce record turnout among Hispanic voters, there are few signs that Hillary Clinton is performing any better among Latinos than past Democratic presidential candidates — even with immigrant-bashing Donald Trump as her GOP opponent.
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