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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, TPM.com:

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.

Donald Trump Focues on Immigration in His First Ad of the General Election

-- by Nick Corasaniti, The New York Times:

Bannon Hire is the Nail in the Coffin of RNC Latino Outreach Effort

-- by Cristina Lopez, Media Matters for America:

Latino Labor Groups Aim to Mobilize Florida Voters Against Trump

-- by Kristem M. Clark, The Tampa Bay Times:

Leaders of several major Latino labor unions on Thursday declared their intent to rally Florida's Hispanic population to defeat Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and to oppose "the politics of hate."

Judge Refers Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for Criminal Prosecution

-- by Fernanda Santos, The New York Times:

A federal judge on Friday referred Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his second-in-command for criminal prosecution, finding that they ignored and misrepresented to subordinates court orders designed to keep the sheriff’s office from racially profiling Latinos.

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