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Hispanic Dems "Disappointed" With Party's Latino Outreach

-- by Rafael Bernal, The Hill:

Congressional Hispanic Democrats are questioning the party's approach to campaigning in Latino communities, as Republicans led by Donald Trump exceed expectations with the demographic.

Will the Latina Vote Sway 2016?

-- by Jacqueline Hurtado, CNN:

Margarita Montañez came to the United States from Mexico in 1970 when she was 23 years old. She raised six children but says one of her greatest accomplishments was becoming a United States citizen in 1999.

"I wanted to vote," she said. "I wanted to have a say in my children's future."

The Latino vote has long been the subject of interest for presidential elections, and in 2016 it may be wise to look more specifically at the Latina vote.

Immigration Reform: Disparate Ideas, Disparate Futures

-- by Eduardo Porter, The New York Times:

If Donald Trump were to win the presidency and carry out his strident promise to build an impregnable wall along the border with Mexico, both advocates and foes agree, it would turn the United States into a nation quite different from the one they live in.

Number of U.S. Unauthorized Immigrants Holds Steady Since 2009

-- by Jeffrey S. Passel and D'Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center:

The U.S. unauthorized immigrant population – 11.1 million in 2014 – has stabilized since the end of the Great Recession, as the number from Mexico declined but the total from other regions of the world increased, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.

Immigration Doesn't Hurt Native Jobs or Wages in the U.S., Report Finds

-- by Tessa Berenson,

Immigration has an overall positive impact on economic growth in the United States and has small-to-no effects on wages and employment for native-born workers, according to a new report.

GOP Megadonor Pledges $2 Million to Help Latino Voters Defeat Trump

-- by Eric Levitz, New York Magazine:

Mike Fernandez, a billionaire Republican donor, is pledging $2 million to help register new Latino voters in Florida, and then turn them out for Hillary Clinton on Election Day.

Why the Presidential Debates Need a Hispanic Moderator

-- by Javier Palomarez, for CNN:

No topic has received more media attention this year than immigration, particularly Hispanic immigration. But while Donald Trump's famous call to build (an extremely expensive) wall has received considerable press, another barrier has been created that is preventing Hispanics from having a say in a subject that affects their entire culture and their future.

Clinton and Trump's Demographic Tug of War

By Chris Alcantara, Kevin Uhrmacher and Emily Guskin, The Washington Post:

Latino Milennials Could Play Key Role in Election, Researcher Says

-- by Mercedes Olivera, The Dallas Morning News:

As the presidential race tightens up and polls start to show a closer match, we're seeing more attention focused on key voting blocs, especially Latino voters.

Conversely, Latino voters are also keenly aware of this election and are talking about it with family, friends and co-workers.

But in this election year more than others, Latino millennials are coming under greater scrutiny as demographic changes become difficult to ignore.

Could Arizona's Latino Voters Tip the Scale in November?

-- by Christopher Conover, Arizona Public Media:

In a state where one-third of residents are Latinos, candidates are searching for ways to connect with the formidable demographic.

Arizona is fourth in the nation by proportion of Latino population turnout is still low. Candidates have been trying to turn that around with Spanish-language ads and phone banks making calls targeting the group.

A recent poll from a group called Latino Decisions found that nine out of 10 Latinos reported they plan to cast ballots in November.

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