WASHINGTON — Latinos hold conservatives views along a range of important issues, but Democrats are more effective at mobilizing them for elections, John Mendez, Director of Faith Initiatives for The LIBRE Initiative, told The Christian Post.
Latinos overlap with conservatives in many areas, Mendez said. They "won't abort their children," they believe in the traditional view of marriage, the believe in hard work, and they are very patriotic (1.5 million Hispanics serve in the military).
If Latinos are conservative, why do they vote Democrat? CP asked Mendez Saturday at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's "Road to Majority" conference. Mendez was on a panel dealing with how conservatives could reach non-white voters called, "The Real Rainbow Coalition: Building Bridges to Minorities." more >>
Obama administration officials trekked out to a tiny rural community in southern Virginia to teach the local yokels a thing about immigration policy. Yet the lessons learned were not by the local farmers but by the bureaucrats who got more than an earful in protests against placing illegal aliens in their small town of Lawrenceville.
"We will not be strong-armed by federal officials," bellowed one resident at the town hall, a 32-year-old former Marine named Aaron Smith. "We will not be pushed around," he exclaimed against the federal officials, as the crowd of townspeople gave him rousing applause.
Lawrenceville has only about 1,400 residents, and the town hall was held on June 19 in a spacious auditorium that seats 900. But even that large facility was not big enough to hold the outrage, as more than 1,000 angry people -- nearly everyone in the town -- showed up to express opposition to the Obama administration plan to relocate illegal immigrant children there. more >>
Texas Republican Gov. Rick Perry said that with 1,000 illegal immigrants crossing the United States' southern border into Texas every day, the Obama administration is neglecting its constitutional duty to secure the nation's borders. Perry has also asserted that the administration "is not serious about border security."
"We either have an incredibly inept administration, or they're in on it, somehow or another. I hate to be conspiratorial, but how do you move that many people from Central America across Mexico and then into the United States without there being a fairly coordinated effort?" asked Perry, who posed the question to Fox News host Sean Hannity Tuesday night.
Parry explained that with having 47,000 illegal immigrant children crossing the border since October — a number that does not include illegal adults entering into the U.S. — the state's becoming overwhelmed as facilities that are typically reserved for citizens during natural disasters are being filled to capacity. more >>
Many explanations have been suggested for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's, R-Va., shocking electoral defeat by political novice David Brat. These three are the worst.
1) He was "soft" on immigration reform.
Here are a few of the headlines that followed news of Cantor's defeat: "Eric Cantor loss kills immigration reform," "Cantor loss immigration reform death knell," "Eric Cantor a Casualty of Immigration Reform." more >>
An immigrant who has been living in a Tucson church to avoid deportation has been able to safely leave the religious sanctuary after he was granted a year-long stay in his forced return back to Mexico.
Daniel Neyoy Ruiz, 36, had been living at the Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson with his wife and 13-year-old son since May to avoid deportation back to Mexico. A highway patrolman reported Ruiz to the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency back in 2011, when it was revealed he had no legal status in the U.S. after he was pulled over for an excessively smoky exhaust pipe on his car.
Ruiz and his family then sought refuge at the Southside Presbyterian Church in May after he was contacted by the federal immigration agency and ordered to return to Mexico. According to NPR, the church Ruiz chose has a history of helping immigrants, as it served as a shelter to Central American immigrants in the early 1980's. more >>
Tom Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president, just hurled a challenge to Republicans. If they don't pass amnesty for illegal aliens, they "shouldn't bother to run a candidate in 2016."
Somebody probably told him that outrageous statement was a gaffe, which means the inconvenient revelation of an embarrassing viewpoint, so Donohue tried to pass off his threat as a joke. But it isn't funny: Donohue's big-business members want us to import more low-paid workers, and they want them now, suggesting that this fall's lame duck session of Congress would be a good time to implement this racket.
And it is a racket. It's a carefully planned, well-financed scheme to use false arguments to import foreign workers who will keep wages depressed for American college graduates. more >>