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Latino Links: Political Trends

Latino Links: Political Trends

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805.com While the DREAM Act failed to gain approval from the U.S. Congress, Latinos going to the polls in 2012 are expected to remember the failed proposal and the inability by both parties to achieve immigration reform. Meanwhile, the growing U.S.-born Latino population is giving Republicans a challenge as...
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Public continues to oppose changing ‘Birthright Citizenship’

Public continues to oppose changing ‘Birthright Citizenship’

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 While Arizona Republican lawmakers ponder a variety of legislative bills aimed at cracking down on undocumented immigration in the state, a Pew Research Center Poll released Feb. 24 continues to show the American public is still opposed to changing the U.S. Constitution to prevent so-called “Birthright Citizenship.” However,...
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Latino Links: Political Trends

Latino Links: Political Trends

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805.com The economy, immigration and other hot button issues continue to impact the perceptions Latinos have when supporting Republicans or Democrats, according to a recent poll. Meanwhile, in a demographic trend that could be repeated nationwide, a recent U.S. Census report shows the impact a growing Latino population is...
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Board of Supervisors make history with appointment

Board of Supervisors make history with appointment

For the first time in about 100 years, a Latino citizen, John Zaragoza, was appointed vice chair of the Ventura County Board of Supervisors. The appointment was made at the Jan. 11 Board of Supervisors meeting. Adolfo Camarillo, the only previous Latino to serve on the board of supervisors, was a county supervisor from...
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Das Williams holding swearing-in dinner Jan. 16

Das Williams holding swearing-in dinner Jan. 16

The Das Williams campaign will hold a celebratory dinner from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 16 at Casa Lopez Mexican Restaurant & Banquet Hall, 325 So. A St., Oxnard. Sponsored by the Ventura County Firefighters, Williams said the swearing-in dinner will also serve as a fundraiser to help pull together resources for the...
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Latinos gaining in political power nationwide

Latinos gaining in political power nationwide

Key swing states seeing growth of Latino population By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 Latino voters are playing a big role in states that gained congressional seats and Electorial College votes, according to a report released this week by the Pew Hispanic Center. The report is based on an analysis of the recent U.S. Census...
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Commentary: Time for Latino voters to get motivated

Commentary: Time for Latino voters to get motivated

By Frank X. Moraga / Amigos805 Mid-term elections are usually pretty dull affairs compared to national presidential campaigns. Most voters tend to believe that it’s politics as usual, their vote will really not make a difference and they would rather save their energy and head to the polls at the end of the presidential...
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