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Nation Jan 31Latino civil rights leader rescinds letter supporting Trump’s immigration plan
Roger Rocha, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, said he rescinded a letter he wrote at the request of the Trump administration while the group was in negotiations for an immigration reform compromise.
Politics Sep 13Pete Domenici, former GOP senator, has died
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Former New Mexico Sen. Pete V. Domenici, a Republican who became a power broker in the Senate for his work on the federal budget and energy policy over more than 30 years, died Wednesday.
Nation Jul 03Fourth of July brings mixed feelings for some minorities
Blacks, Latinos and immigrant rights advocates say the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, recent non-convictions of police officers charged in the shootings of black men, and the stepped-up detentions of immigrants and refugees for deportation have them questioning equality…
Politics Jul 11‘Make America Native Again’: Native Americans and other minorities satirize Trump’s campaign slogan
A Navajo artist in New Mexico has created a hat that touts "Make America Native Again." A Mexican-American activist in Brooklyn, New York, is selling a cap with the words "Make America Mexico Again."…
Politics Jun 18Trump’s ‘Mexican’ label against judge brings up word’s history
The term "Mexican" describes a nationality for a people of a country south of the U.S, but it also has been used as a slur against U.S.-born Latinos as a way to dehumanize them and dismiss them as foreigners.
Politics Aug 30Trump’s call for mass deportation reminiscent of Depression-era policy
Around 500,000 to 1 million Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans were pushed out of the country during the 1930s repatriation, as the removal is sometimes called.
Nation Mar 05LBJ linked Latinos, civil rights in ‘Selma’ speech
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson asked a joint session of Congress to respond to the brutal beatings of protesters in Selma, Alabama, by passing a federal Voting Rights Act that would "open the city of hope to all…