Another essay by a highly respected intellectual in Washington DC continues the drumbeat on how liberal thinkers ( i.e., most Democrats ) are out of touch with the Hispanic culture. This time new national data proves his point. For example, Hispanics chose the statement "America is the greatest country in the world" 70% of the time to only 23% for the opposite view, while very liberal Democrats are the reverse; 66% not the greatest and only 28% the opposite. No wonder the headlines in political press outlets talk of the rising of the Hispanic vote and now the realignment of Hispanic vote. -- Lance Tarrance
by Ruy Teixeira, August 11, 2022 in The Liberal Patriot
Democrats are having a great deal of trouble holding on to Hispanic voters. In 2020, running against Donald Trump for a second time, in the midst of a COVID/economic crisis and after the George Floyd summer of “racial reckoning”, Democrat Joe Biden actually did quite a bit worse among Hispanic voters than Hillary Clinton did in 2016. According to authoritative estimates from Democratic big data firm Catalist, the Democratic advantage among Hispanic voters slipped by a remarkable 16 points (two party vote) between the two elections. That doesn’t mean the Democrats lost the Hispanic vote. Far from it—they still got a solid majority of that group’s vote. But the size of their majority was whittled down considerably and appears to be falling further.
Orlando Sanchez, TLC Founder, Editorial from the Dallas Express
a·sy·lum [əˈsīləm] NOUN 1. (POLITICAL ASYLUM) the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee:
This definition from the online Oxford English Dictionary is the crux of the major issue on the border today. This week the Supreme Court allowed the Biden administration to end the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy whereby Central Americans and certain Cuban and Haitian asylum seekers were required to stay in Mexico to have their asylum claims considered.
The procedure is for those coming to the US as political refugees to file a claim with Immigration. Then they are provided with a judicial hearing. Sometimes the process may take three years before it gets to a judge. Before Remain in Mexico was implemented the claimant would be allowed to remain in the US and given work permits. With Remain in Mexico they were prohibited from entering and if entering through Mexico were returned to Mexico where they had to wait for their hearing. The Biden administration has revised the policy to allow the claimant who makes a credible fear assertion to enter and remain in the US.
June of 2022 was a big month in political history for the state of Texas as a special election in South Texas brought a Republican Hispanic into the U.S. Congress. It was a special election that will have to be replayed in November.
The key item from this victory was that almost half of the early turnout were from voters who ordinarily would vote in the Democratic Primary. Secondarily, the Democrats in Washington D.C. were blamed for this unexpected loss.
Read the two following articles which will give you the big picture of how important this special election was in Texas history.
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