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2016 Election

Trump’s Hispanic Adviser Says He No Longer Wants To Be A Prop

Hispanic supporters believe Trump had been using them as “props” and they no longer have the “time and energy for a scam.” Some prominent Hispanic members of Donald Trump’s advisory board are reconsidering their support for him following the hate-filled, incendiary immigration speech in Phoenix, Arizona. Trump met with the National Hispanic Advisory Council, which was created last month out of various faith, civic and business leader, once at a meeting in New York’s...



Trump’s Hispanic Allies Are Self-Deporting From His Campaign

Donald Trump delivered a loud, angry, and vile speech on immigration on Wednesday, one that, as my colleague Isaac Chotiner noted, should make it impossible to view the GOP nominee as “anything but a demagogue.” And how did some of Trump’s biggest Hispanic backers feel about it? Apparently, not much better than Isaac did. Via Politico: Several major Latino surrogates for Donald Trump are reconsidering their support for him following the Republican nominee’s hardline speech on...



Some Hispanic leaders who advised Trump now feel ‘crushed,’ misled

“Crushed.” ”Disappointed.” ”Confused.” Some Hispanic leaders who have been advising Donald Trump say they feel betrayed after his long-awaited immigration speech that definitively ruled out a pathway to legal status for people living in the country illegally. Trump stopped short of calling for the mass deportation of millions of people who have not committed crimes beyond their immigration offenses. But he also ruled out what he dismissed as “amnesty,” saying those who...



La respuesta de la NHCLC al discurso pronunciado anoche por el candidato presidencial Donald Trump

El Rev. Samuel Rodríguez, presidente de la NHCLC, pide un esfuerzo sostenido hacia la reforma migratoria integral SACRAMENTO, California, 1 de septiembre de 2016 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- El Rev. Samuel Rodríguez, presidente de la Conferencia de Liderazgo Cristiano Hispano Nacional (National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, NHCLC), la mayor organización cristiana hispana del mundo, que ejerce de voz representativa de los más de 100 millones de evangélicos...



Trump Meets with Mexican President, Says They ‘Didn’t Discuss’ Paying for His Wall

President Enrique Pena Nieto, however, says he told the GOP nominee Mexico would not pay for it. Trump Meets with Mexican President, Says They ‘Didn’t Discuss’ Paying for His Wall Donald Trump and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto prepare to deliver a joint press conference Wednesday in Mexico City. (YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images) Donald Trump discussed his plan to build a wall along the southern U.S. border in a private meeting with Mexican President Enrique...



Poll: Conservative Latinos Give NHCLC Credibility

According to a new poll conducted by the National Institute for Latino Policy, the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference was among the groups most frequently mentioned as being "credible" in the eyes of American Latinos. But the poll also found that most conservative Latinos—in fact, more than three in four—could even name a Latino advocacy group that aligned with their ideals. In addition to the NHCLC, the other conservative groups mentioned were: The...



National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Expresses Disappointment Following Donald Trump's Immigration Speech in Arizona

NHCLC President Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Calls for Continued Effort toward Comprehensive Immigration Reform SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC), the world's largest Hispanic Christian organization, which serves as a representative voice for the more than 100 million Hispanic Evangelicals assembled in over 40,000 U.S. churches, today expressed his disappointment following...



Trump Is Open-Minded on Immigration, But Offers No 'Practical Solutions,' Rev. Samuel Rodriguez Says

The Reverend Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference said Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was open-minded when they spoke about immigration, but his recent speech was "disheartening." Trump addressed a crowd in Phoenix, Arizona on Wednesday, arguing in favor of building a wall and rejecting a path to citizenship for those who entered the United States illegally, labeling it "amnesty." Expressing disappointment, Rev. Rodriguez said in a...



Survey: What do Latino Leaders Think of Clinton, Trump, 2016?

A majority of Latino leaders and activists say they will vote for Hillary Clinton, though there was skepticism that her presidency would be able to bring a marked increase in Latino political power or the certainty of comprehensive immigration reform. With the Presidential elections just a few months away, the National Institute for Latino Policy (NiLP) conducted an online survey of close to 400 Latino opinion leaders from 31 states, Puerto Rico and Guam. In contrast to polls done of the...



Trump's support among evangelical leaders spikes as he hints at pro-life backing

Donald Trump's ratings among evangelical leaders has shot up since he released his shortlist for Supreme Court justice, which is largely pro-life. A small poll of evangelical leaders suggested that only 22 per cent would back the Republican candidate after he secured the nomination in May but 48 per cent said they would consider him if he were to nominate a pro-life Supreme Court justice. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, according to Professor Greg Snyder, 'does...



Donald Trump Ratings Among Evangelical Leaders Double After His Pro-Life Supreme Court Shortlist

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's support among evangelical leaders and influencers has doubled, from 22 percent in May to now 44 percent, as he has released a pro-life Supreme Court shortlist, according to WORLD magazine's monthly surveys. The showing is by far the billionaire businessman's best out of 11 surveys, although 48 percent say they still plan to write in a name or not vote at all, saidWORLD, which conducts a monthly survey of 103 evangelical leaders and...



Trump Inaccurately Claimed Top Hispanic Pastor as Advisor

One of the key leaders listed as part of Donald Trump’s new Hispanic Advisory Council has not actually agreed to the role, citing concerns over Trump’s lack of an adequate immigration policy, even though the official announcement on the Republican National Committee website touted his name. When the council first met in New York on Saturday, Dallas pastor Mark Gonzales was not invited and did not attend. “I wasn’t aware that I was on any list in that capacity, officially,”...