The Growing Divide Between Democrats and Latino Voters

After Obama's mishandling of this Summer's influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the border, will Democrats win back the trust of Latino voters?

Roque Planas

The Obama Administration's response to the child migrant crisis at the border has forced many Latino immigrant rights organizations to actively oppose several Democrats running for Senate in key swing states. This comes as Obama's poll numbers among Latinos continue to dip. Mario Murillo spoke with Roque Planas, the editor of the Huffington Post's Latino Voices page about these and other issues on WBAI's Morning Show. Planas is a member of the Board of Directors of NACLA, the North American Congress on Latin America. This is part of WBAI's ongoing partnership with NACLA.


 

Mario A. Murillo is associate professor of communication and chair of the Department of Radio, Television, Film of Hofstra University. He is the author of Colombia and the United States: War, Unrest and Destabilization (Seven Stories Press, 2004). He blogs at mamaradio.blogspot.com. Roque Planas is Editor at Huffington Post, Latino Voices and has written about Latin America and U.S. Latino politics for publications including Foreign Policy Magazine, The New Internationalist, The World Politics Review and the New York Daily News. He currently sits on the NACLA board.

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