Natural-Born Democrats

by Kiko Matsing

Obama says politics to blame for immigration delay (AP)

[An] organization of Hispanic conservatives criticized [Obama’s immigration] speech as a “sheer political move” to keep them on board for the November elections. Obama was elected with strong backing from Hispanics and they could tip the balance in several tight races this year.

President Obama is operating under the false assumption that Latinos are natural-born Democrats who will rally behind his policies in lockstep,” said Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. “Latinos must not let themselves be deceived by the soaring rhetoric that has replaced meaningful action on immigration.”

A bullet fired from a gun battle in Juarez struck and penetrated the wall of El Paso Assistant City Manager Pat Adauto’s office, left between two shelves on her wall. Juarez and the area where the gun fight took place can be seen out the window of Adauto’s office. (Mark Lambie/El Paso Times)