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Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Ruben Navarrette Jr. is a member of the editorial board of the San Diego Union Tribune, a nationally syndicated columnist, a frequent lecturer, and a regular contributor to CNN.com.
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Redistricting Watch: Democrats Lose, Latinos Win

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Will Republicans seize the opportunity?

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The Top 15 Immigration Lies

Sunday, January 9th, 2011 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Let's put our cards on the table and have a nice clean game.

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Animal Farm: The Harsh Rhetoric of Anti-Immigration Republicans

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Want to repair the breach between the GOP and America's largest minority? Start by avoiding incendiary rhetoric comparing Latino immigrants to animals.

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Gingrich Gets Latinos. Does the GOP?

Monday, December 13th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Can conservatives follow Newt's lead before it's too late?

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GOP Can’t Afford to Alienate Hispanics

Sunday, December 5th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Republicans are making life easy for Democrats who don’t deserve to have the level of support they have with Latino voters.

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New GOP House Majority Bodes Well for Immigration Reform

Sunday, November 28th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Despite the rhetoric, it’s usually Republicans — and not Democrats — who push immigration reform efforts.

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Obama Continues to Play Hispanics on Immigration Issue

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Immigration reform is always an afterthought with this president, and only tends to come to mind when Obama finds himself addressing a Latino group and looking for dependable applause lines.

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Lou Dobbs and His Hypocritical Crusade Against Employers of Illegals

Sunday, October 24th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

What employers deserve is something that, ironically, Dobbs now expects the rest of us to give him: a little empathy, a fair hearing, and the benefit of the doubt.

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Attempts by Congress to Fix the Immigration System a Bad Joke

Sunday, October 10th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

It’s tempting to say that Stephen Colbert made a mockery of Congress’ handling of the immigration issue. But it’s not exactly fair. Lawmakers from both parties beat him to it.

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Whitman’s Illegal Immigrant Troubles Self-Inflicted

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Could this embarrassing episode be the beginning of the end for the Whitman campaign?

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Dems Trying to Rewrite History on Immigration Reform

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Harry Reid and President Obama want Hispanics to believe that it is Republicans who are obstructing immigration legislation, while it has been Democrats who have scuttled efforts at comprehensive reform.

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No Excuses for Anti-Hispanic Hate Crimes

Sunday, August 29th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

People in the country illegally should be apprehended and deported by authorities, not beaten and killed by thugs.

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Support for Arizona Immigration Law Cleaves Along Racial Lines

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

There's no escaping the conclusion that whites and Hispanics see SB 1070 — and the immigration problem — very differently.

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GOP Playing with Dynamite on ‘Anchor Baby’ Issue

Friday, July 23rd, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

There was a time when Republicans knew better than to handle radioactive material.

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Time for Obama to Put Up or Shut Up on Immigration

Friday, July 16th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Obama is good at making speeches about immigration, but when will he stop blaming the Republicans for obstructing reform and get something done?

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Stephen Colbert Seeking to Prove Americans Won’t Take Jobs Held by Illegals

Friday, July 9th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

The comedian is out to explode the myth that the unemployed will leap at the chance to work the scut jobs currently being done by illegal immigrants.

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What You’re Not Hearing from the Liberal Media About Immigration Reform

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Obama keeps blaming Republicans for lack of progress on immigration, but if the president wants to know who the culprit is, all he has to do is look in a mirror.

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A Border ‘Invasion’? Let’s Dial Back the Immigration Rhetoric, Please

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Point/Counterpoint: In the left corner of the ring, Ruben Navarrette says that the increasingly acrimonious tone of the immigration debate is actually making life on the border especially dangerous.

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Romney’s Untypical Views on Immigration

Thursday, May 20th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

His family history has affected his outlook on immigration in profound ways.

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Tolerate Arizona’s Immigration Law

Monday, May 10th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

OK, not really.

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Arizona: Never Let Mexican Border Violence Go to Waste?

Saturday, May 1st, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Point/Counterpoint: In the left corner of the ring, Ruben Navarrette is not a fan of Arizona's new immigration law: "Mexican drug violence is a headline-grabber that stirs anxiety and fear. So it’s natural that Gov. Brewer and other supporters of SB 1070 would cynically use it to further their claim."

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Steve Poizner Is No Jaime Escalante

Friday, April 23rd, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

The California gubernatorial candidate has low expectations of the same kind of kids that Stand and Deliver teacher Escalante taught calculus to.

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Obama’s Plan for Education Reform: Bash Bush … Then Adopt His Policies

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

Just like with the war on terror, Obama refuses to grant any legitimacy to the ideas of his predecessor while quietly adopting them wholesale.

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Cesar Chavez Would Not Have Supported Amnesty for Illegals

Thursday, April 8th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

The sainted labor leader was unalterably opposed to legalizing undocumented workers. It is dishonest for immigration reform advocates to invoke his name in their cause.

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Illegal Immigration Rears Its Head in California Governor’s Race

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 - by Ruben Navarrette Jr.

In reality, governors can’t do much about illegal immigration — and they shouldn’t grandstand while trying to prove otherwise.

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