Latino Partnership

We work to engage the Latino community on conservative causes and garner greater Latino support for our issues and conservative candidates. We encourage the conservative movement to support Latino conservative groups, leaders, candidates, and policies that are welcoming of Latino immigrants.
As such, we are an effective liaison between established conservative groups and the Hispanic community.

Our focus:

  • Education: Conferences and forums focusing on Latinos and conservatism. We publish papers and reports regarding Hispanic support for conservative ideals and causes.
  • Advocacy: We advocate in favor of conservative issues and policies welcoming of immigrants.
  • Grassroots: We work to educate and engage the Latino community regarding conservative values and ideals. We work to build coalitions and the conservative Latino community nationwide.

Alfonso Aguilar on “Anchor Babies” and Birthright Citizenship – CNN

Jeb Bush makes a stop near the U.S.-Mexico border in McAllen, Texas, on Monday, just days after Democrats railed the Republican presidential candidate for defending his use of the term "anchor babies" while talking about illegal immigration. Bush -- seeking a reputation as a moderate Republican … [Read more...]

Alfonso Aguilar Says Trump Threatens Republicans’ Latino Outreach

“If Republicans want to be competitive in the general election, they have to distance themselves from Trump on both illegal and legal immigration,” said Alfonso Aguilar, a former official in George W. Bush’s administration and executive director of the American Principles Project’s Latino … [Read more...]

Trump Takes Heat on Birthright Citizenship – The Hill

The ghost of Mitt Romney’s failed 2012 presidential election campaign is haunting Republicans when it comes to Donald Trump’s immigration plan. Trump’s proposals to end birthright citizenship while rounding up and deporting undocumented immigrants reminds many Republicans of Romney’s call for … [Read more...]

Scott Walker’s birthright comments damage image among Hispanics, ex-Bush official says

A former official in George W. Bush’s administration said Tuesday that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s stance on birthright citizenship has dented his image in the eyes of Hispanic voters. Alfonso Aguilar, executive director of the American Principles Project’s Latino Partnership, said on CSPAN’s … [Read more...]

Rick Perry and Donald Trump Exchange Jabs

In recent days, criticism of Mr. Trump has focused largely on his comments that Mr. McCain, who spent five years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, was “not a war hero because he was captured.” But with Mr. Trump set to travel to Laredo, Texas, on Thursday to tour the U.S.-Mexico border and meet with … [Read more...]

Perry: Trump’s campaign is a ‘barking carnival act’

WASHINGTON – Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry stuck to his guns Wednesday, taking another jab at what he calls the "barking carnival act" of his fellow Republican presidential contender Donald Trump in their ongoing feud. "Let no one be mistaken -- Donald Trump's candidacy is a cancer on … [Read more...]

Alfonso Aguilar Gives Advice on How GOP Candidates can Deal with Trump – Daily Beast

Republican grief over Donald Trump’s all but assured presence on the debate stage next month seems to be entering it’s final stage: acceptance. Whether it’s the winery-owning mega donor, or the Koch-backed Hispanic outreach group or the former head of the American Conservative Union, there is a … [Read more...]

Why GOP Must Not Be ‘Party of No’ on Immigration – Alfonso Aguilar in Politico

I’m a conservative, and I support immigration. Those are two statements that you don’t hear together nearly often enough. I have seen the positive impact of immigration in my own life. My parents are both naturalized Americans. My mother is originally from Italy, and my father is from Costa Rica. … [Read more...]

Alfonso Aguilar on What’s Next After Immigration Order Blocked

On May 26, the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to stay an injunction against President Obama’s massive executive action from November, the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program. It would have delayed deportation for up to five million undocumented immigrants in the … [Read more...]

Huffington Post: Is Walker “Already Done” With Hispanic Voters

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who have advocated for reform in the past, are currently doing the best job of appealing to Latino voters, conservative operatives told HuffPost. Bush has said he wants to end Obama's deportation relief programs and replace them with broad … [Read more...]