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These are the magic words.

Pathway to citizenship is the pillar of immigration report.

It is pretty much set in stone. Latinos remember Donald Trump launching his campaign fourteen months ago with guns blazing – build the wall, Mexico will pay for it, rapists, deportation squads, Judge Gonzalo Curiel. Latinos are now positioned to vote in record numbers percentage-wise for Secretary Hillary Clinton. Now Trump is saying he is willing to “softening” his position on immigration because his campaign sees the writing on the wall in the Latino community. It is not going to work.

Trump won his primary in large part due to his demonization of Mexican immigrants and Latinos will not forget. Plus, pathway to citizenship is the key to immigration reform and this is something Trump and the GOP vehemently oppose. Here is from the GOP platform:

We oppose any form of amnesty for those who, by breaking the law, have disadvantaged those who have obeyed it.

Like I said, it is pretty much set in stone and Latino voters are not going to fall for a “softening” of language or tone or wait for a “to be determined” insult.

Usually, in a presidential election, there is a healthy contingent of Latino GOP activists going out there serving as surrogates for their nominee. I’m not seeing them this time around. Where are they? Are they even out there?

Now look at this. Jorge Ramos has an essay today in Time on Trump. Here are parts:

It doesn’t matter who you are—a journalist, a politician or a voter—we’ll all be judged by how we responded to Donald Trump. Like it or not, this election is a plebiscite on the most divisive, polarizing and disrupting figure in American politics in decades. And neutrality is not an option.

The day after the election will be too late.

And:

Regardless of whether Donald Trump wins or loses, we will be asked on November 9th: What did you do? Did you support him? Were you brave enough, ethical enough, to challenge him when he insulted immigrants, Muslims, women, war heroes and people with disabilities? Are you on the record correcting his lies? Did you discuss with your friends and family that in a democracy like ours there is no room for racism and discrimination? Or did you just seat idly, silently, allowing others to decide the future of the United States?

Because you will be asked.

And:

There have been two crucial moments in which even Trump supporters couldn’t defend their own candidate: when he questioned judge Gonzalo Curiel’s capacity to rule in a case in which he was involved simply because of his Hispanic ethnicity and when he criticized the silence of a Muslim-American woman, Ghazala Khan, who had lost her son, a U.S. soldier, in the Iraq war. Those moments proved to be too much even for the most loyal party members.

And:

Judgment day is coming. Will you have peace of mind come November 9th?

Here is the entire Ramos essay: http://time.com/4463366/jorge-ramos-donald-trump/?xid=tcoshare.

Trump is the one who went after us.

Jose Altuve leads MLB in base hits with 180 and in batting average at .363.   Who led MLB in these two categories last season?

HTX?   The local Super Bowl Committee wants to erect a huge “HTX” sign in front of the GRB Convention Center during the Super Bowl festivities next year. HTX? We are not HTX? We are H-Town. A lot of local folks didn’t react too kindly to the unveiling of HTX. Hey, but don’t worry, the folks that run the local Super Bowl Committee are smarter than the rest of us. Here is the Channel 13 post on the HTX thing: http://abc13.com/society/houston-super-bowl-plans-raise-unintended-controversy/1481662/.

Just an FYI: If the ‘Stros pull a comeback of sorts and make the playoffs as a Wild Card team, the AL Wild Card game will be played the same evening as the Vice-Presidential Debate on Tuesday, October 4. Just so you know.

Last season, Miguel Cabrera led MLB with a .338 batting average and Dee Gordon led in base hits with 205 of course.

Last night’s game was kind of over after the first inning and we fell a game in the Wild Card race. The last game of the current roadie starts at around 11:30 this morning.

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