Julián Aguilar Reporter

Julián Aguilar reports on politics and border affairs from the Texas-Mexico border. His focuses include immigration reform and enforcement, voter ID, international trade, border security, and the drug trade. His political coverage has included local, legislative and congressional races in Texas, as well as local and national elections in Mexico. Before joining the Tribune, he was a freelance writer for the Fort Worth Weekly; a government and crime reporter for the Laredo Morning Times; and a political writer for the Rio Grande Guardian. A native of El Paso, he has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas and a master's degree in journalism from the Frank W. Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism at the University of North Texas.

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The Battle for the Hispanic Vote

Texas Weekly

The battle between the left and right to court the state’s so-called “sleeping giant” — the Latino vote, is raging. Republicans contend their social and economic priorities are more in line with the state’s fastest-growing demographic. Democrats, meanwhile, say their traditional grip on Hispanics isn’t slipping.

State GOP Stands By New Immigration Position

The Republican Party of Texas says the guest-worker program it backs in its platform is a practical solution, denying claims by Democrats that they are merely pandering to Latinos
The Republican Party of Texas says the guest-worker program it backs in its platform is a practical solution, denying claims by Democrats that they are merely pandering to Latinos

State Republicans are defending their support for a guest-worker program, which they say is the most reasonable proposal that either party has put forward in decades.