Report: Media Companies Funding Anti-Immigrant Candidates

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A recent report finds that a group of national media and telecommunications companies are contributing funds to anti-immigrant policy makers, while limiting news access and public affairs issues programming for Latino media consumers. The report, "Beyond Trump the Immigration Stalemate," was written by UCLA professor Dr. Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda.

According to the study, in 2014 companies such as Comcast, AT&T, Verizon, Cox, Time Warner and Dish Network contributed more than $7.8 million to the Republican Party and its candidates.

In an interview with La Opinión, Hinojosa-Ojeda said the purpose of the report was to expose what he calls "two-faced" corporations that say they support Latinos and fund Hispanic organizations and politicians, but then contribute large sums of money to anti-immigrant and anti-Latino campaigns. In the report's recommendations, Hinojosa-Ojeda called on Latino advocacy groups to stop supporting companies that donate to the electoral campaigns of anti-immigrant politicians.

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