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In our second installment, Alfonso Aguilar, Executive Director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, discusses challenges facing the Republican Party when it comes to increasing support from Latino voters.

Alfonso Aguilar is the executive director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group that promotes conservative values and ideals within the Latino community and works to integrate Latinos into fuller and more active participation and leadership in the conservative movement. He is the first and former chief of the U.S. Office of Citizenship. Appointed by President George W. Bush, Mr. Aguilar was responsible for educating immigrants about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and for promoting their integration into American civic culture.

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