Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles
Alfonso Aguilar is the host of the Alfonso Aguilar Show, a weekly conservative radio talk show in Spanish, which airs nationally through Univision America radio, and he is the Executive Director of the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, a Washington, DC based advocacy group which 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.
Mr. Aguilar is the first and former Chief of the U.S. Office of Citizenship. Appointed by President George W. Bush, Mr. Aguilar was responsible for developing and promoting initiatives and programs to educate immigrants about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and to encourage their integration into American civic culture. He led the effort to develop the new naturalization test of the United States, which took effect on October 1, 2008.
Before joining the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2003, Mr. Aguilar served in numerous high-level government positions in the Bush administration and the government of Puerto Rico, including Deputy Director of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration, and Press Secretary to former Governor Pedro Rosselló of Puerto Rico.
Mr. Aguilar has a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from the University of Puerto Rico. He is a member of the Puerto Rico Bar and is the U.S. representative of the Citizenship and Values Foundation based in Madrid, Spain. Mr. Aguilar is also a member of the Board of Directors of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) and of the Board of Advisors of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference.
Mr. Aguilar writes as well a bi-monthly Op-Ed column for the daily La Opinion of Los Angeles, California, the largest Spanish-language newspaper in the country, and frequently appears as a guest policy analyst in major national radio and TV shows, including the Michael Medved, Lou Dobbs and Laura Ingraham shows, The O’Reilly Factor, MSNBC’s Hardball and The Daily Rundown, CNN’s Larry King Live, Telemundo’s Enfoque, Univision’s Despierta America and Al Punto, and CNN en Español’s Choque de Opiniones.