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Report Documents Dramatic Shift in State Immigration Policies

Report Documents Dramatic Shift in State Immigration Policies

For more than 100 years, the federal government has had authority over U.S. immigration policies while states possessed only limited power to regulate the “lives and livelihoods” of immigrants living within their borders. However, the past decade has seen an increase in immigration-related legislation including anti-immigrant laws, which have failed both as policy and as [...]

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Fremont’s Anti-Immigrant Ordinance Out of Step with Other Cities in Nebraska

Fremont’s Anti-Immigrant Ordinance Out of Step with Other Cities in Nebraska

Last week, the residents of Fremont, Nebraska voted to keep a 2010 anti-immigrant housing ordinance on the books. While the small town, with a seven percent foreign born population, has chosen to continue down its current path of exclusion, other places in Nebraska are pursuing inclusive strategies to welcome immigrants and other newcomers to their [...]

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¿Es Cierto Que los Inmigrantes Están Destinados a Darle la Espalda al Partido Republicano?

Written by on February 11, 2014 in Demographics, Elections, En Español, Myths with 0 Comments
¿Es Cierto Que los Inmigrantes Están Destinados a Darle la Espalda al Partido Republicano?

El último pronóstico catastrófico sobre la política inmigratoria viene de la mano de un informe publicado por el grupo conservador Eagle Forum. En el mismo, los autores advierten a los sectores conservadores sobre el terrible impacto que la llegada de nuevos inmigrantes tendrá en el futuro electoral del Partido Republicano. Aunque esta idea no es [...]

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Are Immigrants Really Destined to Give the GOP the Cold Shoulder?

Written by on February 10, 2014 in Demographics, Elections, Myths, Voting with 0 Comments
Are Immigrants Really Destined to Give the GOP the Cold Shoulder?

The latest catastrophic forecast on immigration policy comes in the form of a report released by the conservative Eagle Forum warning Republicans about the presumed dire impact that the arrival of new immigrants through legal channels will have on the GOP’s electoral future. While this idea is far from new, the report relies on assumptions [...]

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Are GOP Immigration Standards Enough to Shake Up the Conversation?

Are GOP Immigration Standards Enough to Shake Up the Conversation?

Reactions to the release of the House GOP leadership’s principles for immigration reform ranged from ecstatic to furious yesterday—and that was just within the Republican Party. Outside the tortured world of House politics, reactions tended more toward cautious praise for releasing something as a starting point, but with serious doubts about the shortcomings of the [...]

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SOTU Shows Parties Moving Closer on Immigration Reform

SOTU Shows Parties Moving Closer on Immigration Reform

During Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, President Obama made it clear that improved immigration policies go hand-in-hand with the economic recovery, and nudged the House of Representatives to make the next move on immigration reform.

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How the 2014 Midterm Elections Could be Impacted by Immigration

How the 2014 Midterm Elections Could be Impacted by Immigration

By Tom K. Wong, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, San Diego Despite hopes that 2013 would be the year of comprehensive immigration reform, legislation stalled in the House and the year ended without a bill. Since the House reconvened Tuesday, 427 days have passed since the November 2012 elections [...]

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How Latino and Asian Voters Made the Difference in 2013 Gubernatorial Elections

Written by on November 6, 2013 in Demographics, Elections, Reform, Republicans, Voting with 0 Comments
How Latino and Asian Voters Made the Difference in 2013 Gubernatorial Elections

In a Dickensian tale of two campaigns for governor, the Republican Party watched two very different strategies unfold on how to embrace or reject Latino voters on Tuesday. A majority of Latino voters voted for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as he soundly won reelection, while Ken Cuccinelli lost his campaign to be Virginia’s governor [...]

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Latino Voters Poised to Again Play Key Role in Elections

Latino Voters Poised to Again Play Key Role in Elections

One year after the 2012 elections, in which the Latino vote  played a pivotal role in the re-election of President Obama, the Republican Party is still attempting to figure out how to attract Latinos and new immigrant voters to the fold. Tomorrow, voters head to the polls to decide several state elections and the gubernatorial [...]

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New Report Provides Specific Measures of Latino, Asian, and Immigrant Voters in Upcoming Elections

New Report Provides Specific Measures of Latino, Asian, and Immigrant Voters in Upcoming Elections

Following the 2012 presidential election, many Republican leaders and pundits concluded that Mitt Romney’s position on immigration hurt him with a range of voters, particularly Latinos and Asians. As a result, senior Republicans began to argue that immigration reform was not only inevitable, but was vital to the survival of the Republican Party. While this [...]

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