Elections

Restrictive Voting Laws Threaten to Block Millions of Latino Voters, Including Many Newly-Naturalized

Written by on May 12, 2016 in Demographics, Elections with 1 Comment
Restrictive Voting Laws Threaten to Block Millions of Latino Voters, Including Many Newly-Naturalized

Naturalization and voter registration rates have surged in recent months, but strict new voter laws in many states are threatening to reduce the number of Latinos voters (including many newly naturalized) who will be allowed to cast ballots. More than 185,000 citizenship applications were submitted in the final three months of 2015, which is a […]

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Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan Would Seriously Damage the U.S. Economy

Written by on May 9, 2016 in Economics, Elections with 1 Comment
Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan Would Seriously Damage the U.S. Economy

Donald Trump’s approach to immigration seems to rest on three pillars: the construction of a big wall across the entire U.S.-Mexico border, the banning of all Muslim immigration to the United States, and the deportation of every man, woman, and child found to be in the country without authorization. This is an immigration plan rooted […]

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Sorry Trump, Immigration is Still Associated with Less Crime and Safer Communities

Written by on April 29, 2016 in Elections, Immigration and Crime with 0 Comments
Sorry Trump, Immigration is Still Associated with Less Crime and Safer Communities

Donald Trump opened a political rally in Southern California last night by sharing the stage with activists who have lost loved ones at the hands of immigrants in the U.S. without legal status. While no one can minimize the pain associated with losing a family member, Trump’s motive behind placing these families at center stage […]

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GOP Perfects Its Formula for Losing the Latino Vote

Written by on April 25, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments
GOP Perfects Its Formula for Losing the Latino Vote

After each of the last few national elections, Republican strategists prognosticated that despite their low support among Latino voters, the Republican Party could begin to win them over by talking to them about kitchen-table issues like the economy and job creation. However, they also warned that if the party didn’t find new rhetoric and begin […]

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Polls Show Millennials More Likely to Reject Deportation and Support Path to Citizenship

Written by on April 4, 2016 in Elections with 0 Comments
Polls Show Millennials More Likely to Reject Deportation and Support Path to Citizenship

In contrast to the virulent anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from several presidential candidates, new polling shows that the majority of Americans – 62 percent – support allowing undocumented immigrants to legalize and become U.S. citizens, while only 19 percent said they should be deported. Even in Arizona, a state known for its anti-immigrant legislation, more than half […]

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Democratic Candidates Promise Not to Deport Children or Immigrants Without Criminal Records at Univision Debate

Written by on March 10, 2016 in Elections, Enforcement, Interior Enforcement with 1 Comment
Democratic Candidates Promise Not to Deport Children or Immigrants Without Criminal Records at Univision Debate

While many of the recent Presidential debates have uncovered little new thinking or policy positions on immigration, last night’s Univision-sponsored debate at Miami-Dade College in Southern Florida was different. The Univision hosts pressed both candidates on the issue of immigration, which allowed both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton to make more definitive statements about what […]

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Nativists Line Up in Support of Trump’s Presidential Campaign

Written by on March 2, 2016 in Elections, Enforcement, Interior Enforcement with 0 Comments
Nativists Line Up in Support of Trump’s Presidential Campaign

If one is judged by the company one keeps, then Donald Trump needs some new friends. The now-undisputed frontrunner in the Republican presidential primary campaign has been receiving endorsements from a rogue’s gallery of nativists. Not surprisingly, Trump and his buddies fail to offer any constructive, realistic, or humane means of fixing the myriad problems […]

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Former Mexican President Says Country Not Paying for a Stupid, Useless Wall

Written by on February 8, 2016 in Elections, Enforcement with 1 Comment
Former Mexican President Says Country Not Paying for a Stupid, Useless Wall

For the past several months, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump has taken a harsh stance on immigration, stating more than once that he would finish the wall between the U.S. and Mexico and ensure that Mexico pays for it. For the first time, according to NBC News, a Mexican official has pushed back. Over the […]

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Xenophobic Immigration Policy Would Wreck the U.S. Economy

Written by on January 22, 2016 in Economics, Elections with 0 Comments
Xenophobic Immigration Policy Would Wreck the U.S. Economy

The GOP candidates for President are falling over one another to demonstrate who would be the “toughest” on immigrants and who would finally make U.S. borders “secure.” Leading the way is Donald Trump, who issued shrill declarations during the January 14 GOP debate that “We have no borders” and “Illegal immigration is beyond belief”—all of […]

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Our Top 10 Most-Read Posts of 2015

Our Top 10 Most-Read Posts of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close we revisit the year’s most-read blog posts on ImmigrationImpact.com. The top 10 posts include analysis of the presidential candidate’s immigration policy positions, developments on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), as well as the ongoing legal battle around President Obama’s executive actions. It also includes posts on the contributions […]

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