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Giving the Immigration Facts a Fighting Chance

Giving the Immigration Facts a Fighting Chance

As we move through the 2016 presidential election cycle, the issue of immigration will continue to be a central topic of the debate. The United States is at a tipping point after more than two decades without meaningful upgrades to its immigration system. Current U.S. law does not provide sufficient channels for legal immigration and […]

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Grupo Nativista Insta al Partido Republicano a Alejarse Aún Más de la Comunidad de Inmigrantes

Written by on April 18, 2014 in En Español, Immigration 101 with 1 Comment
Grupo Nativista Insta al Partido Republicano a Alejarse Aún Más de la Comunidad de Inmigrantes

Los grupos anti-inmigrantes utilizan periódicamente una táctica común que consiste en hacer circular informes que advierten a los legisladores y al público en general acerca del carácter supuestamente amenazante de los inmigrantes. Estos informes tienden a retratar a los inmigrantes como una carga económica y fiscal, una amenaza para la integración social, o una amenaza […]

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Nativist Group Urges Republican Party to Further Alienate the Immigrant Community

Written by on April 17, 2014 in Immigration 101 with 0 Comments
Nativist Group Urges Republican Party to Further Alienate the Immigrant Community

Anti-immigrant groups periodically use a common tactic of circulating reports warning lawmakers and the general public about immigrants’ supposedly threatening character. These reports often consist of portraying immigrants as an economic and fiscal burden, a threat to societal integration, or a political menace to an idealized status quo. Following the latter idea, the Center for […]

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

Written by on September 3, 2013 in Demographics, Elections, Legislation, Reform with 2 Comments
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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Supporting STEM Education Where It’s Most Needed

Supporting STEM Education Where It’s Most Needed

Geography is a topic often lost in national-level immigration policy and the ensuing conversations around comprehensive reform. We frequently hear statistics cited at the national level. However, all too often, data at the metropolitan and local level – where the challenges and opportunities of immigration policy play out – are overlooked in policy debates.

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Countdown of the Top Five Immigration Stories of 2012

Written by on December 21, 2012 in DACA/DAPA, Elections, Enforcement, Legislation, Reform with 0 Comments
Countdown of the Top Five Immigration Stories of 2012

In the beginning of 2012, the landscape of the immigration world looked much different.  Pro-immigrant groups were coming off of a rough few years that saw the failure of the DREAM Act, a spike in deportations under President Obama, and the passage of several state-level restrictionist bills like Arizona’s infamous SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB […]

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Talking Turkey on Immigration 2012

Written by on November 21, 2012 in Demographics, Elections, Family-Based Immigration with 1 Comment
Talking Turkey on Immigration 2012

After cheers for football, some of the loudest shouting at many Thanksgiving feasts will come from political discussions gone awry.   You might think that you can take it easy on the immigration issue this year, as the political chatter is now heavily in favor of immigration reform.  But the blessings of conservative politicians and pundits […]

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In Presidential Election, “Self-Deportation” Goes Down to Defeat

Written by on November 8, 2012 in DACA/DAPA, Demographics, Elections, Integration, Reform with 2 Comments
In Presidential Election, “Self-Deportation” Goes Down to Defeat

It did not become certain until late Tuesday night that President Obama would win re-election. But for Mitt Romney, the campaign may have been lost during the Republican primary, when he cited “self-deportation” as the solution to our nation’s immigration problems. With the post-election dust now settled, it has become increasingly clear that supporting the […]

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Elections Demand a New Way Forward on Immigration

Written by on November 7, 2012 in DACA/DAPA, Elections, Integration, Legislation, Reform with 6 Comments
Elections Demand a New Way Forward on Immigration

Even before the election was called for President Obama last night, pundits and pollsters were remarking on the fact that immigration—or more specifically, anti-immigrant policies—were a death knell for Mitt Romney.   Today, the analysis of whether and how the Republican party recovers from its devastatingly poor showing among Latinos—the key demographic group of the 21st […]

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