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Where Do You Find the Most Resistance to Immigration?

Where Do You Find the Most Resistance to Immigration?

Conventional thinking may lead some to believe that those communities that fight the hardest against immigration are the ones receiving the greatest influx of foreign newcomers. If people are wary of the changes immigrants are bringing to their communities, they would naturally seem to be the most vocal in their opposition. Yet new data from […]

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Politics is Personal for Young Undocumented Immigrants

Written by on May 20, 2014 in Elections with 0 Comments
Politics is Personal for Young Undocumented Immigrants

Young undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children—often referred to as DREAMers—have grown up here, gone to school here, and formed deep roots in local communities. And while their immigration status prevents them from voting or even accessing affordable higher education in some states, DREAMers are civically active in pushing for reforms […]

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Being Anti-Immigrant Doesn’t Work in Politics, Even in the South

Written by on March 15, 2012 in Elections, Enforcement, State and Local with 0 Comments
Being Anti-Immigrant Doesn’t Work in Politics, Even in the South

While anti-immigrant sentiment may win candidates a few headlines, it certainly doesn’t resonate with every day voters. Following Alabama’s GOP primary this week, a CNN exit poll found that “illegal immigration” was not a top-of-mind issue for many Alabamians. According to the survey, only 3% of the respondents cited “illegal immigration” as the most important […]

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