Today, America’s Voice releases a spotlight on six key Senate races of importance to Latino and immigrant voters—and all those who care about common sense immigration reform. The analysis evaluates the power of the Latino voter community in each state and summarizes where each U.S. Senate candidate stands on the issue. America’s Voice will release a spotlight on key House races next week.
The Politics of Immigration Reform
America’s Voice releases a spotlight on fourteen competitive House races of importance to Latino and Asian voters and all those who care about common sense immigration reform.
Momentum keeps building on behalf of immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
Can Mitt Romney overcome his hardline immigration positions and meet his campaign’s ambitious goal of 38% of the Latino vote, in Florida and nationwide? Can Barack Obama build a strong enough case about his immigration record to energize and mobilize the Latino and immigrant community here and across the country? How will the issue of immigration reform […]
If you want to know how crucial the Latino vote is to one of the closest swing states in the presidential election, just look at what it did for Colorado in 2010.
September 2012 | Click here to download PDF Arizona is widely considered to be “ground zero” of the immigration debate and the laboratory for some of the most extreme anti-immigrant proposals in the country, from the nefarious “attrition through enforcement” agenda articulated in state law SB 1070 (most of which has been struck down by […]
September 2012 | Click here to download PDF With polling that shows Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in a virtual tie, Florida may be the most hotly contested state in the presidential election. To understand what will happen there this November, it’s necessary to get to know Florida’s large, growing, and diversifying bloc of Latino […]
In the Presidential race, Nevada is considered a battleground state. Nevada also has a competitive Senate race, which pits incumbent Senator Dean Heller (R), who was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Senator John Ensign’s retirement, against U.S. Representative Shelley Berkeley (D). Also, two of the four House races are viewed as competitive. As in 2010, Latino voters will play a determinative role this cycle in Nevada.
Conventional wisdom holds that voters, especially Republican voters, are relentlessly hardline when it comes to immigration policy and reform. Polls that present false choices over immigration—asking whether the government should focus on enforcing immigration laws OR legalizing undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria—only serve to confirm that flawed analysis.
Florida’s Latino community has long been a powerful force in state politics, constituting 13% of registered voters. Every four years they are a force in national elections as well, and the Latino vote is a huge factor in Florida’s “swing state” status.