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Arizona Protesters Carry "King Arpaio" into Raucous Board of Supervisors Meeting

Maricopa County, Arizona residents are used to seeing tent cities, chain gangs of prisoners, and pink underwear.  This fall, as Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces a much closer reelection for Sheriff than usual against Paul Penzone, residents are also seeing impassioned protests in unusual forms, involving chickens and monarchs. Yesterday, the anti-Arpaio group Citizens for a … Continue reading »

New Latino Vote Polling from Key Battleground States: View Polling, Panel Discussions Here

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 … Continue reading »

ARIZONA AND NATIONAL POLITICAL ANALYSTS, IMMIGRANT ADVOCATES DISCUSS THE POLITICS OF IMMIGRATION IN THE 2012 ELECTIONS

New Poll from Latino Decisions Reveals that Immigration is Top of Mind for Arizona’s Latino Voters  Today, at a live-streamed panel at the Cronkite School, Arizona State University in downtown Phoenix, political analysts, advocates, and community leaders from Arizona and across the country discussed how Latino voters and immigration reform will shape the presidential, Senate and House races … Continue reading »

Jeff Flake Finding His Lurch Right on Immigration, Vote Against DREAM Act Might Haunt Him in 2012

The Arizona Senate race between Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and former Surgeon General Richard Carmona (D) has emerged as one of this fall’s surprise toss-up races.  With analysts recognizing that the state’s rapidly growing Latino voter population could tilt the outcome, immigration has become one of the key flashpoints in the contest. At issue is Rep. Flake’s lurch … Continue reading »

Will Jeff Flake’s Lurch to the Right on Immigration and His Vote Against the DREAM Act Come Back to Haunt Him in 2012?

The Arizona Senate race between Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and former Surgeon General Richard Carmona (D) has emerged as one of the cycle’s surprise toss-up races.  With analysts recognizing that the state’s rapidly growing Latino voter population could tilt the outcome, immigration has become one of the key flashpoints in the contest. At issue is … Continue reading »