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This Tax Day, A Reminder that Implementing Immigration Executive Action Policies Would Be Good for Georgia

Unfortunately, State-Sponsored Lawsuit Keeping GA From Reaping the Benefits This year, the deadline for filing federal income taxes arrives on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. Tax Day is a reminder that for the good of our tax base, our overall economy, and millions … Continue reading »

Immigration Local and State Report: California, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Connecticut

Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump have emerged as the winners of the New Hampshire primaries. Despite Donald Trump pulling the entire Republican field to the right on immigration, only 1 in 7 Republican voters rated it as their top issue. And as the attention of presidential candidates shifts to South Carolina, there are plenty of … Continue reading »

Immigration Local and State Report: Florida, Georgia, New York, New Mexico

Earlier this week we witnessed how immigration unfolded as a key issue throughout the Iowa Caucus. As immigration remains as one of the most prominent topics at the national level, particularly within the 2016 election cycle, states are also trying to enact legislation that will undoubtedly impact immigrant communities. Here s a breakdown of what … Continue reading »

Georgia’s Supreme Court Leaves Undocumented Students In Limbo

Undocumented students in Georgia are not giving up on their fight for access to in-state tuition at state universities and community colleges. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports this morning that the Georgia Supreme Court has unanimously rejected to an appeal that would have allowed undocumented students across to gain access to in-state tuition rates: In its … Continue reading »

UPDATED: 2014 Latino Election Eve Poll With State Results As Polls Close

As noted below,  election eve poll of nearly 5,000 Latino voters nationwide and in key 2014 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Nevada, North Carolina and Texas) provides new insights into Latino voter behavior in the 2014 elections. The first installment of results–released earlier today—revealed the top issues for Latino voters in 2014. … Continue reading »

Barreto and Segura Talk Latino Vote in Key Races with Jose Diaz-Balart (VIDEO)

Today, Matt Barreto and Gary Segura, the founders of Latino Decisions, talked to Jose Diaz-Balart about the Latino vote in key races around the country: Tomorrow, America’s Voice and several of our allies will release an election-eve poll of nearly 5,000 Latino voters nationwide and in ten battleground states, conducted by Latino Decisions. The poll … Continue reading »

18 Senate and Governor races Latinos could influence in 2014

By Matt Barreto – cross-posted from Latino Decisions The 2014 election is now just 8 days away and almost all the attention on the Latino vote is in Colorado’s Senate race.  While other states with large Latino populations may not have competitive Senate races in 2014, the Latino population is not just a phenomenon in … Continue reading »

Paul Broun: Immigration Reform is Radical Democratic Conspiracy

Rep. Paul Broun, a Republican Senatorial candidate in Georgia, is known for controversial comments like calling President Obama a communist and referring to evolution as a lie “straight from the pit of hell.” In an interview posted today, Broun broke bad again, in remarks discussing Georgia demographics and his electoral opponents.  One particular clip raises eyebrows–in which Broun charges … Continue reading »

In Virginia and Georgia, Changing Demographics Will Impact Immigration Debate

The demographics in two southern states that have been safe bastions for the GOP are changing. And those changes will impact elections and the immigration reform. Virginia is considered a purple state at the presidential level. In 2012, President Obama carried the state and former Governor Tim Kaine was elected to the United States Senate. … Continue reading »

Georgia Can Start Enforcing Racial Profiling Provision in Anti-Immigration Law

In the wake of Arizona’s SB 1070, Georgia’s legislature got caught up in the anti-immigrant frenzy and passed a harsh “show me your papers” law. This week, that provision took effect: Georgia state and local police may start enforcing one of the most controversial parts of the state’s immigration law for the first time now … Continue reading »