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Spanish Language Media React Strongly to GOP Efforts to Block Executive Action on Immigration

Jorge Ramos of Univision and La Opinion Make it Clear Who’s to Blame While the next steps of the judicial and legislative battle over the new immigration policies initiated by executive action are less than clear, what is already certain is that Spanish language media reaction is so strong that it should give pause to … Continue reading »

Latino Influence & the Politics of Immigration in the 2014 U.S. Senate Elections

Cross-posted from Latino Decisions: To date, much of the evidence suggestive of Latino electoral influence has focused on statewide races, particularly presidential elections in swing states such as Florida, Colorado, and Nevada. However, with no presidential election on the ballot in 2014, the ability of Latino voters, and by extension the politics of immigration, to … Continue reading »

Spanish Language Media Blasts GOP’s Anti-Immigrant Obsession

GOP Brand Plummets with One of the Fastest Growing American Voting Groups  Media outlets are closely covering – and criticizing – Republicans’ continued failures to advance a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill loaded with measures to block President Obama’s immigration executive actions. Beltway media outlets are highlighting Republican in-fighting between the House and the Senate … Continue reading »

Electoral Sweeps and Their Consequences: The Case of Nevada

Cross-posted from Latino Decisions: Is it possible for a politician to be too successful at the ballot box? This appears to be the case with Nevada’s Republican Governor Brian Sandoval. Thanks to a favorable political environment, low turnout among many traditional Democratic constituencies, and the inability of Nevada Democrats to recruit a serious challenger, Sandoval … Continue reading »

Snapshot of Polling and Public Opinion on Immigration Executive Action & Larger Debate

Last updated: February 12, 2015 Examining a range of recent polling and public opinion research on immigration finds a few consistent takeaways: On executive action: A majority of the American public backs the president’s executive actions on immigration, while simultaneously opposing Republican attempts to block or overturn the step forward.  As is true for any … Continue reading »

ICYMI from Jorge Ramos: “Republicans, This is Personal”

In a new column posted on Fusion’s website titled “Republicans, This is Personal,” journalist Jorge Ramos explains why immigration is such a personal and passionate issue for many Latinos in America.  Ramos, who has been called everything from the “Walter Cronkite of Hispanic news” to the “Mexican Anderson Cooper,” offers a warning to the Republican Party … Continue reading »

Latinos Overwhelmingly Back Immigration Executive Action in Recent Polls

A range of recent polling finds overwhelmingly Latino support in favor of the recently announced executive actions on immigration.  As is true for any new issue, the question wording matters hugely and can influence the specific results.  In particular, recent poll questions that describe the substance of the president’s announced immigration executive actions receive support … Continue reading »

New Poll: Latino Support for Hillary in 2016 Depends on Her Stance on Executive Action on Immigration

Cross-posted from Latino Decisions: New Poll Shows 2016 Latino Votes Will Follow Candidates who Want to Continue and Extend President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration During the November 2014 midterms Latino voters said the number one issue they wanted Congress and the President to address was immigration reform.  Today, new nationalpoll findings of Latino voters reveal … Continue reading »