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DailyKos Looks at Real Numbers for Latino Voters – Not the Bogus Data

Excellent post from dreaminonempty at DailyKos about Latino voters titled: Most of the data on Latino voters is bogus. Here are the real poll numbers. And, as you’ll see, the post does a deep dive into poll numbers in key states, using data collected by Latino Decisions: Recently, there was a story claiming Republican candidates were … Continue reading »

NC DREAMers to Senator Kay Hagan: Friends Don't Deport Friends

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) was one of five Democratic Senators to vote against the DREAM Act back in December of 2010. She did vote for the Senate immigration bill last year. But, last month, she sided the anti-immigrant crowd again, voting to block executive action and undermine DACA. She’s also engaged in one of the … 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 »

Latino Decisions Polls North Carolina: Hagan 40%, Tillis 15%, Undecided 45%

Latino Decisions with NCLR Action Fund released a poll of Latino voters in North Carolina today — you can see the results here.  Forty percent of those surveyed indicated that they would support the incumbent, Democrat Kay Hagan in the Senate race, while 15% preferred Republican Thom Tillis.  But 45% of North Carolina Latino voters are undecided, … Continue reading »

On Immigration, Dennis Ross (R-FL) Should Follow in Footsteps of Renee Ellmers (R-NC)

Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL) represents a district that is 18% Hispanic, that has been listed as one of the top districts in the country where the Latino vote will have the greatest impact.  Last November, a poll found that 78% of all voters there support immigration reform with a path to citizenship.  And yet — to the frustration of his constituents … Continue reading »

USCIS Approves 154,000 DACA Applications, Defines Legal Status That Allows Driver's Licenses

Last week, we learned that since President Obama announced the deferred action (DACA) program last June, 154,404  eligible DREAMers have made it through the process and been approved. Via Univision: To date, 154,404 young undocumented immigrants have been approved for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama administration program active since August. The program gives … Continue reading »

In NC, GOP-led Legislative Committee on Immigration Won't Make Recommendations

When Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives put together a special committee on immigration last year, the expectation was that we’d see ugly legislative recommendations along the lines of Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56 recommendations. But, a funny thing happened along the way – probably something to do with the intense … Continue reading »