Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader fighting to hold his seat in Nevada, said on Sunday he planned to bring the Dream Act legislation to a vote in the post-election session of Congress.

The continuing arrival of immigrants to American shores is encouraging business activity here, thereby producing more jobs, according to a new study. Its authors argue that the easier it is to find cheap immigrant labor at home, the less likely that production will relocate offshore.

Federal observers and officials from the U.S. Department of Justice will monitor polls at Maricopa, Apache and Navajo counties on Election Day as voters cast their ballots for congressional, state and local candidates and 10 ballot propositions.

This is truly sickening. Maricopa County’s infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio just sent this shocking message to his followers: “STOP ILLEGALS FROM STEALING THE ELECTION! Our grassroots army of VOTER FRAUD PREVENTION VOLUNTEERS will stand vigilant across the nation. We will be the first and strongest line of defense to ensure that only legal citizens vote on November 2nd.”

Today’s Los Angeles Times reports: “Republican gubernatorial nominee Meg Whitman has reignited a controversy that roiled her campaign for weeks, saying the undocumented housekeeper she employed for nine years should be deported….The deportation remark represents the kind of hard-line stance that Whitman sought to avoid for most of the campaign.” So much for Meg Whitman being a new kind of Republican on immigration. So much for Meg Whitman being the next governor of California.

The 2010 mid-term campaign season is shaping up to be a vicious election cycle. Here are some of the most outrageous candidate claims — consider this the Immigration Politics 2010 Wall of Shame.

The 2010 mid-term campaign season is shaping up to be one of the most vicious and vitriolic in recent memory — especially when it comes to the issue of immigration. Distortions, lies, and stereotypes have dominated the airwaves when it comes to immigration, and Latino Americans in this nation. From threats of violence against immigrants to calls for mass deportation, candidates across the country are unleashing a torrent of extreme speech that is both alarming and un-American.

The 2010 mid-term campaign season is shaping up to be the most vicious, vitriolic election cycle in recent memory. The issue of immigration is a perfect example. Distortions, lies, and stereotypes dominate the airwaves when it comes to immigrants and Latinos. From threats of violence against immigrants to calls for mass deportation, candidates across the country are unleashing a torrent of hate speech that is both alarming and un-American.

Curious if Sharron Angle’s race-baiting campaign, which has upped the ante on demonizing Latinos and immigrants (see images at right) and has become the focus of major Latino voter mobilization efforts are contributing to the new “Democratic early voter surge” being reported in Nevada.

One of the reasons we have not made progress in reforming our immigration system is that one side of the debate thinks of itself as the law and order side and frames those of us who have proposed comprehensive immigration reform as opposed to the rule of law. That shuts down the debate and makes it harder to arrive at a compromise, and it doesn’t happen to be true, either.