27/04/11 a 9:46am por Maribel Hastings WASHINGTON – Mientras Florida, el tercer estado con mayor población indocumentada en Estados Unidos, quiere seguirle los pasos a Arizona aprobando leyes antiinmigrantes, una coalición de organizaciones inició una campaña de anuncios radiales en el Sur del estado cuestionando la postura de algunos políticos hispanos en torno a estas… Continue »

A record 14.7 million Latino voters sat out the 2010 midterm elections, according to a report by the Pew Hispanic Center that shows the nation’s fastest-growing minorities are largely failing to exercise their right to vote.
Along with Asian voters, who appear similarly disengaged, the absence of so many Latino voters at the polls means the political influence of these minority groups will fall short of their demographic strength by years.

For a sense of the challenges that both parties will have in winning over Hispanic voters in 2012, look no further than New Mexico, the state with the highest percentage of Latinos in the country. In the state’s Senate race, Democrats and Republicans are facing the likelihood of heated intraparty skirmishes.

Say what you will about President Obama, but something is undeniable: When it comes to immigration his administration has been consistent in speaking from both sides of its mouth. Take the case of Haiti, for example. After last year’s devastating earthquake Obama promised at the United Nations that the U.S. would “stand with the people of Haiti until they can stand on their own two feet.”

President Barack Obama on Tuesday criticized an immigration bill passed by Georgia’s Legislature that would give police authority to question suspects about their immigration status. Obama also defended his administration’s record on securing U.S. borders and repeated his call for comprehensive immigration reform.

A Mexican college student who won allies in Connecticut’s governor and two U.S. senators as he fought a deportation order will be allowed to stay in the country for now, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday.

Regular readers of this blog know that Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA) is the chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee, a card-carrying member of the Mass Deportation Caucus, and the West Coast third of the Three Amigos. Not all Americans are as well-acquainted with Gallegly, however, which is something we’re trying to change with our upcoming ad campaign. We need your help.

One year after Arizona’s infamous SB 1070 immigration bill was signed into law, chief architects Governor Jan Brewer and Senate President Russell Pearce are convinced their legislation is an unqualified success. Pearce told the East Valley Tribune last week: “They’re leaving in caravans,” he said of illegal immigrants. “I’ve talked to a U-Haul dealer.”

Chairman of the House Immigration Subcommittee, Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA), is practically unknown. We’re going to change that with our upcoming ad campaign, and we need your help.

There’s more news for those naysayers who claim that undocumented immigrants don’t pay taxes, despite plenty of evidence to the contrary.

Last week, the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) estimated that in 2010, the state and local taxes paid by households that are headed by undocumented immigrants came to approximately $11.2 billion in state and local taxes.