More on Alabama and the HB 56 anti-immigrant law today: This American Life at NPR radio has a great broadcast entitled “Reap What You Sow” – a comprehensive story about life in Alabama under HB 56.
They call Casa Marín, “the lucky corner” (“La Esquina de la Suerte” in Spanish), and the restaurant’s owner assures me that candidate Mitt Romney’s visit to his establishment on Sunday guarantees his triumph in today’s Republican primary.
Florida’s Latino community has long been a powerful force in state politics, constituting 13% of registered voters. They are a force in national elections as well.
Fallout from the federal investigation of the East Haven, Connecticut police force continues. Yesterday, the Police Chief, Leonard Gallo, resigned.
Four years ago, Miami-based GOP strategist Ana Navarro served as the co-chair of John McCain’s Hispanic advisory council. This year, she’s a bystander to the 2012 primary contest: She worked on Jon Huntsman’s campaign, but hasn’t signed on with another candidate since Huntsman’s presidential effort ended.
Alabama’s new immigration law aims to make life so difficult for illegal immigrants that they will “self-deport.” And in a way it’s working. Immigrants are fleeing Alabama…but not just the undocumented ones. This and other stories of people living with the unintended consequences of their decisions.
As Republican presidential candidates battle for the Latino vote in Florida, President Barack Obama’s campaign released a memo predicting that he would win the Hispanic support by something verging on a record margin.
With the Florida primary days away, the Republican primary candidates have crafted immigration policies that are out of step with … wait for it … Republicans. Compare the answers of four Republican presidential candidates…
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and others like to pontificate about the evils of illegal immigration. But it turns out these politicians are missing a key point: Kansas needs illegal immigrants.
Immigrants have been central to building America. Opportunity-seeking, energetic, entrepreneurial and freedom-loving, these new “transplants” drawn by the magnet of American opportunity have helped make the United States the most prosperous country in the world.