The highest court in the land has decided to hear the case of Ignacio Carlos Flores-Figueroa, a Mexican citizen who found himself behind bars after he was convicted of “aggravated identity theft.” According to Flores-Figueroa’s lawyers, he made up a Social Security number so he could get a job... Continue »
According to a new Immigration Policy Center report, New Americans' share of registered voters exceeded the 2004 victory margins in 16 states, including the battlegrounds of Florida, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. Indeed, New American Voters- immigrant citizens and the citizen children of immigrants- are the fastest-growing new voting bloc... Continue »
Get ready, poll workers. The We Are America Alliance and its member groups have just announced their success in registering 500,000 new voters. For many of these half-million voters, immigration reform is a top priority, as it was in 2006 and 2007, when immigrants and advocates flooded the streets... Continue »
A recent poll entitled, "National Survey of Latino Protestants: Immigration and the 2008 Election," charts the latest attitudes of Latino Evangelical registered voters, a significant part of the Latino electorate in Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Florida. It sheds light on what's driving Latino voters in these battleground... Continue »
According to today’s Des Moines Register, the Agriprocessors raid set taxpayers back $5.2 million. “That means it has cost taxpayers an average of $13,396 for each of the 389 illegal immigrants taken into custody.” So let’s do the math, shall we? If it cost $13,396 to arrest each undocumented... Continue »
We’re still waiting, and we’re running out of time. With only one debate left, the one issue that seems to be missing in action is immigration. Its absence is somewhat puzzling, as this issue is of particular importance to Latino voters. Continue »
Likely voters significantly favor comprehensive immigration reform, a new Zogby/Inter-American Dialogue survey shows. "When presented with more specific parameters of a path to citizenship, however, there was a marked increase in support. Sixty-seven percent would support a path to citizenship for immigrants in the U.S. illegally if they pay... Continue »
Lou's main defense against being branded "anti-immigrant" is to vigorously proclaim his support for legal immigration. Well, Truth in Immigration's latest video slams Dobbs for backing down on legal immigration and blindly citing FAIR (a recognized hate group) talking points to tank bipartisan legislation in Arizona around legal immigration.... Continue »
We've hit a new, if hilarious, low in the Spanish language ad wars. Maybe it's just us, but making criminals - much less target practice- out of immigrants is not going to fly with Latino voters on Election Day. Painting hard-working immigrants, whatever their status, as criminals is, in... Continue »
The bill does not call for an end to immigration raids, although we all know the Administration's raids policy is not going to fix illegal immigration or get the system under control. As Secretary Chertoff's remarks last year betrayed, these raids are more about cowboy politics than effective policy.... Continue »