Today, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced that he will bring the DREAM Act up for a vote, as a stand-alone measure, during the final days of the 111th Congress. According to Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America's Voice: "We are pleased that Senator Reid has decided to... Continue »
At a time when America needs to focus on long term economic growth and investments in its future, a new study from the North American Integration and Development Center (NAID) at UCLA highlights the overwhelming economic benefits that enacting the DREAM Act would provide for our nation. Entitled,... Continue »
There is renewed urgency around the DREAM Act, in Washington and across the country. Spanish-language media is chronicling these developments, showing how important the legislation is to a large segment of the Latino population. And last night, a televised town hall hosted by Lawrence O'Donnell on... Continue »
Following last week's news that Democratic leaders are planning to move the DREAM Act during the lame duck session, Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL) today called on Speaker Pelosi to schedule a vote on the legislation this year. His public call to action adds an important voice... Continue »
A mounting array of evidence shows that the 2010 national exit poll failed to capture a representative sample of Latino voters and, resultantly, misstated levels of Latino support for candidates. However, research by Latino Decisions, conducted bilingually during the early voting period, provides a more accurate picture of... Continue »
The news yesterday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is planning to join Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) in advancing the DREAM Act in the impending session of Congress is welcome news. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America's Voice, "On this Veterans Day, a fitting way to... Continue »
While much post-election analysis has highlighted how Latino voters were mobilized by the immigration debate and helped Democrats retain the Senate, new polling released today from Lake Research Partners on behalf of America's Voice focus on the views of all voters toward immigration policy. Continue »
This election cycle, there is a lot of interest in Latino turnout and candidate choice, given the huge impact they had on races in Florida, California, Colorado, and New Mexico. Today, Latino Decisions released a detailed analysis explaining why the national exit polls fail to capture a representative sample of... Continue »
Latino Decisions and experts in Latino civic participation and immigration reform gathered yesterday on a press conference call to analyze Latino voter turnout in the 2010 elections, assess what motivated Latinos to vote, and answer what Tuesday night's results mean for the future of immigration reform and Latino political... Continue »
As pundits sift through the volumes of data to make sense of what happened last night, one piece of data should be clear and unambiguous: the Latino vote delivered. Were it not for the Latino firewall in the West, it is likely that the 2010 election would have stayed true... Continue »