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House Races to Watch for Immigrant and Latino Voters

Today, America’s Voice releases a spotlight on fourteen competitive House races of importance to Latino and Asian voters and all those who care about common sense immigration reform.  The analysis evaluates the power of the Latino and Asian voter community in these Congressional Districts and summarizes where each U.S. House candidate stands on the issue of immigration … Continue reading »

Berman v. Sherman in CA’s 30th District

Huge Implications for Immigrants and Immigration Reform in Dem on Dem Battle What’s the most critical race for immigrants that’s flying under the radar screen?  It’s the Democrat-on-Democrat battle pitting 8-term Congressman Brad Sherman against immigration reform champion, and 14-term Congressman, Howard Berman in California’s 30th district. Thanks to redistricting and a 2010 ballot initiative, Sherman and Berman … Continue reading »

Immigration Provisions in GOP Platform Are Consistent With Romney's Positions

Last week, Romney advisor Kris Kobach led the effort to make the RNC platform an extremely anti-immigrant document. As we noted,  Kobach wanted everyone to know he wasn’t just pushing his own agenda. He pointed out that the anti-immigrant provisions are  “consistent with the Romney campaign.” The RNC platform was released publicly yesterday. We checked it … Continue reading »

More Voices Slam GOP’s Approach to Immigration

Another day, another group of prominent voices criticizing Mitt Romney and the Republican Party’s hardline drift on immigration, and the Party’s subsequent hemorrhaging of Latino support.  As the following excerpts make clear, the consensus of an increasing number of observers is that Republican Party’s immigration strategy is not only bad policy, but bad politics. Here’s … Continue reading »

ICYMI: More Voices Slam GOP’s Approach to Immigration Policy & Politics

Washington, DC – Another day, another group of prominent voices criticizing Mitt Romney and the Republican Party’s hardline drift on immigration, and the Party’s subsequent hemorrhaging of Latino support.  As the following excerpts make clear, the consensus of an increasing number of observers is that Republican Party’s immigration strategy is not only bad policy, but bad … Continue reading »

Immigration: Condi Rice and George P. Bush Get It, Romney Doesn't

When it comes to immigration, Republican candidates remain stuck between a nativist rock and a demographic hard place.  This week, a few sensible voices like Condoleezza Rice, George P. Bush, and Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal editorial board are warning of the dangers of anti-immigrant politicking and pointing the Party toward a more … Continue reading »

While Condi Rice & George P. Bush Get It, Republican Candidates Continue to Mishandle Immigration

Flake/Cardon AZ Senate Primary Battle Joins Romney 2012 Campaign as Evidence of GOP’s Outdated & Counterproductive Immigration Thinking Washington, DC – When it comes to immigration, Republican candidates remain stuck between a nativist rock and a demographic hard place.  This week, a few sensible voices like Condoleezza Rice, George P. Bush, and Jason Riley of … Continue reading »

Kobach-Supported Anti-Immigrant Bills Likely Dead in Kansas

The Lawrence Journal-World reports today that the Kansas state legislature probably won’t be moving forward with a slate of immigration bills supported by Secretary of State Kris Kobach. Kobach, who has managed to impose his anti-immigrant vision on states like Arizona and Alabama, appears to be swing-and-a-miss in his own home state.

Victor Palafox of Alabama DREAMers for the Future: My Story of Alabama’s HB 56 Immigration Law

On June 9, 2011, Governor of Alabama Robert Bentley, with the support of the Alabama legislature, signed into law the now-infamous HB 56 immigration bill. Composed of social, political, and economic barbs, the law has completely changed life as we’ve known it for all undocumented immigrants throughout the state.