According to a study, the Hispanic vote is expected to be crucial in states such as Virginia, Pennsylvania, Washington and North Carolina, where a close contest is anticipated between Obama and the Republican nominee Continue »
During the first six months of last year, the federal government deported more than 46,000 parents who claimed their children are U.S. citizens, according to a new report that has raised concerns about what happens to children after their parents are expelled. Continue »
As Mitt Romney begins to pivot toward a general election match up with President Obama, he's looking to keep the focus off some of his tough statements on immigration, which have hurt his standing with Latino voters, and target the president. Continue »
A bill proposing changes to Alabama's illegal immigration law has been introduced in the House. HB 658 by Rep Micky Hammon. Continue »
Yesterday, I had the privilege of representing America's Voice Education Fund, alongside Renata Soto of National Council of La Raza and Fred Redmond of the United Steel Workers and the AFL-CIO, at the Daimler AG shareholder meeting with more than 6,000 attendees in Berlin, Germany. Continue »
The Mississippi legislature's anti-immigrant bill, HB 488, is dead for the session, after failing to move in the State Senate. That led The Birmingham News' Joey Kennedy to write, "As bad as our Legislature is, I never thought I'd have to say that even Mississippi's Legislature is smarter than... Continue »
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) has been in the news a lot lately. As we've reported, a lot of activists, including some of our allies in immigration advocacy, have been trying to expose ALEC and its shady dealings for awhile. It's working. Coca-Cola and Pepsi have ended their... Continue »
Civil rights leaders traveled to Berlin this week to ask Mercedes executives to speak out against Alabama's anti-immigrant law. The delegation is part of an effort to pressure Alabama's top automakers -- Honda, Hyundai and Daimler AG -- to oppose Alabama's HB 56, known as the toughest immigration law... Continue »
Sen. Marco Rubio's recent proposal to offer a "conservative-Republican alternative" to the DREAM Act continues to draw criticism from media outlets that say it could result in "a half-measure that produces only a different sort of legal limbo" for immigrants. Continue »
The Pew Hispanic Center released an excellent new poll on Wednesday that contains a comprehensive treasure trove of information about Hispanic and Latino identity. Considering that Latinos, the fastest-growing group of voters in the country, could play a decisive role in this election, we're going to highlight a few... Continue »