U.S. immigration policy has eclipsed the economy and jobs as the top issue for Hispanic voters, according to a national poll released Monday. Asked to name the most important issues facing Hispanics, 51% of respondents cited immigration. Another 35% said the economy and jobs, while 18% said education.

Reps. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Elton Gallegly (R-Simi Valley) advocate the mandatory use of E-Verify to preserve jobs for Americans and crack down on illegal immigration. As a supporter of comprehensive reform, I read their Op-Ed article with great interest and was disheartened by their faulty reasoning.

House Republicans who trek to Silicon Valley in search of campaign cash keep hearing the same request: We need more visas to hire more highly skilled foreign workers. But that’s a deal Republicans have so far been reluctant to make.

Representative Lamar Smith and Elton Gallegly wrote an op-ed in the LA Times about their E-Verify bill. They forgot to mention their plan would cause the loss of almost 800,000 jobs, force 4 million more workers into an administrative quagmire, cause an undue burden on small businesses, nearly wipe out the agricultural workforce, result in the loss of tax revenue – and, to top it off, E-Verify a failure rate of over 50%.

Commercials are the product of imagination, fanciful thoughts, or, in some cases, outright absurdities. We all know that geckos can’t talk, ducks can’t alert us of danger at every turn, and that toddlers aren’t fully conversant in the complexities of trading stock.

In a recent meeting with La Opinión’s editorial board, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi criticizes the Administration’s implementation of the controversial deportation program, “Secure Communities”, La Opinión reports:”I understand that this is a program that is designed for a specific purpose, not simply to catch the undocumented but dangerous criminals.”

Opponents of Alabama’s sweeping new illegal immigration law said Thursday it will create a new civil rights struggle in a state already notorious for using the law to discriminate against minority residents.

For years, politicians have been preying on the American people’s fears of terrorism and the hysteria over illegal immigration, to push for a national ID. Concerns with government snooping and citizen privacy have taken a back seat to these efforts.

Hanging on the wall of my office library is a framed poster of famous Americans, including Albert Einstein (greatest physicist of the 20th century), I.M. Pei (architect who designed the 1988 Louve Museum Pyramid addition), Joseph Pulitzer (newspaper publisher). What common characteristic did these people share?

Highly skilled temporary and permanent immigrants in the United States now outnumber lower-skilled ones, marking a dramatic shift in the foreign-born workforce that could have profound political and economic implications in the national debate over immigration.