Immigration reform has rocketed to the top of the national agenda in the past week, after Latino turnout and overwhelming support for President Obama and his party were key to holding the White House and Senate for the Democrats and gaining slightly in the House. Today, Lake Research and The Tarrance Group released a new… Continue »

Last week, we reported on the alarming number of provisional ballots left over from last week’s election that still to be counted in Arizona.  Here’s a quick recap from the Arizona chapter of the ACLU: According to the Arizona Secretary of State, as of November 8 there were more than 630,000 ballots yet to be… Continue »

A week out from the 2012 elections, it’s clear that Latino voters’ decisive role in the electorate has boosted the prospects and accelerated the timetable for passing immigration reform legislation.  Here are two key reasons why: 1. Without a significantly improved performance among Latino voters, the Republican Party’s future as a nationally competitive political party… Continue »

A week out from the 2012 elections, it’s clear that Latino voters’ decisive role in the electorate has boosted the prospects and accelerated the timetable for passing immigration reform legislation.  Here are two key reasons why: 1)      Without a significantly improved performance among Latino voters, the Republican Party’s future as a nationally competitive political party… Continue »

To:          America’s Voice From:    David Mermin and Brittany L. Stalsburg, Lake Research Partners; Brian Nienaber, The Tarrance Group Re:         Recent polling on the issue of immigration Date:     November 13, 2012 View PDF of the polling results and PowerPoint presentation. A national Election Day poll of voters by Lake Research Partners[1] demonstrates strong support for President Obama’s… Continue »

If one thing is clear coming out of the election, it’s this: the movement demanding citizenship for 11 million new Americans have triumphed over the anti-immigrant crowd. Mitt Romney embraced the anti-immigrant policy of “self-deportation,” thinking we would let it slide. He was wrong. In fact, many analysts have concluded it was Mitt Romney’s anti-immigrant policies… Continue »

Cross-posted at Latino Decisions, Latino Vote Matters, and Daily Kos: In his 1996 re-election President Bill Clinton attained 72 percent of the Latino vote, the highest level of Latino support of any presidential candidate—before this year. In 2012, President Obama set a new record, winning his second term in office with the support of 75… Continue »

From John Boehner to Sean Hannity, from Eric Cantor to Charles Krauthammer, Republicans of all stripes have spent the last week coming to terms with how they must moderate their positions on immigration in order to win the Latino vote—or eventually face irrelevance as a party.  Here are even more quotes from over the weekend… Continue »

Are House Republicans really about to install another anti-immigrant extremist as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee–now, when they clearly need to reconsider their standing on immigration and the Latino vote? For the past two years, the House Republicans’ immigration policy has been set by anti-immigrant hardliners like chair of the House Judiciary Committee Lamar Smith,… Continue »