After Arizona passed the viciously anti-immigrant law SB 1070, raising questions about whether the state was legalizing racial profiling, Congressman Brian Bilbray (R-CA) jumped into the fray by claiming that police officers wouldn’t have to resort to race in order to identify undocumented immigrants.  “They will look at the kind of dress you wear,” he said… Continue »

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) awoke on Election Day 2010, he was, in the words of Tom Kludt of Talking Points Memo, “a goner.”  As Kludt explains: In the dying embers of the 2010 midterms, the Senate majority leader appeared to be on the ropes.  Polls from a variety of well-known outlets showed… Continue »

As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) awoke on Election Day 2010, he was, in the words of Tom Kludt of Talking Points Memo, “a goner.”  As Kludt explains, “In the dying embers of the 2010 midterms, the Senate majority leader appeared to be on the ropes.  Polls from a variety of well-known outlets showed… Continue »

As we’ve been reporting, the DREAM Action Coalition has been traveling across the country, protesting and rallying against anti-immigrant candidates up for election this year. One of their targets is Connecticut’s GOP Senate candidate Linda McMahon, the WWE magnate who famously spent $50 million to lose a Senate campaign. McMahon hasn’t been completely unreliable on immigration-related… Continue »

The same day that the Des Moines Register released previously off-the-record comments from President Obama recognizing the importance of the Latino vote and promising that he will prioritize immigration reform if he is reelected–his campaign released this television and radio ad from Michelle Obama encouraging Latinos to turn out and vote. Watch the ad below: In the ad,… Continue »

Cross-posted at Latino Decisions, Latino Vote Matters, and Daily Kos:  Hispanics are now the largest minority group in the United States at 16.5 percent of the population and are one of the most sought after groups of voters in swing areas across the country. However, surveys reveal that Hispanics, compared to non-Hispanic whites and African-Americans,… Continue »