Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and other Republican leaders are launching a new effort Thursday to reach out to Hispanic voters.

Just a quick note to our friends on Capitol Hill – the Florida Independent reports that you’ll have a fiery new colleague walking the halls of Congress, asking you to lunch and offering her, um, constructive suggestions about how to win the hearts and minds of America – including “hanging” undocumented immigrants and then “sending them back where they came from.”

Congressman-elect Allen West (R-Fla.), who rode the tea party wave to unseat Rep. Ron Klein (D-Fla.), has hired Joyce Kaufman, a local conservative talk radio commentator known for her provocative and sometimes incendiary statements, as his chief of staff.

Por Maribel Hastings – MIAMI/ORLANDO – ¿Se traducirá el descontento del electorado en más o menos votos latinos el 2 de noviembre? ¿Qué partido resultará beneficiado? ¿Darán los votantes latinos alguna sorpresa en Florida? En Miami, varios entrevistados aseguraron que votarán. La economía, el desempleo, la crisis hipotecaria, asuntos de salud e impuestos los motivan.… Continue »

The purpose of our series “March to the Polls 2010” is to capture the attitude of Hispanic voters in key states. Two years ago, they voted at record levels, but in the last two years they have been battered along with the rest of the country by an economy in crisis. They have suffered higher unemployment rates than the rest of the country. And the promise of immigration reform that would help their families and friends—a promise that was central in motivating many of them to vote in 2008—has yet to materialize.

If you thought Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, was controversial, keep reading.

Republican State Legislator (FL), William Snyder (pictured at right, to the left), has proposed a new immigration bill for his state, modeled after the infamous Arizona law that has people all over the country in a tizzy over the fact that the law encourages racial profiling.

Judging by Florida’s Republican primary, one could be forgiven for thinking that after the economy, the state’s biggest issue was, well, Arizona and its new immigration law. Flash forward to the general election.

CA-Gov debate highlights Whitman’s immigration hypocrisy following housekeeper kerfuffle. Poll shows DREAM debate helped Dems with Latino voters. Murdoch, Bloomberg latest to lobby Congress for immigration reform. Menendez introduces comprehensive bill; Hatch fires back with enforcement-only. DREAM Act helps spur unprecedented GOTV efforts across the country.

Check out America’s Voice new weekly resource on immigration politics, leading up to November’s election– SUBSCRIBE and get Immigration Insider in your inbox every Tuesday– absolutely gratis. “A vote on the DREAM Act is delayed, but the debate itself could boost Dems’ chances this fall. GOP Congressman blasts DREAM supporters as “accomplices to murder.” FOX News is furious… with Stephen Colbert. Marco Rubio speaks Spanish. America’s Voice teams up on Spanish-language ad blitz to show who’s blocking the DREAM Act, immigration reform.”

From August 6-14, 2008, Bendixen  & Associates conducted a poll for NDN of 500 voters in each of four states: Florida, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada. The margin of error for each state sample is +/-4%. The poll was conducted in English and Spanish and included an oversampling of at least 150 Hispanic voters in… Continue »