A new report that we released yesterday examines – and demolishes – the claim that Republicans can maintain a hard line on immigration reform and still court the Latino vote simply by running Latino candidates. This has been a key theme espoused by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX),... Continue »
Could it be that some GOP presidential contenders are finally listening, and are paying attention to the new, accurate conventional wisdom on Latino voters that is making rounds in Washington, DC? Because anti-immigrant groups like NumbersUSA and its Tanton-funded brethren are feeling no love from them. Continue »
GOP Congressman Lamar Smith has once again asserted himself as his party's leading strategist on the Latino vote. He's taking issue with Chris Cillizza's recent analysis of census numbers,"The Republican's Hispanic Problem." Smith, who supports mass deportation, is desperately trying to get his fellow Republicans deny the facts and... Continue »
Congressional Republicans are drafting legislation that would require the federal government to develop a plan to add more fencing, sensors, agents and even drones to stop every illegal entry into the United States. Continue »
Last week, with the release of the new census numbers, DC's political pundits took notice of the growing Latino population and realized that because of immigration, the Republican Party has a major problem on its hands. Continue »
Probably the biggest political news story from the release of new census data was the growth of the Latino community -- and the corresponding political power of the Latino vote. As you'll see below, reporters and pundits around the country focuses on the political implications of these changing demographics. Continue »
New data from the U.S. Census Bureau highlights the dramatic increase of the Latino population over the past decade, in both traditional "gateway" states and throughout the nation, with Latinos now comprising more than 1 in 6 Americans. According to Associated Press analysis of the new data, minority... Continue »
If you Google the terms "Jeff Flake" and "immigration," you'll see numerous articles about a strong advocate for comprehensive immigration reform. But, once it became clear that Flake was running for Senate in Arizona's GOP primary, that began to change. Continue »
The claim by Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA), the chair of the House Immigration Subcommittee, that he is focused on "illegal" immigration was disabused at his latest hearing. Instead, the Chairman pitted native-born workers against foreign-born workers (plenty of whom are citizens). We also learned something about the GOP's... Continue »
New Census data on the growth of the Hispanic population continues to underscore the importance of this group in our national fabric -- and to the electoral map. Take Arizona for example: the Hispanic population grew 46% in the last decade and we now constitute 30% of the population of... Continue »