Why is a Karl Rove ad citing a Heritage study from the guy who once claimed that Latinos have low IQs? Karl Rove is a noted supporter of immigration reform.  Yet more than once this election season, groups funded by him have attacked Democratic candidates by going after them in decidedly anti-immigrant ways.  In Kentucky,… Continue »

Today, on the Senate floor, we saw something we hadn’t seen yet in the immigration debate: A Senator actually invoked the Heritage Foundation’s infamous anti-immigrant report. Sure, Rep. Steve King has cited the report, but he’s so extreme we’d expect it from him. But Utah’s Mike Lee seemed unfazed by the controversy surrounding Heritage.  As he said today… Continue »

Last week, Jason Richwine, who co-authored the deeply flawed report on the costs of immigration reform the Heritage Foundation, made big news when we learned that his 2009 dissertation was on IQ and immigration and included this: No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites, but the prediction that new Hispanic immigrants… Continue »

The Heritage Report has had a rough week, after being criticized by everyone from Paul Ryan to Marco Rubio to Jeff Flake.  Co-author of the report Robert Rector admitted that he hasn’t even examined the full immigration bill that his study critiques, and told Larry Kudlow that the report didn’t bother to calculate the economic benefits from immigrants. Keep in mind, this Heritage Report… Continue »

By Matt Barreto, Latino Decisions (Cross-posted at Latino Vote Matters):  After a week in the spotlight in which many prominent Latinos took to the stage at the RNC Convention, the impreMedia/Latino Decisions tracking poll finds a noticeable bump in support for Romney and Republicans among Latinos, as reported by Pilar Marrero.  The question will be can they sustain it,… Continue »

Washington, DC – Using current polling and voter data, Latino Decisions and America’s Voice Education Fund teamed up to create an interactive online map that allows the user to see for herself how Latino voters could impact the 2012 presidential race.  Introduced earlier this summer, the Latino Vote Map (www.latinovotemap.org) has been updated throughout the… Continue »

Cross Posted at Latino Decisions and Latino Vote Matters: New analysis of state voter registration counts by Latino Decisions reveals strong growth in Latino registered voters across the 50 states.  In July, Ruy Teixeira and William Frey first analyzed the May 2012 Census data, and found that steady increases in the Latino citizen voting age population (CVAP) could… Continue »

Matt, Van, Adam and I were just in Providence, Rhode Island where we attended Netroots Nation 2012, the year’s biggest conference of online progressive activists. Netroots Nation was also where America’s Voice Education Fund and Latino Decisions unveiled our new highly anticipated interactive Latino voter map, much to the glee of those who attended our panel:… Continue »