Racial Profiling Provision Will Lead to Discrimination, Needs to be Struck Down in the Future This is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, in response to today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Arizona anti-immigration law.  “Today’s Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s anti-immigrant law dealt the state and its nativist… Continue »

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on Arizona vs. United States re: the state’s controversial anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. From the Associated Press: The Supreme Court struck down key provisions of Arizona’s crackdown on immigrants Monday but said a much-debated portion on checking suspects’ status could go forward. The court did not… Continue »

This week Latino Decisions and America’s Voice release additional datapoints from our June 2012 5-state battleground survey.  Below are results and related analysis from Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions: In advance of the Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s controversial SB1070, we asked Latino voters how they would feel if the court were to uphold the law.  In… Continue »

A decision from the Supreme Court on Arizona vs. United States is expected next week, where the issue in contention is whether the law usurps the federal government’s power to regulate immigration laws. While we wait for a decision, Puente Arizona is taking the lead by strengthening “Barrio Defense Committees” in Arizona, where members of the community connect,… Continue »

Yesterday, the Census Bureau reported that, in 2011, 50.4% of all births in the United States were to minorities: For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing. New 2011 census estimates highlight sweeping changes… Continue »