The 2014 House Elections and Comprehensive Immigration Reform Revisited

From the perspective of most Latino voters, the actions of the House Republicans have made a bad situation worse. House Republicans will bear the blunt of the blame if comprehensive immigration reform does not pass. Their dithering also creates an opportunity for President Obama to take administrative action and in so doing, allow the Democrats […]

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Immigration Legislation or Executive Action Will Shape Latino Vote

Last summer, in the wake of the US Senate’s passage of S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act,” Latino Decisions, in concert with America’s Voice, identified three tiers of Democratically and Republican held competitive House districts where Latino voters are sufficiently concentrated to be influential in 2014. Our analysis suggests that […]

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Latino Decisions Announces New Data Targeting Products

Just in time for the 2014 midterms, Latino Decisions proudly announces new Latino targeting products and databases designed to help political parties, candidates, campaigns and their consultants identify and target Latino voters. Produced in conjunction with our strategic partner Labels & Lists, Latino Decisions has created proprietary models that generate turnout, partisan identification and partisan […]

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Barriers and Strategies to Naturalization for Latino Legal Permanent Residents

New polling released today by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund and Latino Decisions highlights the importance of citizenship and strategies to address barriers that Latino Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) face in pursuing this very important goal. There are 3.8 million Latino LPRs eligible to become naturalized American citizens, […]

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Are Transnational Ties Good for Immigrants and America?

A contemporary feature of global migration is the ability for immigrants to maintain transnational ties with their countries of origin while residing in the United States. These ties can vary in kind and strength and range from feelings of nostalgia to actively participating politically, socially, and/or economically abroad. The rise of transnational ties and dual […]

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National policies on HIV/AIDS target highly affected communities

Efforts to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic that began in the 1980s have achieved significant advancements that now make it possible for someone with HIV to live a full life. However, today the disease is still highly concentrated in specific communities, so now it is important that we tailor our efforts in order to be the […]

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Latino Support for Environmental Protection and Climate Change Action

Latinos care about immigration politics, of course. As an aspirational community, they also care about jobs and schools. But what may come as a surprise to those unfamiliar with the attitudes of American Latinos is how deeply concerned they are about protecting the environment. In conjunction with the National Resources Defense Council, Latino Decisions came […]

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Is the GOP backpedaling on the “GOP”?

A year ago this month, the Republican National Committee released its post-2012 election political autopsy report: the “Growth & Opportunity Project.” The “GOP”—a quite clever acronym, indeed—was the national party’s response to critics, both internal and external, about what ailed the party and what it could do to cure itself. The Republicans had cause to […]

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Ideological and Electoral Determinants of State Laws Targeting Undocumented Migrants

Background With efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform stalled on the federal level, the states have been playing an increasingly active role in shaping U.S. immigration policy.  As a recent Latino Decisions analysis noted, state legislatures have passed hundreds of immigration related bills each year since 2005. Some of these bills, including SB 1070 in […]

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Minority Political Candidates Just Need a Chance

The following interview was originally published by Michigan State University Today. It’s not necessarily voters who should be blamed for the lack of minorities in state legislatures, but instead the two major political parties for not recruiting enough candidates, indicates new research by Michigan State University scholar Eric Gonzalez Juenke . Professor Gonzalez Juenke analyzed nearly […]

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