Democrats can win on immigration

Originally posted at The New York Times on 2/12/18 To no one’s surprise, President Trump, who has been doubling down on his anti-immigrant rhetoric, used his State of the Union address to draw parallels between the Central American gang MS-13 and law-abiding immigrants in the United States. The next week, he reiterated that “MS-13 killers” […]

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Facing Fraud or Saving Face?

Survey of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 50 Years and Older on Fraud and Scams by Angela Houghton, AARP Research (originally posted at AARP Research) Older Americans are particularly vulnerable as targets of certain kinds of fraud; and frauds and scams affect diverse populations in distinct ways. Yet, there is relatively little data about the […]

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My Concerns with John Lott’s Arizona Study

Conservative media outlets and their friends on Twitter have been ablaze with a John Lott study of Arizona criminal convictions that purports to show that undocumented immigrants in Arizona commit crimes are much greater rates than citizens in Arizona. If true, the Lott study challenges the academic consensus that undocumented immigrants commit fewer crimes than […]

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Latinos and Voter Disenfranchisement

It is estimated that there are over 6.1 million citizens (2.5 percent of the total U.S. voting age population) in the United States who are forbidden to vote because of felony disenfranchisement or laws restricting voting rights for those convicted of a felony.  Given the complexity of states and voter rights, the landscape of disenfranchisement […]

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New poll finds affordable housing is a major voting issue for Latinos

A statewide poll of Latino registered voters in California finds that affordable housing could be a major voting issue for the Latino community. The poll of 900 Latino registered voters found that 88% agreed that policymakers in California should take steps to “expand development of affordable housing” including 62% who strongly agreed – the highest […]

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Poll finds Latino voters in California highly engaged, but candidates for governor need to increase outreach

A statewide poll of Latino registered voters by Latino Decisions finds that 68% intend to vote in the June 2018 primary elections for Governor and other statewide office, and that 2016 election of Donald Trump has further engaged and politicized Latinos. The poll of 900 Latino voters, was commissioned by the Latino Community Foundation, asked […]

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National poll shows Latinos concerned about police violence, feel less safe under Trump

[Originally posted at LatinoJustice PRLDEF.  Contact: John Garcia, Director of Communications, 212-739-7513, 917-673-9095 or jgarcia@latinojustice.org] LatinoJustice PRLDEF commissioned Latino Decisions, a national polling and policy group, to survey Latinos and document their experiences and opinions about the criminal justice system. It is the first ever poll of the Latino community focused on the criminal justice […]

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Virginia Election Eve Poll Results

On a press call held today, CASA in Action, NextGen America, and America’s Voice joined Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions to discuss the findings and implications of election eve polling of Virginia’s voters. The poll, which sampled white, African American, Latino and Asian American voters, was co-sponsored by AAPI Victory Fund, the African American Research […]

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NEW POLL: Trump is alienating Florida Latinos

According to a new poll released by Latino Victory Project, Latino Decisions, and America’s Voice, a clear majority of Florida Latinos – 64 percent – disapprove of President Donald Trump’s performance and 7 out 10 believe the Republican Party doesn’t care about or is hostile toward Latinos. Additionally, more than one-third of Florida Latinos said […]

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New Poll: 89% of Texas Latinos Want Dream Act Passed; Oppose SB4

On a press call held today, Texas State Representative Cesar Blanco joined with Latino Decisions Principal Sylvia Manzano, Latino Victory Project President Cristóbal J. Alex, and America’s Voice: Texas State Director Mario Carrillo to discuss the findings and implications of new polling exploring Texas Latinos’ views on SB4, DACA, and the ongoing debate over Dreamers.  […]

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