Archive | June, 2011

Is There an Ethnic Dimension to the Immigration Debate?

By Rene Rocha, University of Iowa What determines public opinion on immigration policy has been the subject of much debate. Among the most regularly cited explanations are a series of individual characteristics such as ideology, age, gender, education, and economic vulnerability. However, some social scientists have also hypothesized that the racial/ethnic residential environment of individuals […]

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Do Immigrants Actually Make Us Less Safe?

By Christopher Lyons and Maria Vélez, University of New Mexico Advocates for more punitive immigration laws often argue that there is a correlation between immigration and crime, thus contending that securing our borders will make our neighborhoods safer. Consequently, several states have passed laws that allow police to check the immigration status of individuals they […]

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Latinos divided on Obama and immigration

By Pilar Marrero – Pilar.marrero@laopinion.com | 2011-06-13 New Poll Results Posted Here LOS ANGELES, CA.- The number of Latino voters who intend to support President Barack Obama increased by 9% compared with those supporting the president in the previous impreMedia/Latino Decisions (LD) poll, conducted two months ago. However, the same group is profoundly divided in […]

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June Tracking Poll: Immigration is a critical issue for voters

By Pilar Marrero, impreMedia, Pilar.marrero@laopinion.com | 2011-06-09 LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Latino voters are not unfamiliar with the critical situation faced by undocumented immigrants who live in the United States. A majority of these voters (53%) said they know someone who is undocumented, while one-fourth (25%) said they know a person or family who is […]

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Latino Decisions and impreMedia to release new poll on Immigration Policy

New: June 9 Survey Results Click Here Latino Decisions and impreMedia will be releasing data from a new survey focused on the Latino electorate’s attitudes and experiences with immigration policy on Thursday, June 9, 2011. The June survey is the third of six monthly tracking polls in 2011. impreMedia is the leading Hispanic News and […]

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Redistricting and the Latino Boom in Nebraska

By Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, University of Nebraska Omaha At the beginning of the year there was much speculation as to how the rapid growth of the U.S. Latino population in the last decade would influence the redistricting process across the country.  Growth rates in new destination states such as Nebraska (77%), Nevada (82%), and North Carolina […]

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