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One Year After SB1070: Why Immigration Will Not Go Away

By Sylvia Manzano One year after Arizona SB1070 was signed into law, immigration policy remains foremost on the minds of Latino voters. Results from the April 2011 impreMedia-Latino Decisions poll show Latino voters rank immigration the most important issue Congress and President Obama should address. Immigration has been rated a top issue by Latinos in […]

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Latinos Make their Mark: Demographics, Destiny and Reapportionment

Four weeks ago the US Census Bureau gave the nation a first glimpse at the 2010 data. Over 308 million people live in the United States now; a 10% increase since 2000. While an additional 27.3 million new residents is indeed news, the big story is reapportionment. Latinos are driving the very growth and regional […]

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Latino Influence is Holding Parties Accountable

Whether Latino voter turnout is high or low, their influence will register in the 2010 midterms because this time, attention is squarely focused on whether they vote, rather than for whom they vote. It is all but a foregone conclusion that the vast majority of Latino voters will support Democrats. After years of escalating and […]

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Brand New Arizona? To Latinos, it’s the same old thing

In the days and weeks following Governor Jan Brewer’s national press conference where she signed SB1070 into law, because “it is best for Arizona”, organizations, municipalities and private citizens around the country responded in kind. Officials in Austin, Texas, St. Paul, Minnesota and Los Angeles, California (among others) announced official boycotts in opposition to the […]

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What is really best for Arizona?

After Arizona legislators passed SB 1070, Republican Governor Jan Brewer signed the bill into law with dramatic flair.  She called a press conference, described the law that “firmly represents what is best for Arizona” and offered her “unwavering signature on this bill” before a nationally televised audience.  The law requires local authorities to investigate the […]

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Are Latinos Loyal Partisans?

A recent post here discussed the widely held opinion that Latinos are not as welcome as whites in the Democratic or Republican Party. Latinos and Non-Latinos hold consistent perceptions, suggesting that both parties have a branding problem, insomuch as either party is interested in projecting an image of inclusiveness to the increasingly diverse American electorate. […]

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Latinos are less welcomed by both Democratic and Republican Parties

Analysis of polling data from Latino Decisions and the Washington Poll indicates there is a public consensus that Latinos are not as welcome as whites in either the Republican or Democratic party. Respondents were asked to rate (on a scale of zero to 10) how welcoming they think each party is toward different ethnic and […]

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