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HR 5230 and HR 5272: Making a Bad Situation Worse and What It Means for November and Beyond

Last Friday, after months of foot-dragging and increasingly bizarre explanations to justify their inaction, Republican congressional leaders finally allowed legislation addressing immigration policy to be brought to the House floor for consideration. For those holding out hope that the House would act on comprehensive immigration reform before slinking away for a five-week recess, Friday night’s […]

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Democrats and the Politics of Executive Action on Immigration

Reports that the House Republican leadership will not consider immigration legislation during the present Congress once again raises the prospects that President Obama will take executive action on immigration. Recent polling conducted by Latino Decisions for the Center for American Progress Action Fund suggests that executive action on immigration could help to offset some of […]

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New Poll: Latino Voter Views on President Obama Using His Executive Authority on Immigration

New polling of Latino voters conducted by Latino Decisions for the Center for American Progress Action Fund shows that Democrats stand to gain from the president using his broad executive authority to grant the immigrant community a measure of relief after House Republicans failed to pass immigration reform. TOPLINES HERE, and SLIDES HERE. Center for […]

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Latino Voters in Colorado: Electoral Influence and Immigration Politics

Home to one of the fastest growing Latino electorates in the country, Colorado is set to steal the national spotlight in House, Senate and Gubernatorial races this November with immigration playing a key role.  In the wake of Colorado’s Gubernatorial primary, experts in immigration politics, Latino issues and civic engagement analyzed Tuesday night’s primary results […]

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Infographic: GOP has a lot to win or lose on immigration reform

A new survey conducted by the Center for American Progress and Latino Decisions finds Republicans have a lot to win  by addressing immigration reform, and a lot to lose by ignoring it.   Infographic produced by SwitchYard Media

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Why Eric Cantor really lost and what it means for GOP outreach to Latinos

Within minutes of Eric Cantor’s primary loss dozens of knee-jerk reactions in the national media called the upset bad news for immigration reform.  Let’s be clear – Eric Cantor was never a friend of immigration reform, nor was he a champion of GOP outreach to Latinos.  Cantor was more closely aligned with the immigration obstructionist […]

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New Poll: GOP actions on immigration reform key to their future

New polling of Latino voters conducted by Latino Decisions for the Center for American Progress Action Fund finds Latino voters unequivocally want immigration reform to happen before the 2014 midterm elections. VIEW TOPLINES HERE, and SLIDE DECK HERE. With 49 percent of Latino voters indicating they have voted for Republican candidates in the past, there […]

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Press Call and Webinar: New Poll of Latino Voters on Immigration Reform and Impact of Inaction

ADVISORY: Press Call and Webinar Discussing New Poll of Latino Voters’ Views on Immigration Reform and the Impact of Inaction Washington, D.C. — As we approach the one-year anniversary of the Senate’s passage of immigration reform legislation, it remains a mystery if House leadership intends to take up the issue. New polling by Latino Decisions sheds […]

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Ties to undocumented and deported make immigration a priority issue and drive presidential approval

As the Obama administration looks to revamp the Secure Communities program that has allowed local law enforcement to help the federal government identify undocumented immigrants for deportation, we focus our attention on the Latino Decisions blog to the relationship deportation has on Latino political behavior through multiple blog posts this week. The first blog featured […]

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Mass deportations are alienating young Latino voters from the Democratic Party

The United States government has been deporting large numbers of undocumented migrants as of late (see Figure 1 below), and the majority of them are Latino. In addition to negatively affecting the individuals removed from the country, this policy also affects many people who remain, such as US-citizen family members. Drawing on a study of […]

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