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The Trump Effect in the Swing States: New State Polling from American’s Voice and Latino Decisions

New polling from America’s Voice and Latino Decisions released earlier today finds that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s dismal standing with Latino voters has the potential to hurt Republicans’ prospects in a number of swing states, including many with competitive U.S. Senate. The poll of 400 registered Latino voters in each of seven swing states—Arizona, […]

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Translating Trump: When He Talks Immigration, What Latino Voters Hear

In recent weeks media reporting has been rife with speculation that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was “pivoting” away from the harsh immigration policies and anti-immigrant language that have been the hallmark of his presidential campaign. Yet, as last week’s speech in Arizona—delivered hours after a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto—revealed, there is […]

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Survey of NCLR Community Leaders: Both Parties Need To Do Better In Addressing Latino Issues

NCLR’s Community Influencers Identify the Most Important Issues for the Latino Community and Reflect on how the Republican and Democratic parties respond to the Latino Community This week NCLR affiliates from across the country came together for the Latino Voter Summit to discuss the most important issues in their communities. Latino Decisions conducted a real-time […]

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10 Reasons Why Immigration Politics Will Affect the Latino Vote

As immigration rhetoric in the Republican presidential nomination campaign continues to escalate and GOP candidates who were once perceived as immigration moderates tack to the right, it is worth considering how immigration politics and policy affect Latino voters; a voting block that is positioned to be influential in 2016.  We at Latino Decisions have conducted […]

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DACA’s Three-Year Anniversary and its Legacy for 2016 Election

Today marks the third anniversary of President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order, a critical moment in immigration policy history. DACA directed the Department of Homeland Security to temporarily defer action on young immigrants living in the United States who came to the U.S. at an early age undocumented with their […]

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Healthcare in the Shadows

One of the most concerning narratives for any democratic country is the extent to which sub-populations of its citizenry are “living in the shadows”.  Living in the shadows or social exclusion (i.e. lack of access to a state identification card, bank accounts, and healthcare) is the process in which individuals are reluctant to fully engage […]

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National Latino Health Survey: More Latinos Have Health Insurance; Gaps and Challenges Remain

On a press call and webinar held this morning, Latino Decisions presented the findings of its groundbreaking national poll on Latinos’ health, experiences with the changing healthcare marketplace, and outlook on immigration and racial issues. Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy at the University of New Mexico and conducted […]

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GOP’s Messy Ending to the DHS-Immigration Episode

John Boehner and the House Republicans caved–again. After threatening to hold the Department of Homeland Security budget hostage to demands that President Obama reverse his executive actions preventing the deportation of undocumented immigrants, Boehner and House Republicans eventually relented, as most political observers expected all along they would. This has become a familiar pattern. During […]

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Immigration Politics At Center Stage

This week, immigration politics again moved to the forefront of the national conversation. The week began with director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu calling for immigrants to be treated with dignity and respect in his speech at Sunday night’s Oscars broadcast. Midweek, President Obama declared his intent to appeal federal judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling that enjoined the president’s […]

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Latino Influence & the Politics of Immigration in the 2014 U.S. Senate Elections

To date, much of the evidence suggestive of Latino electoral influence has focused on statewide races, particularly presidential elections in swing states such as Florida, Colorado, and Nevada. However, with no presidential election on the ballot in 2014, the ability of Latino voters, and by extension the politics of immigration, to affect statewide federal races […]

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