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Punitive Immigration Policy in the American States

In recent years Latino Decisions has analyzed many nuances to federal immigration policy, primarily focused on the Latino electorate’s views on policy options and the electoral impact of various Congressional actions. However, there is less systematic information available on immigration policy at the state level, where thousands of laws and resolutions have been passed over […]

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The Effect of Protests on Latino Political Attitudes Towards Government

Academics, media pundits, and activists alike have often pointed to the policy and institutional changes that large-scale collective actions can produce. And collective action seems increasingly prevalent, as evidenced by recent mobilizations around Occupy Wall Street, the Trayvon Martin case, and against military intervention in Syria. Yet despite its role in generating social change we […]

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Rubio’s coy immigration play

Originally Published at NBC LATINO Senator Marco Rubio got cold feet this Saturday. This weekend the Senator protested that the immigration negotiations were proceeding too hastily and that things were moving just too fast. Much like a jittery bride he showed hesitancy in his commitment to taking the plunge, in this case the immigration plunge. Now […]

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Texas Immigration Politics: Enforcement First, Outreach Later?

Earlier this week a bipartisan group of eight senators announced their preliminary plans for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) legislation. Neither senator from Texas is among the coalition of legislators leading the effort to change the broken system currently in place. Senator Cornyn contends that border security must precede any other immigration reforms. Senator Cruz called […]

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Latino voter attitudes towards immigration reform policy

With a bi-partisan policy emerging in the Senate and more recent efforts in the House being led by Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) and Luis V. Gutierrez of I(D-Ill.), it appears as though  comprehensive immigration reform has the political will to pass in 2013. With the President’s pitch for comprehensive immigration reform from Las Vegas only […]

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New Poll From Latino Decisions Indicates That Immigration Matters to Hispanic Voters in New Mexico

Hispanic voters comprise nearly 40% of the electorate in the state of New Mexico, making New Mexico the state where Latino voters have the greatest influence on the election outcomes. Consequently, many have suggested that New Mexico may provide a glimpse into the future of Latino politics nationally. This context makes New Mexico important even […]

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New Poll from Latino Decisions Reveals that Immigration is Important Issue to Colorado’s Latino Voters

Just as was the case in 2008, the state of Colorado has become a central focus of the presidential race. After recently playing host to the first debate, both the Romney and Obama campaigns have an eye on Latino voters in particular in the key battleground state. The state of Colorado has seen a tremendous […]

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The Impact of SB1070 on the 2012 Latino Vote in Arizona

The last Democratic candidate who won Arizona’s Electoral College votes was Bill Clinton in his bid for re-election in 1996 when Arizona had 8 Electoral College votes. Heading into the 2012 election, Arizona will have 11 Electoral College votes to cast. Like many states in the South and West, Arizona has seen its share of […]

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Nominating Marco Rubio Likely Not a Game Changer for Romney in Florida

As we get closer to the Republican National Convention in August in Tampa Bay, FL, speculation grows as to who Mitt Romney will nominate as his candidate for Vice President. Marco Rubio, Cuban American freshman U.S. Senator from Florida, has been a very visible member of the short list of potential nominees. One potential benefit […]

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Support for Obama Appears Solid among Latinos in Florida

A major part of the dialogue on the 2012 presidential election has centered on which candidate will win the hearts and minds of the ever-growing Latino electorate. New survey data collected by Latino Decisions give us a glimpse into how this competition is playing out in the “swing state” of Florida. These data were collected […]

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