Large Majority Supports Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants in New Poll

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 10:00 am

It’s not hard to see why Democrats and the White House plan a second-term push on immigration reform. First of all, the demographic shifts of the electorate demand that they continue to extract a price from Republicans for their antipathy to Hispanics. Second, for the same demographic reasons, the prospect of up to 12 million [...]

Latinos and the GOP: It’s the Intolerance, Stupid

By: Friday November 9, 2012 8:30 am

The real hope for bipartisanship in the next Congress, at least in the afterglow of the election, is on the issue of immigration. It really wasn’t so long ago that large sections of the Republican Party, on up to their sitting President, favored the policy. Right-wing talk radio and the proto-Tea Party basically defeated it. [...]

Romney: I Won’t Cancel Deferred Action Status for DREAM-Eligible Immigrants

By: Tuesday October 2, 2012 7:15 am

In a move that could increase participation in the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Mitt Romney said in an interview with the Denver Post that he would not deport those young immigrants approved for the program. “The people who have received the special visa that the president has put in place, [...]

Florida Essentially Gives Up on Voter Purge Efforts

By: Wednesday September 12, 2012 10:56 am

The state of Florida has backed down in their attempts to purge voter-rolls of suspected non-citizens. In the settlement of a lawsuit with civil rights organizations, Florida has basically rolled back the entire voter purge, including their initial list of 2,600 “potential non-citizens,” which ended up netting exactly one non-citizen voter, out of the 8.3 [...]

DREAM-Eligible Youth Line Up by the Thousands to Apply for Deferred Action Status

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 7:01 am

It’s only the first day, and we’ll have to wait for the numbers over a longer time horizon; but if these lines and these stories are any indication, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program inaugurated yesterday was a wild success. Thousands of young illegal immigrants packed government centers across the nation Wednesday and [...]

Application for Deferred Action for DREAM-Eligible Immigrants Will Cost $465

By: Saturday August 4, 2012 11:24 am

Despite all the fanfare over the Obama Administration’s announcement of deferred action status for DREAM-eligible youth, it hasn’t actually begun. Eligible applicants must fill out a form to get the deferred action status for themselves, and that process will commence on August 15. And US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced yesterday that the immigrants will [...]

Problems in Anaheim Correlated with Malapportionment

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 1:53 pm

Tensions are still simmering between local Anaheim residents and city government, particularly law enforcement, over a string of shootings that residents consider to be police brutality. At the time I noted that the problem in Anaheim had at least something to do with a mostly white leadership and a diverse population. Basically the problem comes [...]

Four Days of Protests in Anaheim Against Police Brutality of Hispanic Population

By: Wednesday July 25, 2012 12:54 pm

Violence plagued the city of Anaheim, home to Disneyland, last night, as protests against a series of officer-involved deaths turned ugly. Last Sunday, Joel Mathew Acevedo was shot and killed by Anaheim police, the sixth such shooting this year, coming a day after Manuel Diaz was shot and killed. Many residents consider the shootings the [...]

Victims of Foreclosure Crisis Line Up Demographically With Core Democratic Voting Blocs

By: Friday July 20, 2012 12:22 pm

If we were to build the perfect example of an individual borrower squeezed by the foreclosure crisis, they would line up somewhat favorably with the attributes of the average voter that the Obama campaign is hoping will turn out in large numbers to put him over the top in this election. First of all, you [...]

Expect Civil Rights Challenges to Arizona “Papers Please” Provision

By: Wednesday June 27, 2012 11:26 am

Just because the Supreme Court didn’t strike down the “papers please” provision in Arizona’s SB1070 before implementation doesn’t mean that the provision is in the clear. The Supreme Court gave stringent guidelines for how to proceed in seeking proof of citizenship from arrested suspects, and said they would hold open future challenges to the law. [...]

Republicans in Disarray After Deferred Action for DREAMers Announcement

By: Saturday June 16, 2012 1:28 pm

If observers thought that the Administration’s announcement on granting deferred action status and work permits for DREAM-eligible undocumented immigrants represented a high risk, the first reactions and impressions do not show it. In fact, it’s the mainstream Republicans who are scrambling for a response to this, somewhat mindful of the impact of demonization on the [...]

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