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Immigration Showdown in the Capitol Begins

June 9th, 2013 · No Comments

On Sunday, New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte indicated that she would support the gang of eight immigration bill that was crafted by a group of bipartisan senators. Just last week, an amendment to end the deferred action program (DACA) passed in the House of Representatives (read about that here) that was split largely along party [...]

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Steps toward divorcing local law enforcement from immigration enforcement

May 20th, 2013 · No Comments

While there has been a steady push in recent months for comprehensive immigration reform on Capitol Hill, there have been a few steps in the states and in localities to limit the extent that local law enforcement participates in immigration enforcement (which has been seen as a federal duty). One of the reasons why deportations [...]

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How Terrorism Crept into the Immigration Debate & Why It Shouldn’t be a Focal Point

April 24th, 2013 · No Comments

I have a piece on BlogHer explaining how the terrorism issue become a sidebar in the current immigration debate. One thing to keep in mind is that there will always be people who want to commit crime and harm people regardless of country of origin, but if children who are brought to the U.S. are [...]

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New Data: GOP Can Make Inroads with Latino Voters on Immigration

March 24th, 2013 · No Comments

The folks over at Latino Decisions came out with a new poll a few weeks ago. Basically, immigration reform is now the most important issue for Latino voters, and the GOP has an opportunity to make gains within the Latino electorate if it is able to take on a larger role in passing immigration reform [...]

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Tags: GOP · Immigration · Republican Party

Paul Ryan and Writing Off the Latino Vote

August 12th, 2012 · 5 Comments

This weekend Mitt Romney named his vice presidential nominee, Congressman Paul Ryan. Some in the Latino community may say that Mitt Romney has effectively written off the Latino vote with this choice — and that may be the case, especially given Ryan’s tone on the immigration issue and his opposition to programs that many in [...]

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Tags: Immigration · Marco Rubio · Mitt Romney

The Feeling of June 15th

July 12th, 2012 · No Comments

By Thailandia Alaffita Just last month I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I had reached what one may describe as a standstill, a sort of complacent state of being – the kind of feeling one might experience when you can no longer say you’re only working at this restaurant during [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Department of Homeland Security · Education · Immigration

President Obama Addresses NALEO: Defends Immigration Decision

June 22nd, 2012 · 4 Comments

Today President Obama addressed the same crowd of Latino elected officials that Mitt Romney did yesterday. The President basically touted his domestic accomplishments and then defended his administration’s decision to let DREAM eligible youth stay in the country. He also took an opportunity to remind the audience that Romney promised to veto the DREAM Act. [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Education · health care · Immigration · National Association of Latino Elected Officials

Romney addresses NALEO without giving many immigration specifics

June 21st, 2012 · No Comments

On Thursday, Mitt Romney addressed a crowd of Latino elected officials and took the opportunity to slam President Obama on the economy, but he also addressed immigration, which is something he has been pressed to do in the week after the administration’s latest announcement on implementing prosecutorial discretion. Check out my analysis of Romney’s speech [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Economics · Immigration · Mitt Romney · National Association of Latino Elected Officials