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Obama Victory, Passage Of Progressive Ballot Measures All Thanks To Young Voters

via Tyler Kingkade, The Huffington Post Mitt Romney lost the youth vote by a huge margin, and with it, he lost the presidency. Sixty percent of young voters who cast ballots chose to reelect President Barack Obama, against the 36 percent who voted for Mitt Romney. That’s a six point slide in youth support for … Continue reading

DHS Grants Same-Sex Couples Protection From Deportations

via Julia Preston, The New York Times The Department of Homeland Security has stated in writing that foreigners who are same-sex partners of American citizens can be included under an Obama administration policy suspending deportations of some immigrants who pose no security risk. In letters sent late Wednesday to several Democratic lawmakers, Homeland Security Secretary … Continue reading

Republican Platform Approved By GOP In Tampa

via Philip Elliot and Alan Fram, The Huffington Post Republicans emphatically approved a toughly worded party platform at their national convention Tuesday that would ban all abortions and gay marriages, reshape Medicare into a voucher-like program and cut taxes to energize the economy and create jobs. The document opens by warning that while the American … Continue reading

GOP Congressional Canididate Gabriela Saucedo Mercer Doesn’t Want Middle Easterners In U.S.

via Nick R. Martin, Talking Points Memo, Muckracker Gabriela Saucedo Mercer hasn’t even won the Republican primary for Congress in Arizona yet, but she is already facing attacks from the Democratic Congressman she is hoping to unseat in November over some incendiary comments she made in the past about Middle Eastern immigrants. In an interview … Continue reading

Starting Today, Young Immigrants Can Apply For Dream Act-Like Protections

via Steve Hendrix, The Washington Post The Obama administration will kick off one of the most sweeping changes in immigration policy in decades Wednesday, allowing an estimated 1.7 million young undocumented immigrants to apply for the temporary right to live and work openly in the United States without fear of deportation. Immigrants have waited for … Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Part Of Arizona Immigration Law, Strikes Down Others

via Jess Bravin and Miriam Jordan, The Wall Street Journal The Supreme Court upheld a key part of Arizona’s tough-immigration law but struck down others as intrusions on federal sovereignty, in a ruling that gave both sides something to cheer in advance of November elections where immigration is a major issue. The court backed a … Continue reading

Obama’s Immigration Move Wins Support In Battleground States

via Paul West, L.A. Times President Obama’s decision to extend administrative relief to an estimated 800,000 young illegal immigrants has won favor with Latino voters in key battleground states, according to a new poll. The Latino Decisions survey found that Obama’s move had wiped out an earlier “enthusiasm deficit” among Hispanic voters over the administration’s … Continue reading

Deportation Protection For Those Who Dare To DREAM

via Editorial Board, The Seattle Times President Obama has sensibly and responsibly used his executive powers to temper the deportation of younger illegal immigrants building productive lives in this country. The announcement Friday by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is not a pathway to citizenship, but the immunity from deportation recognizes the reality of young … Continue reading

Naturalization Push Ahead Of November Election

via The Huffington Post A coalition of groups supporting immigrants has recruited teams of volunteers to help push programs they hope will add thousands of new U.S. citizens to the voter rolls in several states in time for the November presidential election. The national push comes after Democratic President Barack Obama has failed to deliver … Continue reading

Supreme Court Will Hear Arizona v. United States This Week

via Mike Sacks, The Huffington Post On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in the federal government’s challenge to the Grand Canyon state’s controversial anti-immigration law, S.B. 1070. The case, Arizona v. United States, will not only be the Court’s second politically-charged blockbuster in as many months, but also a rematch between … Continue reading

Alberto Gonzales Says Immigration Talk From Republicans ‘Harmful’ To Party

via Andrea Stone, The Huffington Post Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales — who was the first person of Hispanic descent to hold that position and a lightning rod for controversy as President George W. Bush’s chief legal adviser on the war on terror — warned his fellow Republicans Thursday that the issue of immigration could … Continue reading

A Hispanic VP For The GOP?

via Benjy Sarlin, Talking Points Memo It’s been the dominant conventional wisdom ever since a wave of Hispanic Republicans won big races in 2010: Mitt Romney will pick a Hispanic running mate. But Romney may not be able to make that fantasy ticket a reality — even if he wants to. Picking a Hispanic politician … Continue reading

Do-It-Yourself Deportation

via Antonio Alarcon, The New York Times One of my happiest childhood memories is of my parents at my First Communion. But that’s because most of my memories from that time are of their being absent. They weren’t there for my elementary school graduation, or for parent-teacher conferences. From the time I was just a … Continue reading

Hispanic Leaders Set Sights On 2012 After Stunning Arizona Victory

via Ed Pilkington, The Guardian Hispanic leaders are vowing to use the growing power of the Latino vote to topple anti-immigrant politicians across America in next year’s elections, emboldened by the shock unseating of a hardline Republican in an historic recall vote in Arizona. Russell Pearce, the architect of Arizona’s controversial immigration law that has … Continue reading

Comments On Immigration Alienate Some Hispanics

via Trip Gabriel, The New York Times Today, Republican candidates are competing over who can talk the toughest about illegal immigration — who will erect the most impenetrable border defense; who will turn off “magnets” like college tuition benefits. But after such pointed proposals heated up yet another Republican debate, on Tuesday night, some party officials see … Continue reading

Bilingual Voting Ballots Ordered In 25 States

via Hope Yen, The Huffington Post In the run-up to the 2012 elections, the federal government is ordering that 248 counties and other political jurisdictions provide bilingual ballots to Hispanics and other minorities who speak little or no English. That number is down from a decade ago following the 2000 census, which covered 296 counties … Continue reading

Feds Ask Appeals Court To Block Alabama Immigration Law

via Brian Lyman, The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, USA TODAY The Justice Department asked the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday to block Alabama’s strict new immigration law, saying it creates discrimination and drives aliens from the state through procedures outside those established in federal law. In a filing with the Atlanta-based court, the department … Continue reading

Alabama Immigration Law Is Working, Rep. Mo Brooks Says

via Alexander Trowbridge and Mackenzie Weinger, Politico Many Hispanic students and workers have stayed home in response to Alabama’s tough new immigration law — and that’s the whole point of the measure, Rep. Mo Brooks said on Thursday. The Alabama Republican told POLITICO in an interview that he does not consider the above-average number of … Continue reading

House Republican Says Getting Rid Of Illegals A U.S. Jobs Program

A House Republican freshman on Tuesday night called on the federal government to step up enforcement of U.S. immigration laws, and said removing illegal aliens is one way to create needed jobs for Americans. “There is a surefire way to create jobs now for American citizens,” Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) said on the House floor. … Continue reading

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