Asian Politics

Asian American Decisions releases 2014 election eve poll results

In 2014 Asian American Decisions interviewed 1,150 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters in advance of the November 2014 election.  The survey provides an important contrast to the National Exit Poll which only interviewed 304 total Asian Americans.  The Asian American Decisions poll was implemented by telephone to landline and cellphones, using live callers and available Read More

Do Immigrants Actually Make Us Less Safe?

By Christopher Lyons and Maria Vélez, University of New Mexico Advocates for more punitive immigration laws often argue that there is a correlation between immigration and crime, thus contending that securing our borders will make our neighborhoods safer. Consequently, several states have passed laws that allow police to check the immigration status of individuals they Read More

The Disproportionate Impact of Photo-ID Laws on the Asian American Electorate

By Gabriel R. Sanchez, Stephen A. Nuño, and Matt A. Barreto Following the Crawford v. Marion County Election Board decision of the Supreme Court which upheld the stringent photo-identification policy for voters in Indiana, several other states have or are considering similar reforms to their election laws. Most recently, Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina Read More