Study Finds Asian Americans Have Lower Rates of Voter ID Possession in Texas
By Gabriel Sanchez, Ph.D. Last week the Department of Justice blocked the Texas photo-identification law that requires voters in the state to show a state issued photo-ID to vote, stating that the state of Texas failed to demonstrate that the law is not discriminatory by design against Hispanic voters. This follows a similar move in 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
The Immigrant Vote in California
By: Karthick Ramakrishnan Latino and Asian Americans are an important part of the American electorate, and this is perhaps most so in California, where the two groups account for nearly one third of the state’s registered voter population. In 2008, for instance, data from the Current Population Survey indicate that Latinos accounted for 22 percent Read More