Asian American voters show strong support for immigration reform
President Obama’s use of his discretionary executive powers to address immigration policy this week will be seen by some as his fulfillment on a principled promise. Others will see it as a calculated overture to Latino voters, whose views on immigration are well defined and have clear consequences for the future success of the Democratic Read More
The 2014 House Elections and Comprehensive Immigration Reform Revisited
From the perspective of most Latino voters, the actions of the House Republicans have made a bad situation worse. House Republicans will bear the blunt of the blame if comprehensive immigration reform does not pass. Their dithering also creates an opportunity for President Obama to take administrative action and in so doing, allow the Democrats Read More
What Immigrant Voters Want – A Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill
The results of the 2012 election have awakened the Republican Party to their impending demographic disaster. Substantial growth in the size and power of the Latino vote—and an overwhelming tilt in that vote against their nominee—paints a bleak future for Republican electability. Coupled with startling Democratic vote share among Asian Americans (73%), and an ever 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