Wednesday, August 21, 2019

California sues the Trump Administration over citizenship question on Census

Progressives, states and civil rights advocates are preparing a flurry of legal challenges to the Trump administration’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the next census, saying the move will penalize immigrants and threaten civil rights. “The citizenship question is the latest attempt by President Trump to stoke the fires of anti-immigrant hostility,” […]

Support Rallies Behind Latino Permanent Residents Ready to Become Citizens

Amid growing fear and uncertainty that the Trump Administration could introduce tougher immigration policies, Latino permanent residents are seeking to become citizens to avoid the possibility of deportation. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund (NALEO), is one organization leading citizen workshops and like efforts, to help educate and facilitate the […]

Canadian-Born Ted Cruz Insists He’s Eligible To Be President

Is he or isn’t he? That is the question surrounding Canadian-born Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s constitutional eligibility to be president of the United States should he come out on top after a long primary season and win the GOP nomination. Cruz, born in Alberta, Canada to an American mother and Cuban father, renounced his citizenship […]

Report Suggests Citizenship Will Provide Stronger Economic Benefits than Legalization

The White House released a report on Tuesday listing the economic benefits to earned citizenship for the undocumented immigrants in the US, which included an increase of $1.4 trillion in GDP and about 2 million more jobs. The report also details that over a course of 10 years, providing only legal status and not citizenship […]

Immigration Reform Is Most Important Issue Facing Latino Community

A new poll released today suggests that 53% of Latino voters feel that immigration reform is the most important issue facing the Latino community and that Congress and President Obama should address it. The poll, sponsored by America’s Voice and implemented by Latino Decisions, wanted to survey the response from Latino voters and see how […]

Seven Takeaways from Monday’s Immigration Reform Hearing

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee held on Monday the second hearing on the immigration reform bill introduced last week by the “Gang of Eight.” The hearing, which lasted more than seven hours, included testimonies from a long list of immigration reform advocates, critics, scholars and elected officials. At times, there were heated discussions over […]

Bipartisan Immigration Bill is Revealed to Congress

The Senate group dubbed the “Gang of Eight” released the new bipartisan immigration bill earlier today after being delayed out of respect for the tragedy in Boston. “This bill is clearly a compromise, and no one will get everything they wanted, including me. But it is largely consistent with the principles that I have repeatedly […]

87% of Undocumented Immigrants Would Pursue Citizenship Given Close Ties to American Culture

A new poll from Latino Decisions reveals that if immigration reform passes, an estimated 87% of undocumented immigrants would pursue the steps to become U.S. citizens, and suggests that undocumented immigrants are closely tied to American citizens. The poll also shows that the reason immigrants come to the United States is for work and to […]

Latino Leaders Hold Press Call and Webinar to Discuss Latino Impact of 2012 Election

On Tuesday, March 5th, Latino Decisions along with national immigration, Latino and labor leaders will discuss the results of the 2012 election season and the impact Latinos had. This press call and webinar will also reveal the results of a nationwide poll of Latino voters that reports their current perception of the Democratic and Republican […]

Guest Blogger: Alfredo Estrada “Here We Go Again”

We’ve seen this movie before. Many of us at LATINO Magazine worked at HISPANIC, launched in 1988 during the so-called “Decade of the Hispanic.” It certainly wasn’t, and no one would make the same claim of the naughty ’90s and double-barreled ’00s. But here we go again… Latinos (not Hispanics!) were the decisive factor in […]