Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Rick Santorum unlikely to win Latino Vote in 2012 despite solid Iowa Performance

Despite enjoying a sudden emergence and strong second-place finish in Tuesday’s Iowa Republican caucuses, experts believe Rick Santorum would be unable to secure the Latino vote in 2012. Although he has been careful to play up his Catholic, pro-family values and immigrant parents angle, his hard stance on illegal immigration is listed as the top […]

U.S.-Mexico Border Arrests Drop to Lowest Level in Decades

The number of undocumented immigrants apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border in the past fiscal year dropped to the lowest it’s been since the 1970s. According to statistics from the Department of Homeland Security released in late November, the total number of apprehensions, 327,577, is 53.5% lower than it was in 2008. The peak was in 2000, when 1.6 million […]

Majority of Undocumented Immigrants Have Lived in U.S. over 10 Years

A new study found that nearly two-thirds of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. have lived here for at least 10 years. The study by the Pew Hispanic Center, based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s March 2010 Current Population Survey, found that out of the estimated 10.2 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S., 35% of them […]

Poorest group of Children in the U.S. is Hispanic

For the first time ever in U.S. history the largest number of kids living in poverty is Hispanic, according to a new study. A record 6.1 million Hispanic children live in poverty, according to the study “Childhood Poverty Among Hispanics Sets Record, Leads Nation,” released on Wednesday by the Pew Hispanic Center.    White children make […]

Less Immigrants from Mexico will affect US Economy

OK wait. Here we are, going on about immigration in this country and the very folks we’re getting rowdy about have moved on? Really? We’re arguing about anti-immigrant laws, about how they target Latinos specifically, and about how because of that they affect all Latinos in the U.S.  Meanwhile people from the country where most […]

US Census Bureau says Hispanic Population now over 50 Million

Hispanics are now officially the largest minority group in the country numbering over 50 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. That number translates to 16.3% of the nation’s population and means that 1 out of every 6 Americans is a Latino. Interesting trends have also emerged; revealing the country’s low overall growth […]

Hispanics Identify by Race More than a Decade Ago

An analysis of 2010 Census data by USA Today revealed that Hispanics in states with some of the largest Hispanic populations categorized themselves by race more often than in the last Census and many more also chose “white” under the race category. Census data on 27 states has been released so far by the Census […]

Report Details New Estimates for Undocumented Populations Suggesting Decline

On Tuesday, the Pew Hispanic Center released new findings detailing the population size of undocumented immigrants nationally and by state that shows a downward trend. The report includes updated estimates for the undocumented immigrant work force, including their countries of origin.  The estimates produced in this report are based on data collected from the U.S. […]

GOP Attempts New Plan to Better Reach Hispanics

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is heading efforts to help salvage what is left of his party’s reputation with Hispanics after months of highly charged anti-immigrant rhetoric in hopes that gaining favor with this voting bloc will help Republicans win back the White House in 2012. As reported by La Plaza, The Hispanic Leadership Network […]

New Report Shows Hispanics Will Play Even Larger Role in Elections

A report by the Pew Hispanic Center analyzing Census data from the 2010 reapportionment reveals that Hispanic voters are nearly three times more prevalent in states that gained congressional seats and Electoral College votes than they are in states that lost seats. This positions Hispanic voters to continue to grow even more powerful as a […]