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Immigration Activists Push Reform Despite Possible White House Delay

-- by Kathleen Hennessy, Lisa Mascaro & Christi Parsons, The Los Angeles Times:

Advocates pressing President Obama for an immediate immigration overhaul vowed Friday to continue to push for action, despite signs that the White House may postpone an expected change in deportation policy until after the November election.

Latinos, The Customers of the Future

-- by Lucia Acosta, for U-T San Diego:

Latinos play an important role in business and economic development in our society, with a purchasing power estimated to reach $1.5 trillion by 2015.

The majority of the purchasing power lies with English-speaking second and third generations. This is reflected in industries from real estate to consumer goods over the last decade. Do not miss the mark on engaging the customer of the future.

Will Insult and Inaction on Immigration Cost the Republicans the Senate?

-- by Loren McArthur, for The Huffington Post's "Latino Voices":

The 2010 midterm elections were a resounding victory for Republicans--they took control of the House of Representatives with a net gain of 63 seats, the biggest mid-term House pick-up since the Great Depression, and won control of 29 state governorships, putting them in the driver's seat for the 2011 redistricting process.

Honduran Authorities, U.S. Lawmakers Talk About Child Immigration

-- from Fox News Latino:

Honduran authorities and a delegation of U.S. lawmakers met in this capital to discuss the structural causes of child immigration, officials said on Sunday.

Honduran government general coordinator Jorge Ramon Hernandez and five U.S. legislators spoke on Saturday evening about how violence and crime have forced hundreds of unaccompanied Honduran children to try and enter the United States, the President's Office said in a communique.

Study Finds Hispanics Buy & Play More Video Games Than General Public

-- by William Cannon, The Latin Times:

The video game industry is booming and Hispanics play a huge part in its success. A new study from ThinkNow research has proven that Hispanics are avid gamers and surpass the general market in usage, purchasing of titles and technology adoption. 

Mexican President Calls for Immigration Reform

-- by Brian Melley, The Associated Press:

Mexico's president spoke of the need for U.S. immigration reform on a two-day visit to immigrant-friendly California, saying those who reject diversity and inclusion will ultimately be proven wrong.

Republicans More Focused on Immigration as Top Problem

-- by Frank Newport, Gallup Politics:

Although both Republicans and Democrats name dysfunctional government, the economy, and unemployment as top problems facing the country today, they attach different importance to other issues. Republicans and Republican-leaning independents are significantly more likely than Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents to say that immigration and moral decline are top problems in the U.S., while Democrats are more likely to mention poverty and education.

Minority Children Will Be The Majority in U.S. Schools This Fall

-- by Juan E. Gastelum, Buzzfeed News:

The number of minority students enrolled in U.S. public K-12 schools will likely surpass that of non-Hispanic whites for the first time this fall.

Will Impasse on Immigration Galvanize Hispanic Voters, or Leave Them Apathetic?

-- by Tovin Lapan, The Las Vegas Sun:

Former President George W. Bush said he would get it done, but buckled to congressional roadblocks. President Barack Obama made it part of his campaign platforms in 2008 and 2012, only to hit similar barriers.

Washington: Federal Judge Rules: Yakima "Suffocates" Its Hispanic Voters

-- by Joel Connelly, The Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

A federal judge on Friday ruled that Yakima’s system of at large City Council elections  “regularly suffocates” the influence and voting preferences of the city’s minority Latino voters, thereby violating the 1965 federal Voting Rights Act.

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