-- by Selena Hill, The Latino Post:
-- by Jason L. Riley, for The Wall Street Journal:
-- by Allan Turner, The Houston Chronicle:
Vast segments of the United States increasingly are becoming ethnically diverse, creating what William Frey, author of "Diversity Explosion: How Racial Demographics are Remaking America" terms a "cultural generation gap." But, note researchers at the Brookings Institution, that diversity is concentrated in distinct American regions, largely in areas bordering the nation's three coasts.
-- by Antonio Olivo, The Washington Post:
Religious groups and activists vowed Wednesday to offer refuge to illegal immigrants who are the targets of ongoing federal raids meant to combat a new wave of border-crossing from Central America.
The announcement recalled the sanctuary movement of the 1980s that provided safe haven to several thousand people fleeing civil wars in El Salvador and Guatemala, with churches in Los Angeles, Chicago and other cities sometimes filled with people seeking asylum in the United States.
-- by Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News:
Dark-suited business people racing through water and across a desert in pumps and carrying briefcases are the stars of GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz's latest political ad on immigration.
A rush of people that look more like those that you might see in offices, on Wall Street or in Congress crossing the U.S. border is what it would take for journalists and politicians to get the story and policies right on immigration and see it for the "economic calamity" it creates, according to Cruz.
-- by Jason Margolis, PRI:
About 100 people gather at City Hall in Houston to rally for a $15 minimum wage. One by one, speakers take the bullhorn — a state representative, a union organizer, a preacher.
The speakers are poised and polished, but also kind of predictable. Then, 17-year-old high school senior Mario Sidonio steps forward. He looks shaky and raw, in a good way. My ears perk up.
--by Emily Bazelon and Jim Rutenberg, The New York Times Magazine:
-- by Rebbcca J. Rosen, Li Zhou, Adrienne Green, Gillian B. White and Alana Semuels, The Atlantic:
Latino Decisions, America's Voice to Poll in 10 States
-- by Mark K. Matthews, The Denver Post
A political team tied to the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton is launching a months-long project to assess the electoral strength and mood of Latino voters in key Senate battleground states, including Colorado, and its findings could provide insight on how Democrats and Republicans can win in 2016 and beyond.
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