-- by Matt Barreto and Thomas F. Schaller for Politico:
--by Bettina Chang, Pacific Standard Magazine:
The overall rate of illegal immigration has actually decreased significantly in the last 10 years. The time is ripe for immigration reform.
-- by Rebecca Caplan, CBS News:
Since President Obama trounced former GOP nominee Mitt Romney among Latino voters, 71 to 27 percent, in 2012, many a political prognosticator has warned that Republicans would be doomed in future national elections if they did not take steps to win over the Hispanic community.
-- by Michel Martin, NPR:
Ahead of the midterm elections, Michel Martin is visiting Charlotte, N.C., to learn more about Latino voters' growing influence in the state. Join Michel fo ra Facebook chat from 4:30-5 p.m. ET today as she answers questions and shares more on her reporting.
-- by Dante Chinni, The Washington Post:
It’s all but impossible to read any story about the state of politics in America that does not discuss Latino voters. There’s a reason for that. Since 1990 the percentage of the U.S. population that identifies as Hispanic or Latino has gone from 9 percent to about 17 percent. If that is not an important demographic and political trend, what is?
By Edward-Isaac Dovere, Carrie Budoff Brown and Seung Min Kim, Politico:
Hispanic lawmakers, immigration advocates and labor allies are lining up to lobby President Barack Obama to nominate Labor Secretary Tom Perez as attorney general.
-- by Chris Adams, McClatchy:
A record 25 million Latinos are eligible to vote in the upcoming midterm elections, and if history is a guide they will also cast a record number of votes, according to a new report.
But if history holds true as well, Latinos will leave far more votes on the table than they cast, due to participation rates that significantly lag those of whites or African-Americans.
- by Amy Taxin, The Associated Press:
Immigration officials say local authorities across the U.S. released thousands of immigrants from jails this year despite efforts to take them into federal custody, including more than 3,000 with previous felony charges or convictions.
The numbers are the first time federal immigration authorities have publicly detailed how many times local agencies have refused to comply with their requests.
-- by Paul A. Reyes, Fox News Latino:
Nobody likes waiting in line. Not at the movies, not at the DMV, not at the airport. Now imagine that you have to wait in line every day after work as part of your job. Should you be paid for your time? That’s the issue that the Supreme Court is considering in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk.
-- from Politic 365:
Recently McLaughlin & Associates partnered with Penn Schoen Berland to develop and conduct a bipartisan national online survey of 417 adult Hispanics, and the 2014 Hispanic Consumer Survey reveals a lot about Hispanic wireless phone users.
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