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Was Immigration Delay Obama's Biggest Mistake?

-- by Pema Levy, Newsweek:

After the Republican wave swept away Democratic senators, House members and governors last night, one mistake looms large for President Obama: His decision this summer to delay the executive action he promised the Latino community to ease deportations of illegal immigrants.

Hispanic Civil Rights Group to Fox News, "Encouraging Americans to Vote is Not 'Voter Fraud'"

-- by Alexandrea Boguhn, Media Matters for America:

National Council of La Raza (NCLR), a leading Hispanic civil rights group, issued a statement responding to Fox News' baseless claim that the organization had encouraged voter fraud.

Latino Polling Firms Grow in Clout and Influence

-- by Francisco Alvarado, Fox News Latino:

Fueled by the growth of Latino voters across the United States, small, minority-owned public opinion firms are in high demand this election season.

Candidates, political organizations and media companies are relying more and more on companies like Latino Decisions in Seattle, Washington, and Bendixen & Amandi in Miami, Florida, to track Latino voting trends and behavior.

New York School Districts Illegally Denying Education to Latino Children, Study Says

-- by Rebecca S. Myles, Latin Post:

Latino children at one-in-five New York State school districts are being barred from receiving an education because of their immigrant status, the New York Civil Liberties Union said on Thursday.

Getting Latinos Wrong

-- by Matt Barreto and Thomas F. Schaller for Politico:

There is No Surge in Undocumented Immigration

--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.

Do Latino Voters Matter in the Midterm Election?

-- 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.

In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Decide Tight Senate Race

-- 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.

Book Review: "Latino America" by Gary Segura

-- 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?

Latinos, Labor Tell Obama: Pick Tom Perez for Attorney General

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.

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