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The Struggles of Being a Pro Immigrant City in an Anti-Immigrant State

-- by Tanri Misra, The Atlantic's "CityLab"

Latino Students Increasingly Important to Higher Ed Success

-- by Tara Garcia Mathewson, Education Dive:

President Barack Obama wants the United States to have a higher proportion of college graduates than any other country in the world by 2020. According to the OECD’s latest “Education at a Glance” report, 44% of U.S. adults have attained some type of post-secondary education, but the country will have to increase that proportion to 60% by the end of the decade to reach Obama’s goal. 

Supreme Court to Hear Case That Threatens to Diminish Latino Voting Power in Texas

-- from Fox News Latino:

WASHINGTON (AP) – Texas was the big winner in the 2010 census when it picked up four congressional seats, due mainly to growth in its Hispanic population.

A Supreme Court case being argued Tuesday threatens to diminish Latinos' clout and benefit white, rural voters.

Congressional Dems Back Obama's SCOTUS Immigration Appeal

-- by Seung Min Kim, Politico:

More than 200 congressional Democrats are throwing their weight behind the Obama administration's appeal to the Supreme Court to take up a legal case that has stalled President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and 216 other Democratic lawmakers filed a friend-of-the-court brief Thursday evening. The Supreme Court will likely decide at a mid-January conference whether to take up the case.

Rubio Talks Terror, Immigration, Education, Health Care at N.H. Women's Luncheon

-- by Kimberly Haas, the Manchester (N.H.) Union-Leader:

There was a healthy turnout Friday at the Seacoast Republican Women’s holiday luncheon, where presidential candidate Marco Rubio was a featured guest speaker.

Rubio spoke to the group about terrorism and the shootings in San Bernardino, Calif., before taking questions from the crowd.

How Marco Rubio Gave In to Democrats on the Immigration Reform Bill

-- by Pema Levy, Mother Jones:

In December 2012, four Democratic and four Republicans senators, known as the Gang of Eight, began drafting a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States. One of the first and most important negotiations was over who would qualify for that pathway. Would all undocumented immigrants be eligible, or would some be left in the shadows?

Poll: Nevada Hispanic Voters Care About Immigration, Economy

-- by Megan Messerly, The Las Vegas Sun:

Latino voters are one of the fastest growing voting blocs in Nevada — 15 percent of the electorate in the state, up from 5 percent in 1994. Presidential candidates swooping into the state on both sides of the aisle have made plays for the Latino vote — hiring staff to specifically focus on the community, offering bilingual phone banks and playing up issues important to Latino voters.

National Unemployment Remains at 5.0%; Hispanic Rate at 6.4%

-- from the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Total non-farm payroll employment increased by 211,000 in November, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 5.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in construction, professional and technical services, and health care. Mining and information lost jobs.

Household Survey Data

Trump Wants to Create a Humane "Deportation Force"

-- by Caitlin MacNeal, TPM.com:

Donald Trump on Wednesday morning explained that he will deport undocumented immigrants from the United States if elected president with a "deportation force" that removes people "humanely."

Clinton Slams Trump's "Inhumane" Proposal for "Deportation Force"

-- by Caitlin Macneal, TPM.com:

Hillary Clinton on Wednesday afternoon bashed Donald Trump's proposal for a "deportation force" to find and remove undocumented immigrants from the United States.

During an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," Trump explained how he would go about sending undocumented immigrants back to their home countries.

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