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Billionaires Silent on Immigration After Big Push

-- by Anna Palmer, Politico:

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, billionaire Michael Bloomberg and Citigroup exec Carlos Gutierrez gave immigration reform firepower last year when they lent their money or names to the cause.

But roughly two months before Election Day, the three groups the business titans helped launch are all but silent on the campaign trail. None of the three has purchased airtime for ads on immigration reform this fall.

Midterm Poll: Hispanic Voters Increasingly Concerned with Environmental Issues

--by Anjalee Khamlani, Latin Post:


English-Spanish Signs Front Election Center In Texas

Republicans hoping to capture Latino voters are out of luck, according to new polls analyzed by Latino Decisions.

The analysis of Hispanic preferences in nine polls showed that voters are increasingly concerned with environmental issues like conservation, global warming, and air and water quality -- which line up more with liberal views, according to the National Journal.

"From immigration reform to conservation, Latinos want candidates and elected officials who will best represent the issues they care about and will do so by promoting laws that will treat our community with dignity and respect," Leo Murrieta, national field director of the nonprofit Mi Familia Vota, told the National Journal.

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Catholic Schools Look to Latino Community in Hopes of Fighting Decreasing Enrollment

-- by Scharon Harding, Latin Post:


As Catholic schools struggle to stay open amid rising costs and decreasing enrollment, Catholic leaders are hoping to appeal to the Latino community.

America Ferrara to Host Latino Documentary Series "Panoramica"

--by Laura Berger, IndyWire/Women and Hollywood:

America Ferrera is returning to TV -- this time, in a much more serious role than "Ugly Betty."

Obama Weighs Broader Move on Legal Immigation

-- by Laura Wides-Munoz and Josh Lederman, The Associated Press:

President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.

Despite Expected Low Turnout, Latino Voters Could Tip Some Mid-Term Races

-- by Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News Latino:

Latinos are likely to cast votes in this midterm election in lower numbers overall than they did in the last presidential election, but they can still play an important role in outcomes in statewide and local races, experts say.

Arturo Vargas, the executive director of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, or NALEO, says that some 7.8 million Latinos are projected by his organization to vote in the November midterm elections.

Rising Hispanic Political Stars Under 40

-- by Scott Conroy, Real Clear Politics:

Immigrant Court Speed Review of Cases Involving Children

-- by Jack Fritze, The Baltimore Sun:

Baltimore Immigration Court, facing an increase in the number of cases involving immigrant children who crossed the border illegally, is expediting reviews to more quickly decide whether the children should be deported, according to attorneys with clients before the court.

Hispanics Ahead of the Digital Curve

-- by Jack Loechner, Research Brief,

According to an analysis of strategies of leading brands and forward-thinking marketers by Lisa Gevelber, Vice President of Americas Marketing, U.S. Hispanic demographic trends indicate a 163% increase in population between 2010 and 2050, making up 30% of the population by July 1, 2050, and one trillion dollars in buying power in 2010, rising to $1.5 trillion next year (an increase of 50% in just five years).

Here's An Immigrant Imprisonment Program That Obama Could Stop Without Congress

Last month, in the face of growing pressure from immigrant rights activists, Hispanic politicians and Democratic allies, President Barack Obama ordered the Department of Homeland Security to review the policies that drive the administration's record-setting pace of deportations. It remains to be seen what kind of changes will come as a result. Last week, the White House delayed the announcement of possible changes for two months in an effort to keep alive the debate over comprehensive reform.
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