-- by Eduardo Porter, The New York Times:
If Donald Trump were to win the presidency and carry out his strident promise to build an impregnable wall along the border with Mexico, both advocates and foes agree, it would turn the United States into a nation quite different from the one they live in.
-- by Jeffrey S. Passel and D'Vera Cohn, Pew Research Center:
The U.S. unauthorized immigrant population – 11.1 million in 2014 – has stabilized since the end of the Great Recession, as the number from Mexico declined but the total from other regions of the world increased, according to new Pew Research Center estimates based on government data.
-- by Tessa Berenson, Time.com:
Immigration has an overall positive impact on economic growth in the United States and has small-to-no effects on wages and employment for native-born workers, according to a new report.
-- by Eric Levitz, New York Magazine:
Mike Fernandez, a billionaire Republican donor, is pledging $2 million to help register new Latino voters in Florida, and then turn them out for Hillary Clinton on Election Day.
-- by Javier Palomarez, for CNN:
No topic has received more media attention this year than immigration, particularly Hispanic immigration. But while Donald Trump's famous call to build (an extremely expensive) wall has received considerable press, another barrier has been created that is preventing Hispanics from having a say in a subject that affects their entire culture and their future.
-- by Mercedes Olivera, The Dallas Morning News:
As the presidential race tightens up and polls start to show a closer match, we're seeing more attention focused on key voting blocs, especially Latino voters.
Conversely, Latino voters are also keenly aware of this election and are talking about it with family, friends and co-workers.
But in this election year more than others, Latino millennials are coming under greater scrutiny as demographic changes become difficult to ignore.
-- by Christopher Conover, Arizona Public Media:
In a state where one-third of residents are Latinos, candidates are searching for ways to connect with the formidable demographic.
Arizona is fourth in the nation by proportion of Latino population turnout is still low. Candidates have been trying to turn that around with Spanish-language ads and phone banks making calls targeting the group.
A recent poll from a group called Latino Decisions found that nine out of 10 Latinos reported they plan to cast ballots in November.
-- by Bill Chappell, NPR:
Arizona's attorney general will issue new guidance about the state's immigration enforcement law, as part of an agreement with a coalition of immigrant rights groups that in return will drop their legal challenges to the controversial Senate Bill 1070 that took effect in 2010.
-- by Marwa Eltagouri, The Chicago Tribune:
he majority of Illinois children will be of a minority or mixed race by 2020, according to projections recently released by demographers at two public policy institutions.
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