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SPLC Denounce Effort to Block Federal Guestworker Regulations

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), AFL-CIO and Economic Policy Institute (EPI) denounced efforts by some federal lawmakers to gut new Department of Labor regulations that will protectU.S.workers and foreign guestworkers. Several members of Congress are attempting to stop the rules from being implemented. Their actions will eviscerate important protections for temporary foreign workers and […]

Contested Ground: Immigration in the United States

Though long a country of immigrants, theUnited Stateshas seen its demographic and immigration policy landscape altered in new and important ways as a result of the changing nature of immigration flows. In Contested Ground: Immigration in the United States, author Michael Jones-Correa assesses the effects of changing immigration flows in recent decades, in particular increased […]

A Guide to Arizona v.United States

One month ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Arizona v. United States, which invalidated three provisions of the immigration law known as “SB1070”and left a fourth open to future challenges. More than any matter in recent history, the case settled a range of important questions regarding the role that states may play […]

Even Joe Arpaio Knows His Record is Toxic: America’s Voice

When the notorious anti-Latino and anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio took the witness stand at this week’s civil rights trial in Phoenix, he chose to play a game of duck and doge, pinning responsibility for his offensive remarks and actions on his deputies and even the ghostwriter of his autobiography. Unfortunately for him and for the […]

Clinton Announces Opening of La Idea Business Competition

At the second annual Global Diaspora Forum inWashington,DC, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced the opening of the Latin-America IdEA Partnership (La Idea) business competition, which will strengthen engagement with U.S.-based diaspora groups investing in programs in their communities of heritage in the Latin American region. “I’m pleased to announce that we are officially […]

Latinos hold compassionate views on abortion

Poll results released about Latino/a and African-American attitudes on abortion and reproductive health echo similar results of a joint poll by the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) and the Reproductive Health Technologies Project (RHTP) announced in January. The new poll, conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, found that the majority of Latino/as […]

New Poll Confirms Two Basic Truths about the Politics of Immigration

A new Wall Street Journal/NBC/Telemundo poll of both Latinos and general voters confirms two fundamental truths about the politics of immigration: 1) Latino voters see this issue as very important; 2) other voters are far less focused on it, but far more open to practical solutions that some politicians believe. When Latino voters were asked […]

Key Legislators Support Dialogue in El Salvador and U.S. Assistance

The Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Senate and of the Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations, the latter belonging to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Member of the House of Representatives of the United States, Jim McGovern (D -MA), released today a joint statement showing their support for the dialogue […]

Roybal-Allard introduces legislation to keep immigrant families together

Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard has introduced legislation to keep immigrant families together. The Help Separated Families Act, H.R. 6128, addresses the growing number ofU.S.citizen children placed in the child welfare system as a result of immigration enforcement actions, with the intent to keep children of detained or removed parents united with their families. “I introduced this […]

In Mississippi, Undocumented Youth Picket Romney Fundraiser

Against the sun and humidity of a hotMississippiday, a dozen DREAMers — named after the DREAM Act they are advocating for — gathered outside of Romney’s latest country club fundraiser. The demonstrators chanted “Veto Romney, Not the DREAM Act”, a reference to the piece of legislation that would create a path to legal status for […]

Menendez y Rubio outline steps to deal with constitutional crisis enEl Salvador

U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs, respectively, expressed last week deep concern regarding the ongoing constitutional crisis in El Salvador resulting from the National Assembly’s refusal to abide by a ruling from the Supreme Court: “Since 1989,El Salvadorhas realized significant […]