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Immigration

Rounding up reactions to the Supreme Court hearing on Arizona immigration crackdown

By | 04.26.12 | 10:06 am

The Supreme Court of the United States, which heard arguments in the lawsuit against Arizona’s immigration enforcement law Wednesday, will not issue its decision until June, but opponents and supporters continue to argue the merits of the state’s crackdown.

Much at stake as Supreme Court hears arguments over Arizona immigration crackdown

By | 04.25.12 | 7:39 am

The Supreme Court will hear arguments today on the legality of four provisions contained in Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. Analysts on both side of this issue say the court’s eventual decision will affect the future of state immigration laws across the U.S.

Sarasota GOP launches petition to pass Arizona-style immigration law in Florida

By | 04.24.12 | 12:29 pm

The Republican Party of Sarasota County has launched a petition supporting the passage of an Arizona-style immigration enforcement law for Florida.

Romney campaign changing faces to court the Hispanic vote

By | 04.18.12 | 9:06 am

Mitt Romney’s campaign hired GOP campaign strategist Ed Gillespie, while Kris Kobach’s “advisor” status was put in doubt, according to news reports.

Obama, Romney and the importance of the Latino vote

By | 04.16.12 | 9:29 am

Both President Obama and Mitt Romney discussed the importance of the Latino vote over the weekend.

Black and Latina working women face higher rates of unemployment, poverty

By | 04.13.12 | 7:43 am

African-American and Latina women, who now make up an important part of the U.S. workforce, face higher rates of poverty and unemployment than white and Asian working women.

VIDEO: Drug war policy an important topic for Summit of the Americas

By | 04.10.12 | 11:25 am

Another Latin American president has called for a conversation about the U.S.-sponsored war on drugs during the sixth Summit of the Americas, which takes place next week in Cartagena, Colombia.

Residents, activists stage Stations of the Cross to oppose immigration detention center

By | 04.09.12 | 10:59 am

As part of a permanent campaign to protest a proposed immigration detention center in South Florida, more than 60 residents and immigrant advocates gathered Saturday to stage the Stations of the Cross.

DREAM Activists open to Rubio’s ‘conservative-Republican alternative’

By | 04.05.12 | 4:47 pm

CNN.com contributor and a nationally syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette Jr. writes Thursday, “I call the GOP approach to the DREAM Act something else: A common sense solution. It could break a stalemate and improve millions of lives. And it could only be opposed for ugly partisan reasons.” That sentiment is stirring up debate among longtime DREAM Act supporters.

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