If Trayvon Martin had been white, would he still be alive? That was the question participants discussed Sunday on the Spanish-language news show Al Punto.
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Immigrant advocates have launched a campaign to raise funds to develop an emergency alert and personal protection smartphone app that could be used by undocumented immigrants.
The liberal Center for American Progress and the conservative Hispanic Leadership Network each published a list of 10 things you need to know about Latino voters in Florida, one day before the state’s GOP presidential primary.
The number of foreign-born naturalized citizens U.S. citizens eligible to vote in November 2012 is important to Democrats and Republicans alike. According to data released Thursday by the Immigration Policy Center, South Carolina, where the next GOP primary will take place on Jan. 21, is home to at least 218,000 immigrants, 30 percent of whom are naturalized citizens. Florida, according to the data, is home to almost 3.8 million immigrants, and almost 49 percent are naturalized citizens.
Leading GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney has a mixed set of endorsements that don’t fully illustrate his positions on immigration.
GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s recent call for a humane path to immigration enforcement for undocumented immigrants does not seem to have hurt his poling numbers.
About two thirds of the 10.2 million unauthorized adult immigrants who currently live in the U.S have lived here for at least 10 years, according to a report released early this month by the Pew Hispanic Center.
The U.S. Census Bureau’s alternative Supplemental Poverty Measure — “a new measure of poverty to complement the official measure,” released this week — shows that 49.1 million Americans were poor in 2010, “more than the 46.6 million using the official definition of poverty.”
State Reps. Janet Cruz, D-Tampa, and Darren Soto, D-Orlando, requested Wednesday that state Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, be removed from the Senate Committee on Reapportionment because of his recent statement that “many Hispanic-speaking people in Florida … are not legal.”
State Rep. Luis Garcia, D-Miami sent a followup letter Monday to Senate President Mike Haridopolis and House Speaker Dean Cannon about comments their fellow Republican Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, made about Florida Hispanics last month during a legislative meeting.