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Immigrant advocates launch national campaign highlighting Obama administration’s deportation record

Immigrant advocates launch national campaign highlighting Obama administration’s deportation record

LatinaLista — A tweet making its way through the Twittersphere over the last few days is one with a simple message: “Don’t be a DIC.” The double-meaning is supposed to startle the reader into finding out more — something that the issue the tweet is about has failed to do among a majority of Americans.

U.S. Customs And Border Protection Secures Tex-Mex Border From Land, Air and Sea

New Pew study reveals shocking truth about “immigrant criminals” & why deportations are so high

LatinaLista — The Obama administration’s first response to quell growing Latino criticism over excessive deportations was a directive sent to the Department of Homeland Security in 2011 to only arrest those undocumented immigrants considered to be low-priority or who have not committed crimes. But deportations continue to skyrocket prompting National Council of La Raza President

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Video: Legal scholar and author Ian Haney López explains how politicians use racism as political strategy to win votes

LatinaLista — Ian Haney López understands politics, especially dog whistle politics — the practice of using code words that use race to turn Americans against each other. According to López, legal scholar and author of Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, politicians — on both sides

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Another (urgent) reason Congress needs to pass immigration reform

LatinaLista — A new brief released by the U.S. Census, Noncitizens Under Age 35: 2010-2012, reveals several important reasons why passing immigration reform would not only help the nation’s economy but create a more just society. Data from the 2010-2012 American Community Survey shows there are 10.3 million noncitizen individuals under the age of 35

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New study says don’t blame voters for not electing politicians of color, blame the parties

LatinaLista — Latino politicians have just as good a chance at winning their elections as their white opponents when they’re on the ballot. But there is a problem — political parties aren’t recruiting enough Latinos to make that happen. That’s according to a new study out of Michigan State University. Analyzing nearly 10,000 statehouse elections

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As another Texas election campaign heats up, state’s Latinos find themselves (again) the butt of GOP politics

LatinaLista — This year marks 32 years living in Texas, and after all this time, I’m still surprised and insulted at the lack of respect state politicians unashamedly display towards Latinos in the Lone Star State. In a state whose history is among the most intertwined with that of Mexico, and where 38 percent of

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