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Report reveals young adult voters losing interest showing up at the polls

Report reveals young adult voters losing interest showing up at the polls

LatinaLista — With the line blurring between politicians and celebrities, it’s no wonder that voting rates among young voters (18-29) has fallen off over the last few years. In Hollywood-speak, there isn’t a “box office” name at the polls that has captured the attention or generated the enthusiasm among young voters since Obama ran in

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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.

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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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