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New Pew report shows decline of undocumented immigration in 14 states, while 7 saw a rise

New Pew report shows decline of undocumented immigration in 14 states, while 7 saw a rise

LatinaLista — The latest piece of information that bolsters the argument that now is the time to act on reforming immigration comes from the Pew Research Center. A new report cites the decline of undocumented immigrants in 14 states, while seven states saw a rise. The 14 states that saw a decline from 2009-2012, which

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New national survey finds nothing “optimistic” for the future of Latinas

LatinaLista — The headline from the latest national poll targeting Latinos summed up the overall results of the survey as, “Poll of Latino families finds optimism despite many obstacles.” Yet, a deeper look into the findings reveals that there’s nothing optimistic for Latinas. The joint survey commissioned by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) in partnership

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Analysis of Midterm election wins show that Democrats and Republicans need to do more to advance women and Latino politicians

LatinaLista — It’s an understatement to say that the GOP sweep of Tuesday’s midterm election has hogged the headlines of the past two days. Lost amid all the same-old, same-old political rhetoric are two congressional milestones that aren’t getting anywhere near the coverage they deserve. For starters, for the first time in history there are

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New analysis highlights growing problem: Depends on your state — how much your vote really counts

LatinaLista — It seems like an understatement to write that tomorrow is a midterm election given the volume of social media, email and television commercials over the past month reminding us to get to the polls. Every “Get out the Vote” message reminds us of the power of our vote and opportunity to change local,

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Close elections push voters to extremes

By Mark Burd Futurity When political races are competitive, both Democrat and Republican voters favor candidates who are more strongly conservative or liberal, new research shows. The findings contradict conventional thinking that holds close elections swing appeal to the center toward candidates with a moderate or centrist ideology and may explain why voters in the

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