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Romney’s education message to Latino voters still needs work

LatinaLista — Mitt Romney is doing his best these days to keep up with President Obama in reaching out to Latino voters. Obviously, someone on his campaign realized that Latino voters can be a deciding factor in who wins the election in November. It was announced today that Romney accepted an invitation by the National Association

Mississippi riot at immigrant correctional facility underscores more broken than just nation’s immigration policy

LatinaLista — Outside of Mississippi, Sunday’s prison riot at the Adams County Correctional Facility in Natchez has hardly been noticed in the media. Yet, in this election season, it deserves more attention because it deals with one of the defining political issues of the presidential campaign — immigration. On Sunday, a fire and riot broke out

The Pope delivers a not so subtle message to Congress about immigration reform

LatinaLista — When it comes to politics and religion, there are few people who want to see their politicians be enslaved to do their church’s bidding at the expense of a diverse constituency. Yet, since religion is seen as the source of moral conscience, most people do hope their politicians are influenced by those teachings

No-brainer: Passing immigration reform could help California dig its way out of its fiscal mess

LatinaLista — Today’s big headline blogged and tweeted was that minority births now outnumber white births. It wasn’t a big surprise. Some had thought this already happened. Yet, the headline itself is just a headline. It doesn’t mean anything to the average person if it isn’t relevant to their lives. Most of us don’t work

Immigration reform proposal brings all immigrant laborers into the conversation

LatinaLista — The main thesis of a new paper about immigration titled Rationalizing U.S. Immigration Policy: Reforms for Simplicity, Fairness, and Economic Growth revolves around this simple assertion: The economic consensus is that, taken as a whole, immigrants raise living standards for American workers by boosting demand and increasing productivity, contributing to innovation, and lowering prices