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Guest Voz: Key GOP Congressman’s Immigration Idea Would Create Permanent Underclass Of Workers

By Igor Volsky ThinkProgress.org Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID), a key player in the ongoing House negotiations to advance comprehensive immigration reform, has come out against providing a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants, echoing a growing consensus among conservative members. The position is in stark contrast to the framework put forward


Another profile of Latino voters breaks down political races showing change is slowly happening

LatinaLista — Yesterday, it was the Almanac of Latino Politics and today it’s the NALEO Educational Fund’s Briefing on the 2012 Latino Vote. Presented last week during the Democratic National Convention, the Briefing features Latino congressional candidates from around the country who, if they win, could begin changing the make-up of Congress more than what

In light of Pew Hispanic research, why are the GOP still authoring border security bills like it’s 2005?

LatinaLista — When the Pew Hispanic Research Center released their report last month stating that unauthorized migration from Mexico was at a standstill, many wondered if the GOP would pay attention to it. Well, we have our answer. Republican Rep. Rob Bishop from Utah is continuing with his bill the National Security and Federal Lands

The backlash from conservative critics over AZ SB1070 just gets worse and worse

LatinaLista — Within hours of U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton granting a preliminary injunction that blocked key parts of Senate Bill 1070 on Wednesday, critics have gone on a rampage. Somebody shot through Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva’s Yuma office window, shattering it. This act of deadly vandalism culminates the threats Grijalva has received ever since

Senate resignations underscore need to address immigration reform before Sept.

LatinaLista — Ever since I posted the news that there is a massive march planned for March 21 in Washington by supporters of comprehensive immigration reform, response has been mixed. Some have supported it and others not — not too surprising. But what was surprising was that people, who normally support such actions wholeheartedly on