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Immigration Facts: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

As Congress debates the fate of the “DREAMers”—those undocumented immigrants [illegal aliens] who arrived in the United States as children—the one-year anniversary of the start of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program occurs on August 15. The DACA program—an initiative of the Obama administration—does...

New Mexico says non-English speakers can be jurors
The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning courts in the heavily Hispanic state that citizens who don't speak English still have the right to serve on juries.
MSN News

The New Mexico Supreme Court is cautioning trial courts and lawyers in the heavily Hispanic state that citizens who don't speak English have the right to serve on juries — a right enshrined in the state constitution even if people are non-English speakers.

The court issued the admonition Monday in a unanimous ruling...

Gallup Poll: Hispanics Favor Democrats 2 to 1
The Tea Party Economist

Hispanics in the U.S. identify with or lean toward the Democratic Party over the Republican Party by about a 2-to-1 margin, regardless of whether they were U.S.-born. Hispanics born outside the U.S. do have slightly less attachment to either party, and are more likely to be politically independent, but these differences do...

GOP's lost opportunity with Hispanic citizens

History will record that in 2013, the Republican Party establishment gambled away its historic opportunity to change the course of politics in America. The Republican Party leadership decided to play 2014 politics with the deck of cards handed them by the Democrats.

Despite all the evidence, all the lessons of...

Media Bias: Why can’t we talk about IQ?

“IQ is a metric of such dubiousness that almost no serious educational researcher uses it anymore,” the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox wrote back in May. It was a breathtakingly ignorant statement. Psychologist Jelte Wicherts noted in response that a search for “IQ test” in Google’s academic database yielded more than 10,000 hits...

Gallup: Hispanics, Immigrant and Native-born, More likely to be Democrats

New polling data from Gallup shows that Hispanics, both those born inside U.S. and immigrants, are exponentially more likely to be Democrats than Republicans. In fact, the data show that as Hispanics become more integrated into American society (i.e., they and both their parents are born in America) they become more likely...

Former Border Patrol Officers: US Politicians Protecting Mexican Drug Cartels

Several former Border Patrol Officers warned in an open letter that some American politicians are protecting the activities of Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.

“We must never lose sight of the fact that the United States is the market place for the bulk of transnational criminal businesses engaged in human...

Illegal alien community activist from Aurora facing deportation
A mother from Aurora has been an outspoken advocate for immigrants in Colorado who, like her, are facing deportation. Supporters of immigration reform are using her story to turn up the heat on Colorado’s congressional delegation.   The people at a rally held Wednesday are hoping to get the representatives attention. They...
[House] Majority whip calls for immigration system 'that actually works'
Sees ways for Republicans to work toward legal status for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants [illegal aliens]
Orange County Register-Washington Bureau
House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy said in an interview Monday that he sees ways for Republicans to work toward legal status for the nation's 11 million undocumented immigrants, but cautioned that border security must come first.   McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, is scheduled to speak Tuesday in Newport Beach at an event hosted...
Denver Police recruits hear from reps of "special populations-includes "immigrants"
Immigrants are sometimes reluctant to report crimes for fear of deportation
The Denver Post
[...] The 30 recruits Friday scribbled notes as Desmond and a host of other representatives for the homeless, deaf, gay and lesbian, immigrant and refugee communities visited the academy with tips on interacting with what the department calls "special populations."  ...   Immigrants are sometimes reluctant to report crimes...
Colorado delegation remains deeply divided on immigration reform
Coffman will work to pressure House leadership to pass immigration reform
The Denver Post
As Congress heads home for a five-week summer break, the evolving and contrasting views of Colorado's seven House members on comprehensive immigration reform illustrate why an overhaul may be an impossible feat in this Congress.   Three of the four Republicans — Reps. Cory Gardner, Doug Lamborn and Scott Tipton — are...
Under President Obama, same-sex spouses now allowed to apply for U.S. visas
John Kerry makes announcement from London
Los Angeles Times
Spouses in same-sex marriages will be given the same preferential consideration in their visa applications now enjoyed by those in opposite-sex marriages, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Friday.   Kerry made the announcement in the consular section of the U.S. Embassy in London, one of the largest of the 222 visa...
Mexicans migrants not deterred by threat of arrest immigration study shows
Economic incentives alone typically do not induce otherwise law-abiding people to violate the law
The Guardian

Mexicans intending to cross the border illegally into the US are not significantly deterred by threats of arrest or the severity of possible punishment – the primary method for dealing with illegal immigration in the US – according to a new study of potential migrants.

[...] Ryo, a research fellow at Stanford Law...

Top Colorado GOP donors urge congressmen to support immigration reform
"Doing nothing is de facto amnesty"
The Denver Post
A who's who of top Republican donors in Colorado sent a letter Tuesday beseeching Colorado's GOP delegation to embrace comprehensive immigration reform and provide a path to legal status for the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the United States.   The seven donors have collectively contributed hundreds of...
McCain Concedes Immigration Reform Bill Won't Gain GOP 'A Single Hispanic Voter'

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) conceded on Monday that Republicans will not win one new Hispanic voter over by passing a comprehensive immigration reform bill.

"Let's say we enact it, comprehensive immigration reform, I don't think it gains a single Hispanic voter," McCain said in an interview with PBS's Gwen Ifill. ...

Immigration Agents Raise Questions on GOP's DREAM Act Efforts

The head of the labor union representing law enforcement officers of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Tuesday pressed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) to...

Report could hurt immigration deal-Homeland Security loses track of 1 million foreign people-and are years overdue in setting up a system to track departures
DHS lost track of 1.6 million people 2 years ago-1,901 of them were deemed a significant national security threat
The Washington Times
The Homeland Security Department has lost track of more than 1 million people who it knows arrived in the U.S. but who it cannot prove left the country, according to an audit Tuesday that also found the department probably won't meet its own goals for deploying an entry-exit system.   The findings were revealed as Congress...
Homeland Security loses track of 1 million foreigners; report could hurt immigration deal
Washington Post

The Homeland Security Department has lost track of more than 1 million people who it knows arrived in the U.S. but who it cannot prove left the country, according to an audit Tuesday that also found the department probably won’t meet its own goals for deploying an entry-exit system...

The government does track...

Mike Coffman talks [in Spanish] to large crowd in Aurora on immigration reform
Related: Minorities have more optimism about the future after Obama's election, while struggling whites do not
The Denver Post
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman addressed a packed church Sunday afternoon, discussing the future of immigration reform in America.   The Colorado Republican spoke at St. Pius X Catholic Parish to a predominantly Hispanic crowd, many sporting mini American flags.   The event was organized by Together Colorado, a nonpartisan,...
Changing Colorado 6th could be 2014’s tightest race

With the trifecta of big money, deep investment from both parties and a split electorate with a sizable swing vote, the race between Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and Democrat Andrew Romanoff in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District stands to be the state’s — and potentially the nation’s — toughest House battle of 2014....

Sessions to Republicans: GOP Elite View on Immigration Is ‘Nonsense’

In a sharp memo sent this morning to fellow Republicans on Capitol Hill, Senator Jeff Sessions argues that the GOP elite view on immigration–shared by President Barack Obama and Senator Chuck Schumer–is “nonsense.” Instead, Sessions, the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, advises his fellow Republicans to adopt...

Population growth, consumer demand drive U.S. increase of imported foods - 8 out of past 19 foodborne illnesses are from imported food-
FDA proposes rules for safer imported foods
9 News & University of Georgia
Chances are that about 15 percent of the food you eat - more if your diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables and cheese - comes from abroad, and the government is taking steps now to make it safer.   New rules proposed Friday by the Food and Drug Administration would make U.S. food importers responsible for ensuring that...
International: U.K. to Illegal Immigrants: Go Home Or Face Arrest

The British government has introduced a series of programs intended to reduce illegal immigration. One of them involves mobile billboards which are cruising around six London districts, telling illegals to “go home or face arrest.” They also give data on how many illegals have been apprehended in the neighborhood, and a...

Denver metro area home to 30,000 Ethiopians, Eritrean immigrants
Because of countless languages and past political alliances, their culture is divided
The Denver Post
There are more than 30,000 Ethiopian immigrants in the Denver area, but because of countless languages and past political alliances, their culture is divided.  ---------   [...] A bloody, 17-year civil war that began in 1974 drove a mass migration to the United States ...Others followed to join families, for education,...
Amnesty drags Rubio to 6th in polls
Paul, Cruz rising for 2016
Public Policy Polling

PPP's newest look at the Republican field for 2016 finds some big changes from our previous polling. Marco Rubio, who had led all of our polling since December, has dropped all the way to 6th place. Rand Paul now has the lead nationally, to go along with the leads he posted in our most recent Iowa and New Hampshire polls....