Tag: Immigration

Latino Leader: Obama Is 'Deporter-in-Chief'

By Albert Lin The President and CEO of the National Council of La Raza, the nation’s largest Latino civil-rights and advocacy group, on Tuesday called President Obama the “Deporter-in-Chief” and urged him to use executive authority to stop unnecessary deportations. In an interview with Politico in advance of the NCLR…

Researcher: Immigrant Child Poverty Studies "Overstate the Issue"

By Chris Hoenig Scholars who argue that the increase in children from immigrant families has a large impact on the national poverty level for children are wrong and “overstate the issue,” according to a Rutgers University researcher. Study author Myungkook Joo, an Assistant Professor at the university’s School of Social…

Analyst Fired After 'Low Average IQ of Hispanics' Immigration Study

By Dara Sharif A conservative-think-tank associate’s assertions that immigration reform should take into account “the low average IQ of Hispanics” led to his abrupt departure. But the damage to the Heritage Foundation’s reputation as well as to the conservative political brand may have far greater implications, and provide a lesson…

Boston Bombing Fallout: Immigration Reform

By Dara Sharif Photo by Shutterstock Might the deadly twin blasts at the Boston Marathon also sign the death warrant for needed immigration reform in the nation On Monday, the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., urged lawmakers, in the wake of the bombings, not to…

Are Obama & Romney Ignoring Latinos

Did President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney intentionally drop the ball with Latino voters The candidates have yet to make a concerted effort to address top Latino concerns during the final stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign. “I think that both candidates are still not doing enough to frame the…