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Latino Children Are Living in Poverty More than Any Other Racial or Ethnic Group

The spread of poverty across the United States that began at the onset of the Great Recession of 2007-2009 and accelerated last year hit one fast-growing demographic group especially hard: Latino children. continue reading »

Mexico: Fewer Coming, Fewer Leaving, and 3/5 of Unauthorized Have Been Here for a Decade or Longer

Today, the Immigration Policy Center releases a summary of recent data on Mexican migration to and from the United States. This data provides an important reminder that as migration patterns change over time, so too must U.S. immigration policies. continue reading »

Hispanic Household Wealth Fell by 66% from 2005 to 2009- Pew Hispanic Center

Median household wealth among Hispanics fell from $18,359 in 2005 to $6,325 in 2009. The percentage drop---- 66%---- was the largest for any racial or ethnic group, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center's Social & Demographic Trends project. During the same period median household wealth declined 53% among black households and 16% among white households. continue reading »

The Mexican-American Boom: Births Overtake Immigration

The Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, released a report today that finds that in the last decade, births have far surpassed immigration as the main driver of the dynamic growth of the Mexican-American population. continue reading »

Updated Interactive Maps, Data and Profiles on the Latino Population in U.S. Counties, States

The Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, has updated its interactive maps and database on the Latino population in the nation's more than 3,100 counties continue reading »

U.S. Hispanic Country-of-Origin Counts - 63% Mexican Origin

The 2010 Decennial Census counted 50.5 million Hispanics. Among them, 31.8 million, or 63%, are of Mexican origin. They are followed by Puerto Rican-origin Hispanics, who number 4.6 million, or 9.2%, of all U.S. Hispanics. Next are Cubans at 1.8 million or 3.5%, Salvadorans at 1.6 million or 3.3%, Dominicans at 1.4 million or 2.8%, Guatemalans at one million or 2.1% and Colombians at 909,000 or 1.8%. continue reading »

Hispanics Expected to Account For Majority of Population Increase in the US Over Next 4 Decades

Experts from the Pew Hispanic Center say that Hispanics will account for the majority of the U.S. population's increase over the next four decades, and will need at least a generation or two to reach the same education level. continue reading »

PEW:  Record Number of Latinos Voted in 2010 Midterm Elections

A new study out by the Pew Hispanic Center shows that a record 6.6 million Latinos voted in last year’s mid-term elections. This finding disputes some earlier reports that Latino’s stayed home and also signals the influence they can exert in the upcoming Presidential elections. continue reading »

Alabama’s State House Passes Arizona-like Anti-Immigration Law

Late last night the Alabama State House of Representatives in a 73-28 vote passed an anti-immigration law that will allow police officers to hold people suspected of being in the country illegally. continue reading »

Unauthorized Population in U.S. Remains Unchanged at 11 Million, 60% Here More than a Decade

Recent estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) indicate that the number of unauthorized immigrants in the United States has remained unchanged at roughly 11 million since 2009. continue reading »

Pew Hispanic Center-New Statistical Profiles of Latino & Foreign Born Populations in the U.S.

The Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center, has released updated statistical profiles of the Latino and foreign-born populations in the U.S. Based on the Center's tabulations from the Census Bureau's 2009 continue reading »

STUDY:  Latinos and Digital Technology 2010

Pew Hispanic Center just released its findings analyzing digital technology use patterns among Latinos in 2010 finding that Latinos are less likely than whites continue reading »

New Report Underscores Folly & Costs of Mass-Deportation Approach to Immigration

Pew Hispanic Center Report Reveals Limits of Enforcement-Only Agenda: Costs to Taxpayers Will Surge as Undocumented Will Burrow Further Underground continue reading »

Pew: 11.2 Million Unauthorized Immigrants in U.S., No Change from Last Year

As of March 2010, 11.2 million unauthorized immigrants were living in the United States, virtually unchanged from a year earlier, according to new estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center continue reading »

The 2010 Congressional Reapportionment and Latinos

With these reapportionment changes, Latinos likely will play a larger role in national politics in the coming decade. Two states that gained seats, Florida and Nevada, have been key swing battlegrounds in recent presidential elections (having voted for the Republican nominee in 2004 and the Democrat in 2008). In both states, Latinos are a growing share of eligible voters. continue reading »

WANTED:  National Latino Leader

By their own reckoning, Latinos living in the United States do not have a national leader. When asked in an open-ended question to name the person they consider "the most important Latino leader in the country today," nearly two-thirds (64%) of Hispanic respondents said they did not know. An additional 10% said "no one." continue reading »

Hispanics Nationwide Voted Differently than White non-Hispanic Voters

Tuesday’s midterm elections were historic for Hispanics. For the first time ever, three Latino candidates—all of them Republicans—won top statewide offices. In New Mexico, voters elected the nation’s first Latina governor, Republican Susana Martinez. continue reading »

Latinos Divided Over What to do About Undocumented, Most Advocate for a Fine but not Deportation

The national political backlash against illegal immigration has created new divisions among Latinos and heightened their concerns about discrimination against members of their ethnic group-including those who were born in the United States or who immigrated legally. continue reading »

ELECTION:  Catholic Hispanics Remain Strongly Democratic

A new survey finds that Catholic Hispanics strongly support Democrats for Congress in the November election, while Protestant Hispanics are closely divided. continue reading »

U.S. Immigration Less Strict Than the Rest of the World

Global immigration research has revealed that the United States is one of only 30 countries that currently grant automatic birthright citizenship to the children of undocumented immigrants. Overall, the U.S. is an exception to the overall trend of tight immigration policies. continue reading »