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December 2012 Archives

America’s Aging Crisis Will Only Grow Worse With Declining Immigration

America’s Aging Crisis Will Only Grow Worse With Declining Immigration

As a recent story in The Economist notes, the conventional wisdom has long been that “because Americans have so many babies and welcome so many immigrants, they had more room to deal with the coming burden of pensions and health care for the elderly.” continue reading »

The Death of Innocence

The Death of Innocence

The recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn., is one of unspeakable horror. The most recent in what appears to be an alarming trend of mass murders in America is, in my mind, the most gruesome -- most significantly due to the tender ages of the victims. Since the Columbine massacre in 1999, little has been done to secure the safety of our children. Metal detectors, security cameras and resource officers in schools offer little protection continue reading »

Citizenship for the 11 Million is Our Bottom Line

Citizenship for the 11 Million is Our Bottom Line

A bipartisan group of 8 Senators has just stepped up to create the framework for immigration reform next year and they need to hear from us. continue reading »

Census Bureau Heads Meet with Latino Leaders

Census Bureau Heads Meet with Latino Leaders

Latino leaders representing the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda (NHLA) met with the Acting Director of the US Census Bureau and his senior staff on December 3, 2012 in Washington, DC to discuss Latino concerns about planning for the 2020 Census and related issues. continue reading »

How Women Changed the Outcome of the Election

How Women Changed the Outcome of the Election

There has been much discussion about the demographic makeup of the 2012 electorate, and one thing is clear: Women’s voices determined the outcome of the election. Across the board, women made the difference. Here are seven key facts about women voters and the gender gap in the 2012 elections. continue reading »

Immigration Enforcement Negatively Impacting Children of Deported Parents

Immigration Enforcement Negatively Impacting Children of Deported Parents

One of the many consequences of an aggressive immigration enforcement system is the separation of children, often U.S. citizens, from their unauthorized parents. continue reading »

Bill Clinton Joins World Leaders In Declaring Drug War Failure

Bill Clinton Joins World Leaders In Declaring Drug War Failure

Former President Bill Clinton and a number of other world leaders are declaring the “War on Drugs” a failure in a new documentary about the remarkable violence, illegal activity and mass incarceration caused by worldwide drug prohibition. continue reading »

Immigrant Friends and Foes Debate the Definition of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”

Immigrant Friends and Foes Debate the Definition of “Comprehensive Immigration Reform”

Nearly everyone agrees that an immigration reform bill of some sort will be introduced in Congress in the near future given the pivotal role that Latinos and immigrants played in getting President Obama reelected. continue reading »

In North Carolina, GOP-led Legislative Committee on Immigration Won’t Make Recommendations

In North Carolina, GOP-led Legislative Committee on Immigration Won’t Make Recommendations

When Republicans in the North Carolina House of Representatives put together a special committee on immigration last year, the expectation was that we’d see ugly legislative recommendations along the lines of Arizona’s SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB 56 recommendations. continue reading »

Obama To ‘Begin An All Out Drive For Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ In January

Obama To ‘Begin An All Out Drive For Comprehensive Immigration Reform’ In January

President Obama will “begin an all-out drive for comprehensive immigration reform, including seeking a path to citizenship” for 11 million undocumented immigrants, after Congress addresses the fiscal cliff, the Los Angeles Times reports continue reading »

America: Start-Up Nation of Immigrants

America: Start-Up Nation of Immigrants

AOL co-founder Steve Case brought an important message to the National Strategy Session on Immigration in Washington, D.C. this week: America is a start-up nation. continue reading »

Santorum: U.S. Needs Immigrants To Grow Its Population

Santorum: U.S. Needs Immigrants To Grow Its Population

Another Republican is coming around on supporting an immigration reform policy that is less hostile toward immigrants and Latino voters. continue reading »

Texas Church Offers Firearms Classes To Train Parishioners To Defend Against Bands Of Mexicans

Texas Church Offers Firearms Classes To Train Parishioners To Defend Against Bands Of Mexicans

The Times of London reports that several American churches are now offering concealed firearms training in order to attract worshipers to their pews. continue reading »

United We DREAM Unveils Immigration Reform Platform

United We DREAM Unveils Immigration Reform Platform

Following the success of the DREAMer conference in Kansas City this weekend—the biggest gathering of DREAMers to date—United We DREAM unveiled their new platform for change this morning, their statement of principles describing the type of immigration reform they have vowed to pursue next year. continue reading »

Immigrants May Hold the Key to Urban Renewal in Baltimore

Immigrants May Hold the Key to Urban Renewal in Baltimore

In an attempt to reverse decades of population decline, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has launched a high-profile effort to attract “new Americans” to the city. continue reading »