Come Saturday Morning: Martinez, Christie, and the Hispanic Vote

By: Saturday April 19, 2014 6:45 am

The Republicans have managed to field a Hispanic politician, Susana Martinez, who up until now was considered the GOP’s best shot at winning over the Latino bloc. Her charisma even won her comparisons with another up-and-coming Republican governor, Chris Christie.

Well, she’s still drawing the Christie comparisons now, but not for the best of reasons.


Immigration Reform’s Big Obstacle: The Important Senate Races are Very White

By: Monday April 14, 2014 8:59 am

Democrats winning back the House is extremely unlikely since the GOP has huge structural advantage there, so the big fight will be over the Senate. There Republicans have a chance of picking up enough seats to win the chamber — and almost all of the most competitive races are in overwhelmingly white states.

U.S. Born Hispanics Even More Democratic-Leaning Than New Immigrants

By: Friday August 9, 2013 1:55 pm

Republicans are facing a real demographic cliff and the problem appears to be accelerating. Not only is the number of Hispanics growing, but Hispanics families appear to become even more opposed to Republicans the longer they are in the country.

Hispanics Heavily Lean Democratic Across Generations

By: Tuesday July 16, 2013 8:25 am

Democrats now have a huge advantage with Hispanics across all age groups. According to Gallup in every age group Hispanics are almost twice as likely to lean Democratic than to lean Republican. From Gallup:

Latinos and the GOP: It’s the Intolerance, Stupid

By: Saturday November 10, 2012 4:00 pm

The real hope for bipartisanship in the next Congress, at least in the afterglow of the election, is on the issue of immigration. It really wasn’t so long ago that large sections of the Republican Party, on up to their sitting President, favored the policy. Right-wing talk radio and the proto-Tea Party basically defeated it. But the high voter turnout among Latinos has those same forces modulating their tone. In fact, in a pre-emptive strike, Sean Hannity completely flipped on the issue.

Any other stereotypes you want to proclaim there buddy?

By: Tuesday October 16, 2012 1:30 am

I guess we can let those comments about Obama “throwing spears” from one Republican go, but there does seem to be a pattern.

Romney: I Won’t Cancel Deferred Action Status for DREAM-Eligible Immigrants

By: Tuesday October 2, 2012 9:45 am

In a move that could increase participation in the Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, Mitt Romney said in an interview with the Denver Post that he would not deport those young immigrants approved for the program.

Florida Essentially Gives Up on Voter Purge Efforts

By: Wednesday September 12, 2012 1:15 pm

The state of Florida has backed down in their attempts to purge voter-rolls of suspected non-citizens. In the settlement of a lawsuit with civil rights organizations, Florida has basically rolled back the entire voter purge, including their initial list of 2,600 “potential non-citizens,” which ended up netting exactly one non-citizen voter, out of the 8.3 million who participated in the 2008 election there.

DREAM-Eligible Youth Line Up by the Thousands to Apply for Deferred Action Status

By: Thursday August 16, 2012 7:50 am

It’s only the first day, and we’ll have to wait for the numbers over a longer time horizon; but if these lines and these stories are any indication, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program inaugurated yesterday was a wild success.

Application for Deferred Action for DREAM-Eligible Immigrants Will Cost $465

By: Saturday August 4, 2012 12:00 pm

Despite all the fanfare over the Obama Administration’s announcement of deferred action status for DREAM-eligible youth, it hasn’t actually begun. Eligible applicants must fill out a form to get the deferred action status for themselves, and that process will commence on August 15. And US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced yesterday that the immigrants will have to pay the US government $465 for the privilege.

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