Gov. Rick Perry’s Record on Immigration – Can He Appeal to Latino Voters & the Tea Party?

The newest GOP presidential candidate has already been criticized by Republican immigration hard-liners for his policies in Texas, where Hispanics make up 38 percent of the population.

Rep Lamar Smith

Congressional Hearing Today on Bill to Curtail Obama Administration Immigration Powers

The HALT Act, a bill introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas takes aim at the Obama administration’s executive powers to grant waivers allowing undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S.


Map: Political Representation Lags Between Dominican, Puerto Rican Demographic Shifts

New York’s Hispanic community became significantly more diverse over the last decade. Yet when you take a look at Hispanic representation in the city’s political landscape, it would seem that Puerto Ricans have the job of speaking for all.

University of Connecticut

Connecticut Poised to Allow Undocumented Immigrants In-State Tuition

Gov. Dan Malloy said he would sign a bill allowing undocumented youth attending Connecticut’s public colleges and universities to pay in-state tuition rates.

The South Asian population in New York showed rapid growth over the last decade

New York Has No South Asian Elected Officials. Why?

New York’s diverse South Asian immigrant communities experienced rapid, expansive growth over the last decade. But political representation has lagged behind. Fi2W blog editor Sarah Kate Kramer discussed the issue on WNYC’s The Takeaway.

A candlelight vigil for the Dream Act at St Theresa's Church in Manhattan - Photo: Braden Goyette

DREAM Act Re-introduced in the Senate

A day after President Obama’s immigration speech, 33 members of the U.S. Senate re-introduced the bill that would provide a path to legal status for young, undocumented immigrants.

President Obama addressing El Paso in his immigration speech on May 10, 2011

Obama’s Speech on Immigration Intended for Many Audiences

The President addressed both supporters and opponents of comprehensive immigration reform (CIR), as well as business owners and immigrants. In his speech, Mr. Obama asserted that CIR is a bipartisan issue.

A record number of Latino voters voted in the midterm elections

More Than 6.6 Million Latinos Voted in the 2010 Elections

Latinos represented 6.9 percent of all voters, a record for a midterm election. But their participation in elections still lags behind the population as a whole.

Is Congress up for a debate on immigration reform this year?

Critics on Both Sides Dismiss White House Immigration Conference

Perhaps the most notable absence at Tuesday’s meeting with President Obama was immigration reform champion Rep. Luis Gutierrez.

Deportations by Fiscal Year (America's Voice)

Obama’s Record on Immigration – Two Years In

According to a new report from the Immigration Policy Center the Obama administration scaled up its enforcement efforts to mollify critics in Congress.