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Desi Voters, COVID-19, and the 2020 Election: Episode 10 of our Podcast Series, “A Better Life?”

New Jersey shows the potential of South Asian political power in the US, as well as the pitfalls.

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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.

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With GOP Victories, Harsh Immigration Copycat Laws Likely Across the Country

Republican victories at the state level mean that Arizona-style immigration bills will start popping up in 2011. Here’s a primer on the states most likely to pass tough new laws.

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Taking the Measure of Immigrant Electoral Power

As new generations of immigrants emerge, is NY’s political character changing? A recent forum focused on how immigrant communities gain influence in government.

Anna Dziubek rings the doorbell while canvassing for State Senator Joseph Addabbo in Masbeth, Queens. (Photo: Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska)
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Immigrants A Key Force Behind Union Electoral Power

In New York, just as certain job sectors are dominated by immigrants, so are the unions representing workers in those fields. Many are new citizens who enthusiastically participate in the electoral process and are an important asset for local candidates.

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A bilingual sign promoting voting in the Chinese American community - Photo: Larry Tung
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Voter Associations Work to Turn Out Asian Americans in New York’s Election

With help from grassroots groups, Asian Americans are becoming a rising force in New York City politics. Watch Larry Tung’s video documenting their ascent.

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Race to See Who Can Be Florida’s Most Anti-Illegal Immigration Candidate

The fight between Bill McCollum and Rick Scott for Florida’s GOP gubernatorial nomination has featured anti-immigrant rhetoric–and it’s making the some of the state’s Hispanic Republicans uneasy.

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Hispanic Immigrant Elected In Historic Westchester Election

Luis Marino, a Peruvian immigrant, will be the first Hispanic American to serve on Port Chester’s Board of Trustees.

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Hispanic Immigrant Elected In Historic Westchester Election

Luis Marino, a Peruvian immigrant, will be the first Hispanic American to serve on Port Chester’s Board of Trustees.