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Released: July 26, 2011 by Rakesh Kochhar , Richard Fry and Paul Taylor Median household wealth among Hispanics fell from $18,359 in 2005 to $6,325 in 2009.
WASHINGTON — Four years ago, evangelicals didn’t rally around John McCain, the Republican nominee who wasn’t their ideal candidate. This year, many Christian conservatives say the fervor to replace Barack Obama ensures they won’t stay at home, even if it means supporting Mitt Romney.
July 29 marked the one-year anniversary of Arizona's controversial immigration law, a year that has seen similar anti-immigrant bills emerge across the country. Thanks to the release of over 800 pieces of "model legislation" by the Center for Media and Democracy, we can now pinpoint the source of the outbreak to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a bill factory for legislation that benefits the bottom line of its corporate members.
The undersigned members of the coordinating committee of the Vermont Progressive Party want to express our disdain against any form of racial profiling in Vermont. Article D, Civil Rights, of the Vermont Progressive Party platform articulates that we support Vermonters’ “right to personal privacy, as guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution” and “a Zero-Tolerance standard state-wide toward all forms of discrimination and harassment.”
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Covering Immigration Post 9-11: A webinar on the rise of the i-word in public discourse LISTEN IN HERE We’re very excited about the latest endorser of the Drop the I-Word Campaign is UNITY: Journalists of Color, Inc. , a strategic alliance advocating news coverage about people of color, and aggressively challenging its organizations at all levels to reflect the nation’s diversity. UNITY, represents more than 10,000 journalists of color and is comprised of three national associations: Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, and the Native American Journalists Association.
Phoenix, Arizona - The number of apprehensions of undocumented immigrants on the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped, but reports of abuses against immigrants are on the rise. Those are the findings of a new report released by the Arizona humanitarian aid organization No More Deaths.
As ThinkProgress has been reporting, a federal judge’s decision last week to allow Alabama’s harshest-in-the-nation immigration law to go into effect has had heartbreaking consequences.
Nearly 9,000 illegal border crossers took free flights home this summer to Mexico City in the eighth-annual edition of a binational program aimed at saving lives.
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September 30, 2011 |
The words "undocumented worker" evoke images we're all familiar with: poor day laborers huddled on a street corner, sun-battered tomato pickers hauling buckets through the fields.
In a decision that could have a wide-ranging effect on other cities with similar laws, a federal appeals court ruled that a Redondo Beach ordinance aimed at cracking down on day laborers is an unconstitutional restriction on free speech. The anti-solicitation ordinance, which has been in place for more than two decades, drew attention in 2004 after police arrested nearly 60 day laborers over about four weeks. The National Day Laborer Organizing Network and the Comite de Jornaleros de Redondo Beach later sued the city.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- Alabama's strict new immigration law may be backfiring. Intended to force illegal workers out of jobs, it is also driving away many construction workers, roofers and field hands in the country legally who do backbreaking jobs that Americans generally won't. The vacancies have created a void that will surely deal a blow to the state's economy and could slow the rebuilding of Tuscaloosa and other tornado-damaged cities.
Glenn Nichols, city manager of Benson, Ariz., says two men came to the city last year "talking about building a facility to hold women and children that were illegals."