America's Voice Research On Immigration Reform

2010 Resources

In 2010, Latino voters are poised to play a crucial role in key House, Senate, and gubernatorial races across the country. This updated report lays out trends in Latino voting patterns over the last several years, and examines some of the factors that motivate and influence this segment of the electorate.

Check out America's Voice new weekly resource, "Immigration Insider," which takes an in-depth look at immigration politics, leading up to the November election.

Latino voters have the power to change the outcome of a number of crucial races in 2010. Whether they make the choice to vote or the choice to stay home will be decisive. Recent polls attempt to answer the all-important question of turnout. While it is too soon to tell whether Latino turnout will be up or down, the polls illuminate a number of factors that will determine the outcome.

If the allegations made this week by her former housekeeper turn out to be true, California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman (R) is more than a little hypocritical when it comes to employers who hire undocumented immigrants. Following is a quick recap of the various immigration positions Meg Whitman has held to date.

Introduced by Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Patirck Leahy (D-VT) on September 29,2010, the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 addresses the many ways in which our immigration system is broken, and offers a complete solution to end illegal immigration and restore fairness to our immigration laws. Following is a summary of the legislation.

On September 29, 2010, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010. The Act addresses the many ways in which our immigration system is broken, and offers a complete solution to end illegal immigration and restore fairness to our immigration laws. These are the highlights.

America’s Voice, Service Employees International Union and Mi Familia Vota Civic Participation Campaign air Spanish-language radio ads in nine media markets across the country. The ad buy and larger mobilization effort are designed to increase turnout among “surge” and “low propensity” Latino voters in areas where Latinos will play a decisive role in contested races this November and in 2012, and help close the gaps between those eligible to vote and those who turn out on election day.

Many talented young men and women who consider themselves American in every way are eager to serve the nation they love in the armed forces, and the DREAM Act would provide them with this opportunity. It would also provide the United States a new pool of high school graduates eager to serve – a critical help to the military in meeting its increasingly difficult recruiting goals. Following is a selection of quotes from military and national security leaders on the benefits of the DREAM Act.

Immigrants have a proud tradition of serving in the military. Right now there are thousands of men and women in uniform who weren’t born in the United States, yet they are willing to sacrifice everything for our country. The Department of Defense understands the importance of the foreign-born to our fighting forces – one of the reasons it supports the DREAM Act. The information in this fact sheet helps underscore why the U.S. Department of Defense believes the military is strengthened by the foreign-born.

The DREAM Act is bipartisan legislation that enables high-achieving young people – immigrants who have been raised here, have worked hard in school, and then pursue higher education or serve in the military – to achieve the American Dream. Here are a list of reasons to support the DREAM Act.

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