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Obama Still Making Up Lost Ground With Latinos

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2008 | 1:17 PM

By John Rudolph

DENVER -- On Monday, just as convention delegates were starting to buzz with excitement over Michelle Obama's scheduled prime time speech, reporters and columnists who work for ethnic newspapers from across the country were discovering a shared hesitancy about Obama's candidacy in the communities they cover.


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Federal And Local Tension Marking Immigration Policy

(2) Comments | Posted August 15, 2008 | 8:33 AM

Although national immigration policy is certain to figure into the big convention speeches and platform announcements this month and will form the centerpiece of protest in the weeks leading up to the election, much of the nation's policy is being formed on the ground.

In an...

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McCain Dodges Immigration Issue As Feds Advertise Voluntary Deportation Program

(1) Comments | Posted August 7, 2008 | 8:42 AM

By Suman Raghunathan

While reform groups like The Sanctuary grow increasingly frustrated with campaign "tip-toeing" and "lip service" on immigration, federal authorities are enlisting ethnic media in their efforts to encourage the nation’s undocumented immigrants to deport themselves as part of a pilot program called 'Operation Scheduled Departure',...

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Operation Scheduled Departure: Immigrants, Deport Yourselves

(71) Comments | Posted July 30, 2008 | 5:27 PM

By Suman Raghunathan

Could the nation's undocumented immigrants please stand up? The government will be happy to deport you.

In a move that speaks to the bind policymakers find themselves in these days on the issue of immigration -- jostled between the complexity of the issue,...

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Flip-Flopping and Vagaries On Affirmative Action

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2008 | 4:51 PM

By Pilar Marrero

Do the father of anti-affirmative action initiatives and Sen. Barack Obama have more in common than one would think?

According to Ward Connerly, a former regent of the University of California system and the force behind efforts to dismantle public affirmative action programs, Obama's position on...

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Circling the Sleeping Giant: The Campaigns and the Latino Vote

(1) Comments | Posted July 16, 2008 | 6:44 PM

By Pilar Marrero

Despite appearances and poll numbers, neither presidential candidate has a lock on the Latino vote. The National Council of La Raza convention in San Diego, which just ended yesterday (7/15/08), showed that both candidates have to overcome a strong measure of doubt among Latinos --...

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