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From the Guardian: Washington state’s Latinos find ‘politics has not changed with the population’

The State of the State, Professor Apostolidis, community partners, legislators and advocates all cited in the Guardian’s new piece on Latino politics in Washington State. Read it here at Guardian World News. “In the apple- and grape-laden Yakima valley in southern Washington state, Latinos drawn here by fruit-picking jobs have become the fastest growing sector of […]

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UW analysis finds “racial voting bias” in Gonzalez-Danielson race

“Although he raised no money and ran no campaign, Danielson won 30 of Washington’s 39 counties and got nearly 40 percent of the statewide vote in his race against State Supreme Court Justice Steve Gonzalez.” Read about it here at the Seattle Times

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Heritage/Whitman Collaboration at Yakima Valley Community College, Wed. 5/2, 5:30-8pm

Our next presentation will be in the Parker Room at YVCC in Yakima at 6pm on Wednesday May 2, following a 5:30 reception; the first thrilling performance was on April 19 at Heritage. In an effort to generate fruitful dialogue among the Latino, Native American, and white non-Latino communities in the Yakima Valley, we are […]

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Update: Media Coverage of our Research

       See these links below for reports about our research in local and state-wide news outlets! Report from Walla Walla’s Whitman College criticizes Secure Communities program – (Tri-City Herald, Feb 17, 2012)   Northwest Hispanics Use Word-of-Mouth, Communities To Access Services – (OPB News, Feb 16, 2012)   Whitman College students take on Latino research […]

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Bloomberg News: “Alabama Considers Revision of Immigration Law Ensnaring Mercedes Executive”

Alabama legislators are considering changes to the controversial law HB56 after a Mercedes Benz executive from Germany was arrested under one of the law’s provisions. See the article here: Alabama Considers Revision of Immigration Law Ensnaring Mercedes Executive

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New York Times – “U.S. to Review Cases Seeking Deportations”

The Department of Homeland Security is preparing to review nearly 300,000 pending cases in immigration courts, and conduct a national training for all its officers and lawyers on how to speed up deportation for convicted criminals and stop deportations of those with no criminal record. See the article: U.S. to Review Cases Seeking Deportations

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There are immigrants in our economy? “Rebooting the American Dream”

The American Immigration Council at the Immigration Policy Center released a report yesterday that describes the role of immigrants in our economy – we’re excited to incorporate their analysis into our current research!         From the Immigration Policy Center Description: “There is plenty of evidence that immigration helps to fuel the U.S. economy, just as […]

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NIIC – P.A.R. Officers in Aurora, Colorado

Written by Spencer May ’13 Dave could be a Marine – his broad shoulders and shaved head could pass him for a Sergeant Major, but at the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Seattle, Dave only wore casual clothes and a navy-blue polo shirt with the acronym “P.A.R.”  What did P.A.R. stand for, and why was […]

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NY Times article: “Latinos Said to Bear Weight of a Deportation Program”

The New York Times reports on a study released by the Cal Berkeley law school and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York about Secure Communities – the researchers reached their conclusions after analyzing data obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.  Check it out!

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Alabama Immigration Debate

The federal government may jump into   action in response to a new and controversial immigration policy in Alabama.  See the links below for more information. After Ruling, Hispanics Flee an    Alabama Town- NY Times Immigrants Fearing Deportation Make   Plans for Kids – AP  

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