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Republican presidential candidates invade Des Moines

Iowa’s clearest glimpse so far of what Republican presidential candidates think about immigrants was seen Saturday at the Hoyt Sherman Auditorium in Des Moines. It indicated how much work will have to be done to heal immigration law. The news isn’t all bad. Some of the speakers may prove friendly to immigrants, depending on some […]

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Hispanic Governors Brian Sandoval & Susana Martinez

By Raoul Lowery Contreras – Leading the GOP’s nuclear election returns last November were incumbent Hispanic governors — Brian Sandoval of Nevada with 70 percent of the state’s vote and Susana Martinez of New Mexico with 58 percent. Both are Mexican Americans. Note: Mexican Americans are 2/3rds of the 54 million national Hispanic population. They […]

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Rebuttal of Senator Sessions’ Anti-Immigration Talking Points

On Tuesday, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) sent out an email memo with talking points for opponents of immigration reform. Most of the points are based on misinterpretations of government reports, cherry-picked findings by organizations that engage in statistical chicanery, or just flat-out incorrect. These anti-immigration arguments do not advance a logical argument against immigration. Here […]

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Little-known law allows U.S. citizens to assist immigrants in court

When foreign nationals need representation in immigration court, they usually turn to attorneys. However, many foreign nationals cannot afford a lawyer, or have a case that an attorney may not want to bother with. Most end up having to represent themselves in court. That leaves potentially millions of immigrants without a voice in the process, […]

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Republicans Plus Hispanics == 2016 Victory

By Raoul Lowery Contreras – The ongoing political devastation of the Clinton/Obama Democratic Party continues with the takeover of the United States Senate by the Republican Party. It started in 2010 at the first Obama midterm ballot box. Obama’s hurricane-aided 2012 reelection slowed GOP success but, as it turns out, didn’t stop it. The rout […]

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La Ruta a la Victoria de Inmigración

Si alguien te da direcciones de un lugar que nunca has oído hablar, tu vas a decir “¿Por qué haria de querer ir ahí?” Pero usted va a seguir las instrucciones después de ver la imagen, llena de belleza y lujo, donde regalan dinero. Quiero darle una imagen de lo que debemos hacer, juntos, para […]

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The path to immigration victory

If someone gives you directions to a place you have never heard of, you will say “Why would I want to go there?” But you will follow the directions after you see its picture, full of beauty and luxury, where they give away money. I want to give you a picture of what we must […]

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Economists know immigrants don’t take citizens’ jobs

Real economists emphatically dispute the claims of Undocumented Economists (who have no economics degree) that immigration hurts any part of the economy. Economists who actually majored in economics in college, and who publish research that is published in economics journals, find that whether there is little immigration or much, the impact of immigration on jobs […]

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Qué economista dijo al Senado sobre la inmigración

El Senado de Estados Unidos aprobó la S744 en el 2013, el proyecto de compromiso de Inmigración, después de que el Comité Judicial del Senado escuchó a 39 testigos expertos. Publicado en El Enfoque, Enero 1, 2015, última página. Esta es la quarto parte de una serie. El resto de la serie se publica, con […]

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What an economist told the Senate about immigration

The U.S. Senate passed S744 in 2013, the Immigration Compromise bill, after the Senate Judiciary Committee heard from 39 expert witnesses. This is part four of a series. The Spanish translation was published in El Enfoque, an Iowa newspaper, January 1, 2015, last page. The rest of the series is posted, with the Spanish translation, […]

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