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A polling place in Los Angeles' Boyle Heights, February 5, 2008. There's been much speculation about Latinos sitting out the November 2014 midterm election because they're disappointed in President Obama's immigration record. Will they?
A polling place in Los Angeles' Boyle Heights, February 5, 2008. There's been much speculation about Latinos sitting out the November 2014 midterm election because they're disappointed in President Obama's immigration record. Will they?
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Dozens Of Countries Take In More Immigrants Per Capita Than The U.S. - NPR From the story: "...in absolute numbers, the U.S. is home to the most foreign-born people — 45.7 million in 2013. But relatively, it's upper-midpack as an immigrant nation. It ranks 65th worldwide in terms of percentage of population that is foreign-born, according to the U.N. report 'Trends in International Migrant Stock.' "

Election Day: Will Cultural Pride Get Latinos To Vote? - NBC News Latino civic engagement groups have "fought the 'Latinos are angry at Democrats over immigration' narrative by making voting an issue of cultural pride, of keeping and building clout and about making immigration reform more permanent by backing reform-friendly candidates. Tuesday will determine how they did."

Obama, interrupted - Politico On the most recent heckling of President Obama over his immigration record: "Obama was interrupted five times on Sunday afternoon in Connecticut and a few more times in the weeks leading up to Election Day: small groups of mostly young adults shouting out, demanding the president act to stop deportations of undocumented immigrants. The president’s response has been the same each time — he’s not the guy they should be heckling."

Arab Activist on Trial for Immigration Crime - ABC News A community activist being tried in federal court in Detroit could be deported if convicted of allegations that she "didn't disclose her convictions for bombings that killed two people in Israel when she applied for U.S. citizenship." Rasmieh Odeh is the associate director of Chicago's Arab American Action Network; she had previously been imprisoned in Israel.