Comment: Could New Citizens Decide The President?
Fox News Latino reports on how changing demographics may play a role in both Presidential and Congressional races in key states. Several key swing states have large populations of new citizens and those voters could make a difference come November. According to a study cited the article, there are approximately 7.8 million people of voting age who have naturalized since 2000, making up 3.6% of all voters. Florida, that state that will perhaps be the biggest single decider of the Presidential race, and Nevada, another key swing state, both have considerably higher rates of newly naturalized voters, with Florida coming in at 6%. Historically, the political party that reached new voters first was able to hold on to them. While no one meets new immigrants at the docks like they did in the 1890's, the Obama campaign has been sending volunteers to citizenship ceremonies for months to help those people get registered to vote as well as working in other ways to attract this block of new voters. This is yet another group where the Democrats are making strides while the GOP is not and where the GOP's exclusionist rhetoric may have an increasingly negative impact on their long-term viability. Do you agree? Share your thoughts with us at and read the full article here.

Article: Immigration Again Center-Stage During Supreme Court's 2012 Term by Adam Francoeur, Esq.

Article: Romney Stopping DACA Application Approvals On Becoming President by Alan Lee, Esq.

Bloggings: ICE Director Allegedly Blackmailed California Governor by Greg Siskind

Bloggings: New York Times and Ann Coulter Refuted: Immigrant Rights ARE Civil Rights by Angelo Paparelli

News: BIA On Internal Relocation: Definition, Expectations, And Balancing Test

Today's Obama's Childhood Arrivals Promise Graph

Focus: Supreme Court Calendar and Key Circuit Decisions .
Tuesday, October 9 is the deadline for the Thursday, October 11 phone session of "Removal Practice: Cutting Edge Strategies and Developments for 2012 " with Lory Rosenberg, Lisa Brodyaga, Michelle Mendez, Jeff Joseph, Isaac Wheeler and others to be announced. The curriculum is as follows:

  • Chaidez v. U.S. - Padilla, post-conviction relief and retroactivity
  • Descamp v. U.S. - modified categorical approach and elements of the offense
  • Silva-Trevino v. DHS - categorical approach and Crime Involving Moral Turpitude
Tuesday, October 9 is the deadline to sign up. For more info, including speakers bios, detailed curriculum, and registration information, please see: Online: Fax form:

Headline: Obama and Romney on Immigration - An Overview
Headline: Romney, Obama conflict on immigration policy - The Daily Iowan
Headline: Africans Relocate to Alabama to Fill Jobs After Immigration Law
Headline: Arizona Immigration Law: Lawyers For Jan Brewer Ask Court To Turn Away Foes
Headline: Judge rules that Arizona police can check immigration status
Headline: Columbus Day Vs. Indigenous Peoples' Day! How About Happy Immigration Day?
Headline: 1,000 students, advocates march for Maryland Dream Act
Headline: Oct 8 - The EB-5 Summit Chicago - Final Deadline
Headline: Ariz sheriff loses appeal on immigration law limit
Headline: Arizona Immigration Law's Most Contentious Section Can Now Be Enforced By Police, Judge Says
Headline: Editorial: Mistrust in California

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