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Firmly in Federal Hands: Shifting Immigration Policy and Local Control

The federalist structure of the United States has long complicated immigration policy.  Since Capitol Hill has failed to contemplate, let alone pass, comprehensive immigration reform since the Clinton era, the involvement of states and localities in immigration control has risen.  While the doctrine of federal preemption regarding immigration matters was reaffirmed this past June with […]

What Now?: Hispanics and Immigration after the Election

President Obama won his recent re-election with a whopping 71% of Hispanic votes, and exit polls show that now Hispanics make up 10% of the electorate[1].  Significantly, the Republican share of Hispanic votes has dropped to 27% – down from 40% under George W. Bush in 2004 (Pew Hispanic Center).  It has been argued by […]