The RP’s Weekly Web Gems: The Politics of Immigration

The Politics of Immigration

The 2010 mid-term elections brought out record numbers of Latinos in the United States to practice their rights as citizens to vote. But while the number that voted was high, the number of non-voting eligible Latino voters was also high. This is a voting group that is still, in the RP’s opinion, up for grabs. And if either party begins to consistently win the votes of Latinos, will the number of non-voting Latinos continue to rise? Pew Hispanic Center

Copy cat versions of Arizona’s draconian anti-immigration (or anti-immigrant, depending on your POV) laws continue to pop up around the country. These laws are keeping the ACLU (and those that oppose them) busy in federal court. The Indianapolis Star

And in Louisiana, another controversial immigration bill was withdrawn after opposition from the Louisiana Conference of Catholic Bishops and law enforcement officials. This was the fourth year in a row that the same lawmaker has failed to pass a similar bill. Repeating the same thing over and over expecting different
results? NOLA

And finally, your correspondent, having visited Ireland on numerous occasions and thoroughly enjoying the warmth and hospitality of the Irish, simply loves this photo of the President and the First Lady quaffing a Guinness in Moneygall. New York Times




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