Kyrsten Sinema -- Arizona's Democrat-turned-independent U.S. senator -- and U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina recently negotiated an immigration package that, in theory, could solve the worst border crisis in American history. Unfortunately, in practice, the package would do little to staunch the record influx of illegal immigrants. If anything, it could make the problem even worse.Read More »
With a median age of 30, Latinos are among the youngest racial and ethnic groups in the country, making them a leading edge of the nation’s youth vote. But earning their votes - and keeping them - is no easy feat.Read More »
Congress is serious enough to be re-engaged on surprise medical bills – the time has come to end the practice without bankrupting health providers.Read More »
Joe Garcia looks at the latest Hispanic population estimates for Arizona and comes to a simple conclusion.
“It’s safe to say the face of Arizona is changing,” said Garcia, the director of the Latino Public Policy Center at Arizona State University.
The number of immigrants crossing the border illegally into the U.S. appears to be on the rise again after dropping during the recession.Read More »
Push for same-sex marriage initiative comes from the right
Erin Ogletree Simpson has been a Republican her whole life, but a year and a half ago, she had a realization that put her at odds with her party.
Simpson discovered that she is gay.
Every month for the next two decades, 50,000 Latinos will turn 18 years old. With that many new eligible voters, and dramatic population growth expected, Latinos could dominate voting in the Southwest, particularly Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, a project of the Pew Research Center.Read More »
At a time when the housing industry needs an infusion of hope, the demographic gods are poised to unleash what some Realtors, lenders and builders say will be the industry’s salvation: waves of young Hispanic workers and families hungry for houses of their own.Read More »
Many Americans who support Arizona's immigration law are also open to a creating a path to U.S. citizenship, according to a recent survey.Read More »
Arizona was one of the best states in the nation when it came to the annual funding of pensions and health care for state retirees in 2010, according to a national report released this week.Read More »