Tag: Pew Hispanic Center

Virgil Peck suggested shooting immigrants in Kansas and a Native American lawmaker in Oklahoma said immigrants "not wanted"

You probably heard about the comments made by a Kansas state legislator Virgil Peck that we should shoot illegal immigrants like hogs. But sadly this type of ignorance, which he was forced to apologize for, isn’t just limited to Kansas. I was in Oklahoma recently for a conference called Immigration in the Heartland and with... Read more »

Latino Republicans make gains but Democrats don't need to panic...yet

The mid-term results may have been bad for many Democrats but across the country Latino candidates came out winners. Interestingly, several of them were Republican. Gov-elect Susana Martinez of New Mexico In New Mexico, Republican Susana Martinez was elected governor making her the first Latina governor in the United States. Martinez, 50, is a district... Read more »

Illinois has nearly the same number of Hispanics and undocumented as Arizona.

The Pew Hispanic Center recently updated its interactive maps on the Hispanic population in the United States. They reveal fascinating data state by state and county by county. So I decided to compare Illinois with Arizona, where the governor recently signed a controversial immigration law that opponents fear will result in racial profiling. In Illinois,... Read more »

Hispanics not in the news

The Hispanic community receives scant media coverage in the United States, found a new study released by the Pew Hispanic Center this week. An analysis of 34,452 stories that included print, online, radio and broadcast outlets found that less than 2 percent actually referenced Hispanics, the study found. However, most of these stories pertained to... Read more »

Some English-only advocates can't spell

If you’re going to support English-only laws, you should know one thing. Spelling. A friend of mine recently sent me this link to Dribbleglass with these photos and more of English-only advocates and anti-immigrant demonstrators. Check out all the spelling errors. I can’t decide if this is funny or scary. One thing is certain. Language... Read more »

Pew: More than one in five U.S. children are Latino

The Pew Hispanic Center released a study today that shows more than one in five children in the United States are Hispanic – more than doubling since 1980. Half of these 16 million children are second-generation meaning one of their parents was born outside the United States. Pew also found that “first and second generation... Read more »