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Nov 11 - Undercounting Latino Vote

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November 11, 2010


http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/digest/2010,1111.shtm


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1. Comment: Undercounting Latino Vote - Latino Decisions
http://latinodecisions.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/how-the-national-exit-poll-badly-missed-the-latino-vote-in-2010/
points out that most polls, including exit polls, in the recent
election systematically undercounted Latino support for
Democrats.  This discrepancy showed up most dramatically in
states with a high percentage of Latino voters, the Nevada Senate
race being the prime example (where Sen. Reid who had been the
underdog in almost all polls pulled off a convincing victory over
the Republican candidate in large part due to the undercounted
Latino vote). Latino Decisions attributes the undercounting of
Latino votes to the low incidence of bilingual interviewing which
resulted in the over-representation  of higher income and higher
education Latinos. As the percentage of Latino voters in the
electorate keeps rising year by year, these variances between
polls and actual votes are likely to be magnified. Future
pollsters may have to either (a) start polling in Spanish also
and/or (b) introduce a "weighting" mechanism to account for this
systemic error. Psephology, the science of polling, is yet
another field affected as America's immigration story continues
to unfold.


2. Article: Pay to Play? U.S. Consulates in China Require Payment
Before Setting Appointments by Gary Chodorow
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1111-chodorow.shtm


3. Article: Immigrant Stock's Share of US Population Growth by
Joy Lee, Jack Martin and Stan Fogel
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1111-lee.pdf


4. Article: Private Asylum for Refugee Academics by Jason Dzubow
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1111-dzubow.shtm


5. Article: Two More Immigrants Die in Immigration Detention by
Matthew Kolken
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1111-kolken.shtm


6. Article: Our Local Embarrassment by Greg Siskind
http://www.ilw.com/articles/2010,1111-siskind.shtm


7. News: DHS Announces Anti-Fraud Enhancements To E-Verify
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,1111-everify.shtm


8. News: CRS Report On Immigration of Foreign Workers: Labor
Market Tests And Protections
http://www.ilw.com/immigrationdaily/news/2010,1111-crs.pdf


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10. Headline: The youth agenda: the dreamact can help build the
United States back to greatness http://ow.ly/38gmu
11. Headline: RT @willcoley Enforcing Way into the Red: Hazleton
Could Learn an Expensive Immigration Lesson http://bit.ly/auwlgG
12. Headline: Facing new Democratic resistance, Pelosi hopes to
schedule vote on dream act same week as leadership elections
http://ow.ly/38f8p
13. Headline: Americans will not accept immigration reform
without enforcement: DREAM will pass if supporters are smart.
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14. Headline: Nancy Pelosi wants DREAM Act vote during lame-duck
session http://ow.ly/38eJ1
15. Headline: Latino support for Democrats keeps DREAM (Act)
alive http://ow.ly/38evp
16. Headline: Immigration reform advocates weigh in before lame-
duck session of Congress http://ow.ly/38eeD
17. Headline: Undocumented arrivals fear a Republican crackdown
on immigration, but some remain hopeful that reform will happen.
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18. Headline: RT @leoasi Debbie Riddle On Her New Texas
Immigration Bill: "People are sick & tired of political
correctness." http://nblo.gs/aojuW
19. Headline: Sen. Boxer returns to DC because of the support of
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21. Headline: RT @immigrantSource Immigration Digest: After
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@CIRonline) http://t.co/BecEbUy
22. Headline: The New Congress: Deny Immigration Reform and
Increase Deportation Defense Litigation http://ow.ly/37Gcj


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