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Most Americans want better conditions for asylum seekers

In a Pew Research Center survey, researchers found that 65% of overall respondents said the federal government is doing a somewhat bad or very bad job of handling asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.... Read more»

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What the Devil won't tell you

Arizona tops migrant decline, but still leads nation in being Arizona

Illegal immigrants are vanishing from Arizona just like rock bands from the charts, but that trend barely affected any of the problems that have been blamed on undocumented migrants over the past decade. Our state still ranks first at being Arizona.... Read more»

Undocumented immigration into U.S., especially from Mexico, is down

Undocumented immigration from Mexico has dropped so significantly over a decade that Mexicans no longer make up the majority of those living in the U.S. illegally, according to a Pew Research Center report.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Solutions to 'fake news' could easily be worse than the problem

Efforts to fix what people are sharing will only sow resentment and recriminations about the Lame Stream Something or Other and drive more people away from fact-based reporting and to hypothesis-spreading articles.... Read more»

India largest source of new unauthorized immigrants in U.S.

Over the last five years, the population of unauthorized immigrants from India grew 43 percent, the largest increase among all immigrants. A demographic shift has come as the number of Mexicans without authorization has declined significantly. Canadians are the second-largest group of illegal aliens in Arizona.... Read more»1

Factchecking Trump's Muslim claim

Donald Trump claimed that a Pew Research Center survey found that among the world’s Muslims, “27 percent, could be 35 percent, would go to war” against the U.S. The Pew Research Center says it has conducted no survey that asks such a question, nor did experts we consulted know of any such survey. One expert we talked to called Trump’s claim “nonsense.” Another told us it had “no scientific basis.”... Read more»

Young migrants who arrive at the border alone struggle in U.S.

Immigrant youth who arrive at the border alone and have no family to take care of them in the U.S. often struggle to build a life. They are sent to foster homes or special shelters. Those who are about to turn 18 are sent to detention centers. Those who are released often have no place to go.... Read more»

More Mexican immigrants leaving U.S than entering

More Mexican immigrants are leaving the United States than coming into the country, according to a new report. Data from the U.S. and Mexico show that from 2009 to 2014, an estimated 870,000 Mexican nationals left that country for the United States, outnumbered by the one million who returned to Mexico. ... Read more»1

Study: Illegal immigration from Mexico still declining

Changing migration patterns and shifts in border enforcement mean the population of unauthorized Mexican immigrants continues to decline in the United States. While net migration of Mexican immigrants reached zero in 2010, since then more Mexicans have left the U.S. than have arrived.... Read more»

Undocumented workforce slowly donning white collars

While unauthorized workers remain overrepresented in jobs such as farming, cleaning, construction and food service, they are gradually moving into management and professional jobs, according to a new report. Even so, hit hardest by the recession, undocumented workers remain twice as likely to be blue-collar than U.S.-born workers.... Read more»

Analysis

Technology skills only scratch surface of digital divide

The realities of the “digital divide” are increasingly apparent. In a consumer culture that equates status with early adoption of the newest iPhone, access to new technology necessarily splits pretty clearly along socio-economic class lines. According to U.S. census data, for example, more than 30 million homes have no broadband access, most of them concentrated in some of the poorest parts of the country.... Read more»

Analysis

Race and Beyond: Why young, minority, and low-income citizens don’t vote

On Tuesday, voters across the United States cast their ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. As with any election, there are winners and losers. But, dear reader, this column offers neither post-election analysis nor after-the-fact second-guessing–well, at least, not in the well-worn, traditional sense. Instead, I want to use the occasion of Election Day to share an insight into the sad fundamentals of electoral democracy.... Read more»1

Arizona's reality to be found in K-12 demographics

Although our school systems have been "majority-minority" for 10 years, Arizona doesn’t seem to have come to terms with this reality yet. ... Read more»

Latino workers no longer mostly immigrants

A majority of Hispanic workers in the United States were born in this country, a study by the Pew Research Center found. In 2007, before the recession and sharply increased border enforcement, 56 percent of working Latinos were immigrants. In 2013, that number has fallen below 50 percent.... Read more»2

Factcheck

Romney’s reach on world opinion of U.S.

Mitt Romney said he couldn’t think of a single “major country” that “has greater respect and admiration for America today than it did five years ago when Barack Obama became president.” Although America’s stature worldwide slipped last year, its favorability was still much higher than during the last year of the George W. Bush administration, including in major countries such as France, Germany and Japan, according to the latest polls from the Pew Research Center.... Read more»

Mexican Catholics find God in Islam

For almost five centuries Catholicism has been the dominant religion in Mexico. And a small yet growing group of converts are seeking spiritual salvation in Islam. In fact, Pew estimates Mexico will be home to 126,000 Muslims by 2030, up from 111,000 in 2010.... Read more»1

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