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An interactive map of Latino voters

| The Pew Hispanic Center has released a new interactive map of the Latino electorate, illustrating the percentage of eligible Latino voters by state.

In the news this morning: The PA hate crime conviction, the EPA and communities of color, a birthright citizenship bill, more

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Soul-searching in Shenandoah - Opinion - The Times-Tribune On the conviction last week of two young Pennsylvania men for the hate-crime beating death of undocumented immigrant Luis Ramirez in 2008.

American snapshot: Bell

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And no, this photo has nothing to do with Bell's political corruption scandal, even if that's what I was writing about when I took it.

The conversation over 'illegals' and 'illegal' immigrants continues

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The debate this week over using the term "illegals" to refer to immigrants who have entered the country or overstayed their visas illegally continues. And reading the comments beneath a series of posts on ColorLines, The American Prospect, The Washington Post and other sites has been fascinating, a bit like being a fly on the wall at a gathering where a heated debate is taking place among the guests.

Ozomatli's get-out-the-vote single

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L.A.'s Ozomatli has jumped into get-out-the-vote efforts with a new bilingual single titled "Respeto," Spanish for "respect," released yesterday as part of a joint project with the National Council of La Raza.

In the news this morning: Bilingualism and brain power, hate crime conviction in PA, Secure Communities and 287(g), more

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Can bilingualism improve your brain's multitasking power? - Los Angeles Times Weighing the benefits of raising children bilingually from an early age.

Quote of the moment: ColorLines publisher on why she doesn't use the term 'illegals'

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"There’s no conflict between honest reporting and dropping the i-word. I use undocumented and unauthorized regularly, as this is a matter of permission represented by a piece of paper.

Report: The growing influence of immigrant and second-generation voters

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A report on immigrant and second-generation voters released today by the Immigration Policy Center concludes that one in 10 registered voters in 2008 was a "new American." According to the report, 9.