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As Pennsylvania grapples with a budget deficit brought on by the current recession, state and local policy makers would do well to keep in mind that immigrant communities are a potent force for economic recovery.

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Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/16/09

The health care reform bill's so-called "death panels" are, of course, nothing but a ridiculous fabrication by Republican fear mongers.

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NY Local Daily News | 08/15/09

Florida's more than 1.2 million Hispanic voters will play an increasingly critical role in state politics, an immigration-reform group said last week in a new analysis of recent U.S. Census data.

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The Ledger | 08/15/09

Latinos and Asians are demonstrating growing clout in the voting booth, says the Immigration Policy Center, citing new U.S. census data.

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Statesman | 08/13/09

When President Obama showed up for a town hall meeting in New Hampshire on Tuesday, he heard more than just protests against health care.

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Minnesota Independent | 08/13/09

Immediately after the Presidential election of 2008, it was quickly apparent through exit polling that Latino, Asian, and African-American voting had expanded dramatically compared to the 2004 election. Census Bureau data released late last month confirms the tremendous growth in voting among these groups. Today, the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) releases a fact check, Latino and Asian Clout in the Voting Booth, which shows how much the electoral power of racial and ethnic minorities increased in just four years.

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SOA World Magazine | 08/12/09

It's not exactly news among those who follow these things, but it bears noting that a new report once more shows that immigrants in the United States today, whether they have legal status or not, are certainly not overusing the U.S. health care system, and are in fact using it less than are U.S. citizens.

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People's Weekly World | 08/12/09

The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), based in Washington, D.C., considered today, as the current debate on health care rages in town halls across the nation, immigration is being used as a way to jam a stick into the wheels of impending reform.

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Examiner | 08/11/09

CNN is once again airing an incendiary ad by the an anti-immigrant front group, Coalition For The Future Of The American Worker, which warns that the US government is letting in 1.5 million foreign workers a year to take jobs from the 15 million unemployed Americans. Roy Beck, Executive Director of the anti-immigrant group NumbersUSA and principal spokesperson for the Coalition, called on supporters to discuss the ad at town hall meetings and declared the need for an

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Think Progress | 08/10/09