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From the Guardian: Washington state’s Latinos find ‘politics has not changed with the population’

The State of the State, Professor Apostolidis, community partners, legislators and advocates all cited in the Guardian’s new piece on Latino politics in Washington State. Read it here at Guardian World News. “In the apple- and grape-laden Yakima valley in southern Washington state, Latinos drawn here by fruit-picking jobs have become the fastest growing sector of […]

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UW analysis finds “racial voting bias” in Gonzalez-Danielson race

“Although he raised no money and ran no campaign, Danielson won 30 of Washington’s 39 counties and got nearly 40 percent of the statewide vote in his race against State Supreme Court Justice Steve Gonzalez.” Read about it here at the Seattle Times

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The New Measure of Poverty: Effects on the Family, Economy

The Census Bureau recently released a revised method of measuring poverty in the United States this past week. The Census Bureau published 6 main points why there needed to be a change in the way the US was calculating the amount of individuals living in poverty. This report was created was to measure a more […]

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Learning How to Approach Interviews with Teachers

By Emily Basham, Politics ’12 During the Researchers’ Caucus at the National Immigrant Integration Conference (NIIC), a woman in the group said “You have to ask what practitioners know- they might know important things that no one is asking them about.” This caught my attention, and when the meeting was over I explained to her […]

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Now and Then: The Republican Stance on Immigration

1980: George H.W. Bush vs. Ronald Reagan   2011: Rick Perry vs. Rick Santorum (and others)   Reflections Security: Security has gained tremendous prominence within the issue of immigration, to the point that closing off the border is a prerequisite for dealing with social issues related to immigration within the U.S. The very idea of […]

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The Battle of Identity: Assimilation vs Integration

By Cynthia Ramos, Sociology ’14 I will start off by saying that the National Immigrant Integration Conference was one of the most amazing conferences I have ever attended.  The fact that it was full of such wonderful and passionate people, who desire and strive to make a change in the world, was amazing.  Being able […]

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No Health-care, Representation for Undocumented Residents

By Charlie Weems, Whitman ’12 There is a consensus under the Obama Administration that we shouldn’t even think about immigration reform until after 2012; it’s just too controversial. – Nisha Agarwal, Director of the Health Justice Program at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest This year, the National Immigration and Integration conference in Seattle […]

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NIIC: Engaging communities and leaders

Lauren McCullough, Politics ’12 Recently, our entire class made a trip to Seattle to attend the fourth annual National Immigrant Integration Conference. Participation in the conference was an incredible opportunity that furthered complemented our collective work in immigration issues. The three days we spent there were fascinating. There were leaders, academics, officials and students from […]

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The Right to Vote and the NIIC

Seth Dawson ’12 The National Immigration Integration Conference was a fantastic opportunity to think about my research within the national struggle for voting rights. I was able to sit in on the “Active Citizenship” track and hear the stories of voting rights activists from across the nation, describing their work to help whole communities exercise […]

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The DREAMer Panel: Undocumented Truths

by Katie DeCramer, Politics ’12 On a whim our first morning volunteering at the National Immigrant Integration Conference in Seattle, I plunked my watch around my wrist and tightened the strap. “Maybe,” I thought, “it’ll come in handy.” Little did I know that choosing to sport my wristwatch for the duration of the conference would […]

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