President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are courting the nation’s swelling Hispanic population as immigration emerges as a big issue in the presidential contest.
For the first time, the influx of Asians moving to the U.S. has surpassed that of Hispanics, reflecting a slowdown in illegal immigration while employers increase demand for high-skilled workers.
The description preferred by 51 percent of Hispanics is Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban or other culture they are tied to through family or ancestry.
Rick Perry is calling his Republican rivals “heartless” and using ethnically charged language to defend moderate parts of his immigration record.
With immigration slowing, babies born in the U.S. rather than newly arrived Mexican immigrants are now driving most of the fast growth in the Latino population.
A Fort Worth City Council member is raising questions about the results of the police department’s racial profiling report.
In a surprising show of growth, Hispanics accounted for over half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade.