Erwin de Leon

Feet in Two Worlds

Erwin de Leon appears in the following:

Opinion: Asian-American Vote Increasingly Diverse, Important

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Nearly a third of Asian-American voters remain undecided. In contrast, recent surveys reveal that roughly 7 percent of the general population is undecided.


In Immigrant Rights Movement, Split Between Gays and Evangelicals

Monday, June 18, 2012

Latinos are a rapidly growing population in evangelical churches and have led many Christian groups to embrace immigration reform. The groups mean well, but they pose a danger of fracturing the immigrant rights alliance.

The Evangelical Immigration Table, which counts more than 150 influential evangelical leaders among its ranks, is ...

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Evidence Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance Won't Cost Him the Latino Vote

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The president’s marriage equality stance seems to have energized immigration activists, especially young Latino voters who have built an alliance with gay activists on pushing for immigration reform.

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Immigration Policy Shift for Transgendered Community

Monday, April 16, 2012

Immigration officials will now issue immigration documents which reflect an individual’s gender identity, so long as they present “an amended birth certificate, passport, or court ord...


Irish Immigration Bill Raises Questions in Latino, Asian Communities

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sen. Scott Brown's bill would qualify Ireland for the E-3 visa program, but America’s sordid history of excluding, and at times oppressing, non-European immigrants has left a bad tast...

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ARMS Act Would Give Undocumented a Military Path to Citizenship

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

The ARMS act gives immigrant youth who were brought into the United States illegally as children the chance to change their status by attending college or joining the military under the DREAM Act.


Ban on Foreign Money Upheld, but Immigrants Find Other Ways to Help Campaigns

Friday, January 13, 2012

The outcome of November’s elections will not only affect the lives of native-born Americans but immigrants as well. For that reason, some foreign-born individuals are doing what they ...
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Payroll Tax Standoff Alienates Latino Voters from GOP

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Among the millions who will have less money to survive on are Latinos and other immigrants who are here legally or are naturalized citizens.


Romney on Immigration: Hardliner, Not Flip-Flopper

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been accused of flip-flopping on issues, chief among them immigration. But has his stance on immigration really shifted that much?

Finger-pointers wonder how Romney has the chutzpah to accuse Gingrich of being soft on immigration, claiming the former Speaker was opening “a new doorway ...


Gingrich’s Immigration Stance: Heart or Calculated Gambit?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Newt Gingrich’s comments on immigration during Tuesday’s CNN debate sparked a maelstrom. He suggested that some immigrant families, including those with members who are in the country without papers, should not be broken up.

“I don't see how the party that says it's the party of the family is ...


DHS Deportation Guides Leave Questions for Gay Binationals

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security sent guidance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) attorneys Thursday which clearly identified enforcement priorities among pending deportation cases. In short, it said who should be deported and who gets to stay.


New Allies in Battle Against Controversial Ala. Immigration Law

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Alabama’s business and agricultural communities, which for the most part remained silent while the legislators were crafting the legislation, are only now becoming vocal opponents, as...


Why are Latinos Souring on Obama?

Friday, September 23, 2011

The president has been calling on Latinos and he’s learning that they’re just not that into him. Gallup’s latest polls show President Obama getting his lowest monthly job rating sinc...


Confusion and Frustration Over Obama’s Deportation Policy

Monday, August 29, 2011

The Obama administration’s latest immigration move—classifying young undocumented immigrants as low-priority for deportation—has caused celebration in some circles, consternation in others and a whole lot of confusion for undocumented individuals who have been desperate for a resolution of their situations.

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Obama Administration Signals DREAMer Reprieve

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


On Thursday Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano sent a letter to 22 Senators and White House Intergovernmental Affairs Director Cecila Muñoz issued a statement, both in essence saying that undocumented children and youth as well as others not deemed to be serious criminal threats will not be deported.

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Obama or Perry (or Romney) – Does it Make a Difference to Immigrants?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

As the GOP whittles down its field of presidential candidates, it is worth looking at where these politicians stand on immigration and asking whether it ultimately matters who wins th...