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Illegal Immigrant Youth Protest State Immigration Laws
Young illegal immigrants across the country are "coming out" and proudly proclaiming their undocumented status in protest of what they say are harsh immigrantion laws that leave them with no choice. The young protesters maintain that the laws unfairly criminalize their families and leave them with little options for the future.
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New Book Shows Demographic Changes in Mountain West
The Brookings Institution hosted on Friday a roundtable with authors of America's New Swing Region: Changing Politics and Demographics in the Mountain West. The book presents the demographic changes going on in Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Utah, and Idaho and analyzes the impact those changes have had on politics in the region.
Among the findings: Nevada is the most diverse state. Idaho and Utah are the whitest. And most of the demographic change is occurring in the largest metro areas.
"The demography is changing in a way that should positively benefit democrats," said William Frey, a senior fellow and demographer who contributed to the book. But there are some exceptions, he said. For those, you'll have to read the book.