Civil-Rights Advocates Still Simmering After Presidential Debate. Immigrant and civil-rights advocates are "astonished" that Wednesday's presidential debates did not focus on any Latino, immigration, or women's issues, The Huffington Post reports. While the debate covered general policies, advocates say they were shocked that neither candidate addressed specifics that would be of interest to the constituents they are still trying to win--namely, women and Latinos.
Where Are All the Latino Voters? More than 25 percent of eligible voters in California, Texas, and New Mexico are Latinos according to an interactive map as reported on by ABC News/Univision. The map, produced by the Pew Hispanic Center, takes a look at Latinos as a percentage of the eligible-voter population by state.
L.A. to Stop Reporting Illegal Immigrants Arrested for Minor Crimes. Los Angeles law enforcement will no longer report to federal officials illegal immigrants who are arrested for minor crimes, The New York Times reports. The announcement, made by Police Chief Charlie Beck, comes after the federal program Secure Communities was enacted in 2008 requiring local law enforcement to share fingerprints of those they arrest with federal officials. The program, Beck said, has eroded the relationship between the police department and the city's communities.