2. Number of Foreign-Born U.S. Residents Drops: The Washington Post reports that "the number of foreign-born people living in the United States declined last year, particularly among low-skilled immigrants from Mexico, according to a Census Bureau report released Tuesday.
3. Also from the Bureau of the Census:
- Facts for Features: Hispanic Heritage Month 2009
- Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2008 (en español)
5. Leader has back-up immigration plan: In an interview with Associated Press reporter Suzanne Gamboa, Thomas Saenz, president and general counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund says that if comprehensive immigration legislation seems unlikely in 2010, Congress should make down payments by passing smaller-scale reforms...Lawmakers could address the need for foreign agricultural workers, provide legal status to high school graduates brought to the country illegally as children, and create equity for same sex partners who want to come to the U.S. or get green cards...Saenz said other priorities for MALDEF are: Countering calls by some in the Latino community for Census boycotts as a way to secure immigration reform and protecting Latino's voting rights when legislatures take up redistricting after the Census.