By Katherine Fennelly, Professor of Public Affairs at the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute, IHRC Affiliate
The American press has been filled with news stories on the rapid increase of the Latino population in both traditional and non-traditional immigration states (â€śHispanics driving population growth in Georgiaâ€? The Telegraph, â€śLee minority population young, soaringâ€? Newspress.com, â€śBeaufort County leads state in growthâ€? The Beaufort Gazette). At the same time local officials in some parts of the country are proposing legislation that would deny benefits to the US-born children of undocumented immigrants, a majority of whom are Latinos.