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  • “Republicans Cannot Win the Presidency With the Margins That Mitt Romney Got Among Latinos. And Yet Here They Are, Again, Just Two Years Later….”

    Given the Republican Party’s need to improve its standing with Latino voters in order to win back the White House, the GOP’s embrace of anti-immigrant politics during the 2014 election cycle is a remarkable development.


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  • Chris Hayes on Scott Brown’s Border Obsession – and What it Means for 2016

    Chris Hayes did a segment on New Hampshire GOP Senate Candidate Scott Brown’s obsession with the border, noting we’ve seen this anti-immigrant strategy before: Mitt Romney, 2012.


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  • New Alison Lundergan Grimes “Amnesty” Ad is An Example of How Democrats Should Not Run on Immigration

    Democrats should leave it to Republicans to be the anti-immigrant party that has fought tooth and nail to block an immigration reform proposal supported by a strong majority of American voters…


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  • ICYMI: The Future of GOP Relations With Latinos, in One Ad

    Frank Sharry: “The GOP needs to do an autopsy on the post 2012 GOP autopsy.  The 2014 Republican message to the fastest growing groups of voters in America: we don’t like your kind and what you want threatens us…”


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  • “I Don’t Want My Husband to be Deported”: Families Tell Obama Why He Must Act on Immigration

    We wanted to hear directly from people affected why the President should act. Here are submissions from all over the country…


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10/22/14 Last night, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes did a segment on New Hampshire GOP Senate Candidate Scott Brown’s obsession with the border, noting we’ve seen this anti-immigrant strategy before: Mitt Romney, 2012. At a debate last night, Brown and his Democratic opponent, Senator Jean Shaheen, “discussed” immigration and the border: In one of the many exchanges in […]
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10/20/14 Today, America’s Voice released a poll examining Latino voters and their implications on the upcoming midterm and Presidential elections.  The full toplines, crosstabs and power point presentation are available online. Here’s an infographic highlighting the key takeaways for 2014.
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10/22/14 This afternoon, this tweet with some good news caught our attention: Bill to stop NYC from cooperating with ICE without judicial warrant passes @NYCCouncil 41-6. — Mara Gay (@MaraGay) October 22, 2014 And, a report from the New York Observer: The New York City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation today to stop the Department of Correction […]
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10/22/14 On Monday, America’s Voice released a poll examining Latino voters and their implications on the upcoming midterm and Presidential elections.  The full toplines, crosstabs and power point presentation are available online. Here’s an infographic highlighting the key takeaways for 2016.  
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10/22/14 Republican Candidates Demagogue Immigration and Border Security in 2014 at the Expense of GOP Viability in 2016 Washington, DC – Given the Republican Party’s need to improve its standing with Latino voters in order to win back the White House, the GOP’s embrace of anti-immigrant politics during the 2014 election cycle is a remarkable development.  GOP […]
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Apparently. There are some people, we suspect they are mostly GOP operatives, who believe the Denver Post’s polling numbers for Lations in the Senate race. The Denver Post, unlike any other outlet, found Cory Gardner was leading Mark Udall with Latino voters by a 49% – 35% margin. Not. Very. Likely. First of all, our colleagues […] (10/22/14) »

MSNBC: GOP candidates accelerate party’s right turn on immigration By Benjy Sarlin October 21, 2014 BuzzFeed: Pollster: Most People Are Getting The Critical Latino Vote Wrong In Colorado By Adrian Carrasquillo October 21, 2014 EFE: Latinos will vote for Democrats despite Obama’s inaction on immigration By Raquel Goods October 21, 2014 Boston Globe (Massachusetts): Fireworks […] (10/22/14) »

Yesterday, America’s Voice released polling from Latino Decisions on “the politics of immigration are influencing Latinos’ perceptions of both parties and potential presidential contenders heading into 2016 and beyond.” Among the key finding: Republicans are Facing Major 2016 Problem: Fifty-five percent of Latinos said that they’d vote for the Democratic candidate if the 2016 Presidential […] (10/21/14) »

Elise Foley from Huffington Post reports on the case of an Honduran teenager, who fled gang violence, settled in with a new family – and is now being forced back to Honduras by the Department of Homeland Security: In 2011, a then-14-year-old orphan fled Honduras for the U.S., fearful that gang members would come after […] (10/21/14) »

MSNBC (Jose Diaz-Balart): Democrats see early 2016 advantage among Latino voters October 20, 2014 Bloomberg: Burned on Immigration Reform, Latinos Start to Pull Away from Democrats By Greg Giroux October 20, 2014 The Fiscal Times: Three Reasons Why a GOP ‘Wave’ Is Still Possible By Eric Pianin October 20, 2014 Fox News: Will Democrats show […] (10/21/14) »

Today’s Los Angeles Times reports on what it calls President Obama’s “time out” from his “year of action.” Of course, one of the issues subject to delay was immigration reform: Immigration reform, once deemed a pressing back-to-school item, will wait at least until the winter holidays. That delay has not sit well with advocates: “It […] (10/20/14) »

Republican Candidates Demagogue Immigration and Border Security in 2014 at the Expense of GOP Viability in 2016 Washington, DC – Given the Republican Party’s need to improve its standing with Latino voters in order to win back the White House, the GOP’s embrace of anti-immigrant politics during the 2014 election cycle is a remarkable development.  GOP […] (10/22/14) »

Experts to Discuss New Poll Results and Implications for Upcoming Midterm and Presidential Elections Washington, DC – On a press call/webinar today, Matt Barreto, Co-Founder of Latino Decisions, and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, discussed the results of a new nationwide poll of 600 Latino voters that provides fresh data on overall Latino voter […] (10/20/14) »

Republicans Candidates – Gardner, Beauprez and Coffman – Would Create Lasting Damage on Immigration and Other Top Issues As ballots are mailed to voters across the state today, Latino leaders in Colorado held a press conference to highlight how important it is that Latino voters turn out in record numbers this election to make their […] (10/14/14) »

October 17, 2014 update: Grimes has announced she will be taking the ad down: Grimes campaign tells immigration-reform advocates she will pull offending ad and not use ‘the i word’ – http://t.co/JwZr846FPL #kysen #CIR — Joe Sonka (@joesonka) October 17, 2014 UPDATE: A number of progressive and get-out-the-vote groups have begun responding to Grimes.  Here’s a […] (10/14/14) »

As Greg Sargent of the Washington Post notes, recent GOP fear-mongering on immigration issues do not bode well for a party trying to rebrand itself to Latino voters in the lead up to 2016. His piece entitled, “The future of GOP relations with Latinos, in one ad” follows below and can be viewed online here. […] (10/09/14) »

New Analyses from the American Immigration Council and the Center for American Progress Demolish GOP Talking Point about “Unconstitutional” Nature of President Obama’s Impending Executive Action Washington, DC – Despite Republican assertions that executive action on immigration from President Obama would represent an unconstitutional power grab, two new analyses show this assertion is wildly mistaken. […] (10/06/14) »