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Month: September 2015

On immigration, Lindsey Graham abandons principle

It is stunning — just stunning — that Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has apparently joined the movement to revoke birthright citizenship. “People come here to have babies,” he says. “They come here to drop a child. It’s called ‘drop and leave.’ “

‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: What does the 1070 Ruling Change?

The Spanish-language press continues to analyze Judge Susan Bolton’s partial injunction against SB 1070 and Arizona’s quick appeal of the decision, considering the political effects and wondering how this will impact the prospects for comprehensive immigration reform –which continued demonstrations in Phoenix and other cities throughout the country demonstrate is still sorely needed.

Pundits Should Listen to Voters on Immigration

News coverage of this week’s ruling on the Arizona anti-immigrant law is re-igniting the debate over comprehensive immigration reform and the need for a federal solution. But as Washington pundits analyze the political implications of the judge’s decision, they are turning to outdated thinking instead of real facts from real elections. Conventional wisdom in Washington has it that the Obama Administration’s lawsuit, and success this week in court, will hurt congressional Democrats in swing districts and help Republicans mobilize their base. Once again, these experts prove that they have a superficial understanding of the politics of immigration.

‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: After SB1070 Injunction, Immigrants Breathe Freely But Remain on Guard

The partial injunction issued yesterday by Judge Susan Bolton, blocking some of the most controversial sections of Arizona law SB 1070 from going into effect, generated a range of reactions among Hispanics in Arizona and elsewhere, as covered in various Spanish-language outlets.