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Month: October 2015

What We Know: Romney, the Republicans, and Immigration

***MEDIA AVAILABILITY*** ***America’s Voice Available for Interviews at the Democratic National Convention*** Washington, DC – With the final night of the Republican National Convention behind us, below are the major takeaways about where Mitt Romney’s Republican Party stands on immigrants and immigration reform: 1.  Primary and Platform Immigration Positions Hold:  Despite predictions that Mitt Romney … Continue reading »

Day 4 of the Republican National Convention: DREAMer Protests of Arpaio, Mitt Romney, and Paul Ryan

UPDATE: DRM Capitol Group has joined forces with Get Equal this morning and “disrupted Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s victory speech to denounce his hypocritical policy positions on immigration and LGBT issues,” according to the statement they released. Watch video of the fearless DREAMers protesting: DREAMers with the DRM Capitol Group made their presence known … Continue reading »

Federal Appeals Court in Arizona Reinstates Suit Filed Against Sheriff Joe Arpaio

While Arpaio was basking in the spotlight at the Tampa Bay Zoo, things weren’t as good for the nation’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff” back in his home state of Arizona. Apparently federal appeals court reinstated a suit against him, adding to his already long list a “federal civil rights and conspiracy lawsuit.”  Think Progress has more: … Continue reading »

Day 3 of the Republican National Convention: the Bid for the Latino Vote VS. Sheriff Joe Arpaio

UPDATE:  It’s not just Sheriff Joe Arpaio who believes that Mitt Romney will in fact enact the immigration positions he espoused during the Republican primaries.  America’s Voice also caught up with Kris Kobach, Mitt Romney’s sometimes-maybe immigration advisor, who also said he had no reason to doubt Romney’s positions on immigration: [Mitt Romney] has taken … Continue reading »

Romney Outreach to Latino Voters Remains an Uphill Climb

Washington, DC – At the Republican National Convention, leaders in the party have taken a curious approach to Latino outreach: avoiding the issue of immigration; refusing to disavow hard-line immigration positions; lecturing Latino voters; blaming Democrats for the GOP’s self-inflicted problems with Latinos; and making embarrassingly transparent overtures to appeal to Latinos based on quirks … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Jan Brewer Mistakenly Endorses President Obama at Republican National Convention

Yesterday, during MSNBC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention, Reporter Ron Mott secured an interview with Governor Jan Brewer – one that turned out to be gleefully surprising for us…and perhaps horrific for her (which, I must say, added to my joy). Mott asks: Let me ask you, if you’ve had conversations with Governor Romney … Continue reading »

Immigration Provisions in GOP Platform Are Consistent With Romney's Positions

Last week, Romney advisor Kris Kobach led the effort to make the RNC platform an extremely anti-immigrant document. As we noted,  Kobach wanted everyone to know he wasn’t just pushing his own agenda. He pointed out that the anti-immigrant provisions are  “consistent with the Romney campaign.” The RNC platform was released publicly yesterday. We checked it … Continue reading »