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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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  • Arguments for President Obama to Take Executive Action on Immigration

    Our list of the top legal, political, and policy arguments for President Obama to use his presidential powers…


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  • New Scorecard Shows House Republicans on Wrong Side of Latino and Immigrant Voters

    America’s Voice scorecard summarizes the actions and voting record of 12 select House Republicans, including many who call themselves immigration reform supporters…


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10/14/14 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 […]
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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 […]
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10/17/14 Latino Decisions’ David Damore Explains Why Polls in Colorado Have Consistently Underrepresented the Rising Latino Electorate and What it Could Mean for November As the final weeks of the 2014 midterm election season get underway, Dr. David Damore, Senior Analyst at Latino Decisions, takes to the pages of the Huffington Post to explain how mistakes […]
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10/17/14 From the Denver Post’s last few endorsements, you would never have thought that they used to support immigration reform. They did — in an editorial published a few days before the Senate passed a comprehensive immigration bill last summer, the Post wrote,  “the Senate bill is still the sort of comprehensive solution to the current immigration fiasco […]
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10/17/14 Check out this piece from Francis Wilkinson at Bloomberg View today.  We’ve seen a lot of GOP ugliness in recent days, fear-mongering about the border, ISIS, and ebola.  But the 2014 election will be over in two weeks, and the 2016 elections will become a hot topic right after.  The GOP will start worrying about how […]
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Both the New York Times and Politico today have great pieces on Kris Kobach, America’s least favorite Secretary of State, and his unexpectedly tight reelection campaign this November.  A wide swath of Kansas voters are fed up with his extremism, his voter ID crusade, and his apparent preference for furthering anti-immigrant state laws across the country over actually fulfilling […] (10/17/14) »

1:30 PM ET: Breaking news! 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 It’s been a bad week for Kentucky’s Alison Lundergan Grimes after the release of her “illegal aliens” ad, and she has rightfully come under […] (10/17/14) »

Bloomberg View (Opinion): Republicans Pave Way to All-White Future USA Today: Study: Hispanics to have little impact in big Senate, gov races NBC News: Why Immigration Talk in Senate Races Took a Hard Right Wall Street Journal: Study: Hispanic Voters Not Big Factor in Most Senate Races The Hill: Pew: Hispanics a small part of […] (10/17/14) »

Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO), now running for Senate in a state where the electorate is 13% Latino, has been saying a lot of nice things about immigration reform.  Immigration reform has consistently been a top priority for Colorado’s Latino voters, and so Gardner has been going around claiming that he supports reform and has taken […] (10/16/14) »

All eyes this election season are on the country’s super-competitive Senate races, which will determine the oft-debated question as to whether Democrats will retain the upper chamber after November.  One of these all-important Senate races is in Colorado, where Republican challenger Cory Gardner has been putting up a small but consistent lead in polls.  As […] (10/16/14) »

BuzzFeed: Republicans: Immigration’s More Likely To Happen If We Take The Senate Bloomberg: Kentucky, Where the Immigration Reform Debate Goes to Die Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky): Grimes mum on pulling immigration ad; non-committal about voting for Reid as majority leader VOXXI: Kentucky Democratic candidate sounds more like a Republican in TV ad Re/code: Pressing Fwd.us: How […] (10/16/14) »

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) »

As two must-reads by Jim Newell of Salon and Dara Lind of Vox highlight, recent comments from Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) suggesting the possibility of reform in 2015 are a trap designed to prevent the President from taking executive action that would protect millions of people.  Here’s why the President would be wise to blow past Boehner’s comments […] (10/03/14) »

“We Look to You, Mr. President, for Big, Bold, Unapologetic Administrative Relief” The most important comments from last night’s Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s (CHCI) annual gala did not come from President Obama, but rather Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) who called on the President to deliver executive action that protects millions. As he noted: As we […] (10/03/14) »