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Texas AG Who Called Obama’s Immigration Actions “Illegal,” “Lawless” Has Been Indicted By Grand Jury On Felony Charges

It looks like the same Texas Republican who claimed President Obama’s immigration actions were “illegal” is in some deep legal trouble of his own. Earlier this week, Attorney General Ken Paxton was indicted by a grand jury on “two counts of first-degree securities fraud and a charge of failing to register with state securities regulators,” according … Continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Trump May Have Been Missing From Last Night’s GOP Forum, But The Trump Effect Still Took Center Stage

Though the Donald may have skipped last night’s Republican Presidential forum in New Hampshire (one report says he was throwing a fit over a less-than-flattering newspaper editorial), he was certainly there in spirit as his fellow candidates lashed out repeatedly over immigration. From the New York Times: Mr. Trump’s influence could be discerned. The moderator, … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry On Jeb Bush: “More Of An Artful Dodger Than A Forthright Leader” On Immigration

Yesterday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush released a six part immigration plan.  Surprisingly, all six points focused solely on immigration enforcement and border security measures. While he bookends his six point plan with mentions of a rigorous path to earned legal status, his intent is clearly to establish hawkish bona fides as the Republican primary season … Continue reading »

What To Expect From Tonight’s Republican Presidential Forum in New Hampshire

Republican hopefuls are set to gather in New Hampshire tonight for the first Presidential forum of the 2016 election (America’s Voice will be covering it live on Twitter — more on that here). Already, the GOP candidate field is the largest in American political history, with 14 of the candidates — minus Mike Huckabee, Jim … Continue reading »

ICYMI: As Trump Says He’ll Win Latino Vote, New Poll Finds 75% of Latinos View Him Negatively

Donald Trump, who is currently leading the Republican presidential contest in national polling, claims he will win the Latino vote in 2016.  However, new polling from NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo underscores the ridiculousness of Trump’s boast, demonstrating instead that the vast majority of Latino voters hold an unfavorable view towards Trump.  For example, 75% view Trump negatively, 61% view … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, August 3, 2015

English (en español al final de la página): Huffington Post: Immigration Activists Accuse Bernie Sanders Of Using GOP Talking Points By Elise Foley Columbus Dispatch: Kasich to Participate in Televised Forum By Darrel Rowland Las Vegas Review Journal: Vegas Hispanics saying no to Trump, yes to a Democrat By Michelle Iracheta Politico: Ted Cruz rains … Continue reading »

178 House Democrats In Letter To DHS Secretary Johnson: End Family Detention Now

Following a federal judge’s ruling that holding mothers and their children in family detention facilities violates a 20-year-old court settlement, 178 House Democrats sent a letter to DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson urging him to end the harmful practice. In the letter, the Democrats say the “strong evidence that such detention is detrimental to mothers and … Continue reading »

AV’s Frank Sharry On Trump’s Immigration “Plan”: “This Is Not A Serious Plan, It’s An Idiotic Plan”

Donald Trump finally released some details on his immigration “plan” — and they’re about as realistic as his hairline. “‘We have to get them out’: that’s the plan Republican candidate Donald Trump has for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States,” said Univision anchor Jorge Ramos during a Spanish-language segment on Trump last … Continue reading »