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If You Care About Immigrants in America Watch These Speeches from the Democratic National Convention

During the last two weeks, two starkly different visions of America were on display at the Republican and Democratic conventions. While Donald Trump and Republicans up and down the ballot continued to attack and demean Latinos and immigrants, immigration policy reforms were featured as a top priority for Democrats. These are our favorite speeches from … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today, July 29, 2016

Washington Post: High-profile Harris, low-profile Sanchez campaign at Democratic convention By Vanessa Williams Washington Post: Clinton offers an optimistic vision for the future By Philip Rucker and Anne Gearan Associated Press: AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton’s Speech Associated Press: Clinton using convention to send message to wary GOP voters By Ken Thomas and … Continue reading »

Registered Immigrant Voter Will Cast Her Ballot For The First Time This November — But Not For Donald Trump

Registered Republican Rochelle will vote for the very first time this upcoming November — just not for Donald Trump. “Immigrants are what makes America great,” Rochelle said in a new blog post from 1199 SEIU earlier this month. Rochelle became a US citizen in 2013 after living in the United States for over two decades, … Continue reading »

“Make Toledo Great Again, Please Leave”: Hundreds Wall Off Trump’s Hate In Ohio

Hundreds of protesters representing a coalition of diversity — including immigration advocates, members of Black Lives Matter, Muslim-Americans, and women’s rights advocates — trumped Donald Trump’s hatred in Toledo, Ohio yesterday. Waving signs reading “Toledo Trumps Hate,” “Make Toledo Great Again, Please Leave,” and “End Racism,” the activists flooded the area around the perimeter of … Continue reading »

“Welcome To The Big, Beautiful Trump Museum”

Donald Trump made an appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week — sorta. American Bridge has set up a “Trump Museum” inside the downtown Ritz Carlton — a super classy place, as the man himself would probably say — showcasing a gallery of Donald Trump memorabilia that Donald Trump would probably prefer us to forget … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, July 28, 2016

English (en español al final de la página): Bloomberg: Party Conventions Highlight Growing U.S. Divide on Immigration By Sahil Kapur Politico (Florida): Pro-immigrant groups criticize state lawmaker for defending Trump By Sergio Bustos Associated Press: Bloomberg to Warn of Trump Economic Plans at Dem Convention Associated Press: Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could … Continue reading »

America Ferrera: “Donald’s Not Making America Great Again, He’s Making America Hate Again”

America Ferrera issued a scathing rebuke of Donald Trump’s hate from the stage of the Democratic National Convention last night. “I’m America Ferrera, and according to Donald Trump, I’m probably a rapist,” the star said in her remarks. “You’re not Mexican,” HBO star Lena Dunham commented at her side. “And President Obama isn’t Kenyan, but that … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, July 27, 2016

English (en español al final de la página): New York Times: U.S. to Admit More Central American Refugees By Julie Hirschfeld Davis Washington Times: White House announces surge for Central American refugees By Stephen Dinan Washington Post: How Karla Ortiz, 11-year-old daughter of undocumented immigrants, made a powerful political case By Janell Ross Politico: Bill … Continue reading »

Meet The 11-Year-Old Girl Who Championed Immigrants At The Democratic National Convention Last Night

A short speech from an 11-year-old girl displayed one of the most striking contrasts yet between the two parties when it comes to immigration. Earlier this year, Karla, a US citizen, was featured in an ad from Hillary Clinton. In the ad, Karla tells Secretary Clinton that she lives in constant fear that her undocumented immigrants … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, July 26, 2016

English (en español al final de la página): McClatchy: Will Latino voters turn out for Hillary Clinton? By Franco Ordonez Las Vegas Review-Journal (Nevada): Immigration activist files police report against Joe Heck aide after protest By Colton Lochhead Washington Post: In Spanish, Kaine promises immigration reform ‘in the first 100 days’ By Ed O’Keefe and … Continue reading »