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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 »

LIVEBLOG: The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Wednesday, 9:30AM EST: In a new column today, Maribel Hastings and David Torres talk to Latinos in Philadelphia who continue to wait for immigration reform. While undocumented immigrants remain frustrated with ongoing promises of legislation, the prospect of a Donald Trump Presidency poses a greater weight on their hearts. Read the Spanish-language column here. Tuesday, 11:00PM EST: Latino … Continue reading »

“Darkness In America”: Observers React To Donald Trump’s Acceptance Speech

On Twitter and on television, observers had visceral reactions to Donald Trump’s nomination speech outlining a dark, dangerous vision of America. On CNN, Nicolle Wallace, a former George W. Bush aide and senior adviser to the 2008 McCain campaign, declared her party “dead.” “The voters picked this guy,” Wallace said. “This is where the Republican party … Continue reading »

GOP Convention Features Tweet From White Nationalist Group — Again

The Republican National Convention’s “tweet-ticket” featured a tweet from a white nationalist group — again. “Tonight I’m with you, I will fight for you, and I will WIN for you!” -Donald J Trump It’s time to start WINNING again!#TrumpIsWithYou — Western Triumph (@Western_Triumph) July 22, 2016 From Talking Points Memo: User @Western_Triumph’s tweet itself was … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, July 22, 2016

English (en español al final de la página): Buzzfeed: Latino And Immigration Groups React To Nominee Trump: The Pivot Is Dead By Adrian Carrasquillo Cleveland Plain Dealer (Ohio): Cleveland Hispanic community moves from shock to action after Trump nomination By Jennifer Conn The Christian Times: Trump vs Clinton polls update 2016: Hispanics strongly behind Clinton, … Continue reading »

LIVEBLOG: Night Four Of The Republican National Convention In Cleveland

Latino and immigrant voters in swing states watch Donald Trump 10:15PM EST 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/zSmHwEuFC0 — VIRIDIANA VIDAL (@VIRIVIDAL) July 22, 2016 And The Clown Is Up @AmericasVoice @BattleBornProg pic.twitter.com/r0bieqNN1j — VIRIDIANA VIDAL (@VIRIVIDAL) July 22, 2016 Photo via @VIRIVIDAL: Immigrant families listening to the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Donald Trump. #RNCinCLE pic.twitter.com/hOnuPxs4mw — America’s Voice (@AmericasVoice) … Continue reading »