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The RNC Got Trump To Sign Their Loyalty Pledge. Now The Party Owns Him And His Racist, Anti-Immigrant Positions

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus trekked to Trump Tower yesterday to secure a “loyalty pledge” from the current GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump. Priebus got what he wanted. Trump promised he won’t run as a third-party candidate if he loses and that he’ll support whoever ends up winning the Republican Presidential nomination. All other GOP candidates have … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform News Today / Qué Pasa En Inmigración, September 4, 2015

English (en español al final de la página): Bush confronted by voter over immigration As Republicans Go Batshit on Immigration, Democrats Turn Into Sweet Angels Humanitarian Refugee Crisis Immigrants, refugees to receive papal blessing in NYC The Immigrant Kids Are Not All Right Jorge Ramos Schools Bill O’Reilly: On Human Rights, ‘You Have To Take … Continue reading »

More Than 2,500 Migrants and Refugees, including Three-Year-Old Aylan, Have Drowned Since March Trying To Reach Europe

A tragic photo of a three-year-old child who washed up on a Turkish beach has struck a nerve around the world and become a symbol of Europe’s refugee crisis. The child, who fled Syria with his family for the safety of Europe, drowned with 11 others when the smuggler commanding their boat abandoned them in rough waters. … Continue reading »

Timeline: Trump’s Racial Demagoguery Is Having Dangerous, Real-Life Consquences

Racial demagoguery may be shameless political theater to Donald Trump and his Presidential campaign, but his words are having a dangerous, real-life effect. As Frank Sharry noted earlier, the emergence of white nationalist and neo-Nazi support for Trump shows “he is fostering a climate that demonizes and dehumanizes 55 million Latinos because of the way they … Continue reading »

NYT’s Linda Greenhouse On Standing And How Expanding It Could Impact Immigration

Linda Greenhouse is one of the nation’s premier experts on the Supreme Court. Her latest piece on the federal judiciary, Judges Standing Upside-Down, is a must-read as we await the Fifth Circuit’s latest ruling on the case brought by Republican Governors and Attorneys General to block the President’s Executive Actions on immigration. Greenhouse explores the use … Continue reading »

Must-Read From Ron Brownstein: “How Iowa’s Population Mix Might Scramble Its High-Stakes Caucuses”

In a new piece, the National Journal’s Ronald Brownstein highlights how Iowa’s rapidly-changing demographics are setting the stage for a complex conversation on immigration as the state readies for its first-in-the-nation caucuses. Just last week, the Des Moines Register’s Kyle Munson moderated a forum on immigration, #UniteIowa, featuring leaders from Iowa’s immigrant, business, educational, faith, … Continue reading »

Latino Catholics Hope Pope’s Pro-Immigrant Message Reaches Trump & GOP Candidates During US Visit

As Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric continues to drive the GOP to the right, the nation’s Latino Catholics are hoping Pope Francis — who has made the plight of migrants a key centerpiece of his Papacy — can help change Washington’s tone. As one immigrant told the Washington Post in a piece focusing on the Pope’s … Continue reading »

After Launching Anti-Latino Campaign, Trump Now Sucking Up To One Of Nation’s Leading Latino Groups

After months of antagonizing Latinos and immigrants with toxic rhetoric and vile accusations, Donald Trump is now trying to suck up to one of the nation’s most powerful Latino groups. From Elise Foley: Donald Trump met Tuesday with the president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to insist he is not anti-Latino, while standing … Continue reading »