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LIVEBLOG: The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

1:30PM EST: “La Corte Suprema debe retomar DACA. Hay 5 millones de personas que quieren salir de las sombras” – @DavidLeopold #DemsInPhilly — ConvenciónDem (@ConvencionDem) July 25, 2016 “5 M people want to come out of the shadows.” ~@DavidLeopold, Hispanic Caucus, #PHLDNC2016 #DNCinPHL #MotivosAtDNC — Motivos magazine (@motivosmag) July 25, 2016 .@ArtieBlancoSays moderating panel … 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 😂😂😂😂 — VIRIDIANA VIDAL (@VIRIVIDAL) July 22, 2016 And The Clown Is Up @AmericasVoice @BattleBornProg — VIRIDIANA VIDAL (@VIRIVIDAL) July 22, 2016 Photo via @VIRIVIDAL: Immigrant families listening to the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Donald Trump. #RNCinCLE — America’s Voice (@AmericasVoice) … Continue reading »

Florida’s Rick Scott and Pam Bondi Go Full Hypocrite On Immigration

The state of Florida is once again the target of mockery and ridicule thanks to the Republican Party. Speaking at the Republican National Convention, Attorney General Pam Bondi was not coy her support for Donald Trump. In fact, Bondi praised Trump’s willingness to terminate President Obama’s immigration relief program known as DACA, enforce our broken … Continue reading »

Human Anti-Trump Wall Takes to the Streets in Cleveland

By Maribel Hastings and David Torres: With the chant “We are here and we’re not leaving; if you want a wall, we’ll give you a wall,” immigrants and pro-immigrant activists deployed an “anti-Donald Trump wall” made of fabric in the protest zone at Public Square and then through the streets around the center of this … Continue reading »

Night Three of GOP Convention Opens With Bilingual-Speaker, Closes With Speakers Who Hate Bilingualism

A speech from a little-known State Senator from Kentucky was one of the many awkward moments (Thanks, Ted!) from last night’s Republican National Convention, not for what he said, but how he said it. State Senator Ralph Alvarado, the first Latino elected to state office in the state, delivered a portion of his speech in … Continue reading »

“No Papers, No Fear”: NYT Highlights “Wall Off Trump” Action At The Republican National Convention

Yesterday, a coalition of hundreds of activists locked arm-in-arm erected a human “wall” outside the Quickens Loan Arena in Cleveland, the site of this year’s Republican National Convention. With messages of “Wall Off Trump,” “No Papers, No Fear,” “We Are The Immigrants, Mighty Mighty Immigrants” on their “wall banners,” the activists condemned the bigoted rhetoric … Continue reading »