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Marco Doublespeak vs. Hillary Straight Talk: On Immigration Policy, Stark Contrasts on Display

Frank Sharry: Rubio “Confusing the Issue on Purpose;” Clinton “Engaging in Some Long Overdue Straight Talk” The contrast between Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton on immigration reform was on full display yesterday.  Rubio talked out of both sides of his mouth in ways that were confusing with respect to his policy stance and revealing with … Continue reading »

At Hispanic Chamber Appearance, Governor John Kasich Needs To Answer Tough Questions

Ohio Governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich is set to appear before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today.  He’ll probably get credit from the Chamber because on immigration he’s NOT Donald Trump.  But he should be asked tough questions about some of the most important policies to the Latino community, including immigration reform … Continue reading »

ICYMI: On The 5th Circuit Appeals Court Decision On Immigration, “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”

David Leopold Weighs In On 5th Circuit Delay and What It Means for 5.5 Million Immigrants and Their Families  As the ttupreme Court begins a new term today, a 5th Circuit Appeals Court decision on the President’s executive actions on deportation has yet to be announced after nearly 3 months. The longer the appeals court ruling languishes, … Continue reading »

New Immigration Polling: General Electorate Strongly Pro-Legalization, Although Republicans Remain Divided

New polling shows that, once again, the general electorate is overwhelmingly in favor of an immigration solution that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  Add those who favor a path to legal status (not citizenship) and by a large margin Americans favor “give them a chance to stay” over “make them leave the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: The Day Donald Trump “Chickened Out”

New La Opinión Editorial:  “He Adds ‘Coward’ to the Many Adjectives That Describe Him” Following Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a Q&A session with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, the editorial board of the leading Spanish language media outlet, La Opinión, did not miss a beat.  In their latest piece, entitled, … Continue reading »

The Republican Party Is Out Of Touch – With The American Public And With The Facts On Immigration

As the Republican field continues to double-down on positions defined by anti-immigrant hostility, two new pieces out today explain how this lurch to the right is not just out of sync with the American public, it’s out of sync with the facts, too. In a new National Journal piece, Ron Brownstein captures how the cultural views of Republican … Continue reading »

Mitt “Self-Deportation” Romney Is Worried About 2016 GOP Candidates’ Embrace Of Anti-Immigrant Politics

After his terrible performance with Latino voters in 2012, Mitt Romney is an expert on how Republicans can mishandle the immigration issue, alienate Latino voters, and destroy the party’s general election chances in the process.  As a result, new comments from Romney criticizing the tone and tenor of the Republican primary season’s focus on immigration should be taken seriously. … Continue reading »

“As A Nation, We Are Better Than Sending People Back To A War Zone”

Frank Sharry Reacts to Trump’s Call to Expel All Syrian Refugees Yesterday, while speaking in New Hampshire, Republican frontrunner Donald Trump reiterated his support for the inhumane 1950s mass deportation undertaking known as “Operation Wetback.” He also found new vulnerable targets to attack. Trump pledged that, as president, he would seek to expel all Syrian refugees: … Continue reading »

Trump Embraces “Operation Wetback” As Model For Mass Deportation

Anything but “Humane”  Donald Trump has mostly avoided answering any questions about how he would deport 11 million immigrants from the US. We tried to explain his plan in detail here. But he’s recently made it clear he intends to model it after one of the darkest moments in modern American history. In his recent interview with … Continue reading »

New Polling Of Latinos: Trump Is Hated, The GOP Brand Is Damaged, And Latinos Are Fired Up

NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo Latino Oversample is Bad News for Republicans  A Latino voter oversample of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll confirms what many suspect: the virulently anti-immigrant campaign of Donald Trump is wildly unpopular among Latinos; the Republican Party’s image and prospects are in serious trouble; and Latinos are highly focused on the election even … Continue reading »