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ICYMI: “Racism Is Real. Trump Helps Show It.”

Following the Imperial Wizard of the Virginia Ku Klux Klan’s endorsement of Mr. Trump, Jenée Desmond Harris’ column in the New York Times, underscores what other concerned observers have long been saying (and is further highlighted in America’s Voice’s Trump  Hate Map)—Donald Trump has run a racist and xenophobic campaign from the very beginning, and as Harris’ column notes, “In a world … Continue reading »

Endorsements from KKK Leaders and “El Diablo” Pete Wilson Not Likely to Help Already-Toxic GOP Brand Image with Latino Voters

Recent nationwide polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, showed just how toxic Donald Trump is with Latino voters – a whopping 87% of Latino voters have either a “very” or “somewhat” unfavorable opinion of Trump. Trump’s favorability rating is not likely to improve with the news of his new endorsement … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Donald Trump Will Be the Republican Nominee for President. Don’t Ever Get Used to It.”

New Pieces from Jamelle Bouie and Gabe Ortíz Underscore Dangers of Normalizing Trump Candidacy As the chances of a Trump nomination seem increasingly likely, many in the GOP establishment have admittedly “warmed” to the idea of Trump as the party’s standard bearer.  Jamelle Bouie at Slate offers a stark reminder to the American people that we cannot let Trump’s … Continue reading »

Actually, US Hispanic Chamber, Gov. Kasich Does Have a Track Record With Latinos

Just Ask The Ohio Immigrant Families That Met With Him The Washington Post reported that the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce will endorse Ohio Governor John Kasich for President today.  From the Post: During a public forum with the candidates, the group’s president and CEO, Javier Palomarez, admitted that Kasich “doesn’t have a huge track record of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Linda Greenhouse with Must-Read New Analysis of U.S. v Texas Immigration Case

Greenhouse: Conservative Justices Should “Understand Immigration Law for What it Is, Not What They Would Prefer it To Be” Longtime New York Times Supreme Court reporter and legal analyst Linda Greenhouse has written a must-read new analysis of the oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the U.S. v Texas case. In a piece that begins with the scathing line, “There … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: How a 4–4 Split in U.S. v Texas Could Undo Judge Hanen’s Nationwide Injunction

In the latest of his must-read analyses on U.S. v Texas, David Leopold, an immigration attorney and former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association,  examines how a 4-4 split decision at the Supreme Court could potentially undo the nationwide injunction against DAPA and DACA+. While Leopold remains convinced that the Republicans’ lawsuit will be dismissed on standing … Continue reading »

Coverage and Commentary of Recent Latino Polling Offers Lessons for Both Parties

Recent polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, confirms that Donald Trump is deeply unpopular with Latino voters; and that the Republican Party’s brand image with Latinos is deeply damaged and getting worse, due in part to Trump’s rise but also because of the GOP’s immigration stance and tenor (include … Continue reading »

Updated: In 17 of 19 GOP Primary Exit Polls, Republican Voters Support Legalization over Deportation

Republican exit polling from yesterday’s primaries asked two questions relevant to immigration policy and politics: Pennsylvania Republicans supported offering undocumented immigrants “a chance to apply for legal status” instead of deportation by a 51%-45% margin. Pennsylvania, Maryland, and ConnecticutRepublican voters ranked immigration lowest among the four “most important issues” tested. Adding yesterday’s results to the earlier primary state … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Latino Voters Poised to Affect 2016 Elections in Races Beyond Traditional “Latino” States

Suzanne Gamboa Piece in NBC News Looks at Latino Electorate in Five Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States with Primary Elections Today This November, the Latino share of the eligible electorate will exceed 10% in 10 “Latino” states across the nation (AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, NJ, NM, NV, NY, and TX). However, as Suzanne Gamboa reminds readers in a … Continue reading »

Republicans’ Latino Voter Problems Go Deeper Than Donald Trump Alone

Last week, we released new nationwide polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, that revealed that Donald Trump is unbelievably unpopular with Latino voters and that, with Trump at the top of the ticket, the GOP looks poised for a historically low performance with Latino voters this November. The poll finds that 87% … Continue reading »