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In Ohio and Nationwide, Massive New PRRI Polling Project Finds Durable and Broad Support for Pro-Immigrant Policies

Despite Anti-Immigrant Fixation of GOP Presidential Race, Ohioans and Other Americans Overwhelmingly Favor Pro-Immigrant Reforms Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) today released the 2015 American Values Atlas, a comprehensive examination of Americans’ attitudes on a range of immigration topics. Conducted from April 2015 through January 2016 and comprised of a massive sample size of 42,000 … Continue reading »

Massive New PRRI Polling Project on Immigration Finds Durable and Broad Support for Pro-Immigrant Policies

Despite Anti-Immigrant Fixation of GOP Presidential Race, Americans Overwhelmingly Remain in Favor of Pro-Immigrant Reforms Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) today released the 2015 American Values Atlas, a comprehensive examination of Americans’ attitudes on a range of immigration topics. Conducted from April 2015 through January 2016 and comprised of a massive sample size of 42,000 … Continue reading »

New CA Polling: Trump Is Toxic To Latinos; General Public Overwhelmingly Backs “Stay Here” Over “Go Home”

New USC Dornsife/LA Times Polling of CA Voters Matches Findings from Recent Nationwide Polling, Underscores Political Dangers for GOP in 2016 General Election and Beyond The state of California represents a cautionary tale for the national Republican Party on how anti-immigrant politics can help accelerate the electoral  consequences of demographic change. In the mid-1990s, California’s … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Seattle Times Editorial Calls on Supreme Court to Uphold Immigration Executive Action Policies

On April 18th, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the US v Texas case to decide the fate of the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA+) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) policies, which are currently blocked from implementation by a politically-motivated lawsuit. A new editorial in the Seattle Times, pasted below, makes the case for why the … Continue reading »

Paul Ryan: Cowardly Neutral on Trump, Consistently Accommodating to Anti-Immigrant Wing of GOP

Yesterday, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan delivered a much-anticipated speech in the House Ways and Means Committee hearing room on the state and tone of American politics. Anyone hoping that Speaker Ryan would use the forum to forcefully denounce Donald Trump and rule out the prospect of supporting his nomination were undoubtedly disappointed – … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: Why the U.S. v. Texas Immigration Case Is Really “An Epic Political Battle”

In a new analysis published at Medium, immigration attorney and former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, David Leopold outlines why United States v. Texas, the impending immigration executive action case before the Supreme Court, is really an epic political battle. Through a detailed overview of the original case and corresponding criticism from prominent elected officials, … Continue reading »

Parallels Between Sharron Angle & Donald Trump: A Cautionary Tale for GOP & Lessons for Democrats

The news that failed Senate candidate Sharron Angle is running for the Republican nomination for Nevada’s Senate seat once again must bring back unwelcome memories for Republican strategists. The facts behind Angle’s 2010 defeat offer a cautionary tale for Republicans in 2016, when Donald Trump is threatening to do nationally what Angle did in Nevada in 2010. … Continue reading »

As NC Teen Wildin Acosta Awaits Imminent Deportation Community Rallies For His Return

On Thursday, we shared the urgent news about Wildin Acosta, a North Carolina teenager facing imminent deportation to Honduras. Unfortunately, last night, the Immigration Court issued a decision denying Wildin’s request for a stay of removal. Because the decision was issued after close of business, Wildin’s counsel was unable file a stay request and appeal … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Wildin Acosta’s Imminent Deportation Highlights Human Cost of Efforts to Deport Teenagers Back To Violence in Central America

“I’m scared. I don’t want to go back. There’s a lot of violence, a lot of death” Earlier this year we learned that the Obama administration, in an attempt to defer illegal border crossings, had started to target recently arrived Central American teenagers for deportation. Despite outcry from the community and increasing reports of violence in the … Continue reading »

House GOP to SCOTUS: Yes, U.S. v. Texas Is A Political Stunt

Today, to mark the three year anniversary of the infamous RNC autopsy report, House Republicans are holding yet another anti-immigrant vote. This is the eighth by our count. But, this vote sends a message to the Supreme Court: United States v. Texas, the lawsuit brought by 26 GOP Governors and Attorneys General, is, in reality, nothing but a … Continue reading »