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  • “Republicans Cannot Win the Presidency With the Margins That Mitt Romney Got Among Latinos. And Yet Here They Are, Again, Just Two Years Later….”

    Given the Republican Party’s need to improve its standing with Latino voters in order to win back the White House, the GOP’s embrace of anti-immigrant politics during the 2014 election cycle is a remarkable development.


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  • Chris Hayes on Scott Brown’s Border Obsession – and What it Means for 2016

    Chris Hayes did a segment on New Hampshire GOP Senate Candidate Scott Brown’s obsession with the border, noting we’ve seen this anti-immigrant strategy before: Mitt Romney, 2012.


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  • New Alison Lundergan Grimes “Amnesty” Ad is An Example of How Democrats Should Not Run on Immigration

    Democrats should leave it to Republicans to be the anti-immigrant party that has fought tooth and nail to block an immigration reform proposal supported by a strong majority of American voters…


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  • ICYMI: The Future of GOP Relations With Latinos, in One Ad

    Frank Sharry: “The GOP needs to do an autopsy on the post 2012 GOP autopsy.  The 2014 Republican message to the fastest growing groups of voters in America: we don’t like your kind and what you want threatens us…”


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  • “I Don’t Want My Husband to be Deported”: Families Tell Obama Why He Must Act on Immigration

    We wanted to hear directly from people affected why the President should act. Here are submissions from all over the country…


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10/30/14 As the Monkey Cage blog wrote yesterday, “When one thinks of states with growing Latino populations rarely do Georgia or Kansas come to mind.” But that’s no longer the case. At the beginning of this election cycle, both Georgia and Kansas were expected to be easy Republican wins, but clear victories in those states are […]
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10/29/14 For those predicting that the Republican Party can or will adjust its recent hard right course after November 4th – and start appealing to Latino voters in the process – recent events should give them pause.  From its establishment wing to its Tea Party base, the Republican Party is gearing up for a pitched battle over […]
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10/30/14 Reuters: Advocates Worry Obama May Scale Back or Delay Immigration Action October 30, 2014 La Voz Colorado: Election 2014 Countdown By Ernest Gurulé October 29, 2014 The Hill (Ballot-Box): As Democrats lose Latinos, Senate could follow By Alexandra Jaffe October 30, 2014 New York Times: Latino Support for Democrats Drops a Bit, Poll Says By […]
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10/29/14 As we noted earlier, there was an ugly incident last night in Boulder, when angry Cory Gardner supporters surrounded a group of immigrant youth. Here’s the release from CIRC (Colorado Immigration Accountability Project):  Following a rally headlined by former Colorado Congressman and anti-immigrant firebrand, Tom Tancredo, another event for Republican Senate Candidate Cory Gardner last […]
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10/29/14 Given his prominent anti-immigrant role, we’re always keeping an eye on the Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach. Yesterday, Jen Hayden at DailyKos explained how he “continues to waste taxpayer money“: When the Democratic nominee, Chad Taylor, withdrew his name from the race for U.S. Senate in Kansas, Kris Kobach—the worst secretary of state in the […]
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A Cory Gardner event last night in Boulder, CO got pretty ugly when a group of his supporters surrounded a group of immigrant youth. Tweets and video from the event show the angry the crowd of Republicans screaming at a group of  DREAMers protesting Gardner’s vote to end DACA. Elise Foley of the Huffington Post reported one […] (10/29/14) »

NBC News: How Will Latino Votes Influence Colorado’s Senate Battle? By Suzanne Gamboa October 28, 2014 BuzzFeed: The Final Recommendations For Immigration Actions Are Being Sent To Obama By Adrian Carrasquillo October 28, 2014  Politico: House Dems warn over detentions By Seung Min Kim October 28, 2014 Reuters: House Democrats urge pause in migrant family […] (10/29/14) »

Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) was one of five Democratic Senators to vote against the DREAM Act back in December of 2010. She did vote for the Senate immigration bill last year. But, last month, she sided the anti-immigrant crowd again, voting to block executive action and undermine DACA. She’s also engaged in one of the […] (10/28/14) »

RNC Chairman Reince Preibus Reverses Field from 2012 Post Mortem; Embraces GOP’s Lurch to the Anti-Immigrant Right  Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairmen don’t typically endorse specific policy recommendations.  But following the 2012 election in which Latino voters rejected Mitt Romney and the GOP, Chairman Reince Preibus and the RNC’s post-2012 autopsy report broke with precedent and made […] (10/28/14) »

Newsmax: Hispanic Activists Livid as Hillary Brushes Off Questions on Amnesty By Jennifer G. Hickey October 27, 2014 VOXXI: Will immigration reform doom 2016 Democratic ticket? By Tony Castro October 28, 2014 Huffington Post: Janet Napolitano Voices Support For Immigration Executive Action By Elise Foley October 27, 2014 The Hill: Napolitano wants more immigration action […] (10/28/14) »

By Matt Barreto – cross-posted from Latino Decisions The 2014 election is now just 8 days away and almost all the attention on the Latino vote is in Colorado’s Senate race.  While other states with large Latino populations may not have competitive Senate races in 2014, the Latino population is not just a phenomenon in […] (10/27/14) »

For those predicting that the Republican Party can or will adjust its recent hard right course after November 4th – and start appealing to Latino voters in the process – recent events should give them pause.  From its establishment wing to its Tea Party base, the Republican Party is gearing up for a pitched battle over […] (10/29/14) »

RNC Chairman Reince Preibus Reverses Field from 2012 Post Mortem; Embraces GOP’s Lurch to the Anti-Immigrant Right  Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairmen don’t typically endorse specific policy recommendations.  But following the 2012 election in which Latino voters rejected Mitt Romney and the GOP, Chairman Reince Preibus and the RNC’s post-2012 autopsy report broke with precedent and made […] (10/28/14) »

Republican Opposition to Legislation and Executive Action Leaves Only One Policy Position Left to Support: The Broken Status Quo Washington, DC –In 2012, Republicans lost the White House in part because of their over-heated, anti-immigrant rhetoric. In 2014, they’ve doubled down on that strategy of attacking immigration reform. That was on full display yesterday as […] (10/24/14) »

During recent congressional debates over immigration, we called rabid anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King the leader of the Republican Party on immigration, recognizing that despite the leadership gavel in Speaker John Boehner’s hands, King was the real driver of the GOP’s policy direction in the House (note the absence of a vote for immigration reform in the House, […] (10/23/14) »

Republican Candidates Demagogue Immigration and Border Security in 2014 at the Expense of GOP Viability in 2016 Washington, DC – Given the Republican Party’s need to improve its standing with Latino voters in order to win back the White House, the GOP’s embrace of anti-immigrant politics during the 2014 election cycle is a remarkable development.  GOP […] (10/22/14) »

Experts to Discuss New Poll Results and Implications for Upcoming Midterm and Presidential Elections Washington, DC – On a press call/webinar today, Matt Barreto, Co-Founder of Latino Decisions, and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, discussed the results of a new nationwide poll of 600 Latino voters that provides fresh data on overall Latino voter […] (10/20/14) »