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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 »

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 »

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 »

English (en español al final de la página): AP: Trump and Carson’s Attacks on Muslims Worry Some GOP Elders AP: Trump pledges to return Syrian refugees if elected, but federal laws in his way By Alicia Caldwell The Hill: Partisan battle lines drawn on Syrian refugees By Julian Hattem NBC News: Jeb Bush: Trump’s vow … Continue reading »

English (en español al final de la página): Media Matters: How Conservative Media Obliterated The Space For “Compassionate Conservatism” On Immigration By Jessica Torres AP: Clinton seeking to organize Latino voters ahead of primaries By Ken Thomas National Journal: From “Welfare Queens” to Immigrants By Tanvi Misra Washington Post: Mitt Romney weighs in on 2016, … Continue reading »

English (en español al final de la página): Wall Street Journal: The GOP Choice: Protest or Govern By William A Galston Washington Post: Donald Trump’s ‘humane’ 1950s model for deportation, ‘Operation Wetback’, was anything but By Yanan Wang Huffington Post: Donald Trump Wants To Relive ‘Operation Wetback’ By Roque Planas AP: Arizona Sheriff to Testify … Continue reading »