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Trump an Anchor Sinking GOP

No Courage Shown by GOP Field* A major reason why Jorge Ramos’s back and forth with Donald Trump mattered was because he stood up to the bully and didn’t back down. As Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, noted yesterday, Donald Trump doesn’t just have a hard-edged immigration stance.  He is calling for the mass … Continue reading »

“The Most Racist Presidential Platform In Recent Memory”: Twitter Reacts To Trump Booting Jorge Ramos From Press Conference

In a stunning move, Donald Trump booted the most influential journalist in the Latino world out of his press conference yesterday evening. The Post’s Janell Ross perfectly sums up the consequences this will have among Latino voters as Trump’s campaign becomes more and more vitriolic, and more and more Republican candidates for President refuse to … Continue reading »

We Stand With Jorge Ramos

And So Should You “This is personal, and that’s the big difference between Spanish-language and mainstream media, because he’s talking about our parents, our friends, our kids and our babies” -Jorge Ramos, Univision Following last night’s confrontation between Jorge Ramos of Univision and GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump in Iowa, there is much debate about … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Nevada Mom And Wife Viviana Determined To Keep Her Family Together

In Emotional Univision Interview Viviana Hervis Shares Her Fight to Save Her Husband Christian from Deportation Viviana Hervis, U.S citizen, mother of three U.S. citizen children, and wife to Christian Hervis, shared her story with Univision as she continues to fight to keep her family together. Earlier this week, we introduced you to Christian Hervis, who is currently … Continue reading »

Donald Trump Expressing “Moral Vision Once Confined To The Fevered Fringe”

New Yorker Article Captures Trump’s Popularity with White Nationalists; GOP Brand Image Tarnished to Latino and Other General Election Voters  Donald Trump has long-since moved from a sideshow that shouldn’t be taken seriously into something much more ugly and corrosive to the country, our politics, and the Republican Party’s future. In a deeply reported piece in … Continue reading »

Toledo Blade Editorial On Immigration is Right, But Gov. Kasich’s Immigration Stance Deserves Further Scrutiny

The Toledo Blade has an editorial out today talking about how Donald Trump-style immigration policies are not just bad politics for the Republican Party, but also bad policy for the country as a whole.  As the editorial board writes: Despite Mr. Trump’s apocalyptic predictions, the number of undocumented immigrants in this country has largely stabilized, and there’s … Continue reading »

As Trump’s Hateful Rhetoric Gains Steam, Event in Iowa Offers Fresh Reminder of Need for Civil Discussion on Immigration Reform in America

#UniteIowa to Bring to Together Presidential Contenders, Local Leaders and Impacted Individuals from all Sides of the Political Spectrum for Thoughtful Discussion on Immigration As we noted last week, Donald Trump’s xenophobic positions on immigration have passed the point of hateful rhetoric and moved into inciting hateful actions. Following a hate crime against a Hispanic man committed … Continue reading »

Citizens, Immigrants and Legal Experts Respond to GOP’s Support for Ending Birthright Citizenship

Bad Politics, Terrible Policy, and Disastrous for the Country  On a press call today, children of undocumented immigrants joined Ricardo Aca, DACA recipient who works at the Trump Hotel, and legal expert David Leopold, to respond to the latest stream of anti-immigrant demagoguery and unpack what ending “birthright citizenship” really means for politics and policy.  As Girsea Martinez, a … Continue reading »

“It’s All Fun And Games Until The Mass Roundups Begin”

Re Trump’s immigration plan: Conservative commentators raise red flags while GOP candidates raise white flags  As Donald Trump rises in the polls, conservative commentators are becoming alarmed, and not just about his impact on the 2016 race.  They are growing concerned that his ultra-nationalism and xenophobia threaten conservative ideals and American exceptionalism. After all, the … Continue reading »

The Disturbing Side of the “Trump Effect”

Vicious Hate Crime in Boston; Iowa Radio Hosts Suggests Enslaving the Undocumented; GOP Candidates Move Further Right on Immigration For weeks we’ve been talking about the “Trump Effect,” and how Donald Trump’s racist, hard right positions have driven other GOP candidates to embrace similar policies. Now, it’s going a step further, moving from hateful rhetoric to hateful … Continue reading »