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10 Immigration Questions for 2016 Democratic Candidates Ahead of Next Week’s Debate

Washington, DC – In sharp contrast to the Republican field, the 2016 Democratic candidates are united in support of a path to citizenship for aspiring Americans, and interim measures like DACA and DAPA.  It’s important to remember that this wasn’t always the case, and this is a huge victory for the immigration movement.       In fact, Pew Research … Continue reading »

Everyone Wants Immigration Reform Except Republican Politicians

New Pew Poll Shows Strong, Durable Support for Legal Status Across Party Lines Washington, DC – Amidst a backdrop of intra-GOP chaos, anew Pew Research Center poll shows broad, cross-party agreement on the crux of the immigration policy debate: what to do with the 11 million immigrants in this country without legal status. “The American people know what needs to … Continue reading »

What the New Deportation Numbers Mean: Finally, We Are Headed in the Right Direction

But Implementation of New Enforcement Priorities is Incomplete, As Cases in Iowa, California Show Washington, DC – This week, the Associated Press reported on new deportation numbers for the past year.  A total of 231,000 people were deported, a drop of 42% from 2012.  As AP notes, the “overall total of 231,000 deportations generally does not … Continue reading »

Marco Doublespeak vs. Hillary Straight Talk: On Immigration Policy, Stark Contrasts on Display

Frank Sharry: Rubio “Confusing the Issue on Purpose;” Clinton “Engaging in Some Long Overdue Straight Talk” The contrast between Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton on immigration reform was on full display yesterday.  Rubio talked out of both sides of his mouth in ways that were confusing with respect to his policy stance and revealing with … Continue reading »

At Hispanic Chamber Appearance, Governor John Kasich Needs To Answer Tough Questions

Ohio Governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich is set to appear before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today.  He’ll probably get credit from the Chamber because on immigration he’s NOT Donald Trump.  But he should be asked tough questions about some of the most important policies to the Latino community, including immigration reform … Continue reading »

ICYMI: On The 5th Circuit Appeals Court Decision On Immigration, “Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied”

David Leopold Weighs In On 5th Circuit Delay and What It Means for 5.5 Million Immigrants and Their Families  As the ttupreme Court begins a new term today, a 5th Circuit Appeals Court decision on the President’s executive actions on deportation has yet to be announced after nearly 3 months. The longer the appeals court ruling languishes, … Continue reading »

New Immigration Polling: General Electorate Strongly Pro-Legalization, Although Republicans Remain Divided

New polling shows that, once again, the general electorate is overwhelmingly in favor of an immigration solution that includes a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.  Add those who favor a path to legal status (not citizenship) and by a large margin Americans favor “give them a chance to stay” over “make them leave the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: The Day Donald Trump “Chickened Out”

New La Opinión Editorial:  “He Adds ‘Coward’ to the Many Adjectives That Describe Him” Following Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a Q&A session with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, the editorial board of the leading Spanish language media outlet, La Opinión, did not miss a beat.  In their latest piece, entitled, … Continue reading »

The Republican Party Is Out Of Touch – With The American Public And With The Facts On Immigration

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 »

Mitt “Self-Deportation” Romney Is Worried About 2016 GOP Candidates’ Embrace Of Anti-Immigrant Politics

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 »