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Trump en foro comunitario sobre inmigración: nuevo lenguaje, misma política

Anoche, durante una reunión comunitaria conducida por Sean Hannity, de Fox News, Donald Trump trató de reavivar su compromiso con votantes moderados –o como el Washington Post lo expresó hoy, “contrarrestar la opinión de muchos de que es un ‘racista’”. Aunque algunos medios de información aseguran que Trump está dando un giro en su política, nosotros discrepamos. Trump … Continue reading »

Amidst Trump’s “Immigration Week,” Leading Immigration Reform Advocates Discuss State of the Race

Following part one of Trump’s immigration focused town halland amidst Trump’s “immigration week,” leaders in the immigration reform movement gathered to analyze the current state of the 2016 race and the immigrant community’s priorities for these elections. A recording of today’s call is available here. César J. Blanco, Interim Director, Latino Victory Fund, said “As far as … Continue reading »

Trump’s Immigration Town Hall: New Language, Same Policy

Last night, during a Fox News town hall hosted by Sean Hannity, Donald Trump tried to reboot his outreach to moderate voters – or, as the Washington Post phrases it today, “counter the view of many that he is ‘racist.’” While some media assessments assert Trump is pivoting on policy, we beg to differ. Trump did not break new policy ground last … Continue reading »

Tectonic Demographic Shift in NC Electorate Spells Doom for GOP’s Divisive Agenda

While Donald Trump’s rallies in North Carolina have become infamous this election cycle for their xenophobic and divisive rhetoric and frequent outbursts of violence, the more significant story may prove to be a tectonic, though silent, shift in the North Carolina electorate that strongly rejects the extreme agenda of Donald Trump and the North Carolina … Continue reading »

TPM: “Even If Trump Changes On Immigration, The Damage To The GOP Is Done”

Donald Trump isn’t shifting his position on immigration — he’s just shifting how he talks about it. In recent days, Trump and his advisors have attempted to give off the impression that he is softening his tone on immigration. But the fact remains that Trump is still in favor of a “deportation force” to remove … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Greg Sargent Captures That Trump Immigration “Softening” Is Rhetorical Sales Job, Not Actual Policy Shift

In analysis titled, “Can Trump Convince Suburban Voters He’s Not a Racist?” the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent captures the motivations behind Donald Trump’s supposed immigration “pivot,” recognizing that it’s a rhetorical sales job designed to shore up support from wavering white voters rather than an actual policy shift. Sargent writes: “The Washington Post politics team has a great piece of reporting this … Continue reading »

This Former Miss Universe Will Vote For The First Time In November — Against Donald Trump

A former Miss Universe is a brand new US citizen — just in time to vote against former Miss Universe owner Donald Trump. Alicia Machado, a Venezuelan actress and model who won the crown in 1996, bravely spoke out last May about the verbal and emotional abuse she faced from Trump during her year-long reign as … Continue reading »

Latinx Voices To Donald Trump: “Too Little, Too Late”

Latinx leaders and voices have a strong message for Donald Trump’s cynical, rhetorical shift on immigration and Latinxs: Too little, too late. In an NBC Latino op-ed, Northern Arizona University Professor Stephen A. Nuño said Trump’s taco-bowl-less meeting last weekend with a small group of Latinx Republicans glared over “the elephant in the room — the … Continue reading »

What Is Trump Sorry For? Nothing

Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available in Spanish here. This past Thursday the Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, said “believe it or not, I regret” some of the things he said at the height of the campaign.  For his spokespeople and followers, this apparently constituted an “apology” and a “dramatic” … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Trump Campaign’s Immigration Move is a Rhetorical Shift, Not a Policy Shift

Goal is to Appeal to Suburban Voters While Maintaining Support from Nativists The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, assessing the significance of Donald Trump’s latest immigration comments, delivered last night on “The O’Reilly Factor”: “There is much talk about how Trump and his campaign are preparing to pivot on … Continue reading »