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Amy Tan And Stephen King Among Hundreds Of Authors Penning Open Letter Against Donald Trump

Hundreds of influential writers and novelists have signed an open letter in opposition to Donald Trump’s candidacy. “[As] writers, we are particularly aware of the many ways that language can be abused in the name of power,” reads a portion of the letter, which has been signed by famed authors including Amy Tan, Stephen King, … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach for VP Would Make Official What Already Has Happened: Trump’s Mainstreaming of the Anti-Immigrant and White Nationalist Fringe

White nationalists and anti-immigrant activists are promoting Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as a potential vice presidential choice for Republican Donald Trump, MSBNC reports. Kobach is the architect of Arizona’s SB1070, the anti-Latino, anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, as well as other state laws anchored in the concept of “self-deportation.”  In addition, Kobach is … Continue reading »

More Of That #GOPLatinoOutreach: Trump Attacks Nation’s First And Only Latina Governor

Donald Trump has pretty much wrapped up the GOP nomination for President, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking swipes at his fellow Republicans — including the nation’s first and only Latina governor, Susana Martinez. At a rally in New Mexico yesterday, a spiteful Trump — reportedly bitter that Martinez not only repeatedly criticized him, … Continue reading »

12 Times Lindsey Graham Rebuked Donald Trump’s Candidacy

Reports conflicted as to whether Sen. Lindsey Graham — arduously the loudest critic of Donald Trump from within elected GOP leadership — really did ask a group of donors to unite behind the presumptive nominee: Teresa Dailey, a prominent Florida Republican fundraiser and Trump supporter who attended the private event, told CNN on Sunday that … Continue reading »

Why We Cannot Afford to Normalize Donald Trump and His Mass Deportation Vision

During her speech at the SEIU convention yesterday, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton focused needed attention on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s mass deportation vision for America. Clinton said, “He’s talking about sending a deportation force to schools, workplaces and homes to round up moms, dads, grandparents, even children. When he talks about ending birthright citizenship, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Encarnacion Pyle: “Is Fear Of Trump Fueling Immigrants’ Push For Citizenship?

Encarnacion Pyle of the Columbus Dispatch has a new piece out asking “Is fear of Trump fueling immigrants’ push for citizenship?” Naturalizations typically increase heading into a hotly contested presidential election.  But this year, immigrants are expressing a clarifying motive: achieve the right to vote in order to defeat Donald Trump and his anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim campaign. Pyle’s piece … Continue reading »

Immigrants And Latinos Line Up As Early As 5AM For Culinary Workers Union Citizenship Workshop

The 2016 Presidential campaign has exploded with a flood of anti-immigrant and anti-Latino vitriol from Republican candidates — and Latinos and immigrants are getting set to respond at the ballot box. A fantastic video and must-read post from Emerson Collective highlights a recent citizenship workshop hosted by Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas, Nevada. The … Continue reading »

If Mike Coffman Doesn’t Stand with Trump, He Should Say So

Donald Trump is now the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, the leader of the GOP nationally and in Colorado. Previously Representative Mike Coffman has said he would support the Republican nominee, and he hasn’t changed his position now that the nominee is likely to be Trump. Further, as we noted last week, many of Rep. Coffman’s past stances … Continue reading »

Late Sen. Bob Bennett and Neo-conservative Robert Kagan Stand Up for Principles and Against Trump

We have been calling for Republicans and conservatives to visibly and vocally break from Donald Trump, recognizing that Trump and his dangerous vision for America is antithetical to who we are as a country and the values we hold dear. Today, there are two fresh examples of Republican and conservative voices standing up for what is right, recognizing … Continue reading »

ICYMI: New York Times on Trump Immigration Plan: “Big Promises, Bigger Doubts”

A new must read piece in the New York Times analyzes the practical implications of Trump’s immigration proposals. The piece confirms what immigration advocates have been saying all along—not only are Donald Trump’s immigration policies inhumane, but actually implementing them would be enormously expensive and essentially, impossible. The full piece, “Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan: Big Promises, Bigger Doubts” is … Continue reading »