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Trump & Anti-Immigrant Shock Troops Filling GOP Leadership Vacuum on Immigration

The controversy over Donald Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant comments has moved to center stage of the 2016 Republican presidential race.  As the New York Times described today, “Republicans have struggled with the question of immigration overhaul for years, trying to balance a hard-line stance with the need to appeal to Hispanics.  Now they have to say whether they … Continue reading »

NEW VIDEO: Rand Paul Runs Away from Immigration Advocates (Again)

Iowa’s Voice confronted Presidential hopeful Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) at a meet and greet at the Sioux Center Public Library today, asking whether he agrees with Donald Trump’s recent derogatory comments about Mexicans (see video of the interaction here).  Instead of responding to their questions, Paul bolted in the opposite direction—very much reminiscent of how he ran … Continue reading »

In Iowa, Rand Paul Runs Away Again, This Time When Asked If He Agrees With Donald Trump

Almost a year ago in Iowa, Rand Paul made national headlines when he ran mid-bite from two DREAMers who were confronting prominent anti-immigration nativist, Rep. Steve King. Now an official Republican candidate for President, Rand Paul is again in Steve King’s district campaigning — and, yet again, running away. Advocates with Iowa’s Voice tried to ask … Continue reading »

Macy’s Dumps Trump: “We Have Decided To Discontinue Our Business Relationship”

In an undeniable affirmation of the booming political and economic power of Latinos, retailer Macy’s announced today the company is ending its decade-long business relationship with GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump. “We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico,” said the company in a statement. “We do not believe the disparaging … Continue reading »

Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz Weigh in on Donald Trump’s Comments – Where is Rest of GOP Field?

Though it took nearly two weeks, some prominent members of the Republican 2016 presidential field are finally weighing in on Donald Trump’s racist and anti-immigrant comments. According to a Bloomberg News article, Jeb Bush discussed Trump’s comments after a town hall event held in Nevada this past weekend: “[Bush] took a handful of questions, beginning with one … Continue reading »

As the Latino Community Unites Against Donald Trump, GOP is Failing a Very Basic Threshold Test

The controversy and outrage over Donald Trump’s racist anti-immigrant comments is moving quickly.  While Trump’s comments have generated outrage and solidarity among Latinos and demonstrated the Latino community’s growing clout in corporate America, the Republican Party seems headed in the opposite and wrong direction.  Until today, the GOP’s presidential contenders have remained silent on Trump’s … Continue reading »

The Latest On Who Has Dumped GOP Presidential Candidate Donald Trump

Friday, 7/17: Trump just got a big-time demotion, this time thanks to the Huffington Post. Earlier today, the site announced it would be moving all Trump-related coverage from the politics section, to the entertainment section: Our reason is simple: Trump’s campaign is a sideshow. We won’t take the bait. If you are interested in what … Continue reading »

National Immigration, Latino Leaders Applaud As NBC Becomes Latest Network To Dump Trump

In stunning breaking news earlier today, NBCUniversal announced it would be “ending its business relationship” with GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump. “At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values,” the network said in a statement. “Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its … Continue reading »

12 Days And No Republican Contender For President Has Denounced Trump’s Racist Remarks

The fallout continues for Donald Trump. Univision, the largest Spanish-language network in the U.S., has announced it is cutting ties with the Republican Presidential candidate following his vile accusation that immigrants from Mexico are “rapists.” Leading Latino groups are calling for NBC to cut ties with Trump as well. The anger and outrage from the … Continue reading »

Sadly, There Is A Network Of Hate At Work

In the aftermath of last week’s massacre in South Carolina, the nation is having an important conversation about the roots, assumptions, and effects of white supremacy. A key aspect of this discussion is the role that incendiary rhetoric, racist stereotypes and efforts to mainstream that which is or borders on hate speech has in demonizing … Continue reading »