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ICYMI: Mitt Romney’s Deputy Campaign Manager: “Don’t Repeat Mitt’s Mistakes on Immigration”

With a few notable exceptions, the 2016 GOP field has lurched right on immigration.  Scott Walker talks about 11 million people having to go back to their countries of origin.  Chris Christie calls granting citizenship to immigrants “extreme.”  Marco Rubio speaks out of both sides of his mouth, trying to cover up his betrayal of … Continue reading »

Twitter Reacts To 2016 Presidential Candidate Donald Trump Cementing GOP’s Anti-Immigrant Brand

After years of bloviating and self-promotion, reality star and “business magnate” (according to Wikipedia) Donald Trump made it official and announced his candidacy for President in 2016. Trump already has a long history of extreme and outlandish comments on immigrants and immigration under his belt, and his rambling announcement at Trump Tower today — which … Continue reading »

Lindsey Graham: Republicans Will Lose In 2016 If They Again Embrace Romney’s Failed “Self-Deportation” Policy

During a “Face The Nation” appearance Sunday, Republican Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham said the GOP will lose the White House in 2016 if they again embrace Mitt Romney’s failed “self-deportation” policy. “Mitt Romney and Ann Romney did our party a great service by admitting that embracing self deportation in 2012 was their biggest mistake,” Graham … Continue reading »

Christie Joins Anti-Immigrant Lawsuit In The Fifth Circuit, Then Says GOP Must Be More Welcoming To Latinos

In a speech at a Latino Coalition luncheon yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie said the GOP must become more welcoming to Latino and other minority groups. On that, he’s absolutely right. Right now, there’s no bigger example of how Republicans are slamming the door on Latinos than their bogus lawsuit blocking DAPA and expanded DACA, two … Continue reading »

Santorum & Walker Advancing Anti-Immigrant Movement’s Cruel Wish-list as Rest of GOP Field Waffles on Immigration Reform

On “Fox News Sunday” yesterday, Rick Santorum responded to a question regarding what to do about 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in America by rejecting the notion of a path to legalization and saying, “You just use E-Verify.  You require E-Verify.” While Santorum was careful not to use the infamous Mitt Romney phrase “self-deportation,” this is … Continue reading »

Immigration Forms Sharp Divide as 2016 Presidential Field Takes Shape

Democrats Stepping Up AS GOP Contenders Step (Way) Back Immigration is shaping up as one of the sharpest points of contrast between the two parties’ 2016 presidential fields.  While Democrats are embracing pro-immigrant policies and leaning into the new politics of immigration at a never-before-seen level, Republicans seem intent to ignore the lessons of the 2012 election … Continue reading »

DREAMers Refuse To Be Silenced By Citizens United And Iowa’s Steve King

Yesterday, immigration leaders held a press conference in front of the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, to send a message to 2016 GOP Presidential candidates that DREAMers will not be intimidated by recent actions from Steve King. DREAMers Cesar Vargas and Marco Malagon are currently facing trespassing charges after both were arrested at … Continue reading »

Supreme Court Rejects Arizona’s Request To Revive Anti-Immigrant Law

Immigrant rights advocates in Arizona won a huge victory today after the Supreme Court rejected the state’s continued attempt to deny bail to undocumented immigrants. From the Arizona Daily Star: “In a brief order, the majority of the justices rejected a last-minute bid by Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery to give him a chance to … Continue reading »

The Republican Governors And Attorneys General Blocking Relief For Millions Of Immigrant Families

Earlier this week, a court of appeals denied the government’s emergency request to lift the temporary hold on DAPA and expanded DACA, two programs that would allow millions of families to live free from the fear of deportation. Legal scholars have noted that this bogus lawsuit — led by a coalition of GOP Governors and … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold and Greg Sargent Highlight Key Legal and Political Takeaways Following 5th Circuit Ruling

Everything You Need to Know About the Fifth Circuit’s Stay Denial in Two Pieces Yesterday, in no surprise to close watchers of the federal courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request for an emergency “stay” of the injunction on the President’s Deferred Action for Parental Accountability … Continue reading »