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Frank Sharry: Trump’s Immigration Repackaging Is a Ruse

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, on a day in which Donald Trump will meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and deliver an immigration policy speech in Phoenix: “Donald Trump and his campaign are engaged in a desperate attempt to repackage an unfit candidate running on overt … Continue reading »

Former KKK Leader Robocalls For The GOP Nominee For President: “It’s Time To Stand Up And Vote For Donald Trump”

Some two months before the general election, the former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan is making robocalls in support of Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President. “Hi, this is David Duke,” begins the call. “I’m sorry I missed you. I’m running for U.S. Senate. I’ll tell the truth that no other candidate … Continue reading »

The Republican Establishment Has Lost Control Of The GOP To The Racist Alt-Right Rank And File

Cross-posted from Medium. Since the launching of Nixon’s “Southern Strategy,” during the 1972 election, the Republican establishment has used white supremacists to fuel their Wall Street agenda. In a 1970 interview with the New York Times, Kevin Phillips, political strategist to Richard Nixon, laid out the strategy: The more Negroes who register as Democrats in … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Matt Hildreth: “The Republican Establishment Has Lost Control of the GOP to the Racist Alt-Right Rank and File”

In a new Medium post, Matt Hildreth, Political Director of America’s Voice, highlights the internal conflict between the establishment and Alt-Right Republicans and demonstrates how the Alt-Right’s focus on white voters will keep Republicans out of the White House for a generation. Hildreth explains that, “It’s no surprise that Donald Trump promoted the CEO of one the … Continue reading »

Sorry, Donald: Here’s Why the Immigration Discussion Should Keep Focusing on the 11 Million

Donald Trump recently complained that “all the media wants to talk about is the 11 million…” Sorry, Donald. You may want the discussion to focus on the relevance of a 14th century wall to a 21st century challenge; or on your repeated, if vague, use of the word “strong;” or even on how you intend to undermine … Continue reading »

Trump Surrogate Paul LePage: “The Enemy Right Now…Are People of Color”

Maine Governor Paul LePage made it pretty clear why he’s on Team Trump during a racist, fact-free rant last Friday. From the Huffington Post: Earlier this week, he said he keeps a binder with mugshots of all the drug dealers arrested in Maine, and he claimed that 90 percent of the people in that binder … Continue reading »

Must Reads by Dara Lind and Greg Sargent: Trump’s Immigration Dance Does Not Add Up to a Policy Pivot

Earlier this week, Frank Sharry argued that Donald Trump was attempting to “cynically repackage a truly radical policy to make it more palatable to suburban white voters rightfully turned off by Trump’s explicit racism and nativism. But the underlying deportation-focused policy doesn’t seem to be evolving alongside the rhetorical tweaks.” Others have argued that Trump’s rhetorical shift … Continue reading »

National Leaders Respond: How Is Trump’s Latino and African American Outreach Going?

Following Donald Trump’s immigration focused town hall with Sean Hannity this week and purported campaign decision to re-engage with African American and Latino voters, some of the nation’s leading immigration advocates and experts along with leading civil rights voices gave their take on how his new campaign strategy is working. For a recording of today’s call, … Continue reading »

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 »