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Univision’s Jorge Ramos: Trump Is “Loudest Voice Of Intolerance, Division, And Hatred Right Now In America”

Leave it to Jorge Ramos to perfectly sum up the Donald Trump campaign in one sentence: “Donald Trump is the loudest voice of intolerance, division, and hatred right now in America.” Ouch. The Univision anchor recently sat down with CNN, where he not only praised the line of questioning from the Fox News moderators during … Continue reading »

Last Week’s Message From Republicans To Latinos Was Pretty Clear: We’re Just Not That Into You

RNC Chair Reince Priebus’s 2012 post-mortem report following Mitt Romney’s obliteration seemed pretty clear in its message to Republicans: We must pass immigration reform if we’re going to make amends with the Latino voters who defeated us, and we must pass it now. “We must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform…If Hispanic Americans hear that … Continue reading »

The Sorry State Of The GOP Debate On Immigration Reform

Out of Touch on Policy, Politics and Public Opinion  During the main debate last night, immigration was one of the top issues.  Here’s our take.  Here’s what leading Republican candidates had to say about immigration last night: Donald Trump: “…we need, Jeb, to build a wall, we need to keep illegals out.” Scott Walker: “Secure the border, enforce the … Continue reading »

Vitter-Flake Bill Tries To Turn Trump Rhetoric Into Law

Trump Effect Will Be on Full Display at Senate Judiciary Markup Tomorrow  Republicans in Congress are working hard to turn Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric into law. Last month, House Republicans passed a version of Trump’s vision in a party line vote, and tomorrow Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is poised to start the same process in … Continue reading »

The Trump Effect: The Staggering Costs Of Mass Deportation – To The U.S. Economy And To The GOP Brand

A Latino voter oversample in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll released this week finds that 75% of Latino voters view Donald Trump negatively.  Only 13% view him positively.  This is unsurprising, given Trump’s racist remarks about immigrants, along with his more recent embrace of a mass deportation vision. While it’s tempting to see Trump as an outlier, he … Continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Trump May Have Been Missing From Last Night’s GOP Forum, But The Trump Effect Still Took Center Stage

Though the Donald may have skipped last night’s Republican Presidential forum in New Hampshire (one report says he was throwing a fit over a less-than-flattering newspaper editorial), he was certainly there in spirit as his fellow candidates lashed out repeatedly over immigration. From the New York Times: Mr. Trump’s influence could be discerned. The moderator, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: As Trump Says He’ll Win Latino Vote, New Poll Finds 75% of Latinos View Him Negatively

Donald Trump, who is currently leading the Republican presidential contest in national polling, claims he will win the Latino vote in 2016.  However, new polling from NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo underscores the ridiculousness of Trump’s boast, demonstrating instead that the vast majority of Latino voters hold an unfavorable view towards Trump.  For example, 75% view Trump negatively, 61% view … Continue reading »

AV’s Frank Sharry On Trump’s Immigration “Plan”: “This Is Not A Serious Plan, It’s An Idiotic Plan”

Donald Trump finally released some details on his immigration “plan” — and they’re about as realistic as his hairline. “‘We have to get them out’: that’s the plan Republican candidate Donald Trump has for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States,” said Univision anchor Jorge Ramos during a Spanish-language segment on Trump last … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Greg Sargent Asks if Trump’s Call for Mass Deportation Will Force Other Republicans to Specify their Stance

As we assessed earlier today in a statement, Donald Trump’s comments to CNN endorsing a vision of mass deportation is as extreme as it is ridiculous.  There are 11 million undocumented immigrants in America.  Two-thirds have lived and worked in America for more than a decade.  Most live in families.  Many own homes.  They are intertwined in families and … Continue reading »

Trump Embraces Mass Deportation of Undocumented Immigrants, Followed by Beauty Pageant-Style Readmission Policy

A “Proposal” as Extreme as it is Unserious; and Yet it’s Remarkably Similar to Scott Walker’s While Donald Trump’s comments on immigrants have been mostly been bluster and bigotry, befitting his frontrunner status, he is now venturing into the realm of immigration policy. It is not pretty. In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash yesterday, Trump … Continue reading »