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Trump: Scaring Away The Latino Vote

Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available in Spanish here.  Donald Trump has fine-tuned his strategy to “win” the Latino vote, as he assured he will do if he’s the Republican nominee: to repeal, if … Continue reading »

Wall of Negative Coverage Following Trump’s Immigration Policy Proposal

On Sunday, August 16, 2015 Donald Trump released an immigration policy position paper that has generated nearly as much controversy as his original, inflammatory statements about Mexicans.  Below are excerpts from just some of the many fine analytical pieces that came out yesterday and today in English and Spanish language media. ENGLISH LANGUAGE COVERAGE Wall … Continue reading »

We Take Trump at His Word: Deport Them All Is His Plan

If Implemented, Trump’s Radical Proposal Would Be a Tragic and Dark Chapter in America’s Story Donald Trump has begun to provide specifics regarding his approach to immigration.  The GOP’s frontrunner wants to rid America of 11 million undocumented immigrants and their U.S. citizen children, change the U.S. Constitution’s definition of citizenship, and place a moratorium … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Responds to Trump Immigration Positions

Trump Says Deport 11 million, Stop Legal Immigration, Change Constitution and More Today Donald Trump’s campaign issued his immigration position paper. He also talked about immigration in an interview with Chuck Todd in which he said that undocumented immigrants “have to go”.  Given that he sought and received the advice of Republican hardliner Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), perhaps it’s not … Continue reading »

More Of That Trump Effect In Action: Christie Tells Ingraham We Should “Reexamine” Birthright Citizenship

Here’s more of that “Trump Effect” in action. Today, Chris Christie — fresh off a rocky debate performance, where even a visibly-irritated Rand Paul rolled his eyes at the candidate — told right-wing radio host and noted xenophobe Laura Ingraham that we should “reexamine” the 14th Amendment, which grants automatic citizenship to all children born … Continue reading »

Fusion: “Trump Is Proving He’s Not Only A Blathering Xenophobe…He’s Also A Lousy Businessman”

From hotel resorts to golf courses to a private 757 jet (Hair Force One?), there’s no denying Donald Trump has been a successful moneymaker (“I’m really rich,” he once boasted, though the exact figure remains up for dispute). But for all his business acumen, you gotta wonder why Trump’s sole immigration plan to date has been to … Continue reading »

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 »