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Trump Affirms Policy Details For “Rounding Up” Immigrants

Says Deportation Of 11 Million Will Take 18-24 Months In a call last night with supporters,  GOP frontrunner Donald Trump revealed new details about his plan to deport over 11 million undocumented immigrants and an additional 4.5 million American citizens born to immigrant parents. In the call, Trump said that “with good management” the process should … Continue reading »

In Chicago, Sikh Man Brutally Assaulted, Told “Terrorist, Go Back To Your Country!”

Over the past few months, we’ve seen the “Trump Effect” have devastating effects on the Latino and immigrant communities. In Boston, an immigrant was beaten by men with a metal pipe. When they were finally arrested, one of them allegedly told police, “Donald Trump was right, all these illegals need to be deported.” Earlier this week, an … Continue reading »

More Indications That Trump’s Demagoguery And Intolerance Are Having Real-Life Consequences

Yesterday, we noted that Donald Trump’s anti-Latino and anti-immigrant campaign was bleeding into civil society at large to dangerous effect, helping to foster a climate that demonizes and dehumanizes 55 million Latinos because of the way they look or speak.  We also documented an array of recent anti-Latino and anti-immigrant attacks and confrontations.  Unfortunately, we have two new entries … Continue reading »

At DC Rally, DREAMers Get Spat On, Shoved, Told To “Go Home” By Donald Trump Supporters

Donald Trump’s Washington D.C. rally today — held in opposition to President Obama’s Iran deal — marked one of the ugliest events of the 2016 Presidential election yet. The rally was already notable for featuring some of the who’s who of anti-Muslim extremists — including one activist who once claimed that “every practicing Muslim is a … Continue reading »

Donald Trump And Ted Cruz To Rally Alongside Anti-Muslim Activists In DC Today

In what should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, a host of anti-Muslim activists are slated to join Republican Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz at a rally protesting President Obama’s Iran deal in Washington, D.C. today. It’s a change of scenery for Trump, who has up until now preferred to keep … Continue reading »

Trump’s Racial Demagoguery Is Having Dangerous, Real-Life Consequences

Republican Party’s anti-immigrant rhetoric—with Donald Trump at the helm—is bleeding into civil society to dangerous effect. As Frank Sharry noted earlier this month, the emergence of white nationalist and neo-Nazi support for Trump shows “he is fostering a climate that demonizes and dehumanizes 55 million Latinos because of the way they look or speak, even if their … Continue reading »

From “Dog Whistle” to “Dog Siren”

GOP Worries About Trump’s Racial Appeals Backfiring in 2016  An article from Jonathan Martin in the New York Times, entitled “Republicans Fear Donald Trump Is Hardening Party’s Tone on Race,” highlights Republicans’ increased worries that Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric and radical proposals will hurt the GOP’s electoral prospects in a changing America.  This alarm is growing more … Continue reading »

The RNC Got Trump To Sign Their Loyalty Pledge. Now The Party Owns Him And His Racist, Anti-Immigrant Positions

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus trekked to Trump Tower yesterday to secure a “loyalty pledge” from the current GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump. Priebus got what he wanted. Trump promised he won’t run as a third-party candidate if he loses and that he’ll support whoever ends up winning the Republican Presidential nomination. All other GOP candidates have … Continue reading »

Trump & GOP Field Insist on Building Berlin-Style Wall Despite Net Zero Unauthorized Migration

  Eduardo Porter of the New York Times Explains Idiocy of This Approach As Donald Trump continues to steal the immigration spotlight on the campaign trail, Eduardo Porter, Economic Scene reporter for the New York Times, marshals the real facts on immigration.  While Republicans insist on “border security first,” before any immigration reform plans can be enacted, … Continue reading »

Entertainer Ricky Martin Slams Trump As “Racist, Absurd, And Above All Incoherent And Ignorant”

Donald Trump’s nativist campaign for President has drawn the ire of one of the world’s most famous Latinos (and American citizen). In an op-ed published by Univision in Spanish and translated by Billboard in English, entertainer Ricky Martin slammed the Trump campaign as “racist” and “xenophobic,” after the leading Republican candidate threw Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of his … Continue reading »