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Must-Read: “Republicans Hope To Avoid Mitt Romney’s Mistakes On Immigration”

From Elise Foley comes a must-read piece on the immigration conundrum facing the national Republican Party as it enters the 2016 Presidential election. Following Mitt Romney’s 2012 landslide defeat among Latinos — thanks in huge part to his failed “self-deportation” policy — some GOP strategists realized the party needed a complete immigration overhaul if it … Continue reading »

More Of That GOP Latino Outreach: GOP Congressman Compares DREAMers To Isis

Watch out Steve King, because someone is coming for your crown. In a rant to a conservative shock jock earlier this week, Rep. Dave Brat — who famously toppled former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a stunning primary victory — compared patriotic DREAMers who want to enlist in the U.S. military to terrorist group ISIS. … Continue reading »

Republicans Prepared to Repeat their “Original Sin” on Immigration in 2016

In analysis from the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign titled, “His Original Sin,” Ron Brownstein of National Journal noted that Mitt Romney’s general election chances were all but destroyed by his run to the hardline right during the primary season.  Wrote Brownstein, “Of all Romney’s primary-season decisions, the most damaging was his choice to repel the challenges … Continue reading »

Republican 2016 Contenders Not Passing the Laugh Test on Immigration

The Republican presidential field just can’t seem to avoid stepping in it on immigration.  Every week, nearly every 2016 contender seems to prove our point, that immigration is the GOP’s Kryptonite.  Among some of the recent developments: Chris Christie Calls 70% of Americans “Extreme” on Immigration: Despite carefully cultivating an image as a blunt truth-teller, New Jersey Governor … Continue reading »

Nevada Lets DACA Recipients Get Teaching Licenses, As Nevada Remains On Lawsuit Attacking DAPA and Expanded DACA

DACA recipients scored a huge victory in Nevada this week, after Republican Governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill that would allow them to finally be able to pursue their teaching dreams. From Esther Lee of ThinkProgress: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) signed a state bill this week allowing some undocumented immigrants with temporary work authorization to receive … Continue reading »

Yes, Steve King is Still the “King of the House” on Immigration

 In Case There Were Any Doubts, Military DREAMer Votes Shows King and Cohorts Still Rule Republican Party on Immigration Last night, House Republicans—led by the notorious anti-immigrant Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Mo Brooks (R-AL)—voted, 221-202, to strike out a Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) sponsored amendment in the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that … Continue reading »

Anti-DREAMer Nebraska Republican Uses Racial Slur In Front Of Fourth Graders

Looks like the Republican Party still has some more tweaking to do when it comes to that whole Latino outreach thing. Yesterday, Nebraska State Senator Bill Kintner used the racial slur “wetback” during ongoing debate over a bill that would finally grant driver’s licenses to Nebraska’s DREAMers. Considering a good number of those DREAMers are probably Latino, … Continue reading »

Unlike Steve King, DREAMers Are Prepared To Put Their Lives On The Line For The Country They Love

The House of Representatives is set to, once again, take a vote against DREAMers.  The diehard anti-immigrant wing of the GOP is seeking to strike from the National Defense Authorization Act a provision pushed by Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) that would ask the Pentagon to review whether Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients should be able to … Continue reading »

Steve King Is Making Iowa Events Irrelevant — Is That Why Jeb Bush Is Skipping The Straw Poll?

Yesterday, the Des Moines Register reported that likely 2016 Presidential candidate Jeb Bush will skip this year’s Iowa Straw Poll, which is hosted before every Presidential election by the Republican Party of Iowa. “Bush, a former Florida governor, is the first well-known Republican in the 2016 presidential field to officially opt out of the straw poll, … Continue reading »