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Walker Has A Brand New Position On Birthright Citizenship: I Have No Position At All

Scott Walker has gotten himself into so many twists when it comes to immigration, he could work at Cirque du Soleil if the whole President thing doesn’t pan out. Walker was back in contortionist mode today, telling reporters, “I’m not taking a position on [birthright citizenship] one way or the other.” But it was just four days ago when he told … Continue reading »

It Looks Like Scott Walker Is Onboard Trump’s Immigration Plan. Where Do Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Stand?

Over the weekend, leading Republican candidate Donald Trump went into further detail about his immigrant “plans” — an ugly, nativist wish-list proposing to round up and deport a population the size of Ohio — and at least one other GOP candidate is already eagerly onboard. From the Huffington Post: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said … 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 »

Key Immigration Facts & Questions Ahead Of GOP Presidential Debate

For additional details, contact press@americasvoice.org and please check out the America’s Voice 2016 content, including detailed candidate tracking information, at www.americasvoice.org/2016 It’s an article of faith on the Republican campaign trail that the border is out of control and that immigration enforcement is lax – hence, we are experiencing a spike in illegal immigration.  In fact, none of … Continue reading »

The GOP’s Latest Latino Outreach Strategy? Making Their Children Cry

Looks like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s outreach to Latinos and immigrants is to make their young children weep at the prospect of deportation. During a stop in Iowa on Sunday, Jose, an undocumented dad, and his two U.S. citizen children confronted Walker about the bogus lawsuit Wisconsin and 25 other states filed last year to … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Tracking Scott Walker’s Lurch To The Right On Immigration

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is set to officially join the Republican presidential race today.  America’s Voice has released a series of resources that help track and make sense of Walker’s immigration stance – which Frank Sharry has deemed a mix between radical and incoherent. Read a detailed backgrounder on Scott Walker and immigration:http://americasvoice.org/research/meet-2016-gop-candidates-president-positions-immigration/#walker AV press statement: … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Mitt Romney’s Deputy Campaign Manager: “Don’t Repeat Mitt’s Mistakes on Immigration”

With a few notable exceptions, the 2016 GOP field has lurched right on immigration.  Scott Walker talks about 11 million people having to go back to their countries of origin.  Chris Christie calls granting citizenship to immigrants “extreme.”  Marco Rubio speaks out of both sides of his mouth, trying to cover up his betrayal of … Continue reading »

Santorum & Walker Advancing Anti-Immigrant Movement’s Cruel Wish-list as Rest of GOP Field Waffles on Immigration Reform

On “Fox News Sunday” yesterday, Rick Santorum responded to a question regarding what to do about 11 million undocumented immigrants living and working in America by rejecting the notion of a path to legalization and saying, “You just use E-Verify.  You require E-Verify.” While Santorum was careful not to use the infamous Mitt Romney phrase “self-deportation,” this is … Continue reading »

Immigration Forms Sharp Divide as 2016 Presidential Field Takes Shape

Democrats Stepping Up AS GOP Contenders Step (Way) Back Immigration is shaping up as one of the sharpest points of contrast between the two parties’ 2016 presidential fields.  While Democrats are embracing pro-immigrant policies and leaning into the new politics of immigration at a never-before-seen level, Republicans seem intent to ignore the lessons of the 2012 election … Continue reading »

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 »