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Kris Kobach for VP Would Make Official What Already Has Happened: Trump’s Mainstreaming of the Anti-Immigrant and White Nationalist Fringe

White nationalists and anti-immigrant activists are promoting Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as a potential vice presidential choice for Republican Donald Trump, MSBNC reports. Kobach is the architect of Arizona’s SB1070, the anti-Latino, anti-immigrant “show me your papers” law, as well as other state laws anchored in the concept of “self-deportation.”  In addition, Kobach is … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez: Hanen Wants To Dox 100,000 Immigrants For “Every Two-Bit Vigilante And Twitter Troll To Read”

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez slammed the recent frenzied dictates of Judge Andrew Hanen, who has outrageously ordered the federal government turn over the names and addresses of 100,000 DACA recipients. “The newspaper La Opinion called Judge Hanen’s plan ‘onerous and absurd,’” said Rep. Gutiérrez during a House floor speech earlier today. “That’s an understatement.” “Though you … Continue reading »

“Fear Is Always There”: Central American Youth And Families Brace For Another Round Of ICE Raids

While some leaders have attempted to sell news of upcoming ICE arrests not as “raids” but as acts of “discrete enforcement,” the fear is very real for the undocumented immigrant community across the nation. These are indeed raids to Kimberly Pineda-Chavez, Wildin Guillen-Acosta and Pedro Salmeron — all Central Americans youth arrested by ICE at … Continue reading »

New “This Is My American Story” Campaign Features Stories Of Children From Immigrant Families

First Focus — in collaboration with We Belong Together, UWD, MomsRising, and America’s Voice Education Fund — has launched a PSA campaign to highlight the impact our broken immigration system has on kids, particularly the US citizen children of immigrants. The stunningly beautiful and poignant ads — which feature a number of children from mixed-status families — come as the Supreme Court is soon … Continue reading »

12 Times Lindsey Graham Rebuked Donald Trump’s Candidacy

Reports conflicted as to whether Sen. Lindsey Graham — arduously the loudest critic of Donald Trump from within elected GOP leadership — really did ask a group of donors to unite behind the presumptive nominee: Teresa Dailey, a prominent Florida Republican fundraiser and Trump supporter who attended the private event, told CNN on Sunday that … Continue reading »

Why We Cannot Afford to Normalize Donald Trump and His Mass Deportation Vision

During her speech at the SEIU convention yesterday, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton focused needed attention on presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s mass deportation vision for America. Clinton said, “He’s talking about sending a deportation force to schools, workplaces and homes to round up moms, dads, grandparents, even children. When he talks about ending birthright citizenship, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: La Opinión: “The Excesses of Judge Hanen”

A new editorial in La Opinión, the nation’s largest Spanish language newspaper, examines the unprecedented nature of Federal Judge Andrew Hanen’s latest order in the United States v. Texas Supreme Court case. The order mandates that the federal government turn over the names and addresses of 100,000 immigrants living within the United States who qualify for the … Continue reading »

María Elena Salinas: The Examples Of Trump-Inspired “Hate Against Immigrants Are Increasing From Coast To Coast

Univision highlighted AV’s “Trump Hate Map” during a recent segment on how Donald Trump’s dangerous rhetoric has inspired his followers to commit acts of violence and harassment against Latinos and immigrants. “Something is happening in the country that we haven’t seen in many years — an anti-immigrant sentiment that is turning violent,” said long-time Univision … Continue reading »

Immigrants And Latinos Line Up As Early As 5AM For Culinary Workers Union Citizenship Workshop

The 2016 Presidential campaign has exploded with a flood of anti-immigrant and anti-Latino vitriol from Republican candidates — and Latinos and immigrants are getting set to respond at the ballot box. A fantastic video and must-read post from Emerson Collective highlights a recent citizenship workshop hosted by Culinary Workers Union in Las Vegas, Nevada. The … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Ian Millhiser: “A Federal Judge Just Ordered a Dox Attack Against 100,000 Innocent People”

Ian Millhiser, Editor of Think Progress Justice, has deconstructed the “strange order” issued by Federal District Court Judge Andrew Hanen yesterday. Hanen’s order, a broadside against the Department of Justice, also takes a disturbing turn by ordering the collection of names of recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA.) In a tweet for his piece,  Millhiser wrote of … Continue reading »