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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 »

Timeline: Trump’s Racial Demagoguery Is Having Dangerous, Real-Life Consquences

Racial demagoguery may be shameless political theater to Donald Trump and his Presidential campaign, but his words are having a dangerous, real-life effect. As Frank Sharry noted earlier, 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 … Continue reading »

Must-Read From Ron Brownstein: “How Iowa’s Population Mix Might Scramble Its High-Stakes Caucuses”

In a new piece, the National Journal’s Ronald Brownstein highlights how Iowa’s rapidly-changing demographics are setting the stage for a complex conversation on immigration as the state readies for its first-in-the-nation caucuses. Just last week, the Des Moines Register’s Kyle Munson moderated a forum on immigration, #UniteIowa, featuring leaders from Iowa’s immigrant, business, educational, faith, … Continue reading »

Must-Read From Ron Brownstein: “How Iowa’s Population Mix Might Scramble Its High-Stakes Caucuses”

In a new piece, the National Journal’s Ronald Brownstein highlights how Iowa’s rapidly-changing demographics are setting the stage for a complex conversation on immigration as the state readies for its first-in-the-nation caucuses. Just last week, the Des Moines Register’s Kyle Munson moderated a forum on immigration, #UniteIowa, featuring leaders from Iowa’s immigrant, business, educational, faith, … Continue reading »

The Trump Effect: Threatening the GOP’s General Election Chances Up-and-Down the 2016 Ballot

As Donald Trump consolidates his standing as the Republican presidential frontrunner, there are several new reminders about how his embrace of ugly nativism could harm the Republican Party’s chances of taking back the White House and maintaining control of the Senate in 2016. The Trump Effect: Harming the GOP’s Chances of Retaking the White House … Continue reading »

After Launching Anti-Latino Campaign, Trump Now Sucking Up To One Of Nation’s Leading Latino Groups

After months of antagonizing Latinos and immigrants with toxic rhetoric and vile accusations, Donald Trump is now trying to suck up to one of the nation’s most powerful Latino groups. From Elise Foley: Donald Trump met Tuesday with the president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to insist he is not anti-Latino, while standing … 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 »

More Reminders About the Dangers of Donald Trump

Washington, DC – Across the ideological spectrum, columnists and political observers are coming to the conclusion that Donald Trump is a radical demagogue, advancing noxious and dangerous ideas.  With Trump’s fellow Republican contenders either following the anti-immigrant course Trump has charted or too timid to sufficiently confront and denounce the candidate and his ideas, the … Continue reading »

UPDATE: Nevada Family Torn Apart By ICE’s Zero-Tolerance Policies

I am sad to report, Christian Hervis has been deported back to Mexico. Despite our best effort to keep the Hervis family together, ICE moved ahead and removed Christian without hesitation. His U.S. Citizen wife, Viviana, and his three U.S. Citizen children are distraught – as they learned about Christian’s deportation yesterday at noon. Viviana … 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 »