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Endorsements from KKK Leaders and “El Diablo” Pete Wilson Not Likely to Help Already-Toxic GOP Brand Image with Latino Voters

Recent nationwide polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, showed just how toxic Donald Trump is with Latino voters – a whopping 87% of Latino voters have either a “very” or “somewhat” unfavorable opinion of Trump. Trump’s favorability rating is not likely to improve with the news of his new endorsement … Continue reading »

2016 Marks Devastating 20-Year Anniversary for American Families with Immigrant Roots

Lundy Khoy faced deportation due to the 1996 immigration laws. Read more about her from the Immigrant Justice Network. There are two types of anniversaries: joyous ones commemorating forward progress, and devastating ones reminding us how much time has passed since an evil act. 2016 is a devastating anniversary for many families with immigrant connections. … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Donald Trump Will Be the Republican Nominee for President. Don’t Ever Get Used to It.”

New Pieces from Jamelle Bouie and Gabe Ortíz Underscore Dangers of Normalizing Trump Candidacy As the chances of a Trump nomination seem increasingly likely, many in the GOP establishment have admittedly “warmed” to the idea of Trump as the party’s standard bearer.  Jamelle Bouie at Slate offers a stark reminder to the American people that we cannot let Trump’s … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Linda Greenhouse with Must-Read New Analysis of U.S. v Texas Immigration Case

Greenhouse: Conservative Justices Should “Understand Immigration Law for What it Is, Not What They Would Prefer it To Be” Longtime New York Times Supreme Court reporter and legal analyst Linda Greenhouse has written a must-read new analysis of the oral arguments before the Supreme Court in the U.S. v Texas case. In a piece that begins with the scathing line, “There … Continue reading »

Coverage and Commentary of Recent Latino Polling Offers Lessons for Both Parties

Recent polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, confirms that Donald Trump is deeply unpopular with Latino voters; and that the Republican Party’s brand image with Latinos is deeply damaged and getting worse, due in part to Trump’s rise but also because of the GOP’s immigration stance and tenor (include … Continue reading »

Updated: In 17 of 19 GOP Primary Exit Polls, Republican Voters Support Legalization over Deportation

Republican exit polling from yesterday’s primaries asked two questions relevant to immigration policy and politics: Pennsylvania Republicans supported offering undocumented immigrants “a chance to apply for legal status” instead of deportation by a 51%-45% margin. Pennsylvania, Maryland, and ConnecticutRepublican voters ranked immigration lowest among the four “most important issues” tested. Adding yesterday’s results to the earlier primary state … Continue reading »

A Couple Dozen Of The Worst Things Donald Trump Has Ever Said — And Counting

As the chances of a Donald Trump nomination seem increasingly likely, pundits from both sides of the aisle have been quick to note the candidate’s softening “tone.” It’s seems only appropriate then to offer a reminder of the racist, xenophobic campaign Trump has run since June, as well as some quotes from before his announcement. Below are 24 of … Continue reading »

UPDATED INFOGRAPHIC: Here’s Where We’re At On US vs. Texas

What’s Happened So Far? In January, the Supreme Court agreed to review United States vs. Texas, the lawsuit blocking implementation of DAPA and DACA+. In February, both sides submitted their briefs to the Court — the Department of Justice on our side, and the Attorney General of Texas, representing the 26 GOP Governors and Attorneys … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Latino Voters Poised to Affect 2016 Elections in Races Beyond Traditional “Latino” States

Suzanne Gamboa Piece in NBC News Looks at Latino Electorate in Five Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic States with Primary Elections Today This November, the Latino share of the eligible electorate will exceed 10% in 10 “Latino” states across the nation (AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, NJ, NM, NV, NY, and TX). However, as Suzanne Gamboa reminds readers in a … Continue reading »

Must-Read Washington Post Editorial Recalls Some Of Donald Trump’s Most Horrific Comments And Stances

The Washington Post Editorial Board wasted no time helping to debunk this absurd media claim that Donald Trump is undergoing a “softening” in tone. Not that they had to rush — Trump did a fairly good job of torpedoing Trump 2.0 today, commenting that protesters at his Rhode Island rally hate America, that the way his rival John … Continue reading »