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Univision Anchor Jorge Ramos Roasts Donald Trump On Twitter, And It’s Glorious

Leading Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump took a break from cyberbullying his fellow candidates to finally waddle into the realm of immigration policy — and it wasn’t pretty. Not only did Trump slump to the right of Mitt Romney by advocating for mass deportation of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants, but he also claimed that … Continue reading »

Trump Embraces Mass Deportation of Undocumented Immigrants, Followed by Beauty Pageant-Style Readmission Policy

A “Proposal” as Extreme as it is Unserious; and Yet it’s Remarkably Similar to Scott Walker’s While Donald Trump’s comments on immigrants have been mostly been bluster and bigotry, befitting his frontrunner status, he is now venturing into the realm of immigration policy. It is not pretty. In an interview with CNN’s Dana Bash yesterday, Trump … Continue reading »

At Congressional Forum, Social Worker And Formerly-Detained Moms Testify About Horrific Conditions At Karnes

In a forum on family detention organized by leading House Democrats yesterday, a social worker testified about the devastating abuse she witnessed while working at the Karnes family detention facility, including the denial of basic medical care for sick children. “What I saw during my time at Karnes made clear that the effects of family detention … Continue reading »

Pelosi, House Democrats Throw Down For Immigrant Families As House GOP Passes Donald Trump Act

While ultimately House Republicans were able to pass the Donald Trump Act — an enforcement-only measure that demonizes immigrant families and does nothing to finally fix our broken immigration system — House Democrats were mostly unified against the legislation. Under Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi’s direction, with major assists from Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, Rep. Xavier Becerra, … 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 »

NEW ANALYSIS: In 2016 the GOP Nominee Will Likely Need 47% of the Latino Vote Nationally to Win the Popular Vote

Latino Decisions Unveils Updated Models on the Threshold the GOP Must Meet to Take Back the White House As immigration continues to insert itself as a defining issue in the presidential election cycle, many have been left to speculate what this means for the Republican Party’s efforts to improve its competitiveness with Latino voters.  Today, … Continue reading »

Trump Rises in Polls, But Anti-immigrant Views are Huge Problem for Him (and his Party)

The GOP base may be warming up to Donald Trump, according to two news polls. But, a deeper dive into the numbers spells trouble for his prospects. Yesterday, USAToday/Suffolk University released its latest poll showing that Trump has taken the lead among GOP contenders. He leads Jeb Bush 17% – 14%. Two things stand out … Continue reading »

WaPo: “Trump’s Unapologetic Bashing Of Mexicans Has Started ‘A Great Coming-Out Party’ For Latinos”

As we noted earlier today, there’s no denying Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign has ignited a fire in the Latino community, both here at home and abroad. Latinos are poised to play a pivotal role in the 2016 Presidential election, and they are already flexing their cultural, political, and economic muscle by pushing Univision, NBC, Macy’s, … Continue reading »

LOL: After Letting A Bipartisan Immigration Bill Die On His Desk, Boehner Blames Obama For Lack Of Immigration

Who knew Speaker John Boehner moonlighted as a comedian? During a Sunday morning show yesterday, Boehner said President Obama was the one to blame for the lack of immigration reform last Congress. “He’s stirred up the American people in such a way that it would almost be impossible to do immigration reform, given the environment … Continue reading »