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New Poll: What Latino Voters Heard from Trump’s Nativist Immigration Speech in Arizona

America’s Voice commissioned Latino Decisions to do a quick poll to gauge Latino voters’ reactions to Donald Trump’s immigration speech last week in Phoenix, and to assess whether Latinos were buying the charade of Trump “softening” on immigration. The short answer is no.  Forty-nine percent of Latino voters believe he has the same position now … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Ron Brownstein on the (Mostly Overlooked) Radicalism of Trump’s Approach to Legal Immigration

Ron Brownstein, one of the most insightful journalists covering immigration policy and politics, has a new must-read column on Donald Trump’s radicalism on legal immigration. Brownstein, who writes for The Atlantic/National Journal, makes the case that while Trump’s nativism towards undocumented immigrants is rightfully generating attention and outrage, Trump’s extremism also extends to his policy proposals for … Continue reading »

CNN Poll: 88% of Americans Support Immigration Reform with a Path to Citizenship

Poll Suggests Democrats Should Lean Into Immigration in 2016 New immigration polling from CNN highlights that pro-immigrant policies, such as an earned path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, enjoy the overwhelming backing of the American public, while mass deportation and other policies associated with Donald Trump are unpopular even among many Republicans. The key immigration policy questions … Continue reading »

R. Andrew Caruso: Keep America Open

The Republican candidate for president called for “ideological certification.” American values? I don’t think so. This election is one for the history books. The two candidates are strikingly different in their views on virtually everything, but especially on foreign policy and immigration issues. Without immigration, the U.S. population would stop growing and age about 30% … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Dara Lind: “The Media Is Officially In Denial About Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan”

In a new piece, Vox’s Dara Lind argues there’s been no debate, pivot, or flip-flop on immigration from the Trump campaign. In fact, the only part of Trump’s immigration plan that has changed is the media’s coverage. Lind explains that reporters familiar with immigration policy know that Trump has been consistent – unrelenting deportation – whereas “some … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Trump’s Immigration Repackaging Is a Ruse

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, on a day in which Donald Trump will meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and deliver an immigration policy speech in Phoenix: “Donald Trump and his campaign are engaged in a desperate attempt to repackage an unfit candidate running on overt … Continue reading »

Ahead of Trump’s Speech, Rep. Gallego, Policy and Legal Experts Outline All There Is to Know About Immigration Policy and Politics

Today, Rep. Gallego joined policy and legal experts, immigration reform advocates, and community leaders to discuss immigration policy and politics and to analyze Donald Trump’s various immigration policies, ahead of Trump’s immigration focused speech in Arizona tomorrow. For additional information on the policy behind real immigration reform, see AILA’s new backgrounder. A recording of today’s call is available here.  Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), said … Continue reading »

Juanga y la 187 de Pete Wilson

Con toda seguridad no fue la mejor de sus composiciones, a juzgar por las pocas menciones al respecto en torno a su amplio repertorio de 1,800 canciones de su autoría. En eso, los especialistas sabrán juzgar mejor. Pero la “Canción 187” de Juan Gabriel coloca al cantante mexicano, fallecido el domingo en Los Ángeles, en … Continue reading »

Must Reads by Dara Lind and Greg Sargent: Trump’s Immigration Dance Does Not Add Up to a Policy Pivot

Earlier this week, Frank Sharry argued that Donald Trump was attempting to “cynically repackage a truly radical policy to make it more palatable to suburban white voters rightfully turned off by Trump’s explicit racism and nativism. But the underlying deportation-focused policy doesn’t seem to be evolving alongside the rhetorical tweaks.” Others have argued that Trump’s rhetorical shift … Continue reading »