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Youngest DREAMers Need Not Apply: The Other Troubling Part of Marco Rubio’s DACA Comments

Lynn Tramonte: “Senator Rubio has Sunk to a New Low; Pro-Immigration Voters Will Certainly Remember” A number of leading observers reported on the significance of Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s statement yesterday that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as President, regardless of whether Congress has passed immigration legislation.  As Suzanne Gamboa reported for NBC … Continue reading »

Marco Rubio Makes Clear He Would End DACA Program Regardless of Status of Immigration Bill

Lynn Tramonte: “If He Won’t Stand up For Dreamers and Other Immigrants, How Can We Expect Him to Stand Up to Hardliners in Congress and Finally Pass Immigration Reform?”  At an event today in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio stated that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program if he becomes … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez: When It Comes To Immigration, The Nation Pays The Cost Of A “Do-Nothing Congress”

In a floor speech earlier today, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez offered his congratulations to his friend and colleague Rep. Paul Ryan on his recent election, but lamented “that the new Speaker had to promise not to address immigration reform as a condition of being elected”: “Maybe those on the other side of the aisle will come … Continue reading »

Republicans Have A New Latino Outreach Strategy: Don’t Reach Out To Latinos At All

  It looks like Republicans have a new strategy to improve on Mitt Romney’s dismal 23% Latino voter turnout from 2012: Cancelling the only GOP debate scheduled to air on Spanish-language television. Upset over perceived “gotcha” questions from moderators during last week’s CNBC debate, the RNC has suspended its relationship with NBC News and, for … Continue reading »

In Congress, The Courts, And 2016 Campaign, GOP Cedes Control To Anti-Immigrant Wing Of The Party

Lynn Tramonte: “Republicans Continue to Shrink From Leadership and Allow The Nativists in the Party to Run Amok” In Congress, the courts, and the 2016 campaign trail, the Republican Party continues to cede control to the anti-immigrant wing of the Party.  Among the latest reminders: In Congress, newly-elected Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan made … Continue reading »

GOP: Giving Up On The Latino Vote?

  Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available online in Spanish here. The Republican Party seems to have a death wish. In the fight for the presidential nomination, the Republican team is lead by a neurosurgeon … Continue reading »

“New” Paul Ryan Joins Old GOP Appeasement Strategy With Anti-Immigrant Crowd

Greg Sargent’s “Morning Plum” today gets Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) immigration promise on the Sunday shows exactly right.  Sargent writes: “Incoming Speaker Paul Ryan this weekend went out of his way to reassure conservatives: Republicans will not enter into any bipartisan compromising with Obama on immigration reform. No sirree: “‘Specifically on this issue, you cannot trust this president,’ … Continue reading »

Latest On Immigration From Jeb Bush, Donald Trump Continues Toxic Toll On GOP Brand Image

As we have noted, the Republican Party is currently engaged in a relentless assault on immigrants – in the courts, in Congress, and on the 2016 campaign trail.  Every major 2016 Republican presidential candidate has moved further to the right on immigration policy and politics than before.  While polling frontrunners Donald Trump and Ben Carson keep providing the … Continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez Calls on SNL to Dump Trump; Coalition Gains Steam; New Website Explains Why #RacismIsntFunny

Yesterday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) joined the growing number of voices calling on SNL to drop Donald Trump from hosting the show on November 7th. In addition to statements given on the House floor,  Rep. Gutierrez issued a strongly worded letter to the Presidents of Comcast and NBC Universal, writing: “Having Donald Trump as a guest on every news and entertainment program … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez to NBC & SNL: Giving Free Air Time To People Who Insult Latinos “Is Now Part Of Your Business Model?”

In a speech on the House floor earlier today, Rep, Luis Gutiérrez followed up on the open letter he sent to the Presidents of Comcast and NBC Universal demanding they “disinvite” Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump from SNL hosting duties next month. “To put Donald Trump on the air in American living rooms on the signature comedy show of one of … Continue reading »