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From The Des Moines Register: Meet The DREAMers Driving The Immigration Debate In Iowa

“Attention, presidential candidates: If they haven’t already…Iowa DREAMers are coming for you.” In a must-read piece, the Des Moines Register profiles the young activists driving the immigration debate in Iowa as both Democratic and Republican Presidential candidates visit to draw support for next year’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. In particular, the profile highlights the work of members … Continue reading »

It Looks Like Scott Walker Is Onboard Trump’s Immigration Plan. Where Do Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio Stand?

Over the weekend, leading Republican candidate Donald Trump went into further detail about his immigrant “plans” — an ugly, nativist wish-list proposing to round up and deport a population the size of Ohio — and at least one other GOP candidate is already eagerly onboard. From the Huffington Post: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) said … Continue reading »

We Take Trump at His Word: Deport Them All Is His Plan

If Implemented, Trump’s Radical Proposal Would Be a Tragic and Dark Chapter in America’s Story Donald Trump has begun to provide specifics regarding his approach to immigration.  The GOP’s frontrunner wants to rid America of 11 million undocumented immigrants and their U.S. citizen children, change the U.S. Constitution’s definition of citizenship, and place a moratorium … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Responds to Trump Immigration Positions

Trump Says Deport 11 million, Stop Legal Immigration, Change Constitution and More Today Donald Trump’s campaign issued his immigration position paper. He also talked about immigration in an interview with Chuck Todd in which he said that undocumented immigrants “have to go”.  Given that he sought and received the advice of Republican hardliner Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), perhaps it’s not … Continue reading »

USA Today Editorial: “Getting To 100% Border Security Sounds Good Only On The Campaign Trail”

GOP Contenders Talk Walls and Fences While Majority of Americans Want Common-Sense Comprehensive Reform Leading GOP candidates – and political journalists covering them – would be wise to read the just-published USA Today editorial entitled, “Lost immigration lesson: Getting to 100% border security sounds good only on the campaign trail.”  It takes down the myths behind the … Continue reading »

“Women’s Pilgrimage For Migrant Justice”: 100 Immigrant Women To Walk 100 Miles to DC For Pope’s Historic US Visit

When three-quarters of all immigrants in the United States are women and children, women and mothers know that it’s ultimately our families who keep paying the human cost of our nation’s broken immigration system. It’s perhaps the main reason why 100 immigrant women, along with their supporters, will walk 100 miles from Pennsylvania to D.C. … Continue reading »

More Of That Trump Effect In Action: Christie Tells Ingraham We Should “Reexamine” Birthright Citizenship

Here’s more of that “Trump Effect” in action. Today, Chris Christie — fresh off a rocky debate performance, where even a visibly-irritated Rand Paul rolled his eyes at the candidate — told right-wing radio host and noted xenophobe Laura Ingraham that we should “reexamine” the 14th Amendment, which grants automatic citizenship to all children born … Continue reading »

Fusion: “Trump Is Proving He’s Not Only A Blathering Xenophobe…He’s Also A Lousy Businessman”

From hotel resorts to golf courses to a private 757 jet (Hair Force One?), there’s no denying Donald Trump has been a successful moneymaker (“I’m really rich,” he once boasted, though the exact figure remains up for dispute). But for all his business acumen, you gotta wonder why Trump’s sole immigration plan to date has been to … Continue reading »

Univision’s Jorge Ramos: Trump Is “Loudest Voice Of Intolerance, Division, And Hatred Right Now In America”

Leave it to Jorge Ramos to perfectly sum up the Donald Trump campaign in one sentence: “Donald Trump is the loudest voice of intolerance, division, and hatred right now in America.” Ouch. The Univision anchor recently sat down with CNN, where he not only praised the line of questioning from the Fox News moderators during … Continue reading »

Last Week’s Message From Republicans To Latinos Was Pretty Clear: We’re Just Not That Into You

RNC Chair Reince Priebus’s 2012 post-mortem report following Mitt Romney’s obliteration seemed pretty clear in its message to Republicans: We must pass immigration reform if we’re going to make amends with the Latino voters who defeated us, and we must pass it now. “We must embrace and champion comprehensive immigration reform…If Hispanic Americans hear that … Continue reading »