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ICYMI: Tracking Scott Walker’s Lurch To The Right On Immigration

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is set to officially join the Republican presidential race today.  America’s Voice has released a series of resources that help track and make sense of Walker’s immigration stance – which Frank Sharry has deemed a mix between radical and incoherent. Read a detailed backgrounder on Scott Walker and immigration:http://americasvoice.org/research/meet-2016-gop-candidates-president-positions-immigration/#walker AV press statement: … Continue reading »

There He Goes Again: Speaker Boehner Tells Audience Immigration Is At The Top Of His Agenda

Kerry Eleveld of Daily Kos lifts up a report that Speaker John Boehner recently told an Irish audience that immigration reform is at the top of his agenda. The headline from Eleveld’s post really does put it best: “LOL”. The speaker of the US House of Representatives John Boehner has told a Dublin audience of … Continue reading »

Trump & Anti-Immigrant Shock Troops Filling GOP Leadership Vacuum on Immigration

The controversy over Donald Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant comments has moved to center stage of the 2016 Republican presidential race.  As the New York Times described today, “Republicans have struggled with the question of immigration overhaul for years, trying to balance a hard-line stance with the need to appeal to Hispanics.  Now they have to say whether they … Continue reading »

Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz Weigh in on Donald Trump’s Comments – Where is Rest of GOP Field?

Though it took nearly two weeks, some prominent members of the Republican 2016 presidential field are finally weighing in on Donald Trump’s racist and anti-immigrant comments. According to a Bloomberg News article, Jeb Bush discussed Trump’s comments after a town hall event held in Nevada this past weekend: “[Bush] took a handful of questions, beginning with one … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Jeb Bush Gets Mean When A DREAMer Tries To Ask A Question About DACA

Whatever happened to Jeb “I Understand The Immigrant Experience” Bush? Last weekend, Latino Rebels highlighted a video of DREAMer Erika Castro trying to ask Bush a question about DACA — and let’s just say Bush’s reaction to this young immigrant was anything but immigrant-friendly. The video is about a minute long and well-worth the watch, … Continue reading »

As the Latino Community Unites Against Donald Trump, GOP is Failing a Very Basic Threshold Test

The controversy and outrage over Donald Trump’s racist anti-immigrant comments is moving quickly.  While Trump’s comments have generated outrage and solidarity among Latinos and demonstrated the Latino community’s growing clout in corporate America, the Republican Party seems headed in the opposite and wrong direction.  Until today, the GOP’s presidential contenders have remained silent on Trump’s … Continue reading »

Here’s a “Big Idea”: Chris Christie Not “Telling It Like It Is” on Immigration

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is set to announce his official candidacy for the president this morning, joining the crowded Republican field.  As the Washington Post reported yesterday, the Christie campaign wants to drive “the national conversation” by unveiling a series of “big ideas,” including on immigration, and will use a slogan of “Telling it like it is.”  … Continue reading »

Governor Kasich’s Staff Misleads Press About Previous Encounter with Ohio Families and Advocates

Group Calls on Governor to Make Good on Meeting Commitment, Articulate Clear Policy As we reported yesterday, after traveling all the way from Ohio to Iowa to talk to their own Governor, John Kasich, about the President’s immigration executive action programs, 11 year-old U.S. citizen Andrew and his DAPA-eligible mother, Maria, got an encouraging, but … Continue reading »

VIDEO: DAPA-Eligible Maria And Her U.S. Citizen Son Discuss Confronting Gov. John Kasich

Earlier today in Iowa, DAPA-eligible Maria, along with her U.S. citizen son Andrew, were finally able to confront their Governor, Ohio’s John Kasich, on where he stands on the lawsuit blocking DAPA and expanded DACA. Ohio is one of the 26 states blocking deportation relief for Maria and 25,000 other Ohioans. For weeks, Maria and … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform: The Log In The Republican Eye

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. I wonder if Republicans, especially Hispanic Republicans, who say they support immigration reform believe they can avoid the enormous responsibility of their party … Continue reading »