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Immigration Reform

Throwback Thursday: 2013 Ted Cruz Grills 2015 Ted Cruz On His Past Support For Legal Status

Ted Cruz has been in a bitter back-and-forth with Marco Rubio over the issue of immigration for months, most recently onstage at Tuesday’s Republican debate. But in an interview with Fox News anchor Bret Baier, Cruz faced one foe he just wasn’t ready for: himself. From HuffPo: Fox News’ Bret Baier grilled the 2016 GOP presidential candidate … Continue reading »

“Say Bye To Latino Vote”: Twitter Reacts To Extreme Rhetoric From Last Night’s GOP Debate

Last night’s Republican Presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada became a race over who can go furthest to the extreme right, with leading candidates uniting as both anti-immigrant and anti-refugee. In a round-up below, journalists, immigration advocates, and others react to the radical agendas proposed by Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and others. The main #GOPDebate starts … Continue reading »

Ted Cruz Embraces Self-Deportation: Now Officially to the Right of Mitt Romney’s 2012 Immigration Stance

Frank Sharry: “It’s a remarkable development that Ted Cruz has scratched and clawed his way to the right of Mitt Romney on immigration policy” Tonight’s Republican presidential debate is likely to include questions on immigration – one of the dominant storylines on the GOP campaign trail.  And just in time for the debate, Iowa frontrunner … Continue reading »

Cruz Plans To Build Trump’s Wall With The Help of Steve King, Jeff Sessions, and Trump Himself

Earlier this week, we noted GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s shift from supporting a path to legal status during the 2013 immigration debate, to a far-right approach nearly identical to Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” plan now that he’s entered the 2016 election. Cruz’s effort has mainly been to get to the right of his fellow Republican opponent … Continue reading »

Ted Cruz’s Immigration Stance Is Clear: He’s for Self-Deportation

Marco Rubio is in Much the Same Place as Cruz  In a recent interview with NBC’s Kasie Hunt, Ted Cruz was reluctant to specify what constitutes “amnesty” since he’s been trying to pin the A-word on his opponent Marco Rubio.  Finally, he offered up this definition: “forgiving the law-breaking of those who come here illegally and … Continue reading »

Jeb Bush Says Donald Trump Is “Scary,” But He’d Support Him As The GOP Nominee Anyway

Last Sunday, GOP Presidential candidate Jeb Bush complained to CBS’ “Face The Nation” that “it’s kind of scary” to listen to Donald Trump talk, saying that “he’s all over the map, misinformed at best and praying on people’s fears at worst.” Still, that didn’t stop Jeb from telling that same program that he’d support Trump … Continue reading »

VIDEO: Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley Sits With Immigrant Family For DAPA Dinner

Last week, Democratic presidential candidate and former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley sat down for a historic meal with a DAPA-eligible family from Austin, Texas, to hear how the program would benefit them. O’Malley’s visit with the Ramirez family — consisting of several DACA-recipient children, a U.S. citizen child, and DAPA-eligible parents — is the first … Continue reading »

Marco Rubio Remains Tone Deaf On Immigration

Immigration became a big point of discussion during last night’s Republican debate, a discussion that Marco Rubio was able to avoid. Despite Rubio’s pivotal role in the “Gang of 8” Senate bill in 2013 and his subsequent reversal, he wasn’t asked about immigration by the debate moderators. Rubio, however, has been busy in the post-debate … Continue reading »

“We Should Not Be Breaking Families Up”: Presidential Candidate Martin O’Malley Sits Down With Immigrant Family for “DAPA Dinner”

Workers Defense in Action PAC organized an historic gathering in Austin, Texas yesterday, where former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley became the first 2016 Presidential candidate to meet with an immigrant family for “DAPA Dinner.” The Ramirez family — consisting of several DACA-recipient children, a U.S. citizen child, and DAPA-eligible parents — sat down with O’Malley … Continue reading »

Conservative Pundits Pummel Trump, Want Answers From Cruz And Rubio

The immigration issue has become a defining – and divisive -issue in the GOP presidential contest. Donald Trump’s dangerous vision for America — one of tearing families and communities across the nation apart — has drawn widespread rebuke from pundits across the political spectrum. As we noted yesterday, a lot of the criticism has come from conservative pundits. … Continue reading »