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Meet The Undocumented Woman Running One Of Philadelphia’s Hottest Restaurants

One of Philadelphia’s best new chefs serves up a whole lot more than food at her bustling Mexican restaurant. Owner and chef Cristina Martinez is an undocumented immigrant, and her restaurant has become a hub for community members who are looking for both a bite to eat and an understanding ear. “It’s not just me,” she … Continue reading »

“Orange Is The New Black” Star Diane Guerrero Opens Up About Her Family’s Deportation

Actor and activist Diane Guerrero appeared on an immigration-themed episode of Chelsea Handler’s talk show this past weekend to open up about her family’s deportation story and stress the urgent need for immigration reform. The “Orange Is the New Black” star has been candid about the deportation of her family members — her mother, father, … Continue reading »

Más evidencia de que la gente apoya mayoritariamente una vía a la ciudadanía para los inmigrantes indocumentados

¿El nativismo de Trump está generando respaldo a reformas humanitarias? Al participar anoche en la gala anual del Instituto del Comité Hispano del Congreso (CHCI), la candidata presidencial demócrata Hillary Clinton reiteró su intención de enviar su propuesta de reforma migratoria con vía a la ciudadanía en los primeros 100 días de su presidencia. La candidata reconoció el escepticismo … Continue reading »

More Evidence that the Public Overwhelmingly Supports a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants

Is Trump’s Nativism Driving Up Support for Humane Reforms? Last night, speaking at an annual Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) gala, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton reiterated her intention to introduce immigration reform legislation with a path to citizenship in the first 100 days of her presidency. The candidate acknowledged the skepticism about a legislative overhaul, noting that “people … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Aaron Blake: “Donald Trump Is Doing A Great Job Making People Like Immigrants More”

In a new piece for the Washington Post’s “The Fix”, Aaron Blake analyzes a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News. He concludes that Donald Trump’s immigration proposals are not only unpopular with most Americans, but finds that “Trump actually appears to be increasing sympathy for immigrants and depressing support for his harsh enforcement techniques.” Among the poll’s findings, 79% … Continue reading »

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 »