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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 »

GOP Candidates Have Lurched Right on Immigration Reform; GOP Voters Haven’t

Ron Brownstein on Republican Voters in Three Early 2016 Primary States: Support for Legal Status for Undocumented Immigrants Not Much of a Deal-Breaker The narrative runs something like this: GOP presidential candidates are moving right on immigration reform because the GOP base has moved right; sure, there may be some support among Republican voters for … Continue reading »

RNC’s Response to Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Rant? “Welcome!” Most 2016 GOP Candidates? Silence.

Yesterday, the latest GOP candidate for President in 2016 accused a majority of America’s undocumented immigrants of being “rapists” — and not one single GOP competitor has yet to denounce him for it. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best,” reality television star and businessman Donald Trump claimed during his widely-panned announcement … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Mitt Romney’s Deputy Campaign Manager: “Don’t Repeat Mitt’s Mistakes on Immigration”

With a few notable exceptions, the 2016 GOP field has lurched right on immigration.  Scott Walker talks about 11 million people having to go back to their countries of origin.  Chris Christie calls granting citizenship to immigrants “extreme.”  Marco Rubio speaks out of both sides of his mouth, trying to cover up his betrayal of … Continue reading »

#DACAWorks: DREAMers, Advocates, Members Of Congress Celebrate DACA’s Third Anniversary

Yesterday, DREAMers and their advocates celebrated the third anniversary of the announcement of the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Program, or DACA. The celebration even earned notice from members of Congress, President Barack Obama, and 2016 Presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, who tweeted their support from their official Twitter accounts. Up until the announcement of DAPA … Continue reading »

The Other Questions Begging a Response from Jeb Bush on Immigration

The pro-immigrant protestors who caused Jeb Bush to go off-script at his campaign launch and state, “The next president of the United States will pass meaningful immigration reform so that that will be solved—not by executive order,” also offered a reminder that Bush has yet to provide specific answers to several essential immigration policy questions (such as, “if … Continue reading »

Lindsey Graham: Republicans Will Lose In 2016 If They Again Embrace Romney’s Failed “Self-Deportation” Policy

During a “Face The Nation” appearance Sunday, Republican Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham said the GOP will lose the White House in 2016 if they again embrace Mitt Romney’s failed “self-deportation” policy. “Mitt Romney and Ann Romney did our party a great service by admitting that embracing self deportation in 2012 was their biggest mistake,” Graham … Continue reading »

As an Official Presidential Candidate, Jeb Bush Needs to Answer Three Immigration Questions

At our www.americasvoice.org/2016 site, America’s Voice offers an array of resources on the politics of immigration in the 2016 election cycle, including candidate tracking backgrounders (here is the one on Jeb Bush) as well as reports assessing both parties’ challenges and opportunities on immigration ahead of 2016 (report decoding GOP on immigration here and Democrats here). As Jeb Bush officially … Continue reading »