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Trump is Not Enough: To Maximize 2016 Opportunity, Democrats Should Rely on Turnout, Not Triangulation

In a potential general election presidential matchup between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Democrats start at an Electoral College advantage in large part due to the potential voting power and candidate preferences of the Latino electorate. For example, as leading observersand recent polling underscores, Florida is moving towards the Democratic column due largely to the combination of Trump’s … Continue reading »

Warning Sign for GOP: Donald Trump Driving Away Florida Latino Republicans

With conservative and Republican elites battling over whether or not to rally behind Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, it’s important to take a look at what’s happening among the voters they purport to represent. Two new polls in South Florida and fresh commentary from Latino Republicans about Trump underscore that the drop-off … Continue reading »

Donald Trump’s Immigration Quotes Are Totally Unrecognizable From Past Republican Presidents

Ronald Reagan, 1989: “I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living … Continue reading »

Staggering Moral and Economic Consequences of Mass Deportation a Reminder Why Trump Presents GOP with Moment of Truth

In addition to moral toll on America, center-right American Action Forum study find mass deportation would inflict massive economic costs;  No room for equivocation: GOP elected officials and candidates must follow lead of Sen. Ben Sasse and  others and reject Trump We have never believed that Donald Trump would try to, or would be capable of, … Continue reading »

Ahead of Mother’s Day, New Music Video from Elena & Los Fulanos Highlights the Struggle of Families Separated by Broken Immigration System

As families around the country prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, a new music video from the bilingual folk-rock group Elena & Los Fulanos reminds us that many immigrant mothers will be spending this holiday apart from their loved ones.  The video for the group’s song “Amor Migrante,” features Maryland resident and CASA de Maryland member Rosario Reyes, an … Continue reading »

New Music Video From Elena & Los Fulanos Features Undocumented Mom Who Has Not Seen Her Son In 12 Years

A new music video debuting today highlights the anguish of an undocumented mother who has been separated from her son for 12 years. The music video from bilingual folk-rock group Elena & Los Fulanos, “Amor Migrante,” features Maryland resident and CASA de Maryland member Rosario, an undocumented mom from El Salvador who has not seen … Continue reading »

2016 Marks Devastating 20-Year Anniversary for American Families with Immigrant Roots

Lundy Khoy faced deportation due to the 1996 immigration laws. Read more about her from the Immigrant Justice Network. There are two types of anniversaries: joyous ones commemorating forward progress, and devastating ones reminding us how much time has passed since an evil act. 2016 is a devastating anniversary for many families with immigrant connections. … Continue reading »

Coverage and Commentary of Recent Latino Polling Offers Lessons for Both Parties

Recent polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, confirms that Donald Trump is deeply unpopular with Latino voters; and that the Republican Party’s brand image with Latinos is deeply damaged and getting worse, due in part to Trump’s rise but also because of the GOP’s immigration stance and tenor (include … Continue reading »

Updated: In 18 of 20 GOP Primary Exit Polls, Republican Voters Support Legalization over Deportation

Republican exit polling from Indiana’s primary asked two questions relevant to immigration policy and politics: Indiana Republicans supported offering undocumented immigrants “a chance to apply for legal status” instead of deportation by a 52% – 45% margin Indiana Republican voters ranked immigration lowest among the four “most important issues” tested Adding yesterday’s results to the earlier primary state … Continue reading »