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ICYMI: The Day Donald Trump “Chickened Out”

New La Opinión Editorial:  “He Adds ‘Coward’ to the Many Adjectives That Describe Him” Following Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a Q&A session with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, the editorial board of the leading Spanish language media outlet, La Opinión, did not miss a beat.  In their latest piece, entitled, … Continue reading »

The Republican Party Is Out Of Touch – With The American Public And With The Facts On Immigration

As the Republican field continues to double-down on positions defined by anti-immigrant hostility, two new pieces out today explain how this lurch to the right is not just out of sync with the American public, it’s out of sync with the facts, too. In a new National Journal piece, Ron Brownstein captures how the cultural views of Republican … Continue reading »

Mitt “Self-Deportation” Romney Is Worried About 2016 GOP Candidates’ Embrace Of Anti-Immigrant Politics

After his terrible performance with Latino voters in 2012, Mitt Romney is an expert on how Republicans can mishandle the immigration issue, alienate Latino voters, and destroy the party’s general election chances in the process.  As a result, new comments from Romney criticizing the tone and tenor of the Republican primary season’s focus on immigration should be taken seriously. … Continue reading »

Eva Longoria, Latino Victory Project Call On Latinos To Combat Ugly Rhetoric By Sharing Their Family Stories

Actor and activist Eva Longoria is the latest in a string of high-profile Latinos to fight back against the toxic, anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric from Republican Presidential candidates — and she bringing some back-up, too. The Latino Victory Project co-founder is calling on Latinos and immigrants to submit their personal, family stories for the “Firsts Campaign,” … Continue reading »

Trump Embraces “Operation Wetback” As Model For Mass Deportation

Anything but “Humane”  Donald Trump has mostly avoided answering any questions about how he would deport 11 million immigrants from the US. We tried to explain his plan in detail here. But he’s recently made it clear he intends to model it after one of the darkest moments in modern American history. In his recent interview with … Continue reading »

New Polling Of Latinos: Trump Is Hated, The GOP Brand Is Damaged, And Latinos Are Fired Up

NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo Latino Oversample is Bad News for Republicans  A Latino voter oversample of the NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Telemundo poll confirms what many suspect: the virulently anti-immigrant campaign of Donald Trump is wildly unpopular among Latinos; the Republican Party’s image and prospects are in serious trouble; and Latinos are highly focused on the election even … Continue reading »

#100Women100Miles To Keep Walking “For The 11 Million Undocumented People Still Excluded From Relief”

A new op-ed from Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, reminds us of the strength, courage, and inspiration we can draw from the 100 women who embarked on a 100 mile walk earlier this month to see Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. “As we journeyed from town to city, through heat and … Continue reading »

John Kasich Joins Rest of GOP Field in Tacking Right on Immigration: “Yes” to Border Wall, “No” to Pathway to Citizenship

Yesterday, we noted that the entire Republican presidential field was tacking to the right on issues of immigration and immigrants, highlighting new examples of how even the supposedly pro-reform candidacies of Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush getting caught in the nativist undertow generated by the extreme, anti-immigrant comments of Donald Trump and Ben Carson.  Now, … Continue reading »

In Address to Congress, Pope Pleas For Greater Compassion Toward Immigrants: “I Say This To You As The Son Of Immigrants” (TRANSCRIPT)

In his historic speech before Congress today, Pope Francis invoked his own family’s immigrant history and called on Americans to not “turn their back[s]” on immigrants, saying they travel in “search of a better life for themselves and for their loved ones.” “In recent centuries, millions of people came to this land to pursue their dream of building a … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Staff Reflects: Why We Need to Hear Pope Francis’s Pro-Immigrant Message

 America’s Voice Will Be Covering the Pope’s Visit to the United States in Both English and Spanish Follow Along @AmericasVoice, @TUSK81 and @MaribelHastings America’s Voice will be covering the papal visit to the United States this week in both English and Spanish (see here for a full twitter list of key handles to follow).  Ahead of … Continue reading »