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Democratic Presidential Candidates Condemn ICE Raids During Last Night’s “Iowa Brown & Black Forum”

All three Democratic candidates for President condemned the ongoing ICE raids that continue to terrorize immigrant communities during last night’s “Iowa Brown & Black Forum” at Drake University in Des Moines. While the forum addressed numerous issues important to minority voters — particularly the “Black Lives Matter” movement — immigration took center stage, particularly the ICE raids targeting … Continue reading »

ICYMI: 10 Times Marco Rubio Turned His Back on Immigrants

Juan Escalante of America’s Voice Documents Defining Moments in Marco Rubio’s Past that Pro-Immigration Voters Will Not Forget Today, ahead of this weekend’s Kemp Forum in South Carolina, Juan Escalante, Digital Campaign Manager at America’s Voice, highlights in a new Medium post the top moments when Marco Rubio “turned his back on immigrants” in favor … Continue reading »

Making Sense of the Cruz-Rubio Cage Match: Both Have Flip-Flopped from 2013 Positions; Both Now Support Versions of Self-Deportation

Frank Sharry: “A party that needs to expand its appeal in a country undergoing a huge demographic transition has lurched to the right in a way that is likely to make it unelectable in the 2016 presidential race.” Political observers have been busy this week assessing the immigration back-and-forth between the top-tier Republican presidential candidates … Continue reading »

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 »