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More Evidence Donald Trump’s Ugly Rhetoric Is Inspiring Latinos To Become Citizens And Vote

As we noted yesterday, a report has noted that while the number of eligible Latino voters is 40 percent higher in 2016 than in 2008, our voting muscle remains undermobilized. However, more and more evidence is showing that Latinos are becoming energized thanks to help from the unlikeliest of people: Donald Trump. “Donald Trump’s scathing … Continue reading »

“Caucus To End Hate”: Iowa Latinos Respond To Joint Trump, Arpaio Rally With Protest, Voter Registration Drive

Iowa Latinos participated in a silent protest and voter registration event in response to Donald Trump’s campaign stop in Marshalltown, Iowa yesterday, where he eagerly received an endorsement from notorious Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Immigrant activists preparing to protest the Trump/Joe Arpaio rally in Marshalltown. — Kate Linthicum (@katelinthicum) January 26, 2016 Sheriff … Continue reading »

Rise in GOP Anti-Immigrant Policy & Rhetoric on Wrong Side of Three Key Trendlines

As GOP Anti-Immigrant Politics Ratchets Up: Number of Undocumented Immigrants Declines; Latino Opinion of GOP Tanks; and Number of Latino Voters Rises One of the dominant storylines of the Republicans’ 2016 presidential primary campaign has been the ascendance of anti-immigrant policy and rhetoric. Donald Trump’s attempt to mainstream hate and racism toward at Mexicans, Muslims and the … Continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: SCOTUS Will Take Up DAPA/DACA+. So What Happens Next?

Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments on the DAPA and expanded DACA lawsuit. What does this mean exactly? Finally, immigrant families will have their day in court. If the Supreme Court does the right thing and unfreezes DAPA and the DACA expansion, it will transform the lives of millions of … Continue reading »

Republicans Kicked Off Their First Debate Of 2016 Like They Finished Off 2015: Out-Trumping Each Other On Immigration

Republicans kicked off their first Presidential debate of 2016 just like they finished off 2015: Trying to out-Trump each other in order to suck up to the anti-immigrant crowd that now makes up their base.   One of the most heated moments of the night came from Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who yet again bickered with each … Continue reading »

Sorry Gov. Haley: Entire GOP Field Following Siren Call Of “Angriest Voices” On Immigration

Ahead of Tonight’s GOP Debate in SC, Leading GOP Contenders Propose Mass Deportation or Self-Deportation During this week’s official Republican response to the State of the Union address, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called on the country to resist “the siren call of the angriest voices” in how we welcome and treat immigrants.  The fact is that the … Continue reading »

GOPers Said Different Things About Immigration In Their English & Spanish Rebuttals & Thought We Wouldn’t Notice

Last night, President Obama gave his final State of the Union address, and in keeping with a relatively recent tradition, Republicans offered their rebuttal in both English and Spanish — with one oh-so-slight catch. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart were each charged with delivering the same rebuttal in English and … Continue reading »

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 »