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ICYMI: The “100 Women” Remind Us What Courage And Leadership Look Like On Immigration

In Midst of Ugly Anti-Immigrant Demagoguery by GOP Candidates, Immigrant Women Pilgrimaging to DC Inject Refreshing Dose of Morality into Immigration Debate As the GOP candidates continue to fill the airwaves with xenophobic rhetoric and anti-immigrant demagoguery, a courageous group of immigrant women is showing leadership in ways the Republican Party has not. On their … Continue reading »

Two Must-Read Pieces From The Incredible Women Walking 100 Miles To Greet Pope Francis In D.C.

The 100 women making the 100 mile pilgrimage from Pennsylvania to DC to greet Pope Francis are about a quarter of the way there — they were at mile 26, at last count — and two new pieces from recent days highlight the message of dignity and compassion the walkers want to share with both … Continue reading »

5 Fact Checks & Reactions to Immigration in Last Night’s GOP Debate

Below, we offer some reactions and fact-checking about the immigration-related parts of last night’s debate: The Focus of the “Mass-Deportation” Discussion Was on the Impracticality of Donald Trump’s Plan – Not Its Morally Abhorrent, Un-American Vision:  During the immigration-related parts of last night’s debate, most of the candidates who reacted to Donald Trump’s vision to expel 11 … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutierrez On Citizenship Day: “The Way To Respond To Racism Is To Vote”

We’re constantly getting questions from people about what they can do to help push back against the increasingly ugly and racist rhetoric from the 2016 election, particularly from the leading Republican candidate, Donald Trump. While it’s important to lift our voices whenever we see ugly attacks on our Latino, Asian-American, and immigrant communities, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, … Continue reading »

As Spotlight Shines On Fiorina, Reminders That She Won’t Fix GOP’s Immigration & Latino Problems

Devastating Loss of Latino Vote in CA 2010 Senate Race Was Even Worse Than Romney’s Total The consensus takeaway from last night’s Republican presidential debate is that Carly Fiorina was the big winner, perhaps emerging as the leading alternative to frontrunner Donald Trump.  Yet when it comes to Fiorina’s ability to potentially help the Republican … Continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Trump’s Immigration Plan Would Require 211 Buses And 20 747 Planes Carrying 20,000 Immigrants Daily

Donald Trump has a plan to remove 11 million people from the United States in 18 months. If his plan were successful, it would be one of the worst global humanitarian atrocities in recent history: He will transport 611,111 per month 20,370 per day 14 people per minute around the clock Only 52% of the … Continue reading »

As Republicans Gather In Agriculture-Rich California, A Lesson From The Devastating Effects Of Alabama’s Anti-Immigrant HB 56

As Republican candidates descend on agriculture and immigrant-rich California for their second debate, you don’t have to wonder what kind of effects Donald Trump’s radical immigration “plan” would have on the state and elsewhere — all you have to do is look at Alabama. The draconian, Trump-style HB 56 — implemented in 2011 by state … Continue reading »

Ahead of Tonight’s Debate: Trump’s Un-American Ideas, Sharp Contrasts with Ronald Reagan, and the Threat of Long-Term Damage to the GOP

Ahead of tonight’s Republican presidential debate, a range of observers are echoing some of our key assessments about the role of immigration in the 2016 contest: the dangerous and radical notions advanced by Donald Trump; the contrasts between the current field and Ronald Reagan on immigration; and the long-term political blowback that the GOP will … Continue reading »

When GOP Hopefuls Descend On CA, Will They Pay Attention To Lessons Embodied By The State?

Ahead of Reagan Library Debate, Immigration and Labor Leaders Join Political Scientist to Discuss How CA Serves a Cautionary Tale for the National GOP Click here to listen to today’s recording. Tonight’s debate in California offers a reminder – a cautionary tale – for Republicans.  In 1994, California’s Governor Pete Wilson (R) pushed through the infamous … Continue reading »

Key Immigration Facts & Questions Ahead of GOP Presidential Debate

For additional details, contact and please check out the America’s Voice 2016 content, including detailed candidate tracking information, at Here are a few key reminders and questions surrounding the politics of immigration ahead of Wednesday night’s Republican presidential debate. Do Observers Fully Appreciate the Radical and Nativist Ideas that Donald Trump is Trying to Mainstream? While … Continue reading »