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How Marco Rubio Embodies the GOP’s Failures on Trump and Immigration

Cross-posted from Frank Sharry’s post on Medium: It’s not terribly surprising that a Republican Party that has failed to effectively counter the rise of Trump is now trying to rally around Marco Rubio as the great “establishment” hope. The hope is that the Cuban-American Senator from Florida can help the GOP present general election voters … Continue reading »

Immigration in the 2016 Elections: Two Parties, Two States, One Big Takeaway

As Democrats Lean Into Immigration and Energize Latino Voters, Republicans’ Hardline Immigration Stance Poses General Election Problems Immigration continues to be a major issue in both parties’ presidential primary contests, with leading candidates of both parties tacking in the exact opposite direction. While the two presidential races are starkly different contests, it is already clear … Continue reading »

Biden: “Erecting A Wall For The World To See Makes A Lie Of Everything We Say About Ourselves”

In the wake of the battle of words between Pope Francis and leading Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden adds to the moral argument against a massive wall along the US/Mexico border, saying that, in the face of America’s tradition of welcoming the immigrant and refugee, “erecting a wall for the world to see … Continue reading »

Women Walk From El Paso To Ciudad Juárez To Lift Up Pope’s Message Of Compassion For The Immigrant

As Pope Francis is set to pray at the Rio Grande tomorrow, a delegation of women and leaders began a day-long pilgrimage from El Paso to Ciudad Juarez today to bring a message of welcome and compassion for the immigrant and refugee. “Last September, we heard the Pope’s message about being a nation of immigrants … Continue reading »

Will The Real Marco Rubio Please Stand Up?

Marco Rubio has been on a roll lately, and definitely not in the good way. Two weeks ago he was mocked for appearing to “malfunction” at the Republican debate in New Hampshire, when he repeated the same canned responses no less than three times in a row. Then there was this whole immigration back-in-forth with … Continue reading »

Women’s Pilgrimage To Travel To Border To Greet Pope Francis’s Message Of Dignity For Immigrants

Last September, the pilgrimage of 100 women walking 100 miles from Pennsylvania to Washington DC to greet Pope Francis inspired us in so many ways. We were there when the women triumphantly ended their journey at McPherson Square in DC, with many weeping. For these women, the journey wasn’t just a matter of lifting up … Continue reading »

Behind On The Presidential Election? We Have You Covered

It’s only February and the 2016 general election is still over 270 days away, but so much has already happen in this year’s cycle, it’s hard to keep track. On the Republican side, the Presidential field has gone from 15 candidates, to just seven as of today: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, … Continue reading »

Is The Jig Finally Up For Marco Rubio?

For a while, we’ve been tracking Marco Rubio’s slide to the extreme right on immigration, artfully camouflaged by consultant-crafted soundbites. Once upon a time the courageous supporter of a path to citizenship — even getting himself declared “The Republican Savior” by TIME — Rubio backtracked on his own bill barely two years later when he … Continue reading »

Will Latino Motivation To Rout GOP Be Undermined By Obama Immigration Raids?

Andres Oppenheimer: GOP Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Alienating Latinos and Threatening Republicans’ Chances Kerry Eleveld: Home Raids Against Central American Refugees Could Give GOP “An Escape Route by Driving Down Participation” Among Latino & Immigrant Voters With immigration center stage in the 2016 presidential cycle, one of the most important questions in assessing the 2016 election cycle … Continue reading »

Days Before Pope Francis Visits Mexico, Group Places #ImmigrantLivesMatter Sign On Border Fence

Days from Pope Francis’s visit to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, members from Border Network For Human Right have placed a #ImmigrantLivesMatter sign on a portion of the border fence between El Paso and Juarez. The Pontiff will hold mass in the border city on February 18th — the last full day of his highly-anticipated return to the Americas … Continue reading »