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Marco Rubio Remains Tone Deaf On Immigration

Immigration became a big point of discussion during last night’s Republican debate, a discussion that Marco Rubio was able to avoid. Despite Rubio’s pivotal role in the “Gang of 8” Senate bill in 2013 and his subsequent reversal, he wasn’t asked about immigration by the debate moderators. Rubio, however, has been busy in the post-debate … Continue reading »

Trying to Unpack What Rubio Is Saying On Immigration – Again

At last night’s GOP Presidential Debate, Marco Rubio provided another window into his latest thinking on immigration, this time as it relates to “legal immigration.” Look, in addition to what Donald was saying is we also need to talk about the legal immigration system for permanent residents. Today, we have a legal immigration system for … Continue reading »

Marco Rubio’s “Fall from Grace” on Immigration Now Complete

As Rubio’s Immigration Talking Points Get Picked Apart and Criticized, He Sides with Immigration Hardliners on Senate Show-Vote Inspired By Donald Trump Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate will take a procedural vote on a virulently anti-immigrant bill, sponsored by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and inspired by Donald Trump, that taints all immigrants as … Continue reading »

Marco Doublespeak vs. Hillary Straight Talk: On Immigration Policy, Stark Contrasts on Display

Frank Sharry: Rubio “Confusing the Issue on Purpose;” Clinton “Engaging in Some Long Overdue Straight Talk” The contrast between Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton on immigration reform was on full display yesterday.  Rubio talked out of both sides of his mouth in ways that were confusing with respect to his policy stance and revealing with … Continue reading »

Des Moines Register Editorial Board: Marco Rubio Trying To "Have It Both Ways" On Immigration

Marco Rubio may be feeding Iowa’s GOP primary voters exactly what they want to hear when it comes to immigration, but in an editorial printed yesterday, Iowa’s most influential newspaper isn’t falling for it one bit. From the Des Moines Register: We wanted to know where he stands on immigration after distancing himself from the … Continue reading »

NEW POLL: Latino Voters on Midterm Elections, Immigration, and 2016 Presidential Contenders

Experts to Discuss New Poll Results and Implications for Upcoming Midterm and Presidential Elections Washington, DC – On a press call/webinar today, Matt Barreto, Co-Founder of Latino Decisions, and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, discussed the results of a new nationwide poll of 600 Latino voters that provides fresh data on overall Latino voter … Continue reading »

New AV Polling Shows Where Potential 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand with Latino Voters

Today on Jose Diaz Balart, Matt Barreto, Janet Murguia, and Frank Sharry previewed new America’s Voice polling on the power of the Latino Vote going into 2016. The poll will be released at 1pm this afternoon (Oct. 20). As you’ll see, Republican contenders are facing an uphill climb while, as Frank noted, Hillary Clinton has some work to do … Continue reading »

Sarah Palin Was For Immigration Reform and Citizenship Before She Was Against It

Ah, Sarah Palin. This weekend, she was in an uproar over the immigration bill that just passed the Senate.  She is just outraged about the path to citizenship. But here’s the thing: in 2008, she strongly supported a pathway to citizenship. It’s all captured in an article from Buzzfeed’s Andrew Kaczynski. First, the recent rant: … Continue reading »

And, This: "The Senate Immigration Bill Will Help Improve Social Security’s Long-Term Solvency"

As the mark-up of the Senate immigration begins in the Judiciary Committee tomorrow, advocates for reform got some very significant news today on the economic benefits of the bill. Via the WSJ’s Washington Wire: The Senate immigration bill will help improve Social Security’s long-term solvency and reduce the number of immigrants entering the U.S. illegally, … Continue reading »

Jeb Bush is Back: On Board With Immigration Reform That Includes Path To Citizenship (Again)

The past seven days have been quite a ride for Jeb Bush. He began the week by recanting his earlier support for immigration reform with  a path to citizenship.  That’s because Jeb wrote a book last year when it didn’t seem like a path to citizenship would be the mainstream Republican position. But, the 2012 … Continue reading »