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Trump and GOP Blueprint for Deportation As Unpopular As It is Radical

Washington, DC – The DHS implementation memos on immigration enforcement are just the latest in a string of reminders that the Trump Administration intends to pander to the small minority of nativists who make up Trump’s base instead of responding to the wishes of the broad majority of the American public. In poll after poll, … Continue reading »

The Polling Is Clear: The American Public Likes Immigrants And Hates Donald Trump

Recent polling couldn’t be any clearer: Undocumented immigrants are popular with the American people. Donald Trump is not. “Virtually every recent poll shows that Americans believe that illegal immigrants currently living in the United States should be given a chance to remain here legally,” writes Karlyn Bowman in Forbes. Look no further than a massive … Continue reading »

Polling Roundup: Trump’s Immigration and Refugee Policies Are as Unpopular as He Is

Donald Trump’s radical immigration and refugee executive orders are dangerous, un-American, and — according to three new polls — unpopular. Polling from Gallup, CNN, and CBS News make clear that President Trump is personally unpopular, as is his immigration-related policy agenda. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, “Now we know why President Trump has … Continue reading »

Dr Robert Jones, Noted Public Opinion Researcher: Americans, Including Republicans, Overwhelmingly Oppose Mass Deportation and Support a Path to Legal Status

President Trump’s immigration executive order creates a blueprint for mass deportation and builds up the Deportation Force he called for during the campaign. But is his hard-edged approach to undocumented immigrants popular with the American people or not? No. In fact, Trump’s approach is wildly unpopular with the American people and diametrically opposed to what the vast … Continue reading »

CA and NY Analyses of Latino Vote: Exit Polls Got it Wrong

Pieces in LA Times and NY Daily News Highlight New Precinct-Level Analyses in California and New York Find that Edison Exit Polls Overestimated Latino Support for Trump Two new op-eds detail precinct-level analyses of how the Latino electorate in California and New York actually voted in 2016, adding powerful evidence to the argument that the Edison exit polls overestimated … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Study: Trump Fared Worse than Romney in Florida Hispanic Vote”

A new op-ed published in The Hill from Ali Valenzuela, an Assistant Professor of Politics and Latino Studies at Princeton University, and Tyler Reny, a Ph.D. student at the UCLA Department of Political Science, summarizes their recent analysis of voting precincts in Florida to explore how the state’s Hispanic electorate actually voted in 2016. Despite the national exit … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Democrats Need to Lean into, Not Run From, Defending Immigrants

In a new “Plum Line” piece, Greg Sargent predicts that: “No matter what, the Democratic Party isn’t going to back down from aggressively defending minority rights. It just can’t… [The Republican] agenda is likely to feature a major assault on various constituencies that will simply require Democrats to mount an aggressive, sustained defense of them.” The pro-immigrant … Continue reading »

Americans Oppose Repealing DACA By 58-28% Margin

A new poll out today finds that by more than a 2:1 margin, 58%-28%, Americans oppose an effort to repeal the DACA program for DREAMers. Conducted by Global Strategy Group, the poll also finds that intensity is strongly against repealing DACA, with 45% of respondents “strongly opposed” to a DACA repeal, while just 19% “strongly … Continue reading »

Cities and Colleges Speak Out for Immigrants Against a Backdrop of Overwhelmingly Public Support for Legalization Over Deportation

Washington, DC – In the face of Donald Trump’s pledge to end the DACA program for DREAMers and ramp up deportations of undocumented immigrants, leaders from cities and college campuses across the country are speaking up. They are defending the contributions and futures of immigrants and pledging to resist a Trump Administration’s push to apprehend … Continue reading »

Latino Vote Share in 2016: How a Myth Becomes a “Fact”

Latinos turned out in record numbers this election, and supported Clinton over Trump by an historic margin (79% to 18%). Unfortunately, a faulty exit poll number is undermining Latinos’ strong performance this cycle. The exit poll is just one survey, it is not actual results  It is not fact, it is a survey providing an … Continue reading »

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