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ICYMI: Philip Bump: “Donald Trump’s Hard-Right Position on Immigration Has Outlived Its Political Usefulness”

Yesterday, the Republican Party engaged in the kind of racially-charged demagoguery for which the Trump campaign is notorious. In fact, a major theme seemed to be that brown, black, and Muslim people are a danger and a threat to the Republic. In a new piece for “The Fix,” Phillip Bump of the Washington Post explains that while the anti-immigrant … Continue reading »

Meet The Top GOP Contenders For Vice-President — And Their Positions on Immigration

With the GOP convention slated to begin next Monday, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump is expected to unveil his running mate by the end of this week. Below and online here are five of the top contenders for the Republican nomination for Vice-President, along with their positions on immigration, as well as their positions on Deferred Action for … Continue reading »

Senator Who Once Objected to Resolution Honoring Cesar Chavez Thinks Donald Trump Can Win Over Latinos

Sen. Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is claiming that Donald Trump will attract Latinos and African-Americans in the upcoming general election — on which planet exactly, Senator? “Donald Trump is going to do better with Hispanics and African Americans,” Sessions claimed. “I am convinced, because he’s talking about things that will really make their wages go … Continue reading »

Cruz Plans To Build Trump’s Wall With The Help of Steve King, Jeff Sessions, and Trump Himself

Earlier this week, we noted GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz’s shift from supporting a path to legal status during the 2013 immigration debate, to a far-right approach nearly identical to Mitt Romney’s “self-deportation” plan now that he’s entered the 2016 election. Cruz’s effort has mainly been to get to the right of his fellow Republican opponent … Continue reading »

Senate Republicans Plan to Vote on Trump Anti-Immigrant Bill

Bumped this post as the Senate Republicans are expected to take up this ugly, anti-immigrant bill, sponsored by David Vitter, as early as Tuesday, October 21. Because Republicans just can’t seem to get enough of immigrant bashing, GOP Senate leaders are bringing yet another anti-immigrant bill to the Senate floor later this month. Seung Min … Continue reading »

Latino Voters To GOP: We're Really Not That Into You Either

The dwindling number of Republicans who still think they can glide into 2016 without first addressing their profound “Latino Problem” are in for a rude awakening. Today, Chuck Todd lifts up a new MSNBC/Telemundo/Marist poll highlighting just how toxic the Republican brand has become to Latino voters. While this booming voting bloc has roughly the … Continue reading »

MoJo: Senate GOP Leadership's Decision to Elevate Sessions Will Come Back to Haunt Them

As Pema Levy points out in a post at Mother Jones today, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is the Senate’s equivalent of Steve King, and is just as much an anti-immigrant hardliner though with slightly less of a tendency for repeated gaffes. The thing though, is that the Senate GOP leadership has just made Sessions the chair of … Continue reading »

NEW REPORT: GOP’s Picks to Oversee Immigration Subcommittee on Senate Judiciary Committee Says A Lot About Their Real Agenda

Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL) is expected to be selected by his Republican colleagues to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration. He’ll be assisted by Senator David Vitter (R-LA), who’s expected to be selected as “Vice Chair” of the Subcommittee and who has intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of “prosecutorial discretion”–a … Continue reading »

Central American Kids at the Border Emergency Brings Out the Best and Worst of America

Washington, DC – The fast-developing story regarding Central American unaccompanied children arriving at our border is bringing out the best – and the worst – in America. While an increasing number of elected officials and commentators are determined to keep the focus on the well-being of children fleeing violence, others are intent to use the … Continue reading »

Alabama Editorial: Jeff Sessions is Helping His Party Lose the Latino Vote

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is undoubtedly one of the Senate’s loudest voices against immigrants and immigration reform — and not everyone back home in Alabama is very happy about that.  Remember — Alabama is the state that passed HB 56, which for a time was the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant law.  In the last few years the … Continue reading »