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Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III Was Donald Trump Before Donald Trump

Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III has been one of the loudest and bigoted voices in the Senate — and he’s just been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to be the next Attorney General of the United States. During his time in the Senate, Sessions has scooped up every chance he’s had to trash immigration reform … Continue reading »

Reacción de Frank Sharry a la nominación de Jeff Sessions

Compartimos la reacción de Frank Sharry, Director Ejecutivo de America’s Voice, sobre la nominación del senador Jeff Sessions (R-AL) como Fiscal General del gobierno de Trump. “Otro día y otro ejemplo de cómo el presidente electo Trump está conformando los puestos más poderosos del gabinete y de consejero de la Casa Blanca en su gobierno … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Reacts to Nomination of Jeff Sessions

Below is a reaction from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, on the nomination of Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to be Attorney General for the Trump Administration. “Another day, another example of how President-elect Trump is filling the most powerful cabinet positions and senior White House posts in his Administration with white nationalists and … Continue reading »

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 »