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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 »

Quite the Monday for GOP Latino Outreach: Sen. Jeff Sessions Dishonors Cesar Chavez & Praises Anti-Immigrant Group’s “Research”

It was quite the busy Monday for the Senate’s leading anti-immigrant member, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL).  By objecting to a Senate resolution honoring Latino civil rights hero Cesar Chavez and touting the shoddy “research” of allied anti-immigrant organization the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), Sen. Sessions offered a fresh reminder of how the extreme, anti-immigrant … Continue reading »

House GOP Leaders Should Ignore Immigration Advice from Sessions, Krikorian And Kristol

This week, House Republicans are scheduled to summit in Cambridge, Maryland, and possibly put out a statement of principles on immigration reform.  Considering that a majority of the country already supports immigration reform with a path to citizenship, the House Republicans are way behind, and taking baby steps — but some in the Tea Party … Continue reading »

Really? Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III is a Champion for American Workers?

Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III will say anything to stop immigration reform. At USA Today, Sen. Sessions (R-AL) desperately tried to tie immigration reform to the growing concern over income inequality. He argues — again — that reform is bad for American workers and the US economy.  Sessions and his anti-immigrant restrictionist friends had their say … Continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Leader: Pro-Reform Movement Mounting “Staggering, Well-Financed Hard Push by the Left and the Right”

In an article titled, “Immigration Overhaul Advocates Make Big August Push,” Holly Yeager of the  Washington Post writes: “An unusual alliance of advocates — including Internet moguls and evangelicals, representatives of big business and labor unions — is working across the country during the August congressional recess in an all-out push for immigration reform.  The broad … Continue reading »

Jeff Sessions Is No Longer Allowed to Talk About Special Interests

Jeff Sessions did it again! Even though the Senate immigration bill passed last month in a 68-32 bipartisan vote, Sen. Jeff Sessions still LOVES slamming the bill as a 1000-page deadweight supported only by special interests. “We’ve heard from a lot of different special interest groups about what an immigration bill should look like,” Sessions … Continue reading »