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Senate GOP To Vote on Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Republicans stay hard right, just like their presumptive nominee; Democrats prepared to stand up for immigrants Donald Trump’s campaign has been rife with nativism, racism and demagoguery. And many Republicans have sought to rhetorically distance themselves from the nominee of their party. But when it comes to policy, House and Senate Republicans have shown their priorities are … Continue reading »

“There They Go Again” – Senate GOP Gears Up to Advance Trump Agenda

Senators Cruz and Toomey Push Legislation Ripped from Trump Immigration Playbook; Mitch McConnell: Trump Not Yet “Credible” as POTUS, but Trump Immigration Agenda is Clearly Plenty Credible for Senate GOP Yesterday, we noted that Republicans in the House and Senate had spent the week proving that Donald Trump’s divisive vision for America was not an outlier. … Continue reading »

New Nationwide Polling of Latino Voters: Immigration Matters, Trump is Toxic, and GOP Brand Image Moving in Wrong Direction

New nationwide polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, makes clear that immigration matters to Latino voters; that Donald Trump is deeply unpopular with Latino voters; and that the Republican Party’s brand image with Latinos is deeply damaged and getting worse, due in part to Trump’s rise and the politicized U.S. … Continue reading »

Ted Gets Cruzified By Latino, Immigrant, and Student Protesters In The Bronx

After cavorting onstage with noted racist Steve King, Republican Senator Ted Cruz shouldn’t be one bit shocked he was run out of the Bronx on a rail yesterday. Cruz had already taken heat over the past few months for slamming so-called “New York values” while simultaneously collecting campaign donations from New York donors. But now that … Continue reading »

Bronx HS Students Stand Up to Ted Cruz, Fight for Inclusive Vision of America

Though it wasn’t a major national media story, we think the most significant political news from yesterday involved a group of high school students in the Bronx. In advance of Ted Cruz’s scheduled appearance at their high school, a group of students wrote a letter asking their principal to cancel the visit. The students noted that Cruz … Continue reading »

Is Ted Cruz the Trump Alternative? Not When it Comes to Immigration Policy

Donald Trump’s loss in the Wisconsin primary has generated a fresh round of assessments that Ted Cruz has the momentum as the leading alternative to Trump for the GOP nomination. However, when it comes to immigration, Cruz isn’t much of an alternative to Trump’s nativism. Both have adopted hardline anti-immigrant policy positions that are sharply … Continue reading »

Dairy Farmer To Ted Cruz: Without Immigrants, There Would Be “A Crisis Across The Country In Our Industry”

Nationally, more than half of the nation’s 2.5 million seasonal farmworkers are undocumented. The simple fact is, without the back-breaking work of immigrants — undocumented and otherwise — there would not be food on our tables. It’s a fact lost among the toxic rhetoric of Republican candidates this election season. Farmworkers play a vital role … Continue reading »

Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich: Donald Trump Is A Fraud But We’ll Support Him For President Anyway

The headdesk moment of the Republican debate came thanks to Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, who spent most of the night attacking Donald Trump, then pledged to support him as the GOP’s nominee for President. John Kasich, who was a bit of an afterthought last night, also vowed to support him as the nominee. The endorsements from … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Surprise — Trump, Cruz And Rubio Aren’t All That Different”

On Immigration, Don’t Let Trump Distract From The Anti-Immigrant Policies of The Rest of the Field   Last night’s Republican debate made clear—all sights are trained on Donald Trump. As Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz’s performances show, both candidates are trying to claw their way into whatever anti-Trump space there may be left. This all … Continue reading »

Behind On The Presidential Election? We Have You Covered

It’s only February and the 2016 general election is still over 270 days away, but so much has already happen in this year’s cycle, it’s hard to keep track. On the Republican side, the Presidential field has gone from 15 candidates, to just seven as of today: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, … Continue reading »