Last night’s Republican Presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada became a race over who can go furthest to the extreme right, with leading candidates uniting as both anti-immigrant and anti-refugee. In a round-up below, journalists, immigration advocates, and others react to the radical agendas proposed by Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and others.
— America’s Voice (@americasvoice) December 16, 2015
— David Smalley (@davidcsmalley) December 16, 2015
Here’s Trump advocating war crimes on national TV. Killing wives and girlfriends. That’s mainstream now. USA. — digby (@digby56) December 16, 2015
My family and my wife’s family and my neighbors are immigrants. So, yeah, I screwed them all over after I ditched my own bill – Marco Rubio — Joe Sudbay (@JoeSudbay) December 16, 2015
— JORGE RAMOS (@jorgeramosnews) December 16, 2015
This wasn’t a “foreign policy” debate, or even a “national security” debate. It was contest about who could tell the scariest story. — Ana Marie Cox (@anamariecox) December 16, 2015