In Florida, Crist Defends Dreamers from GOP Attack Ad Washington, DC – A Republican Party of Florida ad attacking Democratic nominee for Gov. Charlie Crist’s support for Dreamers – and the strong pushback from the Crist campaign – is a notable development in the world of immigration politics. As... Continue »
As we move past Labor Day and into the final two months of the 2022 cycle, analysts are taking stock of the political landscape for the rest of the general election season. Below are four key points from the perspective of immigration politics: The GOP has gone all-in on... Continue »
Washington, DC – A new ad from the Congressional Leadership Fund, the largest superPAC for House Republicans tied to GOP leadership, attacks Texas Democratic candidate Michelle Vallejo (TX-15) using a barrage of nativist lies and images associated with “open borders” and fentanyl and associating Michelle Vallejo with “cartel chaos.”... Continue »
Read the full AV report: 2022 GOP Messaging Tracker: Analysis of Republicans’ Nativist Narrative Leading into the General Election Washington, DC – More voices are highlighting the embrace by Republican candidates of political nativism and vile white nationalist conspiracy theories. In The Border Chronicle, Melissa del Bosque writes, “How... Continue »
Washington D.C. – A new editorial by the Washington Post is the latest high-profile call for Congress to strengthen our economy by passing long overdue immigration reforms.  The editorial, excerpted below, notes:  “et immigration in the United States — the number of all foreign arrivals, including illegal ones, minus... Continue »
Immigration Reform Is Key to Economic Strength, Yet GOP Blocking Legislative Fixes, Attacking DACA, and Running Hard on Ugly Nativism Washington, DC – Economists agree that pro-immigrant policies and new avenues for legal workers would directly benefit the trouble spots of our economy, from rising prices to worker shortages... Continue »
Greg Sargent and Paul Waldman of Washington Post on new report: “In the world of Republican campaign ads, very little has changed since the xenophobic Trump presidency, and some of what’s in these ads is truly repellent.” Washington, DC – As Greg Sargent and Paul Waldman highlight in the... Continue »
Washington, DC –  All Americans are paying a cost for Republican nativism and GOP efforts to restrict immigration. As labor shortages continue to harm the U.S. economy, smart immigration and pro-immigrant and pro-refugee policies are essential ingredients in revitalizing our economy, combating inflation, and growing the workforce, especially in... Continue »
Washington, DC – Throughout the year, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has engaged in a series of anti-immigrant political stunts designed to burnish his nativist cred with GOP base voters. Locked in a tight race with challenger Beto O’Rourke, Gov. Abbott has not been talking about Texas’ highly restrictive abortion... Continue »
Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings and David Torres from America’s Voice en Español translated to English from Spanish. It ran in several Spanish-language media outlets earlier this week. From the parallel world in which they operate, Republicans’ audacity has reached a superlative level. This... Continue »