Arizona Republic: Biden reinstates deportation protections for 10,000 Liberians who fled Civil War In a new piece for Arizona Republic , Daniel Gonzalez reports on welcome good news for the Liberian and broader immigrant community. President Biden has signed an executive order extending Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) that will protect more than 10,000 Liberians from… Continue »

The Story of the Dramatic Political Change in the Southwest   Three years ago, Arizona had zero Democratic senators. After yesterday’s official swearing in of Mark Kelly, Arizona now has two Democratic senators. Together with the official certification of Joe Biden as the winner of Arizona in the presidential election, it reflects a political transformation… Continue »

Must read by WaPo’s Greg Sargent on why Arizona going blue is a big deal Yesterday, Arizona officially certified that Joe Biden won the state. Tomorrow, Democrat Mark Kelly will be sworn in as the new U.S. Senator for Arizona. These developments reflect one of the most consequential trends in recent election cycles: the political… Continue »

“Arizona may have added the latest brick in a new ‘blue wall’ in the Southwest”   One of the most consequential trends in recent election cycles has been the political transformation of the Southwest: In 2004, GWB won big: In his 2004 re-election victory, President George W. Bush won the Latino-heavy battleground states of Arizona,… Continue »

At the crossroads of immigration and electoral politics, these are our top picks    How is the issue of immigration faring in the 2020 elections?  Below are seven key races we are watching closely. We believe these are the top races that will indicate whether immigration is a wedge issue that works for Trump and… Continue »

Each Friday through Election Day, we disseminate this memo highlighting the key 2020 developments at the intersection of electoral politics and immigration Key Immigration Politics Stories Politicized DHS goes all in to aid Trump’s campaign: An AP story highlights how DHS’s illegally appointed acting leaders are driving a host of hardline immigration policies designed to… Continue »

“The wedge has lost its edge.” Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly could not have been more clear about supporting immediate, standalone legislation to put Dreamers on a path to citizenship during his debate against Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona yesterday.  The debate (video), the only one scheduled in the Arizona Senate contest, witnessed odd adherence… Continue »

$4000 for Vacations, $18 Billion for the Wall: These Are McSally’s Priorities As COVID-19 Ravages Arizona “Sen. McSally has hooked her flagging campaign to Trump’s flagrantly racist campaign messages.” Arizona, like Texas and a handful of states, is reeling from COVID-19 with record-setting infections. As state and local governments scramble to contain the virus and… Continue »

As President Trump visits Arizona today, tough questions ought to surface for Senate candidate Martha McSally who has stood steadfastly with the President throughout the Covid-19 fiasco emanating from the White House. Specifically, she should be called upon to defend why she has allowed the President to divert $18 billion or more away from the… Continue »

The number of Arizonans infected with coronavirus continues to grow each day and we continue to lack adequate testing, equipment and supplies across the state to fight the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, GOP Senators like Sen. Martha McSally continue to defend Trump’s raiding of military projects for border wall construction amidst a global pandemic. Donald… Continue »