The Trump Administration’s treatment of Guadalupe García de Rayos – an Arizona mom of two U.S. citizens, who came to America more than twenty years ago at the age of 14 – is proof that his agents are indeed pursuing a policy of total, unrelenting, un-prioritized deportations as outlined in his interior enforcement executive order.… Continue »

With immigration and refugee issues taking center stage in the first weeks of the Trump Administration, America’s Voice Education Fund will resume its weekly “Office Hours” press briefing today, February 10 at 1 pm EST. On today’s call, legal experts and immigration and refugee advocates will provide updates on litigation challenging Trump’s Muslim and refugee ban; refugee… Continue »

Yesterday, disgraced Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio claimed that President Obama’s birth certificate is a “a fraudulently created document that has been represented as an official copy of the original”: Flanked by mustachioed Maricopa County Chief Investigator Mike Zullo, Arpaio insisted he was not interested in where President Obama was born (America) but rather, “we… Continue »

Washington – In a new Arizona Republic piece, “Why exit polls are wrong about Latino voters in Arizona,” Stephen A. Nuño and Bryan Wilcox-Archuleta refute exit poll claims that 31% of Arizona Latinos cast votes in favor of Donald Trump. Relying on analysis of precincts – instead of counties – Nuño and Wilcox-Archuleta find that… Continue »

In a must-watch House floor speech yesterday, Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) warned against normalizing Donald Trump following his Presidential victory, saying that “Trump is no ordinary politician, and we can’t treat him like one.” Given everything we know about Donald Trump — and everything we don’t know — I was alarmed by the words of… Continue »

Below are key candidate questions for the Arizona-specific Latino and Asian American election eve polls, conducted by Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. Full toplines and crosstabs available HERE for the Latino poll; Asian American poll findings will be posted online HERE starting tomorrow.  In Arizona, Latino voters back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 84-12% margin. By comparison, in Latino Decisions’ 2012… Continue »

Democratic Vice-Presidential nominee Tim Kaine delivered an all-Spanish speech during a campaign stop in Phoenix, Arizona yesterday. NBC News called it “the first speech completely in Spanish by a candidate at an organized campaign rally during a presidential election,” and came just a day after Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton visited the state. As we… Continue »

One of the most dynamic groups on the ground this election season is Bazta Arpaio, a campaign mobilizing Arizona’s Latino and immigrant voters to oust the beleaguered Sheriff of Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio. Arpaio — facing a boom of newly-registered and naturalized Latino voters, sinking favorability numbers, and federal criminal contempt charges — appears to… Continue »

Showing they get the politics of immigration, the importance of the Latino vote and the importance of defeating Trumpism Something surprising is happening in the campaign’s homestretch. Instead of following the old Democratic Party playbook – speak in targeted ways to Latinos and about immigration – the Hillary Clinton campaign is leaning in. Just look at the… Continue »

A new ad inspired by the infamous 1964 “Daisy” ad that helped defeat Republican Presidential nominee Barry Goldwater is targeting another extremist: Joe Arpaio. “The stakes are too high to let Trump and Arpaio win.” Powerful new @BaztaArpaio ad: pic.twitter.com/KX7vGTQ9xG #BaztaArpaio — America’s Voice (@AmericasVoice) November 1, 2016 Bazta Arpaio, the Arizona group that has been hard at… Continue »