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VIDEO: Full Immigration Exchange From Last Night’s Final Presidential Debate

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were finally asked about immigration during the third and final Presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada last night. Below is a video of the complete exchange, as well as some selected text from Clinton’s remarks, where she discusses Karla — the US citizen daughter of undocumented immigrants — and her plan to … Continue reading »

With Trump Proving Himself Unfit for Office, Can Rubio Be Far Behind?

Elbert Garcia of Florida’s Voice reacted to last night’s debate with the following statement: “Once again, Donald Trump proved to the American public that he is unfit to lead a diverse nation that needs to bring people together to forge a better future and economy. He continued to denigrate women and immigrants, pitting neighbors against neighbors … Continue reading »

When #BadHombres Became A Thing On Twitter After Last Night’s Debate

Immigration finally made its into the third and final Presidential debate in Las Vegas, Nevada last night. But while Hillary Clinton was talking about keeping families together and a path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants, Donald Trump was talking…well…this: “We’re going to secure the border, and once the border is secured … Continue reading »

On Immigration, Trump Ending His Campaign as He Started It – Disparaging Immigrants in Loathsome Terms

The following is a quote from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the immigration portions in tonight’s third presidential debate: “When it comes to immigration, the debate was very clear: Secretary Clinton believes in America as a nation of immigrants and laws, and will act to advance reform that puts undocumented immigrants on a … Continue reading »

Immigration, Refugee and Latino Voter Experts Preview Final Presidential Debate

A Recording of Today’s Call is Available Here With immigration set to be a topic of the final presidential debate in Las Vegas tonight, experts and advocates gathered on a press call to discuss the facts, policy stances and politics related to the two candidates and their stances on immigration policy. A recording of today’s call is available here. Below … Continue reading »

Key Immigration Questions and Resources Ahead of Las Vegas Presidential Debate

Ahead of tonight’s final presidential debate in Las Vegas, and with immigration set to be a major focus of the proceedings, we offer key immigration questions for each candidate and offer additional backgrounders and resources for reading up on the most timely immigration-related topics. Key Questions for Donald Trump: 1) You have said you will immediately end … Continue reading »

Immigrant Communities Across Florida Coming Together for Final Presidential Debate

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Debate Watch Parties WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19 at 8 PM EST (See Below for Location Near You) With Florida likely to be the tipping point in this crucial election, Floridians are gathering in Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Osceola, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Orange, and Pinellas to watch the final presidential debate on Wednesday, October 19th. Floridians will be listening … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Lynn Tramonte: “At The Next Debate, Trump and Clinton Have Answers for Sophie Cruz that Everyone Needs to Hear”

“A Trump presidency would only multiply children’s fears and anxieties, while implementing Clinton’s platform would do much to alleviate them.” A brand new piece published on Medium today by America’s Voice Deputy Director Lynn Tramonte pushes the importance of having American citizen Sophie Cruz’ question answered by both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump during Sunday’s debate. The question reads, “If you deport … Continue reading »

Ahead of Presidential Debate, Questions, Resources and Reminders that Donald Trump Hasn’t “Softened” on Immigration

Ahead of Sunday night’s presidential debate, there’s another concerted effort by allies of Donald Trump to try to airbrush and “fuzz up” the extent of his radicalism on immigration. Governor Mike Pence seems to be taking the lead, arguing that Trump wants to focus mostly on undocumented immigrants who have committed crimes and stating flatly that Trump … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Gabe Ortíz: “When We Turned #ThatMexicanThing into Stories of Our Patriotism and Resilience”

In a new piece for Medium, America’s Voice’s Gabe Ortíz reflects on his family’s immigration history and subsequent life in the United States in the context of Governor Pence’s dismissive “that Mexican thing again” comment from last night’s vice presidential debate. Ortíz notes that hidden in Pence’s attempt to dismiss Kaine’s defense of Latinos was a … Continue reading »