“Mass Deportations Now!” was the message of the signs waved by delegates to the Republican National Convention. The ugly speeches from the stage echoed similar messages. But, we are starting to see some slight indications that some Republicans are sensing that its horrific mass deportation plans to round up... Continue »
DREAMer Astrid Silva and Karla Ortiz joined Jorge Ramos on “El Punto” to discuss their appearances at the Democratic National Convention last week, as well as to discuss what a Trump Presidency would mean to them, their families, and millions of other families across the nation. “You are both... Continue »
During the last two weeks, two starkly different visions of America were on display at the Republican and Democratic conventions. While Donald Trump and Republicans up and down the ballot continued to attack and demean Latinos and immigrants, immigration policy reforms were featured as a top priority for Democrats.... Continue »
In sharp contrast to RNC, DNC embraced immigrants as part of America  At a time when the nativist backlash on the right is pulling the Republican Party in the wrong direction on immigration, it was notable and welcome that the Democratic Party put the stories of immigrants front and... Continue »
Donald Trump made an appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week — sorta. American Bridge has set up a “Trump Museum” inside the downtown Ritz Carlton — a super classy place, as the man himself would probably say — showcasing a gallery of Donald Trump memorabilia that Donald Trump... Continue »
America Ferrera issued a scathing rebuke of Donald Trump’s hate from the stage of the Democratic National Convention last night. “I’m America Ferrera, and according to Donald Trump, I’m probably a rapist,” the star said in her remarks. “You’re not Mexican,” HBO star Lena Dunham commented at her side. “And... Continue »
Yesterday, we highlighted that the powerful primetime speeches of Nevada-based Dreamer Astrid Silva and 11-year old Karla Ortiz and her mother, Francisca, at the Democratic convention offered a humanizing rebuke to the portrayal of immigrants as criminals on display at the RNC. While a massive-sample Gallup poll from last week found that 84% of Americans favor... Continue »
Meanwhile, Trump cancels “Hispanic Outreach” event for the second time In sharp contrast to last week’s proceedings at the Republican National Convention (RNC), day one of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) underscored a vision of an America that is strengthened by inclusive policies and attitudes toward immigrants. Karla and Francisca Ortiz: The... Continue »
A short speech from an 11-year-old girl displayed one of the most striking contrasts yet between the two parties when it comes to immigration. Earlier this year, Karla, a US citizen, was featured in an ad from Hillary Clinton. In the ad, Karla tells Secretary Clinton that she lives in... Continue »
As the Democratic National Convention (DNC) kicks off today in Philadelphia, the contrast between the two parties could not be more clear or consequential. As evidenced by Trump’s convention speech, the Republicans view America as a dangerous place in which immigrants are contributing to its decline. As evidenced by... Continue »