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Democratic National Convention

Jorge Ramos to DREAMer Astrid Silva and Karla Ortiz: “You Have Transformed This Convention”

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 young women who have transformed this … Continue reading »

If You Care About Immigrants in America Watch These Speeches from the Democratic National Convention

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. These are our favorite speeches from … Continue reading »

Immigrants’ Stories Among Most Powerful, Inspiring Moments of Democratic Convention

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 center throughout their convention and rightfully … Continue reading »

“Welcome To The Big, Beautiful Trump Museum”

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 would probably prefer us to forget … Continue reading »

America Ferrera: “Donald’s Not Making America Great Again, He’s Making America Hate Again”

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 President Obama isn’t Kenyan, but that … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Power of Personal Stories Help Rebuke RNC Depictions of Immigrants and America

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 a path to citizenship for undocumented … Continue reading »

Day One Speakers at DNC Highlight Inclusive Vision of Immigrants and America

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 most iconic immigrant-related moment from yesterday … Continue reading »

Meet The 11-Year-Old Girl Who Championed Immigrants At The Democratic National Convention Last Night

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 constant fear that her undocumented immigrants … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Two Parties’ Contrasting Visions of Immigrants and America on Display on Day One at DNC

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 its speaker lineup, the Democrats view … Continue reading »

LIVEBLOG: The 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Thursday, 11:00 PM EST: Personal stories of immigrants and immigrant families were among the most powerful and quintessentially American moments of the Democratic convention, culminating from testimony from DREAMer Lorella Praeli and Khizr Khan, whose son Humayun was a captain in the U.S. Army and was killed in Iraq. “When I think about our American story, … Continue reading »