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Trump’s potential reelection must force Democrats to overcome their differences

The first two democratic debates last week reflected, to a point, this country’s reality. That is, its diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual identity, and ideology was evident: white people, minorities, women and men, a representative from the LGBTQ community, members of different generations, as well as positions on all sides of the political … Continue reading »

2020 Elections: Here Are the Democratic Candidates’ Immigration Plans

Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign will likely focus on extreme anti-immigrant rhetoric with the hopes of dividing and distracting voters. This is his go-to strategy despite its serious track record of failure. His xenophobia has not only backfired electorally — it has also backfired as policy. The last two years of his Administration have been … Continue reading »

Senate Democrats Release Plan of Action to Contrast Trump’s Failing Immigration Policy

In his latest column for the Washington Post, Greg Sargent details a new bill set to be introduced by the entire Democratic caucus in the Senate that will be “the basis for a substantive blueprint to respond to the asylum-seeking crisis — and, more broadly, an answer to Trump’s xenophobic and nativist nationalism, a vision … Continue reading »

The challenge for Democrats must not be their immigration differences, but unseating Trump

With the chaos that his immigration policies have generated at the border, Donald Trump is trying to get the Democrats’ backs against the wall by accusing them of advocating for “open borders,” the abolition of ICE, and therefore supporting “illegality.” After all, for electoral reasons Trump is just trying to keep this base satisfied with … Continue reading »

TWEETS: House Democrats Introduce the Dream and Promise Act!

Today, House Democrats introduced HR 6, the Dream and Promise Act, which would provide a permanent solution for immigrants who currently have DACA or TPS. It’s the latest effort to pass protections for at least some of the immigrant communities that the Trump Administration has targeted, and currently has over 190 cosponsors. Both components of … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Miami Herald: House Democrats tie DACA and TPS together in latest immigration push

Alex Daugherty at the Miami Herald reports that yesterday, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus revealed legislation that will grant Dreamers, TPS and DED holders paths to citizenship in a combined bill. Unveiled before a Congressional hearing for the House Committee on the Judiciary, the bill be a much needed reprieve for hard-working immigrants, most of whom … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Jennifer Rubin: “The ‘Dreamers’ Issue Might Make Democrats’ Election Dreams Come True

In a new piece, conservative Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin analyzes new Axios data and issues a warning to Republicans ahead of November’s elections: the GOP-generated Dreamer debacle may pave the way for Democrats. Rubin concludes, “Trump and Republicans more generally have played the anti-immigrant and “build the wall” cards over and over. Trump has given critics of his response to … Continue reading »

In New York Special Election, GOP’s Nativist Fear Mongering Fails Yet Again

Democrat Steve Stern Flips GOP State Assembly District in Long Island as Republicans’ Playbook Falls Flat Again Yesterday, Democrat Steve Stern won a New York State Assembly special election on Long Island, flipping a seat that had been long under Republicans’ control. The contest featured several familiar themes we are seeing in races all across America this … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Barreto in New York Times: “Democrats Can Win On Immigration”

Ahead of the Senate debate on immigration this week, political science professor and pollster Dr. Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions pens a must-read op-ed for the New York Times, reminding Democrats that leaning in to pro-immigrant policy is both the right thing to do and the politically smart thing to do. As Barreto notes, “Democrats have an opportunity to … Continue reading »