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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 »

Congressional Democrats Launch Tweetstorm In Support of DACA

On Twitter today, Dreamers, supporters, and advocates from across the country made it clear that they support DACA and will not allow Donald Trump to rescind the program without a fight. Dear @realDonaldTrump, If you end DACA, we will make your life impossible. Signed, The 5 million who marched on January 21st#DefendDACA — Women’s March (@womensmarch) … Continue reading »

53 Democrats Send Letter to Sessions Demanding Answers on Sanctuary City Grant Restrictions

Fifty-three Democrats from the House and Senate today released a letter calling out Attorney General Jeff Sessions for holding violence prevention funds hostage in an attempt to force cities to toe the Trump Administration’s line on sanctuary cities. Last month, Sessions announced that cities which want to continue receiving federal grants for local law enforcement … Continue reading »

Heartbreaking Deportation Cases Explain Why 19 Senators Are Calling for Decreased Funding for Trump’s Deportation Force

Today, 19 Senators released a letter to the chairs and ranking members on the Senate Appropriations Committee calling for decreased funding for President Trump’s deportation force and detention beds, and insisting that no money be used to fund a “costly and unnecessary border wall.” Said Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund: The Trump Administration … Continue reading »

Senators Harris, Menendez, and Hirono, Immigrants, and Advocates Demand Reduced Funds for President Trump’s Mass Deportation Force

This afternoon, Senators Harris (D-CA), Menendez (D-NJ), and Hirono (D-HI) joined immigrants and advocates to urge their congressional colleagues to reduce funding for Trump’s deportation budget. A recording of today’s event is available here. The call follows the release of a letter, sent to the Senate Committee on Appropriations regarding the Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations Bill, from … Continue reading »