Crossposted from Medium. This week, America’s Voice released new polling that showed Donald Trump had an astounding 87% unfavorable opinion among Latino voters. No surprise given his venomous campaign rhetoric. This week, we’ve also seen a new spin on the GOP frontrunner: a “Donald Trump has been sounding more Presidential”... Continue »
New nationwide polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, makes clear that immigration matters to Latino voters; that Donald Trump is deeply unpopular with Latino voters; and that the Republican Party’s brand image with Latinos is deeply damaged and getting worse, due in part... Continue »
As estimated 1,000 New Yorkers protested Donald Trump’s appearance at a New York State Republican gala in downtown Manhattan yesterday. GOP + Trump = Party of Hate says banner on the Hyatt. #HateFreeNY — Make the Road Action (@MaketheRoadAct) April 14, 2016 Our immigrant community will not take... Continue »
The Boston Globe made waves this past weekend after publishing an imaginary front page cover from a Donald Trump presidency. The headlines were startling: “Deportations to begin,” “Markets sink as trade war looms,” “President Trump calls for tripling of ICE force; riots continue,” “US soldiers refuse orders to kill... Continue »
Here’s a “Trump Effect” we bet he didn’t see coming. It’s true that Donald Trump inspired (for lack of a better word) the entire Republican field to the extreme right on just about every topic, particularly immigration. But it’s also true that Trump’s hate is inspiring Latinos and immigrants... Continue »
Donald Trump’s reprehensible plan to pay for his stupid border wall — by taking remittances sent by hardworking immigrants in the US to their loved ones back in Mexico like some sort of orange Grinch — has earned the backing of Steve King. Not only did King cheer the idea,... Continue »
Though it wasn’t a major national media story, we think the most significant political news from yesterday involved a group of high school students in the Bronx. In advance of Ted Cruz’s scheduled appearance at their high school, a group of students wrote a letter asking their principal to... Continue »
Donald Trump’s loss in the Wisconsin primary has generated a fresh round of assessments that Ted Cruz has the momentum as the leading alternative to Trump for the GOP nomination. However, when it comes to immigration, Cruz isn’t much of an alternative to Trump’s nativism. Both have adopted hardline... Continue »
Last week, we noted that the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) endorsement of Donald Trump should not have been surprising, given the union’s longstanding relationship and collusion with the anti-immigrant movement. A new editorial and new opinion piece, by the New York Times and Bloombergrespectively, weigh in to offer additional commentary and condemnation. We present the pieces... Continue »
 And the Pro-Immigrant Forces Are Winning Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, on Fridayposted a new piece on Medium that puts the current state of the immigration debate into a powerful, historical context. Sharry reflects that compared to the 1990s, the American public today is much more hospitable to immigrants and... Continue »