As we noted earlier today, there’s no denying Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign has ignited a fire in the Latino community, both here at home and abroad. Latinos are poised to play a pivotal role in the 2016 Presidential election, and they are already flexing their cultural, political, and economic muscle by pushing Univision, NBC, Macy’s,… Continue »

You know it’s bad when even the guy who once called Miami a “third world country” is telling you to chill out. Last weekend, former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo told the Denver Post that leading Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump “needs to be a little bit more artful” when discussing immigration with press. Of course,… Continue »

The ongoing controversy and fallout over Donald Trump’s anti-Latino comments is showing no signs of abating and is poised to matter for the 2016 election cycle.  Below are two key points to remember. The GOP Response to Trump Exposes the Party’s Weakness on Immigration: A Lack of Will and Leadership  Appearing at the annual NCLR… Continue »

Donald Trump’s trio of campaign stops over the weekend included a Phoenix rally with none other than embattled Sheriff Joe Arpaio and former State Senator Russell Pearce, author of Arizona’s notorious “Papers Please” law. So much for that “tone it down” phone call from last week, Reince. Arpaio praised Trump onstage for “getting a lot… Continue »

Okay, Donald Trump has said a lot — A LOT — of really terrible things lately, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve a laugh every once in a while, especially at his expense. Take a look below for a round-up of some of the best chuckle-worthy tweets about the leading Republican Presidential candidate from… Continue »

With praise from Jan Brewer tucked in his Made-In-Mexico pocket, Donald Trump is trekking to Arizona for a rally with Sheriff Joe Arpaio tomorrow — and at least one prominent Arizona Republican is already dreading what is sure to become an immigrant-bashing-palooza. GOP Senator Jeff Flake, who as a member of the Gang of Eight… Continue »

As the controversy over Donald Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant comments continues, the editorial board from leading Spanish language outlet La Opinión is weighing in ahead of Trump’s trip today to the conservative Friends of Abe organization in Los Angeles. The full editorial entitled, “Friends of Trump,” is available online here and also follows below: “Donald Trump’s visit to L.A. today… Continue »

It is now clear that the fallout over Donald Trump’s racist anti-immigrant remarks will not go away quietly.  Trump’s comments, and his ongoing defense of them, continue to drive the political news cycle and reinforce the Republican Party’s brand image on immigration issues in the process, while his fellow candidates struggle in response.  This is… Continue »

As always, leave it to Rep. Luis Gutierrez to keep it real. Earlier today, the Congressman railed on Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s offensive comments last month, where he claimed immigrants from Mexico are criminals and “rapists”: For the record, I am not Mexican and I am not an immigrant. Given the rhetoric of the… Continue »

Two must-read pieces from ThinkProgress and the Daily Beast today highlight the ugly hypocrisy from Donald Trump. While the leading Republican Presidential candidate has spent the last few weeks demonizing an entire community of immigrants, those same immigrants have been, to a very large extent, responsible for his massive financial success. Michael Daily of the… Continue »