MTV lifts up this powerful video experiment from UDsyde Films in response to Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s recent bigoted claims about Mexicans — and the clip is incredible to watch. The sight of the film’s creator dressed in a prison jumpsuit, handcuffed, and blindfolded standing in public would probably throw most people off, but… Continue »

It turns out those same immigrants that GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump has spent the last three weeks demonizing are also building his new luxury hotel in Washington, D.C. Mediate calls it, quite aptly, “the most predictable development in world history.” The Washington Post interviewed some two dozen immigrant laborers working on what will eventually… Continue »

With the fallout over Donald Trump’s racist comments moving into a broader discussion about the role of immigration in the 2016 Republican primary, here are three key points to remember: GOP Field FINALLY Weighs in on Trump, With Some Supporting and Others Opposing.  But Two-Week Delay Reinforces Party’s Anti-Immigrant Brand Image: After staying silent for two… Continue »

You’d think angering millions of Latinos and getting dumped by a long list of companies would scare some sense into Donald Trump, but it looks like he’s just tripling-down on his ignorant remarks instead — and getting increasingly personal. This past weekend, the leading Republican candidate for President tweeted — and then deleted — a disparaging… Continue »

The controversy over Donald Trump’s racist, anti-immigrant comments has moved to center stage of the 2016 Republican presidential race.  As the New York Times described today, “Republicans have struggled with the question of immigration overhaul for years, trying to balance a hard-line stance with the need to appeal to Hispanics.  Now they have to say whether they… Continue »

Iowa’s Voice confronted Presidential hopeful Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) at a meet and greet at the Sioux Center Public Library today, asking whether he agrees with Donald Trump’s recent derogatory comments about Mexicans (see video of the interaction here).  Instead of responding to their questions, Paul bolted in the opposite direction—very much reminiscent of how he ran… Continue »

Almost a year ago in Iowa, Rand Paul made national headlines when he ran mid-bite from two DREAMers who were confronting prominent anti-immigration nativist, Rep. Steve King. Now an official Republican candidate for President, Rand Paul is again in Steve King’s district campaigning — and, yet again, running away. Advocates with Iowa’s Voice tried to ask… Continue »

In an undeniable affirmation of the booming political and economic power of Latinos, retailer Macy’s announced today the company is ending its decade-long business relationship with GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump. “We are disappointed and distressed by recent remarks about immigrants from Mexico,” said the company in a statement. “We do not believe the disparaging… Continue »

Though it took nearly two weeks, some prominent members of the Republican 2016 presidential field are finally weighing in on Donald Trump’s racist and anti-immigrant comments. According to a Bloomberg News article, Jeb Bush discussed Trump’s comments after a town hall event held in Nevada this past weekend: “[Bush] took a handful of questions, beginning with one… Continue »

The controversy and outrage over Donald Trump’s racist anti-immigrant comments is moving quickly.  While Trump’s comments have generated outrage and solidarity among Latinos and demonstrated the Latino community’s growing clout in corporate America, the Republican Party seems headed in the opposite and wrong direction.  Until today, the GOP’s presidential contenders have remained silent on Trump’s… Continue »