Dara Lind Writes of the Anxiety DACA Recipients Are Experiencing as a Trump Presidency Looms Few communities can bear witness to the uncertainty and vulnerability that a Trump Presidency brings like the DACA-mented community. The DACA program, instituted under Obama, provides deportation protection and work permits to 750,000 individuals... Continue »
This is not normal. Last night, Donald Trump surrogate Carl Higbie cited Japanese internment camps as “precedent” for the President-elect’s proposed horror show, a Muslim registry. A shocked Megyn Kelly admonished his claim, leaving Higbie — formerly of the “Great America PAC” — furiously attempting a backtrack. Trump surrogates are already citing... Continue »
Yesterday, Trump transition team member and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach informed Reuters that Trump transition team is discussing “drafting a proposal for his consideration to reinstate a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries” and the construction of a border wall without congressional approval. As Trump considers Kobach for Attorney General,... Continue »
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, a key member of Donald Trump’s transition team, said the President-elect’s Administration “is considering a registry for immigrants from Muslim countries and the construction of a border wall without congressional approval,” according to POLITICO. Additionally, McClatchy reports that Kobach is being floated as... Continue »
As we have noted, the controversy over accurate Latino polling is not a mere academic exercise or a story simply about methodology. At a time when the Latino and immigrant communities are vulnerable and fearful in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election, an accurate assessment of the community’s preferences in... Continue »
One of the first tests of Donald Trump’s presidency will be over the futures and livelihoods of the 750,000 DREAMers with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). While Trump has pledged to end DACA on day one of his presidency, a range of voices are pointing out that this... Continue »
On Sunday’s “60 Minutes,” President-elect Donald Trump pledged to immediately deport 2 to 3 million immigrants, stating that we need to remove “the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers.” Dara Lind of Vox examined the origins of Trump’s number and found that the 2 million figure is not based... Continue »
Crossposted from Medium. En español aquí. Donald Trump started his presidential campaign by claiming that most immigrants from Mexico are criminals and rapists. Obviously that isn’t true. Now he’s pledging to deport 2–3 million people soon after taking office, again claiming that they are all criminals. But, as Dara Lind explains in Vox: The... Continue »
Earlier today, we highlighted how leading English language media outlets and observers were recognizing that the national exit polls failed to accurately capture Latino voters’ record turnout and margins on behalf of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 elections.  We also want to highlight the work of a leading Latina journalist –... Continue »
Latinos Delivered, Yet Erroneous Exit Polls Unfairly Diminish Their Impact Latino voters showed up in record numbers and delivered record margins on behalf of Democratic candidates in 2016. Per the Latino Decisions election eve poll, Latinos backed Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 78-19% margin. However, if you rely... Continue »