Rep. Jeff Flake continues to run from his record on immigration reform. The GOP Congressman from Arizona, who is now running for Senate, launched an attack on the Obama administration's new deportation policy. He used to be a champion for comprehensive reform. Continue »
This week, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the nation's largest Latino civil rights organization, held their annual conference and invited all Presidential candidates. Here's a short summary of what happened: President Obama showed up. The entire Republican field did not. Continue »
At the beginning of this year's NCLR conference (that just concluded yesterday), attendees were asked what issues matter most to them and how well they think President Obama has been addressing them. The straw poll's results hammer at the point that poll after poll after poll have shown that... Continue »
On Monday, President Barack Obama will make a luncheon speech at the National Conference of La Raza's (NCLR) annual conference in Washington, DC. While most of the political class is mesmerized by the debt ceiling negotiations, millions of Latinos will be focused on what the President says... Continue »
Amid increased non-criminal deportations, harsher enforcement measures, and a move designed by the GOP to take some of his prosecutorial discretion powers away via the HALT act, President Obama is slotted to address the Hispanic community — a group of voters vital to his reelection campaign — at the... Continue »
Once thought to have been the GOP's solution to its Latino problem, Marco Rubio's move to the right on immigration (from his previous stance of saying as little as possible on the issue) is a dubious strategy, to say the least, to curry favor with Latino voters. This is... Continue »
Three months and dozens of cities into his "Change Takes Courage" campaign tour, Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is finding that Hispanics all over the nation agree about one thing: President Obama must do something about immigration reform. Continue »
Yesterday, Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) each introduced their own versions of mandatory E-Verify legislation. Freshman senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is an original cosponsor of the Grassley bill. Marco Rubio might have stayed out of the immigration debate in Florida but he definitely... Continue »
As the Republican race for the party's presidential nomination begins and the 2012 cycle kicks off in earnest, the GOP's stance on immigration and its related (in)ability to compete for Latino voters will be major storylines. Continue »
A week after Sarah Palin visited the "Statute" of Liberty and slammed the DREAM Act, dark horse Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has also jumped into the fray, weighing in on immigration in such a way that makes one think, 'he must be joking…' Continue »