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Election 2012

David Neiwert: "The Coming Fight on Immigration Reform: What Progressives Want"

At Crooks and Liars, Dave Neiwert has an excellent post titled “The Coming Fight on Immigration Reform: What Progressives Want.”  He lays out a very clear agenda, setting the stage for the upcoming immigration debate from a position of strength. Given the results of the 2012 election, the fact that the American people want reform, Democrats … Continue reading »

America's Voice Report: 2012 Elections Offer Takeaways for 2013 Immigration Debate

The Huffington Post reports that President Obama is planning to move “full steam ahead” on immigration reform this January, with the White House planning “to push forward quickly.”  Meanwhile, both movement conservatives and Republican leaders are calling for Republicans to engage in a new way on immigration.  As a new America’s Voice report makes clear, this political breakthrough could lead to a … Continue reading »

NEW REPORT: 2012 ELECTIONS OFFER TAKEAWAYS FOR 2013 IMMIGRATION DEBATE

January 3, 2013 | Download PDF here Having just finished covering the most expensive presidential campaign in U.S. history, political journalists were quick to analyze how the President had cast aside the doubters and won his re-election by a resounding margin. While some pointed to the re-election campaign’s success in defining their Massachusetts-based challenger as … Continue reading »

New Report: 2012 Elections Offer Takeaways for 2013 Immigration Debate

Key Lessons for Both Parties as Legislative Debate Moves “Full Steam Ahead”  The Huffington Post reports that President Obama is planning to move “full steam ahead” on immigration reform this January, with the White House planning “to push forward quickly.”  Meanwhile, both movement conservatives and Republican leaders are calling for Republicans to engage in a … Continue reading »

2012: Recap of an Amazing Year in Immigration

As 2012 comes to a close, we would like to take this opportunity to reflect on what a remarkable year it has been for immigration reform.  While 2012 started out with a vow to veto the DREAM Act and talk of self-deportation, it ended with a triumphant election season that underscored the power of the … Continue reading »

GOP's 'Demographic Cliff' and the New Politics of Immigration

Cross-posted at the Hill: The results of the 2012 elections showed that Republicans are teetering at the edge of a “demographic cliff.” They have alienated Latino voters so thoroughly that they risk becoming a regional party unless something big changes, and changes soon. It’s obvious how they got here: the anti-immigration wedge strategy employed by … Continue reading »

UWD's Cristina Jimenez Tells Jorge Ramos that DREAMers Want "Toda La Enchilada" in 2013

If our latest video doesn’t have you amped up enough about next year, check out this short (but fabulous) interview that United We Dream’s Cristina Jimenez did on Al Punto last Sunday, in which she explains to Jorge Ramos how and why UWD has resolved to push for citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants … Continue reading »

Latino Leaders & Republican Pollsters Agree on Something: GOP Needs to Change its Immigration Ways

Latinos and the Republican Party haven’t seen eye-to-eye much recently.  However, leaders of prominent Latino-focused organizations and leading Republican pollsters each made news yesterday and reached a similar conclusion: the Republican Party needs to play ball on real immigration reform or else pay an escalating political price.  There’s a consensus that changing demographics and the … Continue reading »

Latino Leaders & Republican Pollsters Agree: GOP Needs to Change its Immigration Ways

Changing Demographics & Corrosive GOP Image Among Latinos a Recipe for Increasing Political Irrelevance Unless Party Adapts on Immigration Latinos and the Republican Party haven’t seen eye-to-eye much recently.  However, leaders of prominent Latino-focused organizations and leading Republican pollsters each made news yesterday and reached a similar conclusion: the Republican Party needs to play ball … Continue reading »