Actor and activist Diane Guerrero appeared on an immigration-themed episode of Chelsea Handler’s talk show this past weekend to open up about her family’s deportation story and stress the urgent need for immigration reform. The “Orange Is the New Black” star has been candid about the deportation of her family members — her mother, father,… Continue »

Since yesterday, hundreds of people have been sworn in as United States citizens to mark the launch of Constitution Week, which will be recognized this year from September 16-23. US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) expects more than 38,000 people to be sworn in as Americans during 240 naturalization ceremonies throughout the week, which also coincides with the launch of Hispanic Heritage… Continue »

Is Trump’s Nativism Driving Up Support for Humane Reforms? Last night, speaking at an annual Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) gala, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton reiterated her intention to introduce immigration reform legislation with a path to citizenship in the first 100 days of her presidency. The candidate acknowledged the skepticism about a legislative overhaul, noting that “people… Continue »

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called Donald Trump “a human leech” and “notorious con artist” who “is only trying to help one person – Donald Trump.” Sen. Reid, of course, is referencing the numerous charges of impropriety (to put it lightly) surrounding Trump University, the Trump Foundation, and now the Trump Organization following a new report from… Continue »

In a new post, Sylvia Manzano, Principal of Latino Decisions, compares the August 2016 Latino voter polling numbers of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to their political counterparts in 2012, showing Clinton ahead of President Obama’s Latino support and Trump falling further behind Romney’s standing among registered Latino voters. Currently, 70% of Latinos plan to vote for Clinton, placing… Continue »

On the eve of Hispanic Heritage Month, Latino Victory Project and more than a dozen other local organizations gathered yesterday in Denver, Colorado to kick off the #CuentaConmigo campaign. The event was the first in a partnership with Mexican rock band Maná to encourage US Latinos to flex their political muscle at the polls this… Continue »

Police have issued an arrest warrant for the Donald Trump supporter who punched a 69-year-old disabled woman in the face outside an Asheville, North Carolina rally on Monday night. According to reports, Donald Trump supporter Richard Campbell punched protester Shirley Teter so brutally she fell backward onto the oxygen tank she carries in her backpack… Continue »

“Trump Hate Map” a Reminder of Forces Unleashed by Trump Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump’s dark and divisive rhetoric has become both an inspiration and a vehicle for unapologetic racists. He has become a magnet that attracts the darkest souls in our country. He enables the mainstreaming of ideas and individuals formerly restricted to the fringes… Continue »

AV’s “Trump Hate Map” made an appearance during a TBS segment on the media-generated controversy over Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment. “Okay, it’s true that Trump’s rhetoric has inspired some bigots and mentally-ill people to commit hate crimes and terrorize people of color,” said “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee. “In fact, there’s actually a Google… Continue »

Among the rash of recent polling on immigration are three key storylines: 78% of Americans back citizenship for undocumented immigrants in new Post/ABC Poll: The new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that Americans overwhelmingly support citizenship instead of deportation for undocumented immigrants. As the accompanying poll summary notes, “78 percent of voters … prefer offering undocumented immigrants who pass background… Continue »