OVERVIEW Tuesday’s special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District was the latest reminder that the Republican Party is planning to run hard on immigration and so-called “sanctuary cities” during the 2018 cycle. The results of Tuesday’s special election in PA-18, meanwhile, were the latest evidence that the GOP’s anti-immigrant attacks aren’t working — and in… Continue »

Democrats make gains, immigration a winning issue in swing districts, Texas Latinas likely to be elected to Congress for the first time ever Austin, TX – Texas officially launched the 2018 midterms with yesterday’s primary election. The biggest winners were Latinas and women of color seeking to make history, who ran campaigns that galvanized voters… Continue »

Ahead of the Senate debate on immigration this week, political science professor and pollster Dr. Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions pens a must-read op-ed for the New York Times, reminding Democrats that leaning in to pro-immigrant policy is both the right thing to do and the politically smart thing to do. As Barreto notes, “Democrats have an opportunity to… Continue »

New, must-read analysis by James Hohmann in the Washington Post political newsletter, “The Daily 202,” explains how the Trump Administration’s stunning decision to put 200,000 Salvadoran-Americans on a path to deportation is the latest in a long line of actions against Latinos that have broader implications for the Republican Party. Titled, “Trump systematically alienates the Latino diaspora – from… Continue »