The Republicans are heading into a pivotal midterm election with the MAGA movement looking to squash the little remaining dissent in the party’s old guard. It appears Florida Senator Rick Scott, who chairs the National Republican Senatorial Campaign (NRSC), is looking to seize the opportunity and is asserting himself as a pivotal leader in this… Continue »

Washington, DC – We keep saying it: getting our economy right means getting immigration policy right. These days, a growing chorus of voices is saying it, too. This week, new reporting from NPR and a think tank report put the need for pro-immigrant policy in sharp relief, while examples from Florida, Texas, and Nevada make… Continue »

An Analysis of Just Last Week’s Anti-Immigrant Messages, Statements, and Ads Provides a Road Map of What We Should Expect from the GOP Ahead of Midterms Washington, DC – According to their own reporting on Monday, the local Fox station in Orlando “was inundated with calls and emails to investigate a viral video spreading online.”… Continue »

Washington, DC – Governors Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas are more interested in advancing their political ambitions than in protecting the children in their states. So say leading editorial boards and columnists in Florida and Texas. As CNN’s National Political Reporter Maeve Reston writes: Republicans like DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg… Continue »

Washington, DC – The new Republican variant of COVID-19 is a toxic mix of racism, xenophobia and the scapegoating of immigrants. And it is spreading rapidly among the GOP.  Starting in Texas, where it was incubated by Governor Greg Abbott, the variant has mutated into a new strain, the DeSantis Variant, now spreading in Florida… Continue »

Republican Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida are failing to protect their citizens from COVID while hyping the dangerous nativist trope of immigrants as public health threats. Meanwhile, COVID cases surge in their states. In Florida, Gov. DeSantis is presiding over record-high hospitalizations but he issued an executive order banning mask… Continue »

In the battle for the Latino vote in Florida, and specifically the Puerto Rican vote in this state, the presidential candidates are even talking about rice! In response to a radio spot in Spanish from the Donald Trump campaign, in which a young woman defends the Goya brands with a rather exaggerated “boricua” accent and… Continue »

17,900 Floridians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) are working in  essential sectors like food, healthcare, manufacturing, and transportation, according to data released this week by the Center for American Progress. They are literally risking their own lives to save ours. Yet Florida’s two Republican Senators, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott, have done nothing to help… Continue »

“When we got DACA, we got wings.” Across sectors and the ideological spectrum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, business owners, national security experts, educators, members of Congress, and civil rights leaders filed amici briefs in support of Dreamers nationwide, ahead of next month’s Supreme Court’s oral arguments on the Trump administration’s termination of… Continue »

In a recent article Miriam Jordan of the New York Times writes of “Hurricane Chasers: An Immigrant Work Force on the Trail of Extreme Weather.” She sheds light on a “resilience force” of migratory immigrant workers who travel to disaster and recovery areas in America to do dirty and dangerous work, often while living in… Continue »