Today, Rep. Gallego joined policy and legal experts, immigration reform advocates, and community leaders to discuss immigration policy and politics and to analyze Donald Trump’s various immigration policies, ahead of Trump’s immigration focused speech in Arizona tomorrow. For additional information on the policy behind real immigration reform, see AILA’s new backgrounder. A recording... Continuar »
His name may not be on the ballots in Florida and Arizona today, but Donald Trump’s shadow still looms over two Republican Senators facing primary challenges. Both Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio have said they will vote for Trump for President, despite criticizing some of his past comments.... Continuar »
Donald Trump recently complained that “all the media wants to talk about is the 11 million…” Sorry, Donald. You may want the discussion to focus on the relevance of a 14th century wall to a 21st century challenge; or on your repeated, if vague, use of the word “strong;” or even... Continuar »
Earlier this week, Frank Sharry argued that Donald Trump was attempting to “cynically repackage a truly radical policy to make it more palatable to suburban white voters rightfully turned off by Trump’s explicit racism and nativism. But the underlying deportation-focused policy doesn’t seem to be evolving alongside the rhetorical tweaks.” Others... Continuar »
Donald Trump has been trying to change how he talks about his immigration positions without actually changing his immigration positions, and his own campaign just confirmed that. “He hasn’t changed his position on immigration,” Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson said during a CNN appearance earlier today. “He’s changed the words... Continuar »
Donald Trump isn’t shifting his position on immigration — he’s just shifting how he talks about it. In recent days, Trump and his advisors have attempted to give off the impression that he is softening his tone on immigration. But the fact remains that Trump is still in favor... Continuar »
Republican strategist Ana Navarro called out RNC Director of Hispanic Communications and Donald Trump supporter Helen Aguirre Ferré for her blatant hypocrisy during a must-watch CNN interview yesterday. After a over a year of rhetoric, we all know Donald Trump is not pivoting from his base — violence, bigotry,... Continuar »
The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the conflicting stories about Donald Trump and immigration after the candidate’s meeting with Hispanic supporters on Saturday. “Despite new reports from Trump that he is not, in fact, pivoting on immigration, it really doesn’t matter if he tries.... Continuar »
Maya Angelou: “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time” This morning, Trump released his first general election ad, relying heavily on the nativist rhetoric that has been so central to his campaign: “Syrian refugees flood in. Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay,... Continuar »
It looks like a good way to make something really not popular is to get Donald Trump to support it. Over at Mother Jones, Kevin Drum highlights some pretty interesting data: support for a massive US/Mexico border wall has plummeted among the American public ever since Trump publicly endorsed... Continuar »