Yesterday, the Republican Party engaged in the kind of racially-charged demagoguery for which the Trump campaign is notorious. In fact, a major theme seemed to be that brown, black, and Muslim people are a danger and a threat to the Republic. In a new piece for “The Fix,” Phillip Bump of the Washington Post explains that while the anti-immigrant… Continue »

Lynn Tramonte: “Gov. Pence is signing his name in indelible ink onto Donald Trump’s dark and divisive vision for America.” The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the selection of Mike Pence as the Republican vice-presidential nominee: “While Gov. Mike Pence has his own extreme history on immigration… Continue »

Want a fresh reminder why immigration reform legislation has not passed Congress despite broad majority support from the public, including from many Republicans? Witness the past few days, as Donald Trump and the anti-immigrant wing of the GOP continue to put their xenophobic stamp on the party, while facing embarrassingly little resistance from the sizeable pro-reform contingent… Continue »

Earlier today in Nevada, immigrant leaders and members of Culinary Union 226, PLAN Action, CCC Action, Latino Victory Project, and Nevada’s Voice gathered to discuss “Immigrant Voters Win”, a new multi-million dollar campaign to flex the muscle and power of the Latino and pro-immigrant vote. Among the speakers was Estefani, who will be a first-time voter… Continue »

Today, the Republican National Convention Platform Committee is expected to finalize hardline language on immigration after a successful amendment push by the notorious anti-immigrant zealot and Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach. The platform language will underscore that the Republican Party has officially become the Party of Trump and is inextricably bound to his nativist and anti-Latino… Continue »

Ahead of RNC, Republican Party and Donald Trump On Track for Historically Low Performance Among Latino Voters New nationwide polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, underscores that Donald Trump is on track for an historically low performance among Latino voters and that the overall Republican brand image among Latinos… Continue »

Continues to Turn His Back on Solutions that Benefit Local Immigrants Yet again, Senator Marco Rubio proves his willingness to throw the immigrant community under the bus in his quest for re-election. On Wednesday, Florida’s junior Senator supported two Trump-inspired anti-immigration legislative bills, the Stop Dangerous Sanctuary Cities Act and Kate’s Law. Rubio’s support came on… Continue »

Despite More and More Reminders, GOP Still Standing By Their Man  Each week offers new evidence that Donald Trump and his presidential campaign are mainstreaming odious ideas and memes promoted by white nationalists and neo-Nazis. Beyond the lens of partisanship and the 2016 elections, this is a disturbing development for American politics and society. As… Continue »

Republicans stay hard right, just like their presumptive nominee; Democrats prepared to stand up for immigrants Donald Trump’s campaign has been rife with nativism, racism and demagoguery. And many Republicans have sought to rhetorically distance themselves from the nominee of their party. But when it comes to policy, House and Senate Republicans have shown their priorities are… Continue »

Speaker Paul Ryan remains in support of presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, even after his despicable anti-Semitic attack this past weekend. Ryan said yesterday that anti-Semitic images — specifically the one tweeted by Trump last weekend — have “no place” in a campaign. According to Mic, this meme originated on “an Internet message board… Continue »