In the wake of divisive immigration wedge politics that left the GOP abandoned by Latino voters, cooler heads within the Party have called for a ceasefire and for more and better Hispanic outreach. Well, enter the Sotomayor debate: "Anything in this must-see Latino political event resembling the anti-immigrant rhetoric... Continue »
Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration held a hearing about border policy. Its chairman, Chuck Schumer (D-NY), has declared �game on’ for immigration reform. This is the same Schumer who was architect of the Democratic takeover of the Senate, who always has his eye on what... Continue »
Sam Stein reports, in the top story on Huffington Post Politics today: "Since becoming the top ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Jeff Sessions' record has been almost solely analyzed for tealeaves on how he will approach Barack Obama's forthcoming Supreme Court nomination." It’s disturbing that the new... Continue »
Last week House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) released what has been described by many as "a fearmongering video" that places the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) firmly within a photo montage of what The Hill describes as "President Hugo Chavez, a group of apparent jihadists burning an American flag,... Continue »
Tomorrow’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration reform will likely throw a wrench in Fox News’ latest proclamation on immigration � and butcher a good bit of the conventional wisdom floating around here in Washington to boot. Last week, FOX News’ Trish Turner said of the upcoming hearing: "This... Continue »
Chuck Todd: "The GOP better come up with a story about how they can be considered a national party when they can't keep a moderate Republican like Specter in the party. This was a survival decision by Specter because he has been chased out of the... Continue »
Just last week, Senator Ensign stated: "We have to reach out to Hispanics. " Rather than lend a helping hand to children in need, however, Senator Ensign had scathing remarks for immigrants in today's SCHIP debate. Via the AP: "We are giving more incentives to folks to come to... Continue »
This week the House is will vote on reauthorizing the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and the Senate Finance Committee will take up much-needed companion legislation to help more Latino and immigrant children access health care. Besides being the right thing to do, and even the fiscally responsible... Continue »
Joshua Hoyt, executive director of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, had a thorough piece in today's Chicago Tribune on just what derailed the GOP this election. "As the Republican Party surveys its post-election train wreck, the pain must be even greater knowing that, with Hispanic voters,... Continue »
Sen. Martinez has been one of the courageous Republican leaders speaking out on the divisive immigration rhetoric employed by his party. Will Sen. Martinez feel more freedom to speak up on immigration, now that a looming re-election is out of the picture? Nothing's certain, but it is safe to... Continue »