Last night’s Republican debate featured an extended discussion on immigration – a conversation that has continued during candidates’ post-debate media tours.  Below are four of our key immigration takeaways: Donald Trump Wants to Model Mass-Deportation After “Operation Wetback” – One of Darkest Chapters of Modern American History: Trump’s immigration... Continuar »
But His Position on DAPA and DACA Makes ‘No Sense’ In last night’s Republican debate, Ohio Governor John Kasich criticized Donald Trump’s unrealistic and inhumane proposal to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.  Kasich said: f people think that we are going to ship 11 million people who... Continuar »
Margaret Talbot of The New Yorker: “Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Sloganeering And His Rivals’ Scramble To Keep Up With It Won’t Be Easy To Forget” One year out from the 2016 general election, the Republican Party has a problem with Latino voters that threatens to make its historically-poor showing with Latinos... Continuar »
AUDIO RECORDING OF CALL AVAILABLE HERE Leaders in the Latino and Progressive Community Say NBC is Mainstreaming Trump’s Extreme Anti-Immigrant Agenda As New Open Letter Calls on SNL Cast to Speak Out Against Hate On a press call this afternoon, leaders with the #RacismIsntFunny campaign discussed how disturbing incidents of violence and aggression toward immigrants and Latinos... Continuar »
Lynn Tramonte: “Senator Rubio has Sunk to a New Low; Pro-Immigration Voters Will Certainly Remember” A number of leading observers reported on the significance of Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s statement yesterday that he would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as President, regardless of whether Congress has passed immigration... Continuar »
Lynn Tramonte: “If He Won’t Stand up For Dreamers and Other Immigrants, How Can We Expect Him to Stand Up to Hardliners in Congress and Finally Pass Immigration Reform?”  At an event today in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio stated that he would end the Deferred Action for... Continuar »
In a floor speech earlier today, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez offered his congratulations to his friend and colleague Rep. Paul Ryan on his recent election, but lamented “that the new Speaker had to promise not to address immigration reform as a condition of being elected”: “Maybe those on the other... Continuar »
Lynn Tramonte: “Speaker Ryan is Picking Up Where Speaker Boehner Left Off, with Disastrous Consequences for the Country as Well as Their Own Party” Washington, DC—Another day, another round of criticism, calling out Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) for his capitulation to the most extremist members of his party on... Continuar »
Washington, DC—En su columna “Morning Plum” de hoy, Greg Sargent entiende perfectamente la promesa en inmigración del presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, Paul Ryan (E-WI), que expuso en programas dominicales. Escribe Sargent: “El entrante presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, Paul Ryan, salió este fin de semana a... Continuar »
  It looks like Republicans have a new strategy to improve on Mitt Romney’s dismal 23% Latino voter turnout from 2012: Cancelling the only GOP debate scheduled to air on Spanish-language television. Upset over perceived “gotcha” questions from moderators during last week’s CNBC debate, the RNC has suspended its... Continuar »