Donald Trump’s loss in the Wisconsin primary has generated a fresh round of assessments that Ted Cruz has the momentum as the leading alternative to Trump for the GOP nomination. However, when it comes to immigration, Cruz isn’t much of an alternative to Trump’s nativism. Both have adopted hardline... Continue »
Yesterday, six Wisconsin leaders were arrested after protesting in the lobby of a hotel scheduled to host a press conference by Donald Trump today. Tonight, the remaining Republican Presidential candidates — Trump, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, and Ohio Governor John Kasich — are also set to participate in a... Continue »
Fortune has named famed Univision anchor Jorge Ramos one of its 50 World’s Greatest Leaders for 2016: “For much of white America, Ramos became a household name only after Donald Trump kicked him out of a press conference in August. But Ramos, who has co-hosted Univision’s flagship Spanish-language news... Continue »
Speaker Paul Ryan’s speech yesterday — initially anticipated to be a denunciation of Trumpism — didn’t do much of anything when it came to Donald Trump. In fact, Trump wasn’t even mentioned by name, and Ryan didn’t back down from his repeated statements that he would back Trump as the Republican... Continue »
While Republican Presidential candidates like Donald Trump are doubling-down on ugly rhetoric, Latino and immigrant voters are busy planning to fight back at the ballot box. We’re guessing Trump didn’t see that one coming. In fact, a slew of recent reports note that many of the Latino and immigrant... Continue »
Most people go to dinner, see a movie, or get a sweet bouquet of flowers for an anniversary. Speaker Paul Ryan and House GOP’s idea of an anniversary present is a politically-motivated vote attacking millions of immigrant families, which happened just earlier. Today marks the third anniversary of the... Continue »
Florida and national leaders from immigration and civic engagement organizations gathered on a press call today to react to the results of both parties’ primaries in Florida and assess what the results mean for the 2016 general election, Latino and immigrant voter engagement, and the politics and policy of... Continue »
In Donald Trump, the Republican Party seems on track to nominate a candidate running the most explicitly nativist and anti-immigrant campaign in recent American history. Simultaneously, Republican primary exit polling in state after state is demonstrating that, despite the front-runner’s obsession with this issue, among the electorate it ranks last in a list... Continue »
It’s Donald Trump’s party now as House Republicans, led by Speaker Paul Ryan, are set to vote on filing an amicus brief against President Obama’s immigration action as soon as Thursday. Speaker Ryan has himself called his move “a very extraordinary step,” and it’s confirmation that this lawsuit is... Continue »
On the Eve of Vital Presidential Primaries, GOP Demographic Landscape in Shambles Donald Trump is the likely Republican nominee. His reputation as a nativist extremist is likely to hurt the Republican Party’s general election prospects. Consider these facts: New Gallup polling finds that Latino voters overwhelmingly view Donald Trump negatively –... Continue »