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 »
Lynn Tramonte: “Republicans Continue to Shrink From Leadership and Allow The Nativists in the Party to Run Amok” In Congress, the courts, and the 2016 campaign trail, the Republican Party continues to cede control to the anti-immigrant wing of the Party.  Among the latest reminders: In Congress, newly-elected Republican Speaker... Continuar »
  Please note the following column was translated from Spanish to English and is available for reprint as long as the author is given proper credit. This column is available online in Spanish here. The Republican Party seems to have a death wish. In the fight for the presidential nomination, the Republican... Continuar »
Greg Sargent’s “Morning Plum” today gets Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) immigration promise on the Sunday shows exactly right.  Sargent writes: “Incoming Speaker Paul Ryan this weekend went out of his way to reassure conservatives: Republicans will not enter into any bipartisan compromising with Obama on immigration reform. No sirree: “‘Specifically on this... Continuar »