As we have noted, the Republican Party is currently engaged in a relentless assault on immigrants – in the courts, in Congress, and on the 2016 campaign trail.  Every major 2016 Republican presidential candidate has moved further to the right on immigration policy and politics than before.  While polling frontrunners Donald Trump... Continuar »
Yesterday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) joined the growing number of voices calling on SNL to drop Donald Trump from hosting the show on November 7th. In addition to statements given on the House floor,  Rep. Gutierrez issued a strongly worded letter to the Presidents of Comcast and NBC Universal, writing: “Having Donald Trump as a guest... Continuar »
In a speech on the House floor earlier today, Rep, Luis Gutiérrez followed up on the open letter he sent to the Presidents of Comcast and NBC Universal demanding they “disinvite” Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump from SNL hosting duties next month. “To put Donald Trump on the air in American living rooms on the... Continuar »
Last year, PBS Frontline aired “Immigration Battle,” from the amazing filmmakers Shari Robertson & Michael Camerini, who produced the “How Democracy Works” series. The documentary focuses on the immigration debate during the last Congress. According to Shari and Michael, “The film is not just the culmination of our decade... Continuar »
Washington, DC – Today, the Senate failed to invoke cloture on a Senator David Vitter (R-LA) sponsored bill (S. 2146) targeting so-called “sanctuary cities.”  The bill, which would erode community trust with local law enforcement and scapegoat immigrants and their families, failed on a cloture vote this afternoon. Following is... Continuar »
As Rubio’s Immigration Talking Points Get Picked Apart and Criticized, He Sides with Immigration Hardliners on Senate Show-Vote Inspired By Donald Trump Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Senate will take a procedural vote on a virulently anti-immigrant bill, sponsored by Senator David Vitter (R-LA) and inspired by Donald... Continuar »
New Denver Post Piece Captures the Immigration Politics at Play in a State with a Surging Latino Population Washington, DC – As all eyes focus in on the next GOP debate in Colorado, a new Denver Post piece discusses the fact that the politics of immigration in the state... Continuar »
As the Senate returns to work from its latest break, the Republicans have prioritized S. 2146, anti-immigrant legislation, sponsored by David Vitter, but inspired by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. Over the weekend, The New York Times editorialized that this bill is a “false fix for a concocted problem.” Here’s... Continuar »
What’s happened to the President’s executive actions on immigration? That’s a good question. Republican politicians are doing everything in their power to prevent those policies from taking effect. Republicans on Capitol Hill threatened to shut down the government over them at the beginning of the year. Currently, the executive... Continuar »
Bumped this post as the Senate Republicans are expected to take up this ugly, anti-immigrant bill, sponsored by David Vitter, as early as Tuesday, October 21. Because Republicans just can’t seem to get enough of immigrant bashing, GOP Senate leaders are bringing yet another anti-immigrant bill to the Senate... Continuar »