Donald Trump: “The Hispanics love me!” “The Hispanics”: Not really. The leading Republican candidate for President frequently likes to boast about his relationship with the Latino electorate, but new polling from Gallup shows that this supposed love affair is about as real as his hairline: Gallup began tracking the... Continue »
When you’re gauging the mood of Latinos in the United States, you start with Jorge Ramos. The long-time Univision anchor has been called the “Latino Walter Cronkite,” and has called both Republicans and Democrats to task for failing to pass a solution to our nation’s broken immigration system at... Continue »
A visibly-irritated Jeb! Bush has at last clarified his controversial “anchor baby” remarks: I meant to insult Asians, not Latinos. Seriously: At a press conference on Monday in McAllen, Texas, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush hit back at reporter who challenged his use of the term “anchor babies” to... Continue »
The Trump Effect has done some scary things to Republican Presidential candidates who appeared eager to embrace immigrants just a few years ago. Case in point: Jeb Bush. The Republican has often been referred to as one of the GOP’s best hopes for Latino voters, embracing a path to citizenship in... Continue »
The Toledo Blade has an editorial out today talking about how Donald Trump-style immigration policies are not just bad politics for the Republican Party, but also bad policy for the country as a whole.  As the editorial board writes: Despite Mr. Trump’s apocalyptic predictions, the number of undocumented immigrants in this... Continue »
Bad Politics, Terrible Policy, and Disastrous for the Country  On a press call today, children of undocumented immigrants joined Ricardo Aca, DACA recipient who works at the Trump Hotel, and legal expert David Leopold, to respond to the latest stream of anti-immigrant demagoguery and unpack what ending “birthright citizenship” really means... Continue »
Scott Walker has gotten himself into so many twists when it comes to immigration, he could work at Cirque du Soleil if the whole President thing doesn’t pan out. Walker was back in contortionist mode today, telling reporters, “I’m not taking a position on  one way or the other.” But it was just... Continue »
As a Trumpified Jeb Bush doubles down on his use of the derogatory “anchor baby” — saying he doesn’t find the term offensive — WaPo reports that a whole lot of others probably feel differently about that, considering “8.4% of the resident adult population of the US in 2012 was... Continue »
Gone is the Jeb Bush who once said that undocumented immigrants come to the U.S. out of an “act of love” for their families. Instead, he’s been replaced by a Trumpified caricature who, earlier this week, followed in the footsteps of the Donald’s anti-immigrant extremism (call it the “Trump Effect”)... Continue »
We know where Donald Trump stands when it comes to Ricardo, a 24-year-old DACA-mented man who works at a restaurant in Manhattan’s Trump SoHo. Speaking of Ricardo, Trump told The New York Times, “He’s got a legal work permit. I’ve heard he does a good job.” But, Trump’s policy... Continue »