In response to Donald Trump’s immigration speech, Frank Sharry of America’s Voice issued this statement: “So much for Trump walking away from his support of deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants who are deeply rooted in America. For all the talk of softening, this was a very hardline speech. The intended outcome of Trump’s policy is… Continue »

As Donald Trump prepares to give a policy speech on immigration that will likely offer a repackaging of the same impractical, unconscionable policies he’s been espousing throughout his campaign, the campaign’s Nevada State Director Charles Munoz has released a statement touting Trump’s immigration plans and denigrating undocumented immigrants in Nevada. In his statement, Munoz claims that undocumented… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, on a day in which Donald Trump will meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and deliver an immigration policy speech in Phoenix: “Donald Trump and his campaign are engaged in a desperate attempt to repackage an unfit candidate running on overt… Continue »

Today, Rep. Gallego joined policy and legal experts, immigration reform advocates, and community leaders to discuss immigration policy and politics and to analyze Donald Trump’s various immigration policies, ahead of Trump’s immigration focused speech in Arizona tomorrow. For additional information on the policy behind real immigration reform, see AILA’s new backgrounder. A recording of today’s call is available here.  Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), said… Continue »

His name may not be on the ballots in Florida and Arizona today, but Donald Trump’s shadow still looms over two Republican Senators facing primary challenges. Both Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio have said they will vote for Trump for President, despite criticizing some of his past comments. And, both have said they will… Continue »

Donald Trump recently complained that “all the media wants to talk about is the 11 million…” Sorry, Donald. You may want the discussion to focus on the relevance of a 14th century wall to a 21st century challenge; or on your repeated, if vague, use of the word “strong;” or even on how you intend to undermine… Continue »

Earlier this week, Frank Sharry argued that Donald Trump was attempting to “cynically repackage a truly radical policy to make it more palatable to suburban white voters rightfully turned off by Trump’s explicit racism and nativism. But the underlying deportation-focused policy doesn’t seem to be evolving alongside the rhetorical tweaks.” Others have argued that Trump’s rhetorical shift… Continue »

Donald Trump has been trying to change how he talks about his immigration positions without actually changing his immigration positions, and his own campaign just confirmed that. “He hasn’t changed his position on immigration,” Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson said during a CNN appearance earlier today. “He’s changed the words that he is saying.” Two of… Continue »

Donald Trump isn’t shifting his position on immigration — he’s just shifting how he talks about it. In recent days, Trump and his advisors have attempted to give off the impression that he is softening his tone on immigration. But the fact remains that Trump is still in favor of a “deportation force” to remove… Continue »

Republican strategist Ana Navarro called out RNC Director of Hispanic Communications and Donald Trump supporter Helen Aguirre Ferré for her blatant hypocrisy during a must-watch CNN interview yesterday. After a over a year of rhetoric, we all know Donald Trump is not pivoting from his base — violence, bigotry, and intolerance — but that hasn’t stopped… Continue »