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Meet The Top GOP Contenders For Vice-President — And Their Positions on Immigration

With the GOP convention slated to begin next Monday, presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump is expected to unveil his running mate by the end of this week. Below and online here are five of the top contenders for the Republican nomination for Vice-President, along with their positions on immigration, as well as their positions on Deferred Action for … Continue reading »

Christie Embraces the #TrumpEffect: Ready To Block Driver's Licenses to New Jersey Immigrants

Earlier this week, the New Jersey Legislature moved forward with a bill that would grant driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants. The New Jersey Safe and Responsible Driver Act (A4425), would grant driver’s licenses to undocumented resident in New Jersey who are able to provide a variety of documented to the state’s Motor Vehicle Commission, pay … Continue reading »

Trump Wants To Deport DACA Recipients Like Ricardo. Do Other GOP Candidates Agree?

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 positions make one thing very clear: … Continue reading »

More Of That Trump Effect In Action: Christie Tells Ingraham We Should “Reexamine” Birthright Citizenship

Here’s more of that “Trump Effect” in action. Today, Chris Christie — fresh off a rocky debate performance, where even a visibly-irritated Rand Paul rolled his eyes at the candidate — told right-wing radio host and noted xenophobe Laura Ingraham that we should “reexamine” the 14th Amendment, which grants automatic citizenship to all children born … Continue reading »

Key Immigration Facts & Questions Ahead Of GOP Presidential Debate

For additional details, contact press@americasvoice.org and please check out the America’s Voice 2016 content, including detailed candidate tracking information, at www.americasvoice.org/2016 It’s an article of faith on the Republican campaign trail that the border is out of control and that immigration enforcement is lax – hence, we are experiencing a spike in illegal immigration.  In fact, none of … Continue reading »

Here’s a “Big Idea”: Chris Christie Not “Telling It Like It Is” on Immigration

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is set to announce his official candidacy for the president this morning, joining the crowded Republican field.  As the Washington Post reported yesterday, the Christie campaign wants to drive “the national conversation” by unveiling a series of “big ideas,” including on immigration, and will use a slogan of “Telling it like it is.”  … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Mitt Romney’s Deputy Campaign Manager: “Don’t Repeat Mitt’s Mistakes on Immigration”

With a few notable exceptions, the 2016 GOP field has lurched right on immigration.  Scott Walker talks about 11 million people having to go back to their countries of origin.  Chris Christie calls granting citizenship to immigrants “extreme.”  Marco Rubio speaks out of both sides of his mouth, trying to cover up his betrayal of … Continue reading »

Christie Joins Anti-Immigrant Lawsuit In The Fifth Circuit, Then Says GOP Must Be More Welcoming To Latinos

In a speech at a Latino Coalition luncheon yesterday, Gov. Chris Christie said the GOP must become more welcoming to Latino and other minority groups. On that, he’s absolutely right. Right now, there’s no bigger example of how Republicans are slamming the door on Latinos than their bogus lawsuit blocking DAPA and expanded DACA, two … Continue reading »

DREAMers Refuse To Be Silenced By Citizens United And Iowa’s Steve King

Yesterday, immigration leaders held a press conference in front of the Polk County Courthouse in Des Moines, Iowa, to send a message to 2016 GOP Presidential candidates that DREAMers will not be intimidated by recent actions from Steve King. DREAMers Cesar Vargas and Marco Malagon are currently facing trespassing charges after both were arrested at … Continue reading »

Is The Iowa Caucus Just for Billionaires?

DREAMers Refuse to be silenced by Citizens United and Steve King DES MOINES — Today at 5:30pm central, national immigrant rights leaders along with Iowa advocates are holding a press conference in front of the Polk County Courthouse to send a message to 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates that the undocumented community will not be intimidated … Continue reading »