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Behind On The Presidential Election? We Have You Covered

It’s only February and the 2016 general election is still over 270 days away, but so much has already happen in this year’s cycle, it’s hard to keep track. On the Republican side, the Presidential field has gone from 15 candidates, to just seven as of today: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, … Continue reading »

Jeb Bush Says Donald Trump Is “Scary,” But He’d Support Him As The GOP Nominee Anyway

Last Sunday, GOP Presidential candidate Jeb Bush complained to CBS’ “Face The Nation” that “it’s kind of scary” to listen to Donald Trump talk, saying that “he’s all over the map, misinformed at best and praying on people’s fears at worst.” Still, that didn’t stop Jeb from telling that same program that he’d support Trump … Continue reading »

“Out Of Touch”: Immigration Advocates React To Last Night’s Republican Primary Debate On Twitter

Last night’s Republican debate in Milwaukee featured an extended discussion on immigration — check out a longer take from America’s Voice here — including Donald Trump praising “Operation Wetback,” one of the darkest periods in American history. While many noted Jeb Bush and John Kasich deserved credit for speaking up against the disturbing mass deportation plan pushed … Continue reading »

Four Immigration Takeaways from Last Night’s GOP Presidential Debate

Last night’s Republican debate featured an extended discussion on immigration – a conversation that has continued during candidates’ post-debate media tours.  Below are four of our key immigration takeaways: Donald Trump Wants to Model Mass-Deportation After “Operation Wetback” – One of Darkest Chapters of Modern American History: Trump’s immigration comments during last night’s debate were … Continue reading »

GOP: Giving Up On The Latino Vote?

  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 team is lead by a neurosurgeon … Continue reading »

Latest On Immigration From Jeb Bush, Donald Trump Continues Toxic Toll On GOP Brand Image

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 and Ben Carson keep providing the … Continue reading »

Jeb On “Anchor Babies” Remark: I Meant To Insult Asians, Not Latinos!

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 describe U.S. citizen children of undocumented … Continue reading »

Oops: Jeb Bush Co-Chaired A Group That Specifically Told Republicans To Not Say “Anchor Baby”

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 2013, and last year famously saying that … Continue reading »

A Trumpified Jeb Bush Says He Doesn’t Consider Derogatory “Anchor Baby” Term Offensive At All

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”) and called the U.S. citizen children … 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 »