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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 »

The Other Questions Begging a Response from Jeb Bush on Immigration

The pro-immigrant protestors who caused Jeb Bush to go off-script at his campaign launch and state, “The next president of the United States will pass meaningful immigration reform so that that will be solved—not by executive order,” also offered a reminder that Bush has yet to provide specific answers to several essential immigration policy questions (such as, “if … Continue reading »

As an Official Presidential Candidate, Jeb Bush Needs to Answer Three Immigration Questions

At our www.americasvoice.org/2016 site, America’s Voice offers an array of resources on the politics of immigration in the 2016 election cycle, including candidate tracking backgrounders (here is the one on Jeb Bush) as well as reports assessing both parties’ challenges and opportunities on immigration ahead of 2016 (report decoding GOP on immigration here and Democrats here). As Jeb Bush officially … Continue reading »

Must-Read: “Republicans Hope To Avoid Mitt Romney’s Mistakes On Immigration”

From Elise Foley comes a must-read piece on the immigration conundrum facing the national Republican Party as it enters the 2016 Presidential election. Following Mitt Romney’s 2012 landslide defeat among Latinos — thanks in huge part to his failed “self-deportation” policy — some GOP strategists realized the party needed a complete immigration overhaul if it … Continue reading »

Immigration: Litigation, retractions, and more promises

Following is a column by Maribel Hastings, Senior Advisor at America’s Voice, translated from Spanish to English. The original Spanish-language version is available to read here. May 19 was supposed to mark the implementation of the new deferred action program for the parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, known as the Deferred Action for … Continue reading »

Steve King Is Making Iowa Events Irrelevant — Is That Why Jeb Bush Is Skipping The Straw Poll?

Yesterday, the Des Moines Register reported that likely 2016 Presidential candidate Jeb Bush will skip this year’s Iowa Straw Poll, which is hosted before every Presidential election by the Republican Party of Iowa. “Bush, a former Florida governor, is the first well-known Republican in the 2016 presidential field to officially opt out of the straw poll, … Continue reading »

Maribel Hastings: Dual Promises On Immigration

Maribel Hastings is a Senior Advisor to America’s Voice: This electoral season has brought another twist to the debate and the fight over immigration reform: it is no longer enough to know whether or not the candidates support immigration reform and a path to citizenship. A candidate’s position regarding the president’s executive actions on immigration – including the 2012 … Continue reading »

GOP Contenders Left Speechless by Clinton Immigration Remarks, But Silence Doesn’t Erase Their Problems

Her Bold Move This Week Puts the Ball in GOP Court, But Most Top Contenders Don’t Seem to Feel Like Playing In the aftermath of Hillary Clinton’s immigration remarks, which we view as both far-reaching and significant on policy and politically savvy, the silence from several of the leading 2016 Republican presidential contenders has been deafening. As David Nakamura and Robert … Continue reading »

Texas Gov. Abbott: Real Purpose of Anti-Immigrant Lawsuit Is To Block Protection From Deportation

Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott just let the cat out of the bag. Abbott has led the charge against President Obama’s 2014 immigration actions, with both DAPA and expanded DACA now on hold as the courts decide to whether or not let the programs go forward. Up until now, Abbott has been insisting that his … Continue reading »

McCain Warns GOP: We Must Address Immigration Reform Or “We Do Not Win The 2016 Election"

Senator John McCain offered a stark warning to fellow Republicans: We must address immigration reform “in a constructive fashion, or we do not win the 2016 election.” The comment comes following a tumultuous few weeks for Republican candidates vying for the White House in 2016. On Tuesday, Gov. Scott Walker earned condemnation from Democrats and … Continue reading »