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Losing with Latinos: Will Jeb Bush Really Take Immigration Cues from Mitt Romney?

On Today Show, Jeb Bush Flip-Flops on Citizenship, Appears to Support Permanent Underclass Despite the growing number of Republicans supporting immigration reform with a pathway to citizenship, we know that some GOP holdouts still don’t get it regarding good immigration policy, politics, and the GOP rebranding effort to Latino voters.  However, we never thought we’d … Continue reading »

Mitt Romney Backs Away from Steve King, While Jeb Bush Prepares Immigration Book Next Year

Yesterday, Mitt Romney’s campaign attempted to distance the candidate’s immigration views from those of outspoken anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King (R-IA), even though the immigration policy positions of both are virtually the same.  Meanwhile, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announced that he is authoring a book about the need for comprehensive immigration reform, to be released … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Mitt Romney Dances with Extremist Steve King while Jeb Bush Prepares to Save the GOP From Both . . . Next Year

After Calling King His “Partner,” Romney Tries – Unsuccessfully – to Distance Himself on Immigration; Meanwhile Jeb Bush Prepares to Step Up After the Election with a Book that Argues for Sensible and Humane Immigration Reform Washington, DC – Yesterday, Mitt Romney’s campaign attempted to distance the candidate’s immigration views from those of outspoken anti-immigrant Rep. Steve King … Continue reading »

Romney Outreach to Latino Voters Remains an Uphill Climb

Washington, DC – At the Republican National Convention, leaders in the party have taken a curious approach to Latino outreach: avoiding the issue of immigration; refusing to disavow hard-line immigration positions; lecturing Latino voters; blaming Democrats for the GOP’s self-inflicted problems with Latinos; and making embarrassingly transparent overtures to appeal to Latinos based on quirks … Continue reading »

The GOP and Hispanics: It’s Complicated

Maribel Hastings is a Senior Advisor at America’s Voice: They say that the first step toward fixing a problem is acknowledging that the problem exists. But at times during this Republican National Convention, the struggle to get the Republican Party to acknowledge that it has a serious Hispanic problem has bordered on the absurd. If … Continue reading »

Day 2 of the RNC: Bring Out the Politicians With the Hispanic Last Names…and the Harsh Anti-Immigrant Platform

At a lunchtime panel with the Hispanic Leadership Network, Susana Martinez, Brian Sandoval, and Jeb Bush sat down to talk about being governor of their respective states, and interestingly, how to talk to Latino voters about immigration. While Jeb Bush has consistently been moderate on immigration, both Martinez and Sandoval have mishandled the issue in … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach Continues to set the Immigration Agenda for the GOP, Despite Concerns from Prominent Republicans

Apparent by its party platform, the reins of the Republican Party’s immigration policy are in the hands of hardliners, led by anti-immigrant legal architect Kris Kobach. Ahead of this week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, some prominent Republican politicians, Party strategists, and conservative observers spoke out against the GOP’s hardline drift on immigration, recognizing the … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach Sets GOP's Immigration Agenda, Despite Concerns of Prominent Republicans

Observers Agree: “Demographics is Destiny” for GOP Unless Party Re-Images Itself on Immigration Washington, DC – As evidenced by its party platform, the reins of the Republican Party’s immigration policy are in the hands of hardliners, led by anti-immigrant legal architect Kris Kobach.  Ahead of this week’s Republican National Convention in Tampa, some prominent Republican politicians, … Continue reading »