2016 Election Coverage from America's Voice

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 »

Peter Beinart of The Atlantic is out with a new piece about the “Trump Effect” on other 2016 candidates, using Jeb Bush and John Kasich’s appearances on Sunday talk shows as examples. On CBS’ Face the Nation, Jeb Bush refused to answer direct questions about whether Trump’s plan to register Muslims is “fascist,” once again… Continue »

For the past six months, the mainstream media has been broadcasting Donald Trump’s racially charged rhetoric, ripped from the fringes of the anti-immigrant and white nationalist movements, as if it were normal political discourse.  But these words and “policy” prescriptions are having real-life consequences, including numerous instances of attacks and harassment against Latinos, Muslim-Americans, and African-Americans linked to the “combustible” atmosphere fostered… Continue »

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 »

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 »

But His Position on DAPA and DACA Makes ‘No Sense’ In last night’s Republican debate, Ohio Governor John Kasich criticized Donald Trump’s unrealistic and inhumane proposal to deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.  Kasich said: [I]f people think that we are going to ship 11 million people who are law-abiding, who are in this… Continue »

Ohio Governor and GOP presidential candidate John Kasich is set to appear before the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today.  He’ll probably get credit from the Chamber because on immigration he’s NOT Donald Trump.  But he should be asked tough questions about some of the most important policies to the Latino community, including immigration reform… Continue »

Yesterday, we noted that the entire Republican presidential field was tacking to the right on issues of immigration and immigrants, highlighting new examples of how even the supposedly pro-reform candidacies of Sen. Marco Rubio and former Gov. Jeb Bush getting caught in the nativist undertow generated by the extreme, anti-immigrant comments of Donald Trump and Ben Carson.  Now,… Continue »

Cleveland, OH—This morning, Pope Francis addressed Congress where he, once again, reminded Washington about the human dimensions of the immigration debate.  Standing in front of Republican leaders who blocked a comprehensive immigration reform bill and continue to demagogue immigrants and their families, the contrast between the Pope’s message and that of Republicans in and outside Washington could not… Continue »

Following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Director of Ohio’s Voice. When I first read that Governor John Kasich responded to a question about Latino voter outreach with a comment about tipping hotel workers, I thought this should be an article in The Onion, not a statement from a man who wants to be president of the United… Continue »