Frank Sharry: “Mike Pence’s gauzy spin does not drive the administration’s hardline policies toward immigrants; Trump and Stephen Miller do.” Yesterday, Yamiche Alcindor of PBS Newshour referenced the nearly 30,000 healthcare workers who have DACA while asking Vice President Mike Pence: Is the administration in any way ready to... Continue »
Judging by their continued actions and statements, the Republican presidential ticket seems intent on personally insulting Latino voters and on driving more Latinos into the arms of the Democrats. As Adrian Carrasquillo writes in a BuzzFeed article titled, “Why #ThatMexicanThing Matters,” a “Latino thing” has become perhaps the most consequential storyline emanating... Continue »
In a new must-read piece in the Washington Post, Greg Sargent unpacks what Governor Mike Pence said on immigration policy during Tuesday’s vice presidential debate. Sargent makes clear that despite Gov. Pence’s attempts to blur the nature and intentions of Trump’s radicalism, Trump would deport or force out all but a few of... Continue »
In a new piece for Medium, America’s Voice’s Gabe Ortíz reflects on his family’s immigration history and subsequent life in the United States in the context of Governor Pence’s dismissive “that Mexican thing again” comment from last night’s vice presidential debate. Ortíz notes that hidden in Pence’s attempt to dismiss... Continue »
Latinos and immigrants responded to Mike Pence’s flippant “Senator, you’ve whipped out that Mexican thing again” remark to Tim Kaine during last night’s Vice-Presidential debate by turning a hashtag into a channel of patriotism, resilience and pride. According to TIME, #ThatMexicanThing became the third most tweeted moment from the debate. Below are... Continue »
Crossposted from Medium. Mike Pence probably didn’t realize the wildfire he sparked when he tried to shut down Tim Kaine with that dismissive “Senator, you’ve whipped out that Mexican thing again” comment during last night’s Vice-Presidential debate. His running mate, Donald Trump, has been on a relentless smear campaign... Continue »
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. The column is available online in English here and Spanish here.  In a new blog post, David Torres, the Spanish Media Advisor for America’s Voice, a newly naturalized citizen,... Continue »
In Spanish here. Every time I hear comments like those Republican Governor Mike Pence said, with a certain disgust and classism, during the vice presidential debate on Tuesday, referring to “that Mexican thing” after his Democratic opponent Tim Kaine brought up a topic, I try to not immediately think of... Continue »
The following is a statement from Frank Sharry of America’s Voice reacting to the immigration discussion during tonight’s vice presidential debate: “On immigration, Gov. Mike Pence tonight attempted to whitewash the scope and intentions of Donald Trump’s radical immigration stance. While Gov. Pence was either willfully ignorant or purposefully... Continue »
On the eve of his Vice-Presidential debate, an all-conservative federal appeals court panel ruled against Gov. Mike Pence and his attempt to ban Syrians’ resettlement in his state. The court noted that Pence has no authority to withhold funding from refugee resettlement organizations based on fear and “nightmare speculation.” From... Continue »