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Why #ThatMexicanThing Matters – and Will Matter Even More Come Election Day

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 from each of the first two … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Greg Sargent: “Mike Pence Speaks Softly, While Doubling Down On Trump’s Mass Deportations”

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 the 11 million undocumented immigrants in … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Gabe Ortíz: “When We Turned #ThatMexicanThing into Stories of Our Patriotism and Resilience”

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 Kaine’s defense of Latinos was a … Continue reading »

“We Work Hard, Pay Taxes, And Are Proud To Be Americans”: See Some Of Our Favorite #ThatMexicanThing Tweets

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 some of our favorite selections from … Continue reading »

When We Turned #ThatMexicanThing Into Stories Of Our Patriotism and Resilience

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 against Latinos and immigrants since the … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Torres: “We Are More Than a ‘Thing’: We Are a 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. 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, and a first time voter, provides … Continue reading »

We Are More Than a ‘Thing’: We Are a Vote

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 myself.  But, as a Mexican, it … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Gov. Pence Attempts to Whitewash Trump’s Radical Immigration Stance

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 obfuscating the true details of the … Continue reading »

One Of The Judges Who Just Blocked Pence’s Attempt To Ban Syrian Refugees Is On Trump’s SCOTUS Shortlist

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 NPR: The court upheld a lower … Continue reading »

Key Immigration Resources Ahead of VP Debate

Just like the presidential matchup, the vice presidential debate between Indiana Gov. Mike Pence (R) and Virginia Senator Tim Kaine (D) presents a sharp contrast on immigration – each candidate embodies and embraces their respective parties’ wildly distinct visions about immigrants and immigration reform. Below, we offer key immigration questions for each ticket; provide a … Continue reading »