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Immigration 2014

Chris Hayes on Scott Brown's Border Obsession – and What it Means for 2016

Last night, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes did a segment on New Hampshire GOP Senate Candidate Scott Brown’s obsession with the border, noting we’ve seen this anti-immigrant strategy before: Mitt Romney, 2012. At a debate last night, Brown and his Democratic opponent, Senator Jean Shaheen, “discussed” immigration and the border: In one of the many exchanges in … Continue reading »

White House Debates Timing of Already Delayed Executive Action on Immigration

Today’s Los Angeles Times reports on what it calls President Obama’s “time out” from his “year of action.” Of course, one of the issues subject to delay was immigration reform: Immigration reform, once deemed a pressing back-to-school item, will wait at least until the winter holidays. That delay has not sit well with advocates: “It … Continue reading »

NEW POLL: Latino Voters on Midterm Elections, Immigration, and 2016 Presidential Contenders

Experts to Discuss New Poll Results and Implications for Upcoming Midterm and Presidential Elections Washington, DC – On a press call/webinar today, Matt Barreto, Co-Founder of Latino Decisions, and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, discussed the results of a new nationwide poll of 600 Latino voters that provides fresh data on overall Latino voter … Continue reading »

As Deadline for Legislative Action Draws Closer, New Scorecard Shows House Republicans on Wrong Side of Latino and Immigrant Voters

Scorecard Zeroes in on the 12 Most Vulnerable Republicans House Democrats are continuing their efforts to demand a vote on immigration reform and House Republicans are continuing to block action while promising to one day address the issue.  The disconnect between Republicans’ rhetorical support for immigration reform and their actual legislative record is vast, and is a problem of … Continue reading »

Infographic: Swing Voters On Immigration Reform From Latino Decisions

Check out this new infographic from Latino Decisions highlighting their new survey which finds Republicans have a lot riding on their next move on immigration reform. With only 10 days left before Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s deadline for legislation, it’s beginning to look like the GOP is all but doomed to fall off the demographic cliff.  

Must-Read News on Immigration Reform, June 16, 2014

Washington Post (Plum Line): Morning Plum: The great right wing rebellion of 2014 fizzles By Greg Sargent CNN: Immigration reform: Kevin McCarthy’s ‘House of Cards’ Jacksonville Business Journal: 5 reasons why immigration reform may not be dead after all By Kent Hoover CBS News: GOP Chairman, Senator at odds on how to reach Hispanic voters … Continue reading »

Eric Cantor's Loss and Immigration Reform: Role, Meaning and Future

Here’s our take on House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) defeat, the role immigration reform played in his primary loss, the meaning of the outcome for the immediate prospects of immigration reform and the impact it all could have on the Republican Party’s future: What was immigration’s role in Cantor’s defeat? While primary winner Dave … Continue reading »

Rep. Luis Gutierrez: Some Things Do Not Change After a Primary — Like Republicans' Need to Pass Reform

On the House floor this morning: Some things do not change after a primary. Even a primary result that no one, including the winning candidate, had predicted. The thing that does not change with the political winds in Washington is the calendar. There are only 10 legislative days left before the July 4 recess. Another … Continue reading »

Commentary Roundup: The Real Reason Eric Cantor Lost His Primary

There is A LOT of commentary about Eric Cantor’s primary loss last night.  Here are some important takeaways: Erick Erickson at Red State: The media will play up Cantor’s loss by claiming it was about immigration. They will be wrong, but it will be useful for the rest of us. Immigration reform is now DOA … Continue reading »