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New Poll: What Latino Voters Heard from Trump’s Nativist Immigration Speech in Arizona

America’s Voice commissioned Latino Decisions to do a quick poll to gauge Latino voters’ reactions to Donald Trump’s immigration speech last week in Phoenix, and to assess whether Latinos were buying the charade of Trump “softening” on immigration. The short answer is no.  Forty-nine percent of Latino voters believe he has the same position now … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Ron Brownstein on the (Mostly Overlooked) Radicalism of Trump’s Approach to Legal Immigration

Ron Brownstein, one of the most insightful journalists covering immigration policy and politics, has a new must-read column on Donald Trump’s radicalism on legal immigration. Brownstein, who writes for The Atlantic/National Journal, makes the case that while Trump’s nativism towards undocumented immigrants is rightfully generating attention and outrage, Trump’s extremism also extends to his policy proposals for … Continue reading »

CNN Poll: 88% of Americans Support Immigration Reform with a Path to Citizenship

Poll Suggests Democrats Should Lean Into Immigration in 2016 New immigration polling from CNN highlights that pro-immigrant policies, such as an earned path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, enjoy the overwhelming backing of the American public, while mass deportation and other policies associated with Donald Trump are unpopular even among many Republicans. The key immigration policy questions … Continue reading »

R. Andrew Caruso: Keep America Open

The Republican candidate for president called for “ideological certification.” American values? I don’t think so. This election is one for the history books. The two candidates are strikingly different in their views on virtually everything, but especially on foreign policy and immigration issues. Without immigration, the U.S. population would stop growing and age about 30% … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Dara Lind: “The Media Is Officially In Denial About Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan”

In a new piece, Vox’s Dara Lind argues there’s been no debate, pivot, or flip-flop on immigration from the Trump campaign. In fact, the only part of Trump’s immigration plan that has changed is the media’s coverage. Lind explains that reporters familiar with immigration policy know that Trump has been consistent – unrelenting deportation – whereas “some … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Trump’s Immigration Repackaging Is a Ruse

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, on a day in which Donald Trump will meet with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and deliver an immigration policy speech in Phoenix: “Donald Trump and his campaign are engaged in a desperate attempt to repackage an unfit candidate running on overt … Continue reading »

Ahead of Trump’s Speech, Rep. Gallego, Policy and Legal Experts Outline All There Is to Know About Immigration Policy and Politics

Today, Rep. Gallego joined policy and legal experts, immigration reform advocates, and community leaders to discuss immigration policy and politics and to analyze Donald Trump’s various immigration policies, ahead of Trump’s immigration focused speech in Arizona tomorrow. For additional information on the policy behind real immigration reform, see AILA’s new backgrounder. A recording of today’s call is available here.  Representative Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), said … Continue reading »

Must Reads by Dara Lind and Greg Sargent: Trump’s Immigration Dance Does Not Add Up to a Policy Pivot

Earlier this week, Frank Sharry argued that Donald Trump was attempting to “cynically repackage a truly radical policy to make it more palatable to suburban white voters rightfully turned off by Trump’s explicit racism and nativism. But the underlying deportation-focused policy doesn’t seem to be evolving alongside the rhetorical tweaks.” Others have argued that Trump’s rhetorical shift … Continue reading »

“We Are Here For A Better Future”: Senate Candidate Catherine Cortez Masto Meets With Nevada Immigrant Families For “DAPA Dinner”

Yesterday in Nevada, United States Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto sat down to break bread with DAPA-eligible immigrant families impacted by United States v Texas, the Republican-led lawsuit blocking relief for millions of immigrant families across the nation. Nevada families suffered a tremendous blow by the Supreme Court last June, with the bright futures of some … Continue reading »

Immigrants’ Stories Among Most Powerful, Inspiring Moments of Democratic Convention

In sharp contrast to RNC, DNC embraced immigrants as part of America  At a time when the nativist backlash on the right is pulling the Republican Party in the wrong direction on immigration, it was notable and welcome that the Democratic Party put the stories of immigrants front and center throughout their convention and rightfully … Continue reading »