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Registered Immigrant Voter Will Cast Her Ballot For The First Time This November — But Not For Donald Trump

Registered Republican Rochelle will vote for the very first time this upcoming November — just not for Donald Trump. “Immigrants are what makes America great,” Rochelle said in a new blog post from 1199 SEIU earlier this month. Rochelle became a US citizen in 2013 after living in the United States for over two decades, … Continue reading »

“Welcome To The Big, Beautiful Trump Museum”

Donald Trump made an appearance at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week — sorta. American Bridge has set up a “Trump Museum” inside the downtown Ritz Carlton — a super classy place, as the man himself would probably say — showcasing a gallery of Donald Trump memorabilia that Donald Trump would probably prefer us to forget … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Power of Personal Stories Help Rebuke RNC Depictions of Immigrants and America

Yesterday, we highlighted that the powerful primetime speeches of Nevada-based Dreamer Astrid Silva and 11-year old Karla Ortiz and her mother, Francisca, at the Democratic convention offered a humanizing rebuke to the portrayal of immigrants as criminals on display at the RNC. While a massive-sample Gallup poll from last week found that 84% of Americans favor a path to citizenship for undocumented … Continue reading »

Day One Speakers at DNC Highlight Inclusive Vision of Immigrants and America

Meanwhile, Trump cancels “Hispanic Outreach” event for the second time In sharp contrast to last week’s proceedings at the Republican National Convention (RNC), day one of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) underscored a vision of an America that is strengthened by inclusive policies and attitudes toward immigrants. Karla and Francisca Ortiz: The most iconic immigrant-related moment from yesterday … Continue reading »

Meet The 11-Year-Old Girl Who Championed Immigrants At The Democratic National Convention Last Night

A short speech from an 11-year-old girl displayed one of the most striking contrasts yet between the two parties when it comes to immigration. Earlier this year, Karla, a US citizen, was featured in an ad from Hillary Clinton. In the ad, Karla tells Secretary Clinton that she lives in constant fear that her undocumented immigrants … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Two Parties’ Contrasting Visions of Immigrants and America on Display on Day One at DNC

As the Democratic National Convention (DNC) kicks off today in Philadelphia, the contrast between the two parties could not be more clear or consequential. As evidenced by Trump’s convention speech, the Republicans view America as a dangerous place in which immigrants are contributing to its decline. As evidenced by its speaker lineup, the Democrats view … Continue reading »

Is the GOP Embracing the New American Electorate?

The American electorate is growing more diverse every day, with Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and young people making up a larger share of the population. Today, national and local leaders convened a panel discussion, hosted by Ohio’s Voice and Latino Victory Fund, to discuss the latest demographic data and the Republican Party’s challenges and … Continue reading »

Lupita Nyong’o & Kerry Washington Among 50 Celebrities Standing With Immigrants In #IAmAnImmigrant Campaign

Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Tracee Ellis Ross, Guillermo Diaz and Kerry Washington are among the more than 50 actors and activists taking part in the #IAmAnImmigrant campaign in celebration of “Immigrant Heritage Month,” which Welcome.us and others are kicking off today. From Fusion: The #IAmAnImmigrant campaign features portraits of famous immigrants by Emmy-Award winning … Continue reading »

More Of That #GOPLatinoOutreach: Trump Attacks Nation’s First And Only Latina Governor

Donald Trump has pretty much wrapped up the GOP nomination for President, but that hasn’t stopped him from taking swipes at his fellow Republicans — including the nation’s first and only Latina governor, Susana Martinez. At a rally in New Mexico yesterday, a spiteful Trump — reportedly bitter that Martinez not only repeatedly criticized him, … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez: Hanen Wants To Dox 100,000 Immigrants For “Every Two-Bit Vigilante And Twitter Troll To Read”

Rep. Luis Gutiérrez slammed the recent frenzied dictates of Judge Andrew Hanen, who has outrageously ordered the federal government turn over the names and addresses of 100,000 DACA recipients. “The newspaper La Opinion called Judge Hanen’s plan ‘onerous and absurd,’” said Rep. Gutiérrez during a House floor speech earlier today. “That’s an understatement.” “Though you … Continue reading »