Even Trump Voters Support “Stay” over “Go” By 2:1 New polling from Pew Research finds that by a 4:1 margin Americans support a policy that allows undocumented immigrants to stay legally over a policy that does not allow undocumented immigrants to stay legally.  Since Pew began asking this question in 2013, this is the highest level of… Continue »

New polling of Latino voters from NBC News/WSJ/Telemundo finds that Hillary Clinton leads Trump by a 70%-17% margin among Latinos in a head-to-head matchup. The polling also finds positive signs for Latino engagement, as an accompanying poll summary from NBC News notes: “Sixty-nine percent of Latino voters now say they are very interested in the election, compared to 60 percent… Continue »

Two important new studies offer reminders about the tremendous costs that would be incurred if Donald Trump gets to put his extremism on immigration into practice as President. The studies, from the Center for American Progress and Pew Research, show why deporting undocumented immigrants from America would come at a huge cost to America’s fiscal and economic health, as well as… Continue »

Is Trump’s Nativism Driving Up Support for Humane Reforms? Last night, speaking at an annual Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) gala, Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton reiterated her intention to introduce immigration reform legislation with a path to citizenship in the first 100 days of her presidency. The candidate acknowledged the skepticism about a legislative overhaul, noting that “people… Continue »

In a new piece for the Washington Post’s “The Fix”, Aaron Blake analyzes a new poll from the Washington Post and ABC News. He concludes that Donald Trump’s immigration proposals are not only unpopular with most Americans, but finds that “Trump actually appears to be increasing sympathy for immigrants and depressing support for his harsh enforcement techniques.” Among the poll’s findings, 79%… Continue »

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 »

New nationwide polling of Latino voters, conducted by Latino Decisions and commissioned by America’s Voice, underscores that Donald Trump is on track for an historically low performance among Latino voters and that the overall Republican brand image among Latinos remains tarnished. This is the second wave in a series of three Latino voter tracking polls… Continue »

Donald Trump’s wall might get cheers at his Thunderdome-knockoff rallies, but it’s overwhelmingly unpopular among the majority of Americans. Nowhere is that more clear than among the people who actually live along the US/Mexico border itself. Recent Pew polling found that the American public opposes Trump’s proposed wall by 59%-38%, a significant margin. But among… Continue »

Today, the Republican National Convention Platform Committee is expected to finalize hardline language on immigration after a successful amendment push by the notorious anti-immigrant zealot and Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach. The platform language will underscore that the Republican Party has officially become the Party of Trump and is inextricably bound to his nativist and anti-Latino… Continue »

Last week, Donald Trump met with congressional Republicans, including Representative Crescent Hardy (R-NV). According to the Wall Street Journal, Rep. Hardy was supposedly “satisfied” with Donald Trump’s answers about how Trump’s candidacy and views would register in Rep. Hardy’s NV-04 congressional district, where nearly 30% of the population is Hispanic, and in Nevada as a whole. In contrast… Continue »