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Don’t Fall For The Spin — Speaker Paul Ryan Is No Moderate Alternative To Trump

It’s time to stop pretending that Speaker Paul Ryan is the Republican Party’s brand new savior in the face of Trumpism. “Paul Ryan would be great for the party and he could certainly win,” declared Sen. Jeff Flake after Ryan announced yesterday he would not be seeking the Republican nomination should Donald Trump and Ted Cruz take … Continue reading »

Three Takeaways As Anti-DAPA Amicus Briefs Start To Roll In

Today’s the deadline for Republicans to file their amicus (friend of the court) briefs in opposition to DACA and DAPA. It’s the first real chance we’ve had to see how many Republicans will line up behind Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and the anti-immigrant nativist wing of the Republican Party. Not all of the briefs have … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez: House Republicans Are “Stoking Anti-Immigrant Fears And Mass Deportation Fantasies”

It’s Donald Trump’s GOP now, as House Republicans voted yesterday to file an amicus brief to the Supreme Court against President Obama’s immigration actions. It wasn’t lost on many that this wasn’t just an anti-immigrant vote, but a boldly political one, too. Five Republicans sided with 188 Democrats to vote against it. But all 234 … Continue reading »

Move Over, Speaker Ryan. It’s Donald Trump’s House Now

Earlier, Speaker Paul Ryan took what he’s himself called an “extraordinary” step — allowing the Republican House to vote to file an amicus brief to the Supreme Court against DAPA and DACA+. It’s a blatantly partisan move, and the final count from today’s vote only proves this move from Speaker Ryan has been only about … Continue reading »

Speaker Ryan Confirms DAPA Lawsuit Is Just About Politics

If you thought U.S. v Texas, the GOP-backed lawsuit challenging President Obama’s immigration executive actions, had anything to do with the law, think again.   The plaintiff states—led by the state of Texas—do not dispute that President Obama clearly has the legal authority to defer the removal of undocumented immigrants who would be covered by … Continue reading »

Rep. Gutiérrez: When It Comes To Immigration, The Nation Pays The Cost Of A "Do-Nothing Congress"

In a floor speech earlier today, Rep. Luis Gutiérrez offered his congratulations to his friend and colleague Rep. Paul Ryan on his recent election, but lamented “that the new Speaker had to promise not to address immigration reform as a condition of being elected”: “Maybe those on the other side of the aisle will come … Continue reading »

More Voices Call Paul Ryan on His Immigration Bluff

Lynn Tramonte: “Speaker Ryan is Picking Up Where Speaker Boehner Left Off, with Disastrous Consequences for the Country as Well as Their Own Party” Washington, DC—Another day, another round of criticism, calling out Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) for his capitulation to the most extremist members of his party on immigration. Here are some of the … Continue reading »

“El nuevo” Paul Ryan se une al viejo Partido Republicano en su estrategia de apaciguar al sector antiinmigrante

Washington, DC—En su columna “Morning Plum” de hoy, Greg Sargent entiende perfectamente la promesa en inmigración del presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, Paul Ryan (E-WI), que expuso en programas dominicales. Escribe Sargent: “El entrante presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, Paul Ryan, salió este fin de semana a su manera para tranquilizar a los … Continue reading »

GOP: Giving Up On The Latino 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. This column is available online in Spanish here. The Republican Party seems to have a death wish. In the fight for the presidential nomination, the Republican team is lead by a neurosurgeon … Continue reading »

“New” Paul Ryan Joins Old GOP Appeasement Strategy With Anti-Immigrant Crowd

Greg Sargent’s “Morning Plum” today gets Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) immigration promise on the Sunday shows exactly right.  Sargent writes: “Incoming Speaker Paul Ryan this weekend went out of his way to reassure conservatives: Republicans will not enter into any bipartisan compromising with Obama on immigration reform. No sirree: “‘Specifically on this issue, you cannot trust this president,’ … Continue reading »