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Taco Bowl Tweet Didn’t Do The Trick? New GOP Campaign Laughably Tries To Make Amends With Latinos

It seems pretty appropriate that the RNC decided to launch a new Latino outreach campaign on National Tell A Joke Day: The RNC on Tuesday kicked off a social media campaign with a pair of videos, the first in its series “GOP Hispanics: The week ahead.” The videos, one in Spanish and another in English, … 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 »

GOP Convention Features Tweet From White Nationalist Group — Again

The Republican National Convention’s “tweet-ticket” featured a tweet from a white nationalist group — again. “Tonight I’m with you, I will fight for you, and I will WIN for you!” -Donald J Trump It’s time to start WINNING again!#TrumpIsWithYou — Western Triumph (@Western_Triumph) July 22, 2016 From Talking Points Memo: User @Western_Triumph’s tweet itself was … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Reacts to Donald Trump’s Dark, Fear Mongering Draft Speech

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, reacting to the prepared remarks of Donald Trump’s speech at the Republican National Convention: “Donald Trump started his campaign by calling Mexicans rapists. Tonight, he accepted the Republican nomination by strongly implying that undocumented immigrants are murderers. “Trump’s fearmongering, of course, is unmoored from the real facts. But … Continue reading »

LIVEBLOG: Night Four Of The Republican National Convention In Cleveland

Latino and immigrant voters in swing states watch Donald Trump 10:15PM EST ???? — VIRIDIANA VIDAL (@VIRIVIDAL) July 22, 2016 And The Clown Is Up @AmericasVoice @BattleBornProg — VIRIDIANA VIDAL (@VIRIVIDAL) July 22, 2016 Photo via @VIRIVIDAL: Immigrant families listening to the anti-immigrant rhetoric of Donald Trump. #RNCinCLE — America’s Voice (@AmericasVoice) … Continue reading »

Human Anti-Trump Wall Takes to the Streets in Cleveland

By Maribel Hastings and David Torres: With the chant “We are here and we’re not leaving; if you want a wall, we’ll give you a wall,” immigrants and pro-immigrant activists deployed an “anti-Donald Trump wall” made of fabric in the protest zone at Public Square and then through the streets around the center of this … Continue reading »

Night Three of GOP Convention Opens With Bilingual-Speaker, Closes With Speakers Who Hate Bilingualism

A speech from a little-known State Senator from Kentucky was one of the many awkward moments (Thanks, Ted!) from last night’s Republican National Convention, not for what he said, but how he said it. State Senator Ralph Alvarado, the first Latino elected to state office in the state, delivered a portion of his speech in … Continue reading »

Carry On, Nothing to See Here: Senator Burr, Governor McCrory Backtrack on Pledge To Skip Donald Trump Coronation

Over the past weeks, in a ploy to appeal to moderate voters, both Senator Richard Burr and Governor Pat McCrory repeatedly said they would not attend the Republican National Convention. In a striking reversal, both officials traveled to Cleveland this week to support the coronation of Donald Trump. Though Burr and McCrory have gone to great lengths … Continue reading »

Hundreds Form “Wall” Around Republican National Convention In Protest Of Donald Trump

Hundreds of advocates from around the nation — including members of Mijente, United We Dream, Iraq Veterans Against The War, Code Pink, and others — formed a “wall” around outside the Republican National Convention in protest of the bigoted policies and rhetoric of Donald Trump. “If Trump is set on building a wall, we’re going to give … Continue reading »

GOP Convention Features Tweet From Website Popular With “White Nationalists, Race Scientists And Anti-Semites”

Yesterday, the Republican National Convention featured on its “tweet-ticker” a tweet from an anti-immigrant hate website popular with “prominent white nationalists, race scientists and anti-Semites.” “Weekly Standard web producer Alice Lloyd tweeted a photo of a tweet ticker inside the RNC convention hall in Cleveland, Ohio, showing a tweet from’s Twitter account praising a … Continue reading »