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Lynn Tramonte Reacts to Trump-Kobach Meeting

The following statement is a reaction from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, regarding the recent meeting between President-elect Donald Trump and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach:  “Kris Kobach dedicated the last decade and a half to dreaming up ways to make life miserable for immigrants, while basking in the applause of white nationalists. … Continue reading »

While Democrats Stand Up for Immigrants and Refugees, the Three GOP Frontrunners Embrace a Radical Deportation Agenda

Frank Sharry: “Let us hope the nation ultimately rejects the radicalism of the right in favor of the humanity of our ideals” The stark contrast between the two parties on immigration was on full display this week. Yesterday, speaking at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives, President Barack Obama delivered an eloquent defense of America’s tradition … Continue reading »

Ted Cruz Embraces Self-Deportation: Now Officially to the Right of Mitt Romney’s 2012 Immigration Stance

Frank Sharry: “It’s a remarkable development that Ted Cruz has scratched and clawed his way to the right of Mitt Romney on immigration policy” Tonight’s Republican presidential debate is likely to include questions on immigration – one of the dominant storylines on the GOP campaign trail.  And just in time for the debate, Iowa frontrunner … Continue reading »

Mitt “Self-Deportation” Romney Is Worried About 2016 GOP Candidates’ Embrace Of Anti-Immigrant Politics

After his terrible performance with Latino voters in 2012, Mitt Romney is an expert on how Republicans can mishandle the immigration issue, alienate Latino voters, and destroy the party’s general election chances in the process.  As a result, new comments from Romney criticizing the tone and tenor of the Republican primary season’s focus on immigration should be taken seriously. … Continue reading »

Lindsey Graham: Republicans Will Lose In 2016 If They Again Embrace Romney’s Failed “Self-Deportation” Policy

During a “Face The Nation” appearance Sunday, Republican Presidential candidate Lindsey Graham said the GOP will lose the White House in 2016 if they again embrace Mitt Romney’s failed “self-deportation” policy. “Mitt Romney and Ann Romney did our party a great service by admitting that embracing self deportation in 2012 was their biggest mistake,” Graham … Continue reading »

Self-Deportation Mastermind Mark Krikorian Admits Failure of Attrition Through Enforcement

The Mastermind of the GOP’s politically catastrophic self-deportation strategy, Mark Krikorian, that leading anti-immigrant voice, posted another screed from his perch at National Review. Times are tough for the Tanton anti-immigrant network. The political tide has turned against them. So, it’s no surprise that Krikorian has reached a new-low, referring to Frank Sharry as “the Professor Moriarty at … Continue reading »

Alabama's "HB 56 Is In Ruins": The Repudiation of Self-Deportation, Krikorian and Kobach

Two years ago, we were deeply involved in the battle against Alabama’s HB 56, the harshest immigration law in the country. HB 56 was a self-deportation bill that relied on racial profiling to harass immigrants in the state. But, as Benjy Sarlin notes, today, HB 56 is in shambles: “Illegal is illegal.” With that rallying cry, Alabama … Continue reading »

ICYMI: RNC Chair Priebus Calls “Self-Deportation” Approach – Championed by Romney Last Year – “Horrific” & “Hurts Us”

On Immigration Reform Steve King Continues to Fill Void Created By Boehner’s Inaction in the House  In comments reported by Business Insider, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus criticized Rep. Steve King (R-IA) – and in the process called Mitt Romney’s signature stand on immigration policy “horrific” and “hurts us.” In response to questions about King – … Continue reading »

Does Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) Want Mass Deportation, Self-Deportation or A Permanent Underclass?

Today, as the Senate Judiciary Committee continues its markup of the Gang of 8 immigration bill, the committee may consider one of the most nefarious amendments filed: Ted Cruz’s amendment 3, which (as we’ve written) “would prohibit anyone who had been undocumented for any period of time ever from becoming a United States citizen in the future.  … Continue reading »

Sen. Schumer Challenges Sessions: What Is Your Solution?

Senator Jeff Sessions has established himself as one of the leading opponents of immigration reform. We expect him to put on quite a show against immigration reform as markup continues over the next few weeks. Today, Sessions began challenging Chuck Schumer over aspects of the “Gang of Eight” bill. But Schumer was having none of … Continue reading »