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Leading Democratic Voices Condemn Reports of New Wave of Immigration Raids

Following reports by Reuters yesterday that the Obama Administration is planning a new round of immigration raids targeting young mothers and unaccompanied children from Central America, a number of leading Democrats have added their voices to the growing chorus in strong opposition to the enforcement actions. In a statement yesterday, Senator Menendez (D-NJ) denounced the reported raids and called … Continue reading »

Children Fleeing Violence Need Counsel And To Be Recognized As Refugees

When it comes to immigration, the differences between Republicans and Democrats couldn’t be more clear. Every time we think the GOP field has reached a new low, they get worse. Some talk mass deportation. For others, it’s self-deportation. But they all want to block DAPA and end DACA and oppose a pathway to citizenship for … Continue reading »

Behind On The Presidential Election? We Have You Covered

It’s only February and the 2016 general election is still over 270 days away, but so much has already happen in this year’s cycle, it’s hard to keep track. On the Republican side, the Presidential field has gone from 15 candidates, to just seven as of today: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, … Continue reading »

Immigration Makes A Brief Appearance At #DemDebate, Sorta

Thanks in large part to the Trump Effect, Republican candidates for President are guaranteed to spend significant portions of every debate seeing who can out-anti-immigrant who. Meanwhile, immigration activists were frustrated that the topic didn’t come up during last night’s Democratic debate on MSNBC until the final few minutes — and the responses weren’t exactly … Continue reading »

Immigration & 2016: Taking Stock After Iowa

In the aftermath of the Iowa caucus, here’s our assessment of the state of play for immigration politics. For Republicans:  The Entire GOP Field Has Lurched Hard Right on Immigration and Sunk the GOP Brand to the Bottom with Latino and Immigrant Voters: The entire Republican presidential field pledges to ramp up enforcement, block an … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Ahead of Caucus Matt Hildreth Assesses “Why Iowa Still Matters”

In a new piece on Univision.com, Matt Hildreth, the Iowa based Director of Online Programs for America’s Voice and Director of Iowa’s Voice, offers a fresh take on the role of immigration in this year’s caucus and the implications this role will have for candidates of both parties in the general election. Hildreth, who has offered a … Continue reading »

Iowa Still Matters And That’s Bad News For The GOP

Last January, I wrote that immigration hardliners like Steve King were making the Iowa Republican Caucuses irrelevant. Well, I was wrong — sort of. The demographics (not to mention the conservative ideology) of Iowa Republican caucus goers make it hard for Republican candidates to win both the Iowa caucus and the general election. But here’s … Continue reading »

Democratic Presidential Candidates Condemn ICE Raids During Last Night’s “Iowa Brown & Black Forum”

All three Democratic candidates for President condemned the ongoing ICE raids that continue to terrorize immigrant communities during last night’s “Iowa Brown & Black Forum” at Drake University in Des Moines. While the forum addressed numerous issues important to minority voters — particularly the “Black Lives Matter” movement — immigration took center stage, particularly the ICE raids targeting … Continue reading »

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Meets With DREAMers, DAPA-Eligible Parents

Yesterday afternoon, Senator Bernie Sanders became the latest 2016 Presidential candidate to sit down with DAPA-eligible immigrants. Senator Sanders was joined by his campaign’s Latino Outreach Strategist, DREAMer Erika Andiola. They hosted other DREAMers, refugees from El Salvador and Bangladesh, an undocumented transgender woman, and parents eligible for relief from deportation under DAPA. All shared their incredibly … Continue reading »

Transcript of Immigration Questions at the Democratic Debate

Here’s the transcript of the immigration questions from the Democratic candidates debate on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  There are several areas that will require clarification from the candidates – and we’ll have more on that later. And, there was no discussion about mass deportation or ending birthright citizenship or blocking executive actions: COOPER: … Continue reading »