Nevada stands out as one of the 2016 successes for Democrats, after serving as the Party’s “Latino firewall” in 2010.  This happened because the state is home to smart and sophisticated Latino voter engagement efforts as well as a staunch Latino and immigrant champion, Harry Reid. As Democrats plan the way forward, two recent pieces highlight… Continue »

With less than 50 days until President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, there is burgeoning support for DREAMers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program across the nation. Last week, Global Strategy Group released a new poll  showing that by more than a 2:1 margin, 58%-28%, Americans oppose an effort to repeal the DACA program for DREAMers. Said Lynn… Continue »

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called Donald Trump “a human leech” and “notorious con artist” who “is only trying to help one person – Donald Trump.” Sen. Reid, of course, is referencing the numerous charges of impropriety (to put it lightly) surrounding Trump University, the Trump Foundation, and now the Trump Organization following a new report from… Continue »

Many have been quick to note that even Donald Trump wouldn’t pass Donald Trump’s ludicrous plan to conduct “extreme vetting” of people seeking to come to the United States. “In the Cold War, we had an ideological screening test,” Trump said yesterday. “The time is overdue to develop a new screening test for the threats… Continue »

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid ripped into several of his Republican colleagues yesterday, calling Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “the poster boy” for “spinelessness” toward Donald Trump, and Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Chuck Grassley “an extension of the Trump political campaign.” Both Sens. McConnell and Grassley have attempted to distance themselves from Trump’s racist attacks on… Continue »

In a blistering speech at the Center for American Progress yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid laid blame for the dangerous rise of Donald Trump squarely at the feet of Republican leaders. “The Republican establishment acts bewildered,” Senator Reid said. “But they shouldn’t.” “For eight years, [GOP leaders] drained all the oxygen from the policy… Continue »

Yesterday, as part of the ongoing “DAPA Dinners” campaign, Senator Harry Reid met with immigrant families who would be eligible for deportation relief under the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, which is currently blocked due to a partisan, GOP-led lawsuit. Today I heard from undocumented families who should… Continue »

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid called out leading GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans — including those complicit in mainstreaming Trump’s hatred by cowardly remaining silent as he spews xenophobic rhetoric — in a blistering floor speech on the Senate floor earlier today. “We all know that on race and other controversial… Continue »

This afternoon, the Senate will vote on S. 2146, which is David Vitter’s anti-immigrant bill. Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, in a blistering floor statement, vowed the “vile” legislation would not pass: Today, the Obama administration indicated that even if this ugly legislation somehow did pass, the President would veto it. Here’s the Statement… Continue »

Republicans wasted no time piling on Donald Trump (now the leading GOP candidate for President, according to multiple polls) for despicably questioning John McCain’s valiant military service and the years he spent as a prisoner of war during Vietnam. Republican Presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal immediately issued tweets (and… Continue »