Marco Rubio may be feeding Iowa’s GOP primary voters exactly what they want to hear when it comes to immigration, but in an editorial printed yesterday, Iowa’s most influential newspaper isn’t falling for it one bit. From the Des Moines Register: We wanted to know where he stands on immigration after distancing himself from the… Continue »

Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott just let the cat out of the bag. Abbott has led the charge against President Obama’s 2014 immigration actions, with both DAPA and expanded DACA now on hold as the courts decide to whether or not let the programs go forward. Up until now, Abbott has been insisting that his… Continue »

Senator John McCain offered a stark warning to fellow Republicans: We must address immigration reform “in a constructive fashion, or we do not win the 2016 election.” The comment comes following a tumultuous few weeks for Republican candidates vying for the White House in 2016. On Tuesday, Gov. Scott Walker earned condemnation from Democrats and… Continue »

Clinton Leans in on Driver’s Licenses; Rubio Tries to Have it Both Ways on Executive Action When it comes to immigration on the 2016 campaign trail, we’re interested in having candidates from both parties clear up confusion by moving past vague talking points to announce concrete and positive immigration positions.  For Democrats, we’ve been calling on them… Continue »

Once upon a time, Marco Rubio really was supposed to be the GOP’s future. Back in 2013, there was some reason to believe it. He was in the midst of co-authoring the Senate’s immigration reform bill, a package that would have put 11 million undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship and taken major steps to fix our immigration system.The effort… Continue »

Rubio’s Lurch to the Right Raises Questions of Leadership & Trustworthiness, While Alienating Latino Voters Florida Senator Marco Rubio is set to be the newest official entrant into the 2016 Republican presidential field.  Much of the spotlight and analysis on Sen. Rubio focuses on his immigration record, especially his infamous backtracking away from the Senate’s… Continue »

As we noted Friday, Republicans in Texas are considering repealing the state DREAM Act. The first hearing on repeal legislation takes place today. That should have national implications and there’s a very good chance the Texas DREAM Act will be debated during the GOP presidential contest, as it was in 2012.  Today, the New York… Continue »

Today, People For the American Way, America’s Voice, and released an open letter to Republican presidential candidates urging them to make clear that they don’t support CPAC’s ongoing relationship with ProEnglish, a group led by white nationalist Bob Vandervoot. Despite CPAC’s troubling history of welcoming white nationalists as participants and sponsors, Republican leaders continue… Continue »

Today at a book signing in Iowa, Marco Rubio encountered Alejandro, an immigration reform advocate and pastor who asked him if the next president should support DACA and DAPA.  Here’s what Rubio said: ALEJANDRO: Should the next president support DACA and DAPA? RUBIO: No, I think we need to do the legislative fix.  I don’t think… Continue »

Politico reported this week that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has a new book out, and that the issue of immigration reform — what the Senator is perhaps best known for on the national stage — only comes “during the final pages of the second chapter.” Following an evolution he began right after the Senate immigration… Continue »