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NEW POLL: Latino Voters on Midterm Elections, Immigration, and 2016 Presidential Contenders

Experts to Discuss New Poll Results and Implications for Upcoming Midterm and Presidential Elections Washington, DC – On a press call/webinar today, Matt Barreto, Co-Founder of Latino Decisions, and Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, discussed the results of a new nationwide poll of 600 Latino voters that provides fresh data on overall Latino voter … Continue reading »

New AV Polling Shows Where Potential 2016 Presidential Candidates Stand with Latino Voters

Today on Jose Diaz Balart, Matt Barreto, Janet Murguia, and Frank Sharry previewed new America’s Voice polling on the power of the Latino Vote going into 2016. The poll will be released at 1pm this afternoon (Oct. 20). As you’ll see, Republican contenders are facing an uphill climb while, as Frank noted, Hillary Clinton has some work to do … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Slams Ted Cruz for Campaign to End DACA: Deporting DREAMers is Not "What This Country is About"

House Republicans have come after DREAMers again and again during this legislative session, voting no less than five times to end DACA and deport them.  Now, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants to push the Senate to do the same thing, on the pretext that DACA caused the child migrant crisis on the border, even though everyone else has … Continue reading »

Think Immigration Reform Has a Chance in the Next Congress? Listen to Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions to Understand Why it Doesn’t

As they were scuttling action on immigration by the President “by the end of summer,” Senators like Mark Pryor (D-AR), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Angus King (I-ME) and others said reform should be worked out in Congress.  Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) picked up the mantle, asserting that the House of Representatives could pass … Continue reading »

Colorado Independent's Mike Littwin: GOP's Response to Kids Makes No Sense

At the Colorado Independent today is this great column from Mike Littwin, who asks important questions about the GOP’s absurd response to the children fleeing violence crisis.  For instance: since the children are running away from horrific violence, sexual abuse, and gang wars, how exactly is ending a program that protects DREAMers from deportation going … Continue reading »

Ted Cruz Call to End DACA & Deport Dreamers Is Now the Mainstream GOP Stance

Does this Mean Most Republicans Are Now ‘Wacko Birds’ Too?  Yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) made clear that ending DACA was his “top priority” and that eviscerating deportation protections for Dreamers must be a component piece of any congressional action dealing with the Central American child refugees.  Far from a “wacko bird,” to borrow Senator … Continue reading »

Sargent: On GOP and Immigration, It's Steve King’s Party Now. Next Year, It Belongs to Ted Cruz

As noted below, the Texas Republican Party held its convention this past weekend. And, as Greg Sargent points out, it’s not just Texas, the Republican Party nationally is becoming Ted Cruz’s party and it’s getting even more viciously anti-immigrant: There’s a lot of chatter today about Senator Ted Cruz’s triumphant appearance over the weekend at … Continue reading »

Actually, Ted Cruz, Without Immigration Reform, Every Election is Going to Look Like 2012

At Politico’s Playbook breakfast this week, Ted Cruz offered some of his usual sage observations on Republican policy and politics: I think 2014 is poised to be a very, very strong Republican year.  I think if the election were held today, Republicans would take the Senate. … I think it is a possibility that it is an election … Continue reading »

Ted Cruz Heckled Over Immigration Reform at Values Voter Summit

Before Ted Cruz was a default-pushing gadfly egging Republicans on in fiscal issues, he was a gadfly who pushed the Senate to oppose immigration reform with a path to citizenship (despite being born in Canada himself). “I think the reason that President Obama is insisting on a path to citizenship is that it is designed … Continue reading »

Hoeven-Corker Amendment Vote Exposes "No Reform EVER" Republicans

Yesterday, the Senate voted on the Corker/Hoeven “border surge” amendment.  As our Executive Director Frank Sharry noted:  The Corker-Hoeven border security amendment is terrible public policy and a bitter pill to swallow.  It would waste billions of dollars on useless border fencing and an excessive number of border patrol agents, without taking into consideration the views … Continue reading »