You know it’s bad when even the guy who once called Miami a “third world country” is telling you to chill out. Last weekend, former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo told the Denver Post that leading Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump “needs to be a little bit more artful” when discussing immigration with press. Of course,… Continue »

Today is primary day in Colorado, which means that the moment of truth is at hand for Tom Tancredo and the GOP. As we’ve written about before, Tom Tancredo and his anti-immigrant history is so toxic for Republicans that all kinds of weird stuff is happening in order to try and prevent Tancredo from winning the… Continue »

What an Ex-Minuteman, Tom Tancredo, and Eric Cantor Have in Common Washington, DC – So much for the modernization of the Republican Party. In California, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly has a very real chance to win the state’s Republican primary in early June.  Donnelly is a former Minuteman, who once likened unauthorized immigration to a war, and… Continue »

The Denver Post (as well as the American Spectator) called it a few days ago when they warned that Tom Tancredo‘s candidacy for Colorado governor could have ripple effects for other state Republicans running this year.  When a well-known candidate on the ballot is a famous xenophobe who once called Miami a “third-world country,” it doesn’t make… Continue »

The GOP has a demographic problem because they are alienating voters they could be winning with their opposition to issues like immigration reform.  This year, the GOP’s worst-case scenario is a possibility in Colorado, where the famously anti-immigrant former Congressman Tom Tancredo is running for governor.  Party leaders are deathly afraid that Tancredo — who once called… Continue »

One year ago today, the RNC released its Growth and Opportunity Project / 2012 autopsy report — a document which recognized its missteps in the last presidential election and offered prescriptions on how to attract more voters to their tent.  They even encouraged Congressional Republicans to pass immigration reform, because, as the report put it, “Hispanic… Continue »

The Legal Authority and Political Consequences of Executive Action on Deportations In February, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) slammed the brakes on immigration reform.  Last week, President Obama ordered Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to review his options for executive action to reduce deportations.  These developments beg the question: if the GOP continues to squander an… Continue »

  Update: He’s doing it! Tom Tancredo said that he will soon officially announce his bid for Colorado Governor. From the Denver Post: Tancredo last week indicated he is strongly considering a run for governor in 2014. As of Wednesday night, Tancredo had not filed the necessary paperwork with the secretary of state’s office. Tancredo did note,… Continue »

Earlier this month, Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), along with a large and prominent group of pro-immigration reform leaders in Colorado, launched the Colorado Compact, a bipartisan set of principles to guide a conversation on immigration reform going forward.  The Compact boasts some of the broadest possible support from across the political spectrum, and has been… Continue »