Florida’s anti-immigrant legislators are back at work in Tallahassee – and this time they are seeking to further criminalize immigrant families. Two Republican legislators, Florida Representatives Carlos Trujillo (R-Miami) and Larry Metz (R-Yalaha), have introduced legislation that has been inspired by Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant hatred and rhetoric. House Bill... Continue »
Republicans kicked off their first Presidential debate of 2016 just like they finished off 2015: Trying to out-Trump each other in order to suck up to the anti-immigrant crowd that now makes up their base.   One of the most heated moments of the night came from Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz,... Continue »
Ahead of Tonight’s GOP Debate in SC, Leading GOP Contenders Propose Mass Deportation or Self-Deportation During this week’s official Republican response to the State of the Union address, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley called on the country to resist “the siren call of the angriest voices” in how we welcome and treat... Continue »
Queue up “Thank You For Being A Friend,” because Donald Trump’s pals are flooding Iowa voters with robocalls in his support as the first nominating contest in the nation approaches. The catch? These friends happen to be from a white nationalist super PAC featuring the who’s who of right-wing... Continue »
Once again, this year, anti-immigrant forces threw everything they could at us – in Congress, in states, on the campaign trail – and once again, we showed that our movement never backs down and continues to grow stronger. As we close 2015, we look back a slew of anti-immigrant... Continue »
It seems violence and hateful rhetoric follows leading Republican candidate Donald Trump wherever he travels, and his recent appearance with Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in Mesa, Arizona was no exception. A new WaPo piece, “Cheers, a punch, a slur. What it’s like in the crowd at a Donald... Continue »
Ted Cruz has been in a bitter back-and-forth with Marco Rubio over the issue of immigration for months, most recently onstage at Tuesday’s Republican debate. But in an interview with Fox News anchor Bret Baier, Cruz faced one foe he just wasn’t ready for: himself. From HuffPo: Fox News’ Bret Baier... Continue »
As Republicans have traded in self-deportation for mass-deportation, a must-read piece from the Washington Post’s Editorial Board looks at the mainstreaming of extremism within the GOP since the entrance of Donald Trump to the 2016 Presidential race. The Washington Post editorial, entitled, “For Republicans, bigotry is the new normal,”... Continue »
Frank Sharry: “Let us hope the nation ultimately rejects the radicalism of the right in favor of the humanity of our ideals” The stark contrast between the two parties on immigration was on full display this week. Yesterday, speaking at a naturalization ceremony at the National Archives, President Barack... Continue »
New York Times Editorial Board Reminds GOP Why Renouncing Trump’s Proposals is Not Enough As we noted yesterday, in the wake of Donald Trump’s latest incendiary comments about barring Muslims from entering the United States, many Republicans have been quick to condemn his remarks and worldview, but few—and none... Continue »