On Immigration, Don’t Let Trump Distract From The Anti-Immigrant Policies of The Rest of the Field   Last night’s Republican debate made clear—all sights are trained on Donald Trump. As Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz’s performances show, both candidates are trying to claw their way into whatever anti-Trump space... Continue »
In Houston, hundreds of immigrant youth and their allies protested outside the University of Houston last night, where leading Republican candidates for President gathered for their latest debate. Earlier in the day, the activists had already unfurled a large banner over an overpass calling out candidates, like Donald Trump... Continue »
Immigrant youth and their allies in Houston, Texas said no to hateful rhetoric as Republican candidates took to the stage for the last night’s Republican debate at the University of Houston. Educational campuses should be places free of harassment. But it looks like that hasn’t been the case for teenagers at Perry High in Iowa,... Continue »
New Poll of Latino Voters Shows a Whopping 80% Have an Unfavorable Opinion of the GOP’s Presumptive Nominee  A new Washington Post/Univision poll of Latino voters show that if, as expected, GOP leadership fails stop the nomination of Donald Trump’s momentum, Republicans will suffer a staggering loss among Latinos in... Continue »
Rubio Immigration New Hampshire
Cross-posted from Frank Sharry’s post on Medium: It’s not terribly surprising that a Republican Party that has failed to effectively counter the rise of Trump is now trying to rally around Marco Rubio as the great “establishment” hope. The hope is that the Cuban-American Senator from Florida can help... Continue »
Donald Trump is well on his way to becoming the Republican nominee for President, thanks in part to unwavering support from the bigoted, immigrant-beating, obscenity-yelling, sign-tearing base that makes up the most extreme of Republican voters. This isn’t just pure conjecture, either. New polling data from YouGov and PPP,... Continue »
With last night’s win in the Nevada Republican caucuses, Donald Trump moved one step closer to securing the Republican presidential nomination. Trump has already normalized noxious immigration ideas such as mass deportation and the denial of birthright citizenship, and has pulled the GOP presidential field towards his radical views... Continue »
Republicans have allowed Donald Trump to completely dominate their debate on immigration. When RNC Chair Reince Priebus called for immigration reform in 2013, Trump’s position today is, “They have to go.” And, Republican candidates have followed right along with his extremist rhetoric. An example of this shift to the... Continue »
Rubio Immigration New Hampshire
The popular narrative emerging after Jeb Bush’s exit from the 2016 race is that it’s now up to the establishment candidate, Marco Rubio, to battle Donald Trump for the heart and soul of the GOP. Of course, Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Ben Carson probably don’t see it that... Continue »
In the wake of the battle of words between Pope Francis and leading Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden adds to the moral argument against a massive wall along the US/Mexico border, saying that, in the face of America’s tradition of welcoming the immigrant and refugee, “erecting a... Continue »