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Kasich’s Silence on Immigration Policies as Governor of Ohio

Written by on July 31, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
Kasich’s Silence on Immigration Policies as Governor of Ohio

Ohio Governor John Kasich is the sixteenth Republican to enter the 2016 presidential race. His campaign website states that Kasich has “done it all.” However, Kasich’s record shows that he has done little to address immigration issues in Ohio, and he has yet to put forward a concrete vision of what federal policy should look […]

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Scott Walker’s Short-Sighted Views on Immigration Policy

Written by on July 14, 2015 in Elections with 2 Comments
Scott Walker’s Short-Sighted Views on Immigration Policy

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has just become the 15th candidate to announce his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination. His public statements and policy choices as Governor demonstrate a policymaker lacking a clear and consistent view on immigration, who also used his budget authority as Governor to take higher education out of the reach of […]

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Jim Webb’s Record on Immigration Policy

Written by on July 7, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
Jim Webb’s Record on Immigration Policy

Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb is now the fifth Democrat to enter the 2016 presidential campaign. He has been more conservative than most Democrats on the issue of immigration policy while in the Senate, and as a Presidential candidate remains fairly vague about what he would do to reform our immigration system. When he ran […]

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Will Governor Christie ‘Tell It Like It Is’ on Immigration?

Will Governor Christie ‘Tell It Like It Is’ on Immigration?

Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey became the 14th candidate to announce his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination. He’s highlighting his reputation as a straight-talking Governor by making his campaign motto “telling it like it is.” Yet, despite that slogan his campaign launch and official campaign website do not make clear his view […]

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Growing Latino Economic and Political Power “Trumps” GOP Presidential Candidate

Written by on June 30, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
Growing Latino Economic and Political Power “Trumps” GOP Presidential Candidate

When Donald Trump threw his hat into the ring for the GOP Presidential nomination earlier this month, he made some of the most racist and offensive remarks ever made by a modern-day Presidential candidate, calling Mexican’s “rapists” and criminals. In making these charged remarks he ignored a critical new reality in modern American politics: the […]

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Where Bobby Jindal Stands on Immigration Issues

Written by on June 25, 2015 in Elections with 2 Comments
Where Bobby Jindal Stands on Immigration Issues

Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindal became the 13th presidential candidate to formally enter the 2016 presidential race. He is also the third declared 2016 presidential candidate that is the son of immigrants – the two others being Sens. Mario Rubio and Ted Cruz. In his announcement speech, Jindal embraced his own immigrant heritage but, a […]

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5 Things We Know About Jeb Bush’s Views on Immigration

Written by on June 16, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
5 Things We Know About Jeb Bush’s Views on Immigration

By Eric Gibble, Online Communications Associate at the American Immigration Council and Elijah Levine, Communications Intern at the American Immigration Council. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush officially entered the 2016 Republican presidential race yesterday in Miami. The launch featured a moment when Bush addressed immigration advocates in the crowd wearing shirts that said “legal status is not […]

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What You Need to Know About Chafee’s Immigration Record

Written by on June 9, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
What You Need to Know About Chafee’s Immigration Record

Lincoln Chafee, a former Republican Senator (turned Democrat) and Governor from Rhode Island announced presidential bid for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States last week. He joins Hilary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, and Bernie Sanders in the race. Although Chafee’s initial announcement focuses in on his opposition to the war in Iraq and […]

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Perry Advocates for Enforcement-First Immigration Strategy in Presidential Launch

Written by on June 8, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
Perry Advocates for Enforcement-First Immigration Strategy in Presidential Launch

Former Texas governor Rick Perry announced his bid for the Republican presidential candidacy last week. His immigration rhetoric in the past several years has been one that focuses more on border enforcement than providing legal status to the currently undocumented population in the U.S.—a solution an overwhelming majority of Americans now support. However, Perry also […]

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What Graham’s Candidacy Brings to the GOP Presidential Field

Written by on June 5, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
What Graham’s Candidacy Brings to the GOP Presidential Field

Earlier this week, Lindsey Graham became the ninth candidate to announce his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Attempting to distinguish himself from the other candidates, Graham is highlighting his foreign policy and national security experience. Yet, the area where he undoubtedly leads the pack is his leadership on immigration reform. With longtime ally Senator […]

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