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Hopes Mount That Pope Francis’ Visit Can Tone Down Anti-Immigrant Political Rhetoric

Written by on September 1, 2015 in Elections, Faith with 0 Comments
Hopes Mount That Pope Francis’ Visit Can Tone Down Anti-Immigrant Political Rhetoric

A change in topic is desperately needed right now in the political and policy debate over immigration. The most recent public discussions on how to reform immigration—led in large part by the leading candidates vying for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination—range from impractical and incomplete to downright cruel and nasty. Many, however, are looking to […]

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Where GOP Candidates and the Public Part Ways on Immigration

Written by on August 25, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
Where GOP Candidates and the Public Part Ways on Immigration

While some politicians on the campaign trail dial-up the anti-immigrant rhetoric and rehash old debates around birthright citizenship and mass deportation, the majority of America is unmoved. According to the Pew Research Center’s recent breakdown of their extensive public polling on immigration, and even more recent Gallup poll data, most of the U.S. public remains […]

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Trump Dumps His Immigration Plan on America

Written by on August 17, 2015 in Elections, Myths with 1 Comment
Trump Dumps His Immigration Plan on America

Over the weekend, Donald Trump—the current frontrunner in the race for the 2016 GOP Presidential nomination—released his immigration policy platform, which is at its core a smorgasbord of tired, old anti-immigrant policy ideas backed up by half-truths, misstatements, and loads of conflation. He begins the “Immigration Reform That Will Make America Great Again Plan” by […]

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Six Takeaways from the First Presidential Debate on Immigration Issues

Written by on August 7, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
Six Takeaways from the First Presidential Debate on Immigration Issues

In Cleveland, Ohio, home to nearly half a million immigrants, 10 Republican presidential candidates took to the stage in the first primary debate of the season. Given the pressing need to reform our outdated immigration system, it was no surprise that one of the early questions posed by the moderators was about immigration. Prior to […]

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Here’s How Different the Immigration Plans of Martin O’Malley and Jeb Bush Are

Written by on August 6, 2015 in Elections with 1 Comment
Here’s How Different the Immigration Plans of Martin O’Malley and Jeb Bush Are

In recent weeks, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley (D) and former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) have unveiled their approaches to immigration. Although both presidential candidates tackle this politically thorny issue, they do so in fundamentally different ways. The titles of their immigration plans say it all. O’Malley’s is called “Welcoming New Americans to Rebuild […]

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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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