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This Week’s Immigration Proposals: Old News, Old Ideas

This Week’s Immigration Proposals: Old News, Old Ideas

If you follow immigration, but are returning from a month-long, news-free vacation, there’s only one conclusion you would draw from the legislation Republicans offered up this week in Congress:  Mitt Romney must have won the presidential election.  After all, the ACHIEVE Act, introduced yesterday by retiring Senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), […]

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In Presidential Election, “Self-Deportation” Goes Down to Defeat

In Presidential Election, “Self-Deportation” Goes Down to Defeat

It did not become certain until late Tuesday night that President Obama would win re-election. But for Mitt Romney, the campaign may have been lost during the Republican primary, when he cited “self-deportation” as the solution to our nation’s immigration problems. With the post-election dust now settled, it has become increasingly clear that supporting the […]

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Immigration (Finally) Takes the Stage at a Presidential Debate

Immigration (Finally) Takes the Stage at a Presidential Debate

George W. Bush made several appearances in last night’s presidential debate, but perhaps nowhere with greater effect than when President Obama contrasted Governor Mitt Romney’s position on immigration reform.  Where President Bush supported comprehensive immigration reform, declared President Obama, Governor Romney supports “self-deportation” and Arizona style anti-immigrant laws.  Moderator Candy Crowley then segued into a […]

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In Speech, Romney Provides Few Details on Immigration Policy

In Speech, Romney Provides Few Details on Immigration Policy

On Thursday, Mitt Romney gave a much-anticipated speech in which he was expected to address whether—as President—he would reverse the new Obama administration policy toward immigrant youths who would qualify for the DREAM Act. The answer? It’s still unclear. Despite adopting a noticeably softer tone toward undocumented immigrants, Romney again failed to say whether he […]

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Advocates Call Romney’s Relationship with Anti-Immigrant Hawk “Political Suicide”

Advocates Call Romney’s Relationship with Anti-Immigrant Hawk “Political Suicide”

As if Mitt Romney’s repeated promise to veto the DREAM Act wasn’t alienating enough, advocates warn that Romney’s continued relationship with famed anti-immigrant hawk Kris Kobach is killing future support from Latino voters, especially in key states like New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Florida. Kobach, co-author of Arizona and Alabama’s extreme immigration enforcement laws, appeared […]

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