Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mayors of ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Fight Back Against Bullying from AG Sessions

Just three days after a crushing health care defeat, AG Sessions echoed President Trump’s nationalist campaign rhetoric by threatening to cut off sanctuary cities from access to federal funds if they refuse to comply with information sharing with immigration officials. “I urge the nation’s states and cities to carefully consider the harm they are doing […]

Studies Find Immigrants Commit Less Crime than US-born Citizens

Two prominent criminal justice research and advocacy groups, The Sentencing Project and Cato Institute, released two separate studies this week; their findings indicate immigrants commit fewer crimes and are incarcerated at a much lower rate than U.S. citizens. “All immigrants are less likely to be incarcerated than natives relative to their shares of the population,” […]

Comentarios from Maria: Say No to the Separation of Innocent Families

First they came for the Muslims, and we did not remain silent. Now, our community is under attack by the Trump administration, which is fulfilling its promise of massive deportations and we will not remain silent. Last week, agents of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) began enforcing, under the President’s order, the massive deportations […]

Trump Does It Again, #BadHombres Is Trending

The focal point of the immigration discussion in the final presidential debate appears to have been Donald Trump’s reference to “bad hombres,” as the candidates once again delved very little into the subject’s details. As Twitter users do, they quickly seized on the phrase and turned it into a couple of hashtags, #badhombres and #badhambres. […]

Clinton and Trump Gear Up For Their Final Presidential Debate

In their final showdown before voters cast their ballots, presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may focus on some of the hot-topic issues that escaped them in the first two debates. Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said the Democratic nominee “will be ready for whatever scorched-earth tactics (Trump) tries” in Wednesday’s debate. Moderator Chris Wallace […]

Guest Blogger: Vanessa Cardenas “I am an immigrant like Alicia Machado and I have a message for Trump”

I am an immigrant, I have an accent, and my mom was a housekeeper. I spent my school breaks making beds, cleaning kitchens, and running vacuums up and down stairs in other people’s houses. And I have a message for Donald Trump: WE VOTE. For decades now, Donald Trump has shown a callous disregard for […]

Comentarios from Maria: Trump demanding Clinton transparency is dishonest hypocrisy

This campaign season is unorthodox. That is an understatement. But we have also let fester an insidious and dangerous layer of false equivalence and normalization of hate that has settled upon how the campaigns are covered, talked about and perceived. For the good of the voters, it has to stop. What is this false equivalence […]

Fox News Latino Poll Shows Latinos Highly Favor Clinton

With less than four months to go before Election Day, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a commanding 46-point lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump among Hispanic voters, according to an exclusive poll released Thursday by Fox News Latino. The poll found that 66 percent of registered Latinos would head to the ballot box […]

GOP Congressional Incumbents are Calling for Immigration Reform Plans

Two Illinois Republicans considered among the nation’s most vulnerable congressional incumbents are breaking from their party and its outspoken presidential nominee, Donald Trump, to push laws that would include a path to citizenship for people living in the country illegally. Rep. Bob Dold and Sen. Mark Kirk joined GOP Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart of Florida and […]

Comentarios from Maria: Is Melania ‘lying and crooked’ over her immigration story?

Donald Trump has made immigration a cornerstone of his bid for the presidency. His campaign has not been shy about using his wife Melania’s own experience as a “lawful” immigrant to justify why her husband is pushing such a draconian immigration proposal that would deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants currently living in the United […]