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Self Deportation

Jeff Sessions Says Donald Trump Is Considering An Immigrant Self-Deportation Plan

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.07.2016 | Politics

Top Donald Trump surrogate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said on Wednesday that the Republican presidential nominee is considering a plan that would req...

Romney's Attack Against Donald Trump Exposes His Own 2012 Bigotry Ties

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 03.04.2017 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

While the Romney campaign did not use "Keep America American" as a continuous slogan, a United States Presidential candidate should avoid using that phrase all together considering the KKK used a similar phrase.

Chris Christie Flip-Flops On Self-Deportation

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 01.21.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie supports making it so difficult for undocumented immigrants to live in the U.S. that they'll "leave o...

GOP 'Self-Deportation' Fantasy Is Alive and Well

Rep. Luis Gutierrez | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Rep. Luis Gutierrez

The fantasy that millions of people will simply disappear if we just have stricter laws, the old "self-deportation" theory and the lynchpin of the Romney campaign in 2012, did not work as a political strategy and is laughable as a policy.

Friday Talking Points -- Obama's Gutsy Move

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.21.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When Congress wouldn't pass a bill, the president had to act on immigration and deportation policy, to keep families intact -- a measure that affected 40 percent of the undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Campaign Shifts to Immigration

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

My guess is that by the time everyone votes in November, the Republican anti-Obamacare strategy is hardly going to cause a ripple, while the debate over immigration reform is going to be the main event.

Obama's Immigration Dilemma

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

But what is pretty clear is that if Obama does act, it is going to help Democrats in the 2016 presidential contest. The whole immigration reform issue is a gigantic trap for Republicans, and they will likely be unable to resist the urge to walk right into it.

Ryan Grim

Lindsey Graham Calls Romney Position 'Offensive' | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that the Republican Party as a whole has abandoned its opposition to allowing a pathway for cit...

Suffer the Children

George Heymont | Posted 06.02.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Although the plots of many musicals have been built around love stories and comic devices, a growing number can be identified as "message" musicals.

Republicans and Immigration Reform in 2013

Ryan Campbell | Posted 04.07.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

The GOP must either wrangle it's more anti-immigrant forces who are worried about being "primaried," or admit that they won't be competitive on the national stage without rigging the vote more aggressively.

Newt Slams 'Most Anti-Human Phrase' Used By Mitt

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took a hit at 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's "self-deportation" stance on immigration, callin...

One Year Ago Today, Mitt Romney Said "Answer Is Self-Deportation," Setting Stage for His Loss in November

Frank Sharry | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Happy anniversary! One year ago, January 23, at a GOP presidential debate in Florida, Mitt Romney first announced his support for self-deportation and set the stage for his loss in November.

Family Forced to Abandon the U.S. in Order to Be Together

Joel Medina | Posted 12.10.2012 | Latino Voices
Joel Medina

Although the crime of illegal reentry is punishable by up to twenty years in prison, many undocumented immigrants risk it because their ties to the U.S. are so strong. The most common reason deportees cite for going back is to reunite with their families.

Why Kris Kobach's Career Should End

Ryan Campbell | Posted 01.26.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

When the names of those who need to be purged from the GOP to recover and progress past the epic electoral beating they took at the hands of a large voter coalition, Kris Kobach's is one of the first floated.

How Romney and the Republicans Lost the Latino Vote

Ryan Campbell | Posted 01.13.2013 | Latino Voices
Ryan Campbell

There were many rhetorical points upon which the Republican Party lost Latinos. This is what handed Obama his victory and, had the rhetoric on Latino issues been reversed, we may very well have a different president come inauguration day.

Payback Time for Hispanics? An Interview With Maria Hinojosa

Martha Burk | Posted 01.13.2013 | Politics
Martha Burk

At 16 percent of the electorate, Hispanics are nation's largest minority group, and you can bet they will be looking for a new direction from the president.

Friday Talking Points -- Advice for the Republican Party

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

You ready, Republican Party? Are you sitting down? Here's what you have to do to avoid going the way of the Whigs. It's pretty easy -- it would fit on a Twitter message: "Begin championing Puerto Rican statehood."

How the Immigration Debate Changed the Course of the 2012 Election

Frank Sharry | Posted 01.05.2013 | Latino Voices
Frank Sharry

Here's my prediction: the day after the election, many a pundit will be chewing on the fact that Latinos played a decisive role in the outcome of the Presidential race.

Dear Mitt Romney: Stop the Immigration Lies

Dolores Huerta | Posted 01.01.2013 | Latino Voices
Dolores Huerta

Does Mitt Romney think we're not paying attention? I for one don't want the so-called reforms that Romney is selling. They are bad for Latinos, bad for our country, and just flat-out insulting.

What Romney Didn't Say During the Last Debate: "Self-deportation"

Eliseo Medina | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

Anyone wanting to know what Romney really thinks about Latino families, workers and immigrants, should look at what he said just a few months ago when he was calling himself "severely conservative."

Jennifer Bendery

Joe Biden Mocks Romney On Self-Deportation: 'Every 13-Year-Old Get Up And Move, Man!' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigration reform finally came up on Tuesday night for the first time in any of the presidential or vice presidential debates, and Vice...

So Many Mitts, So Little Time!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.16.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz


Mitt Romney's Kris Kobach Problem

David Leopold | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
David Leopold

Kobach has shown himself to be nothing more than an ambitious politician with a dangerous and radical vision of America. Yet as voters consider who will lead the country for the next four years, they are entitled to know why Romney continues to associate with him and his extremist nativist agenda.

Romney's Last Chance With Latino Voters?

Frank Sharry | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Now, let's engage in a little real speak, Boston. If Mitt goes to Los Angeles and Miami with the same talking points he's used with Latino audiences to date, don't even bother showing up. Heck, if that's the plan, the Obama campaign would probably be willing to pay your airfare.

Pushing for self-Deportation, an Act of Love

Sofia Aguilar | Posted 11.13.2012 | Latino Voices
Sofia Aguilar

Republicans may continue to harass and bully 11 million illegal immigrants but they're wasting their time, many of them already built a life and a family here and they're decent and honest people who call this country home - even if Romney wants them out.