exas is not the first state to pass an anti-immigrant law targeted toward Latinos; that dubious honor goes to California. In 1994 California voters approved ballot proposition 187 that would strip the provision of any service—including emergency room care and K-12 education—from undocumented persons. For a while it seemed like California was the exception that […]
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: Trump has no desire to fix a broken immigration system. What he wants are notches on his belt—how many immigrants can he rounded up and shipped off, DREAMers and law abiding immigrants be damned.
Rubio is MIA and this in the midst of some real immigrant ugliness — even for Republicans.
Victoria de Francesco Soto: I think Hispanics by nature are driven to more entrepreneurial enterprises to just drive and make the best for their families and that’s what Trump supports.That’s what he wants.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The American presidency isn’t a playground kickball game where petty resentments can play out. Latinos may not have supported Trump, but it is still his obligation to represent them as president.
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: Sanctuary cities see immigration as a federal level issue. In using local cops or sheriffs to enforce federal immigration laws, cities see a loss of trust by immigrant communities. The idea of community policing goes out the window.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Scratch below the surface and Pence’s remark is a profound statement about the foundational aspect of the Trump-Pence campaign. The GOP presidential campaign is one that has been built upon “otherization” — driving a wedge among people.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Immigrants come to the United States because there are people who want to employ them. If there wasn’t a demand there wouldn’t be much of a supply of immigrants – the Law of Supply and Demand, it’s Economics 101.
Victoria DeFrancesco Soto: So what happened to Trump’s call to reinstate President Eisenhower’s Operation Wetback that oversaw a mass deportation of Mexican immigrants?
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: At first blush it doesn’t make sense that someone who characterizes Mexicans as drug dealers and rapists and who leads supporters to chant about building a nonsensical wall on the U.S.-Mexico border could garner any Latino support. Trump Latino Vote
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Arizona kicked off a bold anti-immigrant rhetoric which tamped down to an inside voice after the Supreme Court decision. Today, Trump has blasted the anti-immigrant volume back up to 11.
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: Given how Trump has fundamentally shifted the tone, wouldn’t it have been better for Rubio to fully own his view of immigration and keep an eye on the long game? Marco Rubio Quits
Victoria Defrancesco Soto: In Tenemos Familias Sanders connects the dots–linking his platform of inequality to racial issues and demonstrating that his rhetoric can have tangible implications.