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Category: Immigration

May 1, 2010
Republican Party Animals

While Arizona Governor Jan Brewer suggested Friday that her state's illegal immigrants were terrorists, other Republicans have deemed them another kind of animal altogether. Make that animal or insect. As it turns out, the same GOP that likens same-sex marriage to the union of one man and one dog, box turtle or horse also equates […]

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April 28, 2010
Sarah Palin Endorses "Pathway to Citizenship" for Illegal Immigrants

That Sarah Palin, the propagator-in-chief of the ever-evolving "death panels" fraud deemed the Lie of the Year by Politifact, would blast President Obama for "perpetuating this myth that racial profiling is part" of the draconian new immigration law in Arizona was pathetically predictable. But what may come as an unwelcome surprise to the xenophobic denizens […]

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April 26, 2010
McCain's Quadruple Flip-Flop on Immigration

Just days after praising Arizona's draconian immigration law as a "good tool" and 24 hours after calling on President Obama to immediately "dispatch of 3,000 National Guard troops to our border," John McCain Saturday admitted he's not sure his state's crackdown is even legal. Which means that the man who was for comprehensive immigration reform […]

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April 25, 2010
McCain's Triple Flip-Flop on Immigration

It was just three weeks ago that John McCain rewrote his autobiography by proclaiming, "I never considered myself a maverick." Now, the draconian new immigration law in his home state of Arizona has highlighted McCain's tortured reversals on the issue. As even CNN noted on Friday, John McCain was for comprehensive immigration reform before he […]

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October 27, 2008
Despite Media Myths, Obama Dominant Among Hispanic and Jewish Voters

Among the enduring myths of the 2008 election have been the purported struggles of Barack Obama in securing the support of Hispanic and Jewish voters. But as new polls suggest, Obama will not only dominate John McCain among these groups, he may outperform Al Gore and John Kerry as well. A recent survey from Gallup […]

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July 14, 2008
McCain to Hispanics: Trust Me on Immigration U-Turns

In San Diego today, John McCain will make a most unusual pitch to Hispanic voters at the annual convention of the National Council of La Raza. Having performed a complete 360 degree turn on the immigration reform package he once championed, McCain now insists that he's "earned" the trust of Latino voters. In his remarks, […]

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July 11, 2008
New McCain Ad Angers GOP Base, Recalls Reversals on Immigration

Just days after stepping on the third rail of American politics with his proclamation that Social Security is "an absolute disgrace," John McCain may once again have stepped in it on the immigration issue. His new ad praising the contributions of Hispanic-Americans, titled "God's Children," has much of the conservative blogosphere frothing at the mouth. […]

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November 22, 2007
Massive New Citizenship Backlog the Latest Voter Suppression?

A Washington Post report that the Bush administration is facing a massive backlog of hundreds of thousands of applications for U.S. citizenship is sadly unsurprising. After all, as the Katrina disaster and new passport fiasco demonstrated, incompetence is the hallmark of President Bush's Department of Homeland Security. But with the news that hundreds of thousands […]

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September 19, 2007
GOP Leaders Fret Over Debate No-Shows, Minority Vote

As I recently detailed, in recent weeks the GOP White House hopefuls have sent a powerful message to minority voters by skipping the Univision, NAACP, and upcoming PBS presidential debates. Now, even many Republican proponents of the race card worry the GOP has overplayed its hand. As the Washington Post reports, Newt Gingrich, Jack Kemp, […]

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June 23, 2007
Free Condoms and Herding Goats: The GOP on Mexican Immigration

Watching President Bush getting pilloried by grassroots conservatives and his Republican allies alike usually tops any progressive's list of life's simple pleasures. But as Trent Lott and Mark Kirk showed this week, seeing the Congressional GOP get its hate on when it comes to Bush's immigration initiatives has become a truly disturbing spectacle. Kirk, a […]

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Jon Perr
Jon Perr is a technology marketing consultant and product strategist who writes about American politics and public policy.

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