Tag Archives: republican

Migrationist Monthly: US Edition

Last month, I wrote about the Republican party focusing on the distrust of the Obama administration roadblocking immigration reform.  This framing continues, as the tensions between an executive branch under pressure to get things done and Congress (who apparently feels no such pressure) continues. Obama issued a statement asking the new head of the Department […]

What Now?: Hispanics and Immigration after the Election

President Obama won his recent re-election with a whopping 71% of Hispanic votes, and exit polls show that now Hispanics make up 10% of the electorate[1].  Significantly, the Republican share of Hispanic votes has dropped to 27% – down from 40% under George W. Bush in 2004 (Pew Hispanic Center).  It has been argued by […]

The 2012 GOP Platform’s Disregard of Shifting Demographics

In the past few years, the Republican Party has prominently supported state-level restrictionist measures such as S.B. 1070.  As a Salon article quipped, the Republican “party has always been favorable to Arizona’s approach to immigration.”  The 2012 GOP platform is very much in line with efforts of restrictionist activists and incorporates much of S.B. 1070 into the […]