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Jeff Sessions’ Nomination Will Be a Defining Vote for Every Senator

A Vote to Confirm is a Vote for Everything He Does in Office Senator Jeff Sessions’ longstanding views and record on civil rights, voting rights and immigration make him unfit to serve as Attorney General. Surely, this should be cause for a difficult confirmation process.  But,  according to Paul Kane’s Washington Post story, “Jeff Sessions Should Have Been a … Continue reading »

Artículo de David Leopold en Univision: “Cinco formas en las que el senador Jeff Sessions podría atacar a los inmigrantes como Fiscal General”

En su más reciente artículo publicado por Univision, titulado “Cinco formas en las que el senador Jeff Sessions podría atacar a los inmigrantes como Fiscal General”, el abogado de inmigración y expresidente nacional de AILA, David Leopold, describe cómo un ideólogo antiinmigrante como Sessions podría abusar de su puesto como Fiscal General para perjudicar a los … Continue reading »

Top Civil Rights Groups Slam Jeff Sessions’ “Rushed” Confirmation Hearings

In a press call last Friday, civil rights groups lambasted Jeff Sessions as unqualified for the position of US Attorney General, urging his colleagues in the Senate to subject him to a thorough vetting before his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing tomorrow. As the NYT noted in an editorial yesterday, Sessions “has failed to turn over dozens … Continue reading »

Disgraced Sheriff Joe Is Still Obsessed With His Debunked Birther Nonsense

Yesterday, disgraced Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio claimed that President Obama’s birth certificate is a “a fraudulently created document that has been represented as an official copy of the original”: Flanked by mustachioed Maricopa County Chief Investigator Mike Zullo, Arpaio insisted he was not interested in where President Obama was born (America) but rather, “we … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Responds to House Freedom Caucus Anti-Immigrant Wish List

Today, the House Freedom Caucus released a wish list of rules, regulations, and policies they want the Trump Administration to revoke.  Among the immigration-related items are calls to end the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, erase plans for the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), and rescind the Morton and Johnson DHS civil … Continue reading »

Richard Spencer, Who Recently Declared “America Belongs To White Men,” Absolutely Loves Trump’s New Senior Advisor

President-elect Donald Trump’s new senior advisor to the White House is drawing raves from at least one white supremacist leader who recently declared that “America, at the end of the day, belongs to white men.” Richard Spencer told Mother Jones that he goes back years with new Trump White House advisor Stephen Miller, a former … Continue reading »

Facebook, Twitter Only Major Tech Companies To Publicly Refuse To Help Build Trump’s Muslim Registry

A coalition of national advocacy groups have issued letters calling on leading tech giants to refuse to participate in any effort to build Donald Trump’s Muslim registry, reports Colorlines. “This is not about politics,” reads the core of the letters, which were addressed to executives at Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Apple, IBM, Booz Allen Hamilton, CGI, … Continue reading »

National Faith, Family, Community Leaders Call On Congressional Leaders To Reject Jeff Sessions

A coalition of faith, family and community leaders gathered today to deliver a national petition calling on Congressional leaders to reject the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions and other divisive figures in President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet. “Congressional leaders must reject President-elect Trump’s cabinet of bigotry and demand advisors who embody the values that make our … Continue reading »

68% Of Latinos Reported Being Discriminate Against In New Survey

The number of Latinos who say they have been discriminated against has more than doubled from the previous decade, according to a new report from online journal Social Science & Medicine – Population Health. “68 percent of Latino men and women in the United States reported discrimination, a rate comparable to that reported by blacks, … Continue reading »

Reported Hate Crimes In Donald Trump’s Home City Have More Than Doubled From This Time Last Year

The New York Police Department says hate crimes targeting the city’s minority groups have more than doubled from this time last year, according to the New York Times. “Hate crimes in New York City have risen in the weeks since Donald J. Trump won the presidential election, a noticeable spike that encompasses ethnic minorities, Jews, … Continue reading »