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On St. Patrick’s Day, The Trump Team Blarney about Good Old Days

As the White House prepares for the annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, it’s hard to see past the Administration’s blaring hypocrisy. Trump and his white nationalist posse call Muslims, refugees and immigrants a threat to our country, then they turn around and celebrate the history of Irish-Americans, who were once accused of being the very … Continue reading »

Border Wall and Mass Deportations: Trump’s Next Big Mistake?

Donald Trump’s proposed budget is out today, and there’s a lot to take issue with. There are billions of dollars in cuts to housing, emergency management, transportation, health and human services, education, and the environment. Trump would funnel that money — and more — into defense and border security. He’s demanding $4.1 billion for a … Continue reading »

The Incredible Shrinking Presidency: The More Trump Speaks, the Weaker He Gets

The more President Donald Trump articulates his dangerous, extreme and dystopian view of America, the weaker he gets as a president. Yesterday, two different federal judges ruled against the Trump Administration’s second attempt at a Muslim and refugee ban, citing that the public statements of candidate and President Trump and his advisers made clear the … Continue reading »

Legal Experts React to Nationwide Temporary Restraining Order Against Trump’s Muslim and Refugee Ban

On a press call tonight, legal experts analyzed the latest developments in the litigation against President Trump’s second take on an unconstitutional and un-American Muslim and refugee ban. Tonight, Hawaii U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson froze Trump’s executive order nationwide. We are still awaiting rulings from two other federal cases – one in Maryland and … Continue reading »

Across the Country, Farmers and Farmworkers Agree Trump’s Deportation Agenda Bad For Agriculture

Donald Trump’s mass deportation crackdown is here, rounding up immigrants indiscriminately, arresting those who are clearly not “bad hombres”, and detaining those who have no business being detained. Among other things, his crackdown is bad for agriculture. And, because so much of the agriculture industry relies on the work of undocumented immigrants, everyone who eats should … Continue reading »

White Nationalist Bookclub? Steve King Recommends Reading Steve Bannon’s Favorite Racist Novel

Yesterday, Steve King continued to demonstrate his overtly white nationalist worldview and offered reminders why Republicans’ refusal to disavow King is a stain on the party of Lincoln. Steve King advocates for shockingly racist novel On a conservative radio show yesterday, Rep. King laid out a zero-sum game view of race and America, noting that … Continue reading »

Backbone on Steve King’s Racism: Lost in Congress, Found in Iowa

GOP Mostly Silent, While Iowa’s Largest Newspaper Calls for Republicans to Oppose His Re-Election Despite Steve King’s openly white nationalist comments, the vast majority of Republicans are content to ignore King’s comments or issue mealy-mouthed statements that show no backbone (looking at you, Speaker Ryan.) In an interview with Fox News, Speaker Ryan stated: “I’d like … Continue reading »

A Primer on Steve King’s Latest Comment of the Week: “We Can’t Restore Our Civilization With Somebody Else’s Babies”

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is at it again and in the news for incredibly racist remarks, this time saying that non-white Americans are all basically “someone else’s babies”. We in the immigration reform movement are well acquainted with Steve King and his antics, so here are some quick links on what you might need to know … Continue reading »

Steve King Gives Voice to the White Nationalist Worldview at Heart of Trump’s Immigration Policy Agenda

White nationalism and anti-immigrant sentiments have a long and sordid history in America. But the election of Donald Trump and Trump’s immigration policy agenda has breathed new life into these movements, giving nativists newfound access and simpatico allies in the White House, and providing new cover for openly racist actions and comments – both from … Continue reading »

Sen. Menendez, Cardinal Tobin Accompany New Jersey Grandfather to ICE Hearing

A New Jersey grandfather was given a two month stay of deportation today — after a rally that featured Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Cardinal Joseph Tobin, Archbishop of Newark, dozens of other clergy and immigration advocates from PICO National Network. Grandfather of Four and US-based for 25 Years Catalino Guerrero has been in the US … Continue reading »