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Tectonic Demographic Shift in NC Electorate Spells Doom for GOP’s Divisive Agenda

While Donald Trump’s rallies in North Carolina have become infamous this election cycle for their xenophobic and divisive rhetoric and frequent outbursts of violence, the more significant story may prove to be a tectonic, though silent, shift in the North Carolina electorate that strongly rejects the extreme agenda of Donald Trump and the North Carolina … Continue reading »

Refugees Don’t Belong in Prison

Pending Release of Wildin Acosta a Relief, But Administration’s Approach to Central American Refugees Must Change Wildin Acosta’s pending release from detention, and subsequent reunion with his family, while his asylum case is pending has been a cause for celebration across the state. Wildin is the third of six youth from Central America to be released in … Continue reading »

Trump’s Latest Comments a Reminder for Sen. Burr and Other GOP Fence-Straddlers: “If You’re Not in Revolt, You’re in Cahoots”

Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has portrayed a dark and divisive vision of America and has become both an inspiration and a vehicle for unapologetic racists. In no small part due to the climate of intolerance, hate, and ‘us versus them’ he has inspired, Trump campaign events and Trump-inspired acts of bigotry, intolerance, violence, and harassment … Continue reading »

Another GOP Senator Comes Out Against Trump (It’s Not Richard Burr)

Maine Senator Susan Collins Pens Blistering Indictment of Trump, Yet Burr Still Aboard Trump Bandwagon Yesterday, Susan Collins (R-ME) became the latest Senate Republican to denounce Donald Trump’s candidacy in an op-ed in the Washington Post, joining Mark Kirk (R-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) among other Republicans.  North Carolina Senator Richard Burr, however, remains firmly aboard the Trump bandwagon. … Continue reading »

Party Over Patriotism: McCrory and Burr Silent on Trump’s Attack on Gold Star Family

In the fallout over Donald Trump’s disgraceful attacks on the Gold Star parents of a fallen war hero, one thing is notably absent: a response from both Governor McCrory and Senator Burr. As Trump continues to insult Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the Muslim parents of Capt. Humayun Khan, all political leaders, regardless of their party, must condemn and … Continue reading »

North Carolina Teen Pedro Salmeron Faces Imminent Deportation

Earlier this year we learned that the Obama administration, in an attempt to deter illegal border crossings, had started to target recently arrived Central American teenagers for deportation. Despite outcry from the community and increasing reports of violence in the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras, these cruel enforcement actions have not stopped. Since … Continue reading »

It’s Official: Governor McCrory and Senator Burr Fully Embrace Trump Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Meanwhile at DNC, Undocumented Immigrants Take the Stag On Monday night, Governor McCrory and Senator Richard Burr joined Donald Trump on stage for a rally in Winston-Salem, ending months of speculation surrounding their support for him. It is clear now that McCrory and Burr have fully embraced Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda for the country, and they will be his … Continue reading »

NC Senate Race Reflects Parties’ Two Contrasting Visions of Immigrants and America

Senator Burr and Deborah Ross polar opposites on immigration As the Democratic National Convention (DNC) kicks off today in Philadelphia, the contrast between the two parties’ larger visions of America could not be more clear or consequential. The issue of immigration, and the way immigrants are portrayed and featured at the two parties’ conventions underscores … Continue reading »

Watch Out Republicans; NC Latinos Mobilizing to Defeat Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Last night, Latino voters and undocumented immigrants gathered in cities across North Carolina to watch Trump‘s coronation and discuss their plans to turnout Latinos in record numbers this November to defeat his xenophobic, anti-immigrant agenda. Though Trump’s rhetoric was no surprise, the seventy-five minute diatribe that equated undocumented immigrants with murderers, scapegoated immigrants for all … Continue reading »

Carry On, Nothing to See Here: Senator Burr, Governor McCrory Backtrack on Pledge To Skip Donald Trump Coronation

Over the past weeks, in a ploy to appeal to moderate voters, both Senator Richard Burr and Governor Pat McCrory repeatedly said they would not attend the Republican National Convention. In a striking reversal, both officials traveled to Cleveland this week to support the coronation of Donald Trump. Though Burr and McCrory have gone to great lengths … Continue reading »