A federal judge in Austin ruled this week that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott must remove his dangerous and inhumane floating saw blade barrier from the Rio Grande, “concluding that it was an impediment to navigation on the river and a ‘threat to human life,’” The New York Times reports.... Continue »
The headline from The Wall Street Journal says it all: “Texas ‘floating border wall’ fails to deter migrants.” The article details how the floating saw blades illegally installed in the Rio Grande as part of Gov. Greg Abbott’s multi-billion dollar Operation Lone Star scheme have failed to block desperate... Continue »
Labor Day is an annual observation won by labor activists who “pushed for a federal holiday to recognize the many contributions workers have made to America’s strength, prosperity, and well-being,” the U.S. Department of Labor said. According to new polling, labor unions enjoy strong support from the American people... Continue »
Ahead of Labor Day, United Farm Workers (UFW) and allies are set to form a mile-long, “human billboard” line in support of mushroom workers in Washington state. While a majority of workers at the Sunnyside-based Windmill Farms voted to unionize, the owners have refused to recognize the union –... Continue »
CNN this week published a story that feeds right into the anti-immigrant narrative of the far-right, approaching the same xenophobic Bill Melugin/FOX News-like clickbait that we see on other channels. Specifically, the CNN story proclaimed that “mugglers with ties to ISIS helped migrants enter the U.S., raising alarm bells... Continue »
It’s no surprise that a main actor from the ugly demonstrations protesting the welcoming of migrant families to New York City in recent weeks is Curtis Sliwa, a failed Republican mayoral candidate and Guardian Angels leader who’d already spent the spring and early summer ranting about migrant arrivals, CNN... Continue »
America’s Voice is among more than 100 human, civil and immigrant rights organizations that have signed a letter authored by the National Immigration Project urging the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to end collaboration with Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s inhumane and likely illegal Operation Lone Star.  While the border... Continue »
American communities are mourning following a racist massacre that took the lives of three Black Americans at a store in Florida this past weekend. The three victims – identified as 52-year-old Angela Michelle Carr, 29-year-old Anolt Joseph Laguerre Jr., and 19-year-old Jerrald De’Shaun Gallion – were gunned down by... Continue »
The GOP’s race to the bottom on immigration was on full display at the first Republican presidential debate on Wednesday night, where candidates endorsed waging war within the border of our neighbor and ally Mexico, called for mass deportation, spread pernicious lies about the fentanyl crisis, and invoked white... Continue »
The Biden administration announced on Friday that it will extend and redesignate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Sudan and Ukraine. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cited “extraordinary and temporary conditions” in both nations, including a military coup and violent clashes against civilians in Sudan, and Russia’s expanded military... Continue »