Over the past week, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19), has been on a press tour to promote his new House resolution with a dangerous and absurd narrative about a migrant “invasion” at the southern border. Rep.  Arrington, who represents an expansive, deeply red district in the northern part of Texas, claimed, “the federal government has failed… Continue »

In 2017, Ed Gillespie, the GOP nominee for Governor, ran a viciously anti-immigrant campaign, which surprised many observers because he had been viewed as more of an establishment Republican than a Trump extremist. During the general election, instead of moving to the center in a state that had been trending blue, Gillespie followed the anti-immigrant… Continue »

2021 is an election year in Virginia with Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General and all 100 seats in the House of Delegates on the ballot. Republicans will pick the nominees for their party’s top offices this weekend at a convention while Democrats will choose theirs through a primary on June 8. As voters start to… Continue »

Tonight, in response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress, Republicans and their allies will not offer solutions or policies. Instead, they will trot out their anti-immigrant attacks, relying on their same strategic racist frame. It’s been their main focus in 2021 as we’ve seen from numerous stunts and photo ops. According to Republican strategists,… Continue »

Last night CBS’s 60 Minutes ran a chilling segment titled “Oath Keepers: How a militia group mobilized in plain sight for the assault on the Capitol.” The reporting shows how the public activity of this far-right militia made clear they were on a dangerous escalation that would lead them to play a significant role in… Continue »

It doesn’t get more cynical: today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) will lead a delegation to the border. Not to propose solutions. Not to address the regional crisis that propels migrants and refugees to our southern border. Not to help children get reunited with their parents. Rather, Scalise and his Republican posse of wannabe… Continue »

Last week, 19 U.S. Republican Senators, led by Ted Cruz, crowded into gunboats in McAllen, Texas as part of a cynical political stunt to fear-monger about the border. About 150 miles west in Laredo, Cruz’s Texas GOP colleagues were at another anti-immigrant rally featuring the founder of the Oath Keepers, Stewart Rhodes. Rhodes founded the… Continue »

Over the last few weeks, the Republican party and their right-wing media allies have tried to exploit desperate migrant kids at the border for political gain. In spite of the facts on the ground, the GOP employed a coordinated effort to solely blame President Biden, framing the situation a “crisis.” Their focus on the border… Continue »

During the week of March 15, the United States House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act. The legislation would create a path to citizenship for over 3 million young immigrants as well as TPS holders. The measure passed in 2019 by a vote of 237-187, and seven Republicans voted… Continue »

Democrats have introduced a series of immigration bills to create a pathway to legal status for millions of undocumented immigrants in an attempt to fix our decades-old broken system. Votes in the House of Representatives are expected during the week of March 15, 2021, on the American Dream and Promise Act (HR 6) and the… Continue »