Washington, DC – Conspiracy theories about demographic replacement and migrant invasions were once the prerogative of white nationalists on the fringes of the internet and the torch-wielding racists terrorizing the streets in Charlottesville, Virginia. Now, these deadly conspiracy theories are touted by the leading voices in the Republican Party and its biggest right-wing media allies. … Continue »

Immigration polling from America's Voice.

Polls show Democrats and Republicans in a dead heat on immigration Washington, DC – The headlines have been relentless. Biden’s border policies are unpopular, Republicans call it a crisis, moderate Democrats are panicking and many in the punditry predict that the lifting of Title 42 will lead to a border surge this summer – and… Continue »

Washington, DC –  Last week, we highlighted past campaign examples of Democrats who effectively positioned themselves politically on immigration (as well as examples of Democrats who mishandled the issue by attempting to ignore immigration or only adopt Republican-lite positions). Our guidance is that Democrats must address immigration and border issues head-on and define their vision… Continue »

House Democrats Calling Out and Exposing Rep. Elise Stefanik, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, and Larger GOP’s Craven Xenophobic Strategy Washington, DC – Last fall, the third-ranking House Republican, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) embraced the “great replacement theory” in her campaign’s ads. She adopted the idea that Democrats are seeking to replace White Americans with non-white… Continue »

Introduction Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and her political advisors have drawn the wrong lessons from recent political history on immigration. Sen. Hassan is facing political blowback for her posturing around the border and immigration.  She has distanced herself from the Biden administration on Title 42 like numerous other Democrats (we didn’t like this but when… Continue »

Meanwhile, GOP Leaders Serve Up Dangerous and Distracting Immigrant “Invasion” Rhetoric Washington, DC – In one of three hearings this week where DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was called to testify before House Committees, Sec. Mayorkas yesterday stated, “Domestic violent extremism poses the greatest terrorism related threat to our homeland.” Deadly instances of violence in recent… Continue »

Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings and David Torres from America’s Voice en Español translated to English from Spanish. It ran in several Spanish-language media outlets earlier this week. In the United States, Trumpism salivates over the prospect of achieving, in the short term, control of Congress, and with its eyes… Continue »

Will Democrats stand up for an America that welcomes refugees and immigrants, or aid and abet a GOP that wants to slam the door on them? Washington, DC – Today and tomorrow, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas heads to Capitol Hill for a series of committee hearings. Secretary Mayorkas’ appearances come after the Biden administration’s release… Continue »

Washington, DC – By failing to act in the interests of the overwhelming majority of the American people’s wishes to deliver long-overdue legislation to reform our immigration system, Congress has delegated its authority to Trump-appointed judges and Republican Attorneys General. This opens the door to cheap and failed political stunts by Republican elected officials, rather… Continue »

The majority of Americans support immigrants and refugees while the mainstream of the Republican Party is now anti-immigrant and anti-refugee Washington, DC – The Republican Party, from its leading anti-immigrant zealots to its supposedly mainstream leadership, is embracing an ugly and raw nativism. While Americans have never been more pro-immigration, the GOP has never been… Continue »