David Dayen on how Trump’s immigration radicalism has backfired   A must-read analysis by David Dayen in The American Prospect explores why “Trump Isn’t Talking as Much About Immigrants This Year.” Dayen captures that Trump’s immigration record is unpopular, how his attempt to run on immigration in 2018 “led to an historic defeat,” and concludes… Continue »

Each Friday through Election Day, we disseminate this memo highlighting the key 2020 developments at the intersection of electoral politics and immigration Key Immigration Politics Stories Politicized DHS goes all in to aid Trump’s campaign: An AP story highlights how DHS’s illegally appointed acting leaders are driving a host of hardline immigration policies designed to… Continue »

 What started as a few hateful dots on a map has spread like a virus The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the news and implications of the plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer: From the moment he descended the escalator in Trump Tower and slandered Mexicans,… Continue »

Senator John Cornyn is facing a tough re-election fight against Democratic challenger M.J. Hegar ahead of tonight’s Senate debate. Polls show the diversifying Texas electorate holds overwhelmingly pro-Dreamer and pro-citizenship sentiments and Senator Cornyn’s hypocrisy and failures on immigration have been a recent focus of the race. Here are four key immigration questions for Senator… Continue »

DHS might as well declare itself a Trump Super PAC    An Associated Press story from Ben Fox and Elliot Spagat, “Trump administration turns to immigration as vote nears,” details how the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is acting to advance the electoral prospects of Donald Trump. DHS’s illegally appointed acting leaders, Chad Wolf and… Continue »

“The wedge has lost its edge.” Democratic Senate candidate Mark Kelly could not have been more clear about supporting immediate, standalone legislation to put Dreamers on a path to citizenship during his debate against Sen. Martha McSally in Arizona yesterday.  The debate (video), the only one scheduled in the Arizona Senate contest, witnessed odd adherence… Continue »

 John Cornyn is in Senate leadership, serving as the Republicans’ second-in-command during their years in the majority. Yet when it comes to exerting that power and delivering on the immigration issues he claims to care about, he conveniently never seems to make it happen. We’ve been highlighting Cornyn’s obvious hypocrisy and weak excuses when it… Continue »

Frank Sharry: “Our nation will not heal from the moral depravity of Trumpism unless and until we face up to what we as a nation have done.”   A horrifying New York Times report on draft findings from the Inspector General of the Department of Justice reveals that DOJ leaders were “a driving force” in… Continue »