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As the legal and public opinion fallout swells from President Trump’s “national emergency” declaration, FiveThirtyEight’s Perry Bacon and Nate Silver provide a helpful cheat-sheet on where Republican senators purport to stand on the issue. But, as the duo explain, “opposing the declaration and voting for a resolution to end it are not the same thing.” … Continue reading »

As President Trump signed his declaration of a national emergency, before leaving Washington for a weekend of golf, he took unprecedented action to circumvent the will of Congress in order to make a point to his base that he is doing everything he can to build the wall his presidency is fixated on. The following … Continue reading »

“America cannot be and will not be, one hopes, the kind of nation that those folks want” Last night, on the heels of the White House’s announcement of a forthcoming national emergency declaration, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes provided Americans with a much-needed reality check on the shifting meaning of “border security” debate. Standing in El Paso … Continue reading »

Victorina Morales: “As an undocumented worker, I cleaned Trump’s golf club. Now, I’m a voice for all immigrants.” As the President preps his “national emergency declaration,” the Trump-led private caravan of undocumented workers, who the Trump Organization employed and in some cases recruited from Central America, is continuing to share their stories, standing up to … Continue reading »

Even beyond the daily recounting of the ways in which undocumented migrants, obligated by circumstance, are the protagonists in their own story, their clear presence in policy decisions that could help them or hurt them conveys a profound sense of humanity. We are beginning to get a glimpse of a new U.S. identity that will … Continue reading »