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Trump’s presidency is the real national emergency

The national emergency this country faces is not at the southern border, but at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in the capital city. Last Friday, at the press conference where he declared his national emergency–the one he admitted was not even necessary to declare–President Donald Trump continued to show his incapacity to take the reins of this … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Trump Declares National Emergency in ‘Slap in the Face to Military Families’” – Foreign Policy

In the wake of Trump’s national emergency declaration, Lara Seligman’s latest piece for Foreign Policy spotlights how the administration will drain billions of dollars from military funding for the construction of an increasingly unpopular border wall. The President’s declaration came just days after military families testified at a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing on “the … Continue reading »

Emergency Declaration is Unpopular and Unconstitutional – What Side Will GOP Elected Officials Choose?

“…a clear abuse of power that should offend any patriotic, Constitution-loving American.” (Houston Chronicle editorial) President Trump’s emergency declaration announcement is unpopular and unconstitutional, losing in the court of public opinion and soon in the actual courts. The burden now falls on Republicans to declare whether they stand with Trump or with the American people … Continue reading »

Do Republicans Stand with Trump or the American People On Emergency Declaration?

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 »

Immigration Reform News February 19, 2019 / Qué Pasa En Inmigración

America’s Voice Trump’s presidency is the real national emergency ICYMI: “Trump Declares National Emergency in ‘Slap in the Face to Military Families’” – Foreign Policy Emergency Declaration is Unpopular and Unconstitutional – What Side Will GOP Elected Officials Choose? La presidencia de Trump es la verdadera emergencia nacional Do Republicans Stand with Trump or the … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: 277 Events Nationwide Protest #FakeTrumpEmergency

Donald Trump declared a national emergency in his attempt to get a border wall last Friday, and since then advocates and organizations have been mobilizing to make it clear that this is an egregious abuse of power which will not go unanswered. Protesters have signed tens of thousands of petitions, made calls to Congress, and … Continue reading »

“The emergency declaration is a powerful symbol of President Trump’s incredible weakness.” – Frank Sharry

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 »

Chris Hayes on the Meaning of “Border Security”

“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 »

ICYMI: As Trump Preps His “National Emergency,” His Undocumented Former Employees Share Their Stories

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 »

Our migration reality and the new U.S. identity

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 »