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What is Trump’s National Emergency? And Why is it Taking Billions Away from Our States?

Originally published January 8, 2019; last updated September 22, 2019 *** IF YOU OPPOSE TRUMP’S BORDER WALL, CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AT (202) 224-3121 AND TELL THEM NO WALL *** In February, Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to appropriate money for his border wall. This national emergency is now allowing him to … Continue reading »

Trump Administration Planning to Strip Billions More in Military Funding For Trump’s 2020 Wall

In a new piece for the Washington Post, Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey report on the Trump administration’s latest plan to divert more than $18 billion in military funding to pay for 500 miles in border wall by the 2020 elections. The report comes only weeks after the administration stripped $3.6 billion from 127 approved … Continue reading »

Trump: Who is Going to Pay for the Wall? European Allies are Going to Pay for the Wall! 

Just the Latest Outrageous Idea of How A “Lawless President Funds His Wall” In response to the public outrage that the Trump administration is raiding $3.6 billion from 127 military construction projects for the sake of a campaign promise, the administration is now proposing that Europe picks up the tab. No, not the Onion. As … Continue reading »

The GOP Senators Who Helped Trump Raid Projects From Their Own States and Face Voters in 2020

Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senators McSally, Gardner, Tillis, Graham, and Cornyn Take Well-deserved Heat   The Trump administration may be taking heat for their decision to raid $3.6 billion from 127 approved and appropriated military construction projects in favor of Trump’s border wall obsession, but the people getting singed by fire are his GOP … Continue reading »

As Trump Rages – Devastating Military Preparedness and Disaster Relief Resources – Hurricane Dorian Threatens East Coast

GOP Trying to Weather Trump’s Diversion of Resources as Storm Puts Americans in Harm’s Way Hurricane Dorian poses a real threat to American communities, but according to our President the biggest threat facing America are families and children seeking asylum at our Southern Border. Therefore, President Trump has diverted funds away from FEMA, the Coast … Continue reading »

Four Reasons Why Raiding Military Projects for Border Wall Construction is “A Perfect Encapsulation of the Trump Presidency”

The news that the Trump administration will raid $3.6 billion from 127 different military construction projects for the border wall is a disturbing indictment of this administration’s priorities. As lawmakers and observers speak out in opposition and call for specific details about the projects to be raided, it’s worth reflecting on the larger context and … Continue reading »

Recapping August: A Month of All-Encompassing Trump Cruelty Aimed at Immigrants

“All of it came as our fellow Americans in El Paso buried their dead following a terrorist attack inspired by Trump and his allies.” Last Friday, America’s Voice published a detailed overview of the litany of attacks launched by the Trump administration — in August alone — on legal immigration, immigrants, and refugees. Since we … Continue reading »

2019 Mid-Year Review: More than Two Years In, Trump’s Assault on Immigrants is Only Intensifying

From the moment Donald Trump descended the Trump Tower escalator to launch his presidential bid in 2015, his attacks on immigrants has been unrelenting.  We recapped the Administration’s cruel and inhumane changes to immigration policy in 2017 and 2018, but more than halfway through his Administration, the ways in which the White House is making … Continue reading »

WaPo Reveals Trump Cronyism to Build Border Wall

Not Only Unpopular, Ineffective, and Offensive, But Another Example of Taxpayers Footing Bill for Trump Failure As the Washington Post’s Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey reported last night, Trump’s border wall is apparently no longer just a vanity project but also a corruption scheme:  “Trump has personally and repeatedly urged the head of the U.S. … Continue reading »

As Evidence of Border Failures Mount, Trump Again Raids Military Funding for Border Wall Construction

Last week, we highlighted how the latest DHS monthly numbers offered stark reminders how Trump’s border policies had dramatically worsened the humanitarian and refugee crisis. We also noted that Trump’s refusal to adjust course or admit that more deterrence-only approaches are doomed-to-fail and will make the current situation all the worse. Today, we see more … Continue reading »