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New Poll: By 52-33% Margin, Americans Blame Trump/GOP for Government Shutdown over the Border Wall

New Poll: By 52-33% Margin, Americans Blame Trump/GOP for Government Shutdown over the Border Wall New polling from Politico/Morning Consult shows that Trump and Republicans are losing the battle of public opinion on the shutdown: By a combined 52-33% margin, Americans blame Trump/Republicans for the shutdown with a huge plurality holding President Trump responsible. When … Continue reading »

National Security and Immigration Policy Experts Address Trump’s Falsehoods and Plea for a Border Wall

A recording of the call is available here. Immigration experts and advocates gathered on a press call earlier today to respond to President Trump’s excessive and hyperbolic plea for an ineffective, wasteful and unpopular border wall that the American people have largely rejected. Below are quotes from today’s speakers. Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s … Continue reading »

After a Speech that Fell Flat, the Real Crisis is in the White House and in the Republican Congress, Not at the Border

After last night’s dark, unpersuasive, and unhinged Oval Office speech from President Trump, it’s clear: the real crisis is in the White House, not at the border. Consider this: Only 25 percent of Americans support shutting down the government until Congress approves funding the border wall and only 35 percent support including wall funding in … Continue reading »

Elected Officials & Immigration Experts Available to Discuss Policy in Anticipation of Trump’s Border Announcement

In anticipation of Trump’s speech later tonight, elected officials and immigration experts are readily available to press to fact check and discuss the administration’s unconscionable attempts to use taxpayer money to build an unpopular border wall for a self-manufactured border crisis. For interview requests, please contact Representative Veronica Escobar (TX-16): Rep. Veronica Escobar is a third-generation El … Continue reading »

Trump’s Manufactured “National Emergency”

Another Attempt to Usurp the Power of Congress The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines an emergency as, “an unforeseen combination of circumstances…that calls for immediate action.”  Yes, there are issues at the border that require attention.  But they are not new. They are not unforeseen. And they certainly do not require the immediate and extraordinary action — … Continue reading »

“There is a national emergency and it is called the presidency of Donald Trump”

It seems increasingly likely that President Trump will declare “a national emergency” as a pretext to seize military funding for his border wall. The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice in response. There is a national emergency and it is called the presidency of Donald Trump. An unpopular President … Continue reading »

From a Memory Device to a Racist Rally Chant to a Damaging Government Shutdown, Trump’s Border Wall Has Never Been About Policy

If your head hurts and the government shutdown over a border wall strikes you as the theatre of the absurd, you are not alone. As much as Trump and his enablers put on straight faces and make serious-sounding arguments, this entire exercise has to do with Trump’s political brand, not public policy. As a New … Continue reading »

As the 116th Congress gets Sworn in, It’s Time Mitch McConnell and GOP Took Control of the Trump Shutdown

McConnell AWOL as Economy Craters and He Caters to Trump The absurd and unpopular Trump shutdown over the border wall is continuing with no end in sight. As a host of observers are highlighting, the shutdown is a political maneuver designed to placate the shrinking Trump base – coming right after a midterm election that … Continue reading »

Glenn Kessler at WaPo: Fact Checking Trump’s Holiday Tweet Spree

Spoiler alert: everything he says is a lie Over the holidays, cooped up in the White House, Trump took to Twitter to express himself on the government shutdown over border wall funding. Glenn Kessler, fact-checker at the Washington Post, takes Trump’s lies and distortions apart, one by one. Excerpts are below with the full article … Continue reading »

Reuters/Ipsos Poll: President Trump’s Border Wall Shutdown Supported By Only 25% of Americans

12 days and counting, and it seems that the American people realize the absurdity of Trump’s border wall fight. A late December Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2,440 adults nationwide makes clear that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to shutting down the government over the unpopular border wall and hold President Trump responsible for the ongoing shutdown. Among … Continue reading »