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ICYMI: NY Times Editorials Blast “Extreme Foolishness” of Trump’s Extreme Vetting and Border Wall Proposals

New York Times editorials from today and this past weekend blast two of the administration’s signature policy proposals: Trump’s extreme vetting proposal for foreign visitors to the U.S., and the wall that Trump promises to build at the U.S.-Mexico border. While the Times is referring to the border wall when it writes “[it is] an idiotic … Continue reading »

Trump Wants American Taxpayers to Spend Billions Funding a Mass Deportation Strategy They Fundamentally Oppose

Poll after poll shows that the Trump Administration’s radicalism on immigration is at odds with the views of the vast majority of Americans on a range of topics. Why is he pursuing a deportation strategy they fundamentally oppose? Overwhelming and Durable Public Support for Legalization, Not Deportation   CNN (March 2017): 90% of Americans, including … Continue reading »

The Wall Comes Tumbling Down

People Power, Resolute Democrats On Verge of Defeating President Trump’s Budget Request for Border Wall and Deportation Force Last week, another Trump promise crumbled with the crash and burn of the health care bill in the House of Representatives. The keys to victory: people power, Democratic unity and Republican divisions. Looking forward, it looks like … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Building companies, California cities boycott Trump’s border monstrosity

In a new piece for Bloomberg, “Trump’s Wall is 30 Feet of Scary Politics for Builders,” Thomas Black highlights the resistance to bidding on Trump’s border monstrosity by major building companies who “won’t touch it with a 10-foot pole.”  Black writes: The wall and Trump’s insistence that Mexico pay for it have incensed broad swaths … Continue reading »

Border Wall and Mass Deportations: Trump’s Next Big Mistake?

Donald Trump’s proposed budget is out today, and there’s a lot to take issue with. There are billions of dollars in cuts to housing, emergency management, transportation, health and human services, education, and the environment. Trump would funnel that money — and more — into defense and border security. He’s demanding $4.1 billion for a … Continue reading »

An Arkansas Kid Confronted Senator Tom Cotton Over Trump’s Wall

A ray of light shined in Arkansas during a town hall meeting with anti-immigrant Senator Tom Cotton, as a 7-year-old boy called out the elected official for supporting Trump’s border wall. “I’m Toby,” the boy spoke into the microphone after Tom Cotton asked for one last question. “Donald Trump makes Mexicans not important to people … Continue reading »

Polling Roundup: Trump’s Immigration and Refugee Policies Are as Unpopular as He Is

Donald Trump’s radical immigration and refugee executive orders are dangerous, un-American, and — according to three new polls — unpopular. Polling from Gallup, CNN, and CBS News make clear that President Trump is personally unpopular, as is his immigration-related policy agenda. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, “Now we know why President Trump has … Continue reading »