With the unhinged President tweeting fact-free nonsense regarding border security and immigration policy, the Washington Post editorial board offers a searing indictment of Trump’s lies and offers up some good ol’ facts and insights. Read excerpts from the Washington Post editorial here and read the full piece here: President Trump’s failure to secure funding for his… Continue »

The day after Trump said he was open to a path to citizenship for Dreamers, the Trump Administration proposed immigration legislation that asked Dreamers to make an unacceptable trade. In return for protections for immigrant youth, the Trump Administration is demanding drastic cuts to family-based migration and the cancellation of the diversity visa lottery program… Continue »

A recording of today’s call is available here As Trump prepares to pitch his hardline, nativist immigration proposals at the State of the Union – including his border wall – communities across the southern border are standing firm against policies that would protect Dreamers while hurting people, commerce and the environment. Experts, elected officials and Border… Continue »

Trump Ready to Shut Down Government Over $18 Billion Wall Ahead of today’s White House meeting on immigration, President Trump seems to be closing in on a demand to shut down the federal government unless they get $33 billion in border militarization funding, including $18 billion for Trump’s border wall. But as an important new… Continue »

“President Trump Has to Choose.” In response to the Trump Administration’s demand for billions more for a border wall and extra agents, Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, issued this statement: Today’s move by President Trump to insist on billions for a stupid border wall comes at a delicate moment in the negotiations to produce a… Continue »

For a recording of today’s call, click here. WASHINGTON – Representatives Beto O’Rourke (TX-16) and Ruben Gallego (AZ-07) held a press call this afternoon to discuss the details of their new legislation that would prevent the Trump-Pence Administration from poaching private land in order to build their irrational and illogical wall. The Protecting the Property Rights… Continue »

The Trump Administration and its hardline anti-immigrant allies are taking their assault against immigrants to disturbing new heights. As we noted yesterday, we are in dangerous times, as a presidency under siege is lashing out against immigrants with new venom. From new details of the Administration’s immigration enforcement agenda to the renewed push to end DACA… Continue »

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives reportedly plans to sneak $1.6 billion in funding for Trump’s border wall into a “minibus” spending package this afternoon. According to Politico’s Ted Hesson: Why in a rule? Why not just amend the bill once it’s on the floor? Probably because the wall doesn’t have enough Republican support to pass there. This… Continue »

A recording of today’s event is available here. In an unusual procedural move, House Republicans will add $1.6 billion in border wall funding to a “minibus” bill that includes funding for the Defense Department and other agencies including the Department of Veterans Affairs. A vote on the package is expected mid-week. On a press call today,… Continue »

What could go wrong? To what lengths will Donald Trump go to fulfill his considerable ego needs? Will he shut down the government unless he gets his way on border wall funding? These are the central questions this week, as Congress returns after recess to face the prospect of a government shutdown fight. Donald Trump… Continue »