Trump hides behind a wall in Washington D.C. while he diverts public funds to build a campaign prop on the border   Nick Miroff’s story in the Washington Post carries the headline “People are sawing through and climbing over Trump’s border wall. Now contractors are being asked for ideas to make it less vulnerable.”  According… Continue »

Just when there was no reason to remember the existence of an inoperative wall on the southern border, since the biggest worry in this precise moment is and must be the containment of the lethal coronavirus pandemic, one of the most insufferable and recurring topics of conversation from today’s United States leader has re-emerged. Even… Continue »

With Trump More Interested in Xenophobic Optics than in Urgently-Needed Measures to Address Public Health Crisis, Congress Should Reject this Divide-and-Distract Maneuver CNN is reporting  that the Trump Administration is requesting $567 million to fund, in part, up to nine “migrant quarantine facilities along the Southwest border, including repurposed soft-sided facilities originally used for the… Continue »

Advocates delivered petitions asking Senators to oppose Trump on immigration.

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Leave it to Donald Trump and Stephen Miller to use the cover of a global public health crisis to act with cruelty and cynicism. By blocking all those seeking refuge at our southern border, they are throwing red meat to white grievance… Continue »

Last week, we fact checked the Trump re-election campaign’s television ad lie that he has “cut illegal immigration in half.” As we noted, the ad compares the Trump record to the Trump record (comparing May 2019 numbers to September 2019 numbers), while relying on the less-than-neutral arbiters of Fox News and Trump acolyte and nativist… Continue »

The Trump re-election campaign aired a new television ad last night that included the claim that Trump has “cut illegal immigration in half.” You’ll be shocked to know the assertion is a flat-out lie.  The ad fine print attributes that claim to a Fox News interview on September 10, 2019 – apparently a reference to… Continue »

Yesterday, CBP acting commissioner Mark Morgan delivered a news conference in El Paso to unveil — and spin — FY 2019 border statistics. Morgan touted the supposed “successes” of the Trump administration at the border, noted that the ongoing “crisis” continues, and used those two assertions to push for even more draconian Trump policies. The… Continue »

He Dismantled the Previous System and the Consequences are Deadly As the Trump administration touts its immigration policies as an “unprecedented achievement,” new reports from The Intercept, Insider, and Mother Jones remind us of the life-threatening consequences of Trump and Stephen Miller’s policies.  The Intercept’s Anna-Catherine Brigida in “Despite U.S. Asylum Ban, Honduran Women Fleeing… Continue »

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The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding the latest border apprehension numbers: When it comes to responding to the regional refugee challenge and humanitarian crisis at our border, the Trump administration has failed miserably.  The challenge has been and continues to be how America can best respond to… Continue »

Yesterday, U.S. Customs and Border Protection acting commissioner Mark Morgan claimed that the Trump administration’s border and asylum policies were a success, based on the declining number of border apprehensions in August (of note, while the monthly data on total apprehensions show a decline of 22 percentage points compared to July, the figure still represents… Continue »