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Washington, DC – Below is a column by Maribel Hastings from America’s Voice en Español translated to English from Spanish. It ran in several Spanish-language media outlets earlier this week: Following an executive order issued by President Joe Biden to close the border to asylum seekers after daily unauthorized... Continue »
Washington, DC — Later this week, Senate Democrats will hold another vote on the formerly bipartisan border bill that failed earlier in the year after Trump and allies scuttled its prospects. Republicans clearly preferred immigration and the border as a political issue to run on, rather than an issue... Continue »
Vanessa Cárdenas: “The way in which the GOP, led by Trump, is using this tragic event for political gain is revolting.” Washington, DC — Donald Trump’s campaign has released a new video that mixes in comments from his infamous 2015 campaign kick-off speech – in which he said Mexico... Continue »
Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott has launched an unending array of stunts designed to politicize the border, not solve problems. For that, he’s faced withering – and valid criticism. But, some of the latest blistering criticism comes from an unlikely source: Texas National Guard troops deployed to the border... Continue »
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Austin, Texas – On Tuesday evening, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced his office was suing and accusing of human smuggling the Annunciation House, a Catholic nonprofit organization that operates shelters and provides humanitarian assistance in El Paso, Texas. For example, after federal border officials process people and some... Continue »
The border is NOT open.  That fact has been reiterated repeatedly, including under oath, by Border Patrol and the Department of Homeland Security officials. In reality, and much to the consternation of immigration advocates, the Biden administration has repeatedly and publicly told would-be migrants not to come. The Biden... Continue »
Courting confusion, hate, and violence, leaders on the political right look to exploit the horrific attacks to cynically advance their nativist narratives As the horrific situation in Israel and Gaza continues to unfold, Donald Trump has led the Republican Party and the political right to exploit the events for... Continue »
In his effort to secure enough support to become the new U.S. House Speaker following the historic ouster of California Rep. Kevin McCarthy earlier this month, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan proposed an unrealistic, cruel, and likely unlawful immigration demand as part of the next round of government funding talks.... Continue »
White supremacist conspiracy theories about non-white migrants replacing white people and precipitating the downfall of the nation have percolated for over a century. Its modern incarnation, the “great replacement theory,” had previously been confined to the dark corners of American politics, but in the last few years, politicians and... Continue »
Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Is Ugly – And Costly, As The Texas Governor Continues To Show Texans are subsidizing Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s political stunts, whether they want to or not. Texas has wasted billions in state (and possibly federal) funds on Abbott’s ineffective, wildly inhumane, and wildly expensive border operations.... Continue »