A juzgar por los recientes acontecimientos en diversos frentes, desde inmigración hasta el derecho al aborto y al voto, pareciera que la mano de Donald Trump y de sus cómplices republicanos se apuntan victorias, aunque no controlen ni la Casa Blanca ni el Congreso. Del mismo modo que el Covid-19 muta en variantes cada vez… Continue »

“Is it a pandemic of the migrants? No, it is a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” Washington, DC – For weeks, we have been highlighting how the Republican strain of COVID-19 scapegoating has spread like a virus within the Republican Party echo chamber (see here, here, here and here). From Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis to… Continue »

Washington, DC – Governors Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas are more interested in advancing their political ambitions than in protecting the children in their states. So say leading editorial boards and columnists in Florida and Texas. As CNN’s National Political Reporter Maeve Reston writes: Republicans like DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg… Continue »

Washington, DC – The new Republican variant of COVID-19 is a toxic mix of racism, xenophobia and the scapegoating of immigrants. And it is spreading rapidly among the GOP.  Starting in Texas, where it was incubated by Governor Greg Abbott, the variant has mutated into a new strain, the DeSantis Variant, now spreading in Florida… Continue »

Republican Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida are failing to protect their citizens from COVID while hyping the dangerous nativist trope of immigrants as public health threats. Meanwhile, COVID cases surge in their states. In Florida, Gov. DeSantis is presiding over record-high hospitalizations but he issued an executive order banning mask… Continue »

Washington, DC — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) blames his state’s dismal reaction to COVID-19 – and the latest surge of infections, hospitalizations and deaths – on migrants seeking asylum at his state’s border with Mexico. Via executive order, he is attempting to restrict the transportation of migrants and target religious and volunteer organizations that… Continue »

Earlier this week, the American Immigration Council released a report showing that the current situation at the U.S.-Mexico border under the Biden administration is neither unique nor unprecedented.  In fact, the current rise in border apprehensions can be largely credited to 1) seasonal trends; 2) heightened “push factors;” and 3) the continued enforcement of Title… Continue »

A Grateful Nation Should Deliver Citizenship for Undocumented Essential Workers    A new letter from House and Senate Democrats calls on President Biden to “prioritize legislation that would offer a pathway to citizenship to undocumented essential workers in the second part of his two-part infrastructure package set to address education and childcare,” as CNN described.… Continue »

Reps. Albio Sires (NJ-8) and Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) Urge DHS Sec. to Redesignate Haiti for Temporary Protected Status (TPS)  Earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Albio Sires joined Republican colleague Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart in sending a letter to DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas urgently calling for Haiti to be redesignated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). It is… Continue »

Fresh off their blanket opposition to the wildly popular American Rescue Plan that promises to put checks in pockets, vaccinations in arms, people back to work and kids back in school, the GOP is desperate to change the subject. When Dr. Seuss and Mr. Potato Head ran out of gas, they started howling about a… Continue »