The U.S. economy is tanking. Tens of thousands of Americans have lost their lives. President Trump has no plan and (while not wearing a mask) is washing his hands of his responsibility to lead the nation through the worst crisis of our lifetime. His reelection prospects are threatened. So, what are Trump and his lackeys… Continue »

Under the Trump administration, underfunded and inhumane ICE detention facilities have faced well-earned waves of criticism as reports have emerged indicating a lack of basic medical necessities and an ongoing failure to provide personal hygiene items like soap or toothpaste. Despite the pandemic leading to a renewed outcry from many immigrants and advocates demanding improved… Continue »

“Instead of protecting workers as if they are truly essential, Trump and his lackeys dehumanize them through their rhetoric and their policies.” The linkage of “the other” and disease is a longstanding and sinister stereotype that has been used in past times of crisis to stoke xenophobia and incite violence. Unsurprisingly, the Trump administration has… Continue »

Powerful Columns Call for Formally Recognizing Undocumented Workers As the Americans They Already Are Two remarkable opinion pieces today in the New York Times and on CNN.com remind us that the essential contributions of undocumented immigrants – both during the current pandemic and at all times – should be recognized by policies that formally recognize… Continue »

As President Trump visits Arizona today, tough questions ought to surface for Senate candidate Martha McSally who has stood steadfastly with the President throughout the Covid-19 fiasco emanating from the White House. Specifically, she should be called upon to defend why she has allowed the President to divert $18 billion or more away from the… Continue »

Yesterday, Joe Biden spoke to a virtual town hall organized by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), sending a message of support and solidarity to meatpacking industry workers. He told them, “we owe you.”  This is in sharp contrast to the push of Republicans such as Sen. Cornyn and the Trump administration, who… Continue »

Yesterday, Joe Biden spoke to a virtual town hall organized by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), sending a message of support and solidarity to meatpacking industry workers. He told them, “we owe you.” This is in sharp contrast to the push of Republicans and the Trump administration, who are sending a message… Continue »

Frank Sharry on Stephen Miller NYTimes Report    A New York Times report from Caitlin Dickerson and Michael Shear, “Before Covid-19, Trump Aide Sought to Use Disease to Close Borders,” confirms that White House aide Stephen Miller used the pretext of the pandemic as justification to circumvent Congress and advance long-sought anti-immigrant policy goals.  As… Continue »

Time for Trump and Administration Officials to Work a Full Shift Alongside Frontline Workers In response to the Trump executive order that forces meatpacking plants to stay open despite mounting infections and deaths, Gary Harris, a 20-year worker at the Logansport, Indiana Tyson plant, told The Indianapolis Star: …I think they should bring the president… Continue »

When Will “Executives” From Tyson and the Administration Visit Frontline Workers? President Trump’s executive order forcing meat processing workers back to unsafe jobs without proper protections – while Republicans in Congress push for new liability protections for such companies – distills the Trump/GOP view that the profits of corporations matter more than the health and… Continue »