>> Take action below! Use our map to tweet your Senators about the #HeroesAct  Last week, House Democrats passed the #HeroesAct, a stimulus bill which will help fund cities, states, and families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike the stimulus bills that came before it, the Heroes Act recognizes all American workers and taxpayers, by… Continue »

If you Pay Taxes, You Should Be Treated Like All Other Taxpayers As Congress debates the contents of the next pandemic relief package, an editorial and a column in the Washington Post highlight why Trump and congressional Republicans’ punitive decision to exclude mixed immigration status families from the previous round of relief violates the law,… Continue »

“It’s race-baiting in the service of plutocracy.” Yesterday, President Trump released his budget request for 2021 and beyond. It extends tax cuts for the wealthy, dramatically increases immigration enforcement funding, and cuts health care, retirement security, education, housing, environmental protections, safety net services and more.  The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director… Continue »

Originally published January 8, 2019; last updated September 22, 2019 *** IF YOU OPPOSE TRUMP’S BORDER WALL, CALL YOUR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AT (202) 224-3121 AND TELL THEM NO WALL *** In February, Donald Trump declared a national emergency in order to appropriate money for his border wall. This national emergency is now allowing him to… Continue »

Advocates delivered petitions asking Senators to oppose Trump on immigration.

In a new piece for the Washington Post, Nick Miroff and Josh Dawsey report on the Trump administration’s latest plan to divert more than $18 billion in military funding to pay for 500 miles in border wall by the 2020 elections. The report comes only weeks after the administration stripped $3.6 billion from 127 approved… Continue »

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Just the Latest Outrageous Idea of How A “Lawless President Funds His Wall” In response to the public outrage that the Trump administration is raiding $3.6 billion from 127 military construction projects for the sake of a campaign promise, the administration is now proposing that Europe picks up the tab. No, not the Onion. As… Continue »

Senate Majority Leader McConnell and Senators McSally, Gardner, Tillis, Graham, and Cornyn Take Well-deserved Heat   The Trump administration may be taking heat for their decision to raid $3.6 billion from 127 approved and appropriated military construction projects in favor of Trump’s border wall obsession, but the people getting singed by fire are his GOP… Continue »

GOP Trying to Weather Trump’s Diversion of Resources as Storm Puts Americans in Harm’s Way Hurricane Dorian poses a real threat to American communities, but according to our President the biggest threat facing America are families and children seeking asylum at our Southern Border. Therefore, President Trump has diverted funds away from FEMA, the Coast… Continue »

On the eve of Hurricane Dorian’s touchdown in Puerto Rico and potentially Florida, Trump is hellbent on circumventing Congress to endanger more lives, transferring $271 million from FEMA, TSA, and the Coast Guard to accelerate his mass detention and deportation policies and threaten the lives and safety of Americans.  According to Douglas Rivlin, Communications Director… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here.  Earlier today, policy experts and advocates discussed the newly-revealed transfer of $271 million from top-priorities such as disaster relief to pay for tremendous overspending on mass immigrant detention and funding of the Migrant Protection Protocol (MPP) – a striking 40 percent increase from what Congress approved for fiscal year… Continue »