Today, federal workers furloughed by Donald Trump’s ongoing government shutdown — the longest in history — gathered in the Hart Senate Office building to protest the damage inflicted upon themselves and their families. Hundreds of thousands of workers have been furloughed for 32 days as of this writing, while others have been forced to work… Continue »

On Thursday, January 24th, the Senate will take up two bills. The first is a Republican bill that includes President Trump’s insistence on border wall funding. The second is a continuing resolution backed by Democrats that would reopen government through February 8th. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice.… Continue »

New polls from CBS News and Politico/Morning Consult continue to find that Trump and Republicans are being blamed for the government shutdown. CBS News polling released today: By a 71-28 percent margin, Americans say the border wall is not worth a government shutdown. By partisan affiliation: Democrats: By 92-7 percent, say wall not worth the… Continue »

This past weekend, the White House hyped President Trump’s speech as a good faith offer that would deliver generous relief for DACA and TPS holders. The the actual bill was released, and just the opposite is true. Not only is the 1,300 page bill chock full of poison pills on asylum, detention and more, even… Continue »

With the longest government shutdown in history, President Trump continues to hold the American people, their government, and federal workers hostage for a border wall that experts agree harms border communities, the environment, wildlife, and is simply ineffective.  On Saturday, President Trump unveiled a new proposal in a feigned effort to end the shutdown calling… Continue »

In his latest column, Washington Post’s Greg Sargent eviscerates the purported GOP ‘compromise’ bill. The entire piece is a must read – available online here and excerpted below: But on Monday night, Senate Republicans released the bill text of this supposed “compromise.” Surprise: It has been so loaded up with poison pills that it looks… Continue »

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, managing director of America’s Voice, regarding the McConnell-Trump-Miller Senate immigration proposal: President Trump, aided and abetted by Mitch McConnell and Stephen Miller, is holding the country and 800,000 federal workers and their families hostage. Rather than wasting time with unreasonable, one sided ‘offers,’ Republicans must reopen the… Continue »

In a new piece for The Daily Beast, Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, responds to President Trump’s speech on Saturday. He urges Democrats to reject Trump’s latest proposal in which he offers to “trade a million immigrants he took hostage early in his presidency for a deal that would release his other hostages:… Continue »

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, managing director of America’s Voice, regarding President Trump’s non-starter immigration proposal: The President needs to act immediately to reopen the government. Families across the country are suffering because of the President’s temper tantrum over an unnecessary wall. Today’s proposal is neither bold nor new. We’ve seen this… Continue »

Cook Political Report’s Amy Walter is out with a must-read analysis that deconstructs the current environment around the shutdown fight and Trump’s border wall. She concludes, “what’s keeping the Democratic caucus from splitting in two (or three, or four) is that debate isn’t about immigration anymore. It’s about a wall. And, even his own base… Continue »