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White House Bill is a Scam: Trump Promised to Help DACA and TPS Holders; Instead the Bill Actually Guts DACA and TPS

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 reading »

Trump-McConnell Bill is Filled with Malevolent Poison Pills and has Very Little to Do with Effective Border Security

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 reading »

ICYMI: WaPo’s Greg Sargent: “Trump’s phony ‘compromise’ has now been unmasked as a total sham”

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 reading »

Congress, This is Not the Time for Public Relations Tactics. Open the Government.

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 reading »

Frank Sharry: “An incompetent White House fails again.”

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 reading »

Trump’s Proposal a “One-Sided Fever Dream”

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 reading »

Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report: “Trump Is Unifying Democrats Instead of Consolidating His Base”

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 reading »

57% of Voters “Definitely” Plan to Vote Against Trump in 2020

Trump: “We’re Getting Crushed” A New York Times story by Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni reports that Trump has been railing internally about how he is losing the public battle over who’s to blame over the shutdown . After watching some of the coverage, he yelled, “We are getting crushed!” Recently-released polls show that, for … Continue reading »

Americans Want Solutions, Not Shutdowns and Walls

Across the nation, concerned constituents are urging Senate Republicans and President Trump to end this harmful and asinine government shutdown and focus on the pressing issues plaguing our country and communities, instead of a useless and wasteful border wall. Below are a few recent examples of in-state Americans focused on the personal, damaging consequences of … Continue reading »

Longest Shutdown in US Hitting Texan Families and Workers

As we head into the fifth week of the longest shutdown in US history, Texan communities are feeling its devastating effects. Low income residents, TSA workers, NASA employees, and small businesses are just some of the casualties of Trump’s irresponsible shutdown.   Below are links and excerpts to stories of the overwhelming impacts of the … Continue reading »