The Trump administration created a moral catastrophe and a huge mess at the U.S.-Mexico border and in the region south of the border. This has come at a terrible cost — to refugees, to their families in America, and to the kind of nation we tell ourselves and the world we are. In stark contrast,… Continue »

In a new analysis posted on Medium, Frank Sharry looks back at the debate over immigration policy and immigration politics and concludes that Trump’s xenophobia and cruelty have backfired.  He argues immigration and the pro-immigrant movement have confronted and survived the existential threat Trump and Stephen Miller posed to the very idea of America as… Continue »

See detailed visual presentation HERE on how American public opinion has shifted to fully embrace immigrants and immigration A new America’s Voice deep-dive on American public opinion documents how the nation has become more pro-immigrant over time. See HERE for the full presentation, with visuals and detailed data.  The analysis includes the following: Americans Have… Continue »

Now, at the end of one of the most difficult years we have experienced at a collective and personal level, I ask myself how will we, as a society, overcome the profound divisions, bad blood, and lack of civility that has so affected this nation. And, which has been pushed by the very president that… Continue »

 After broad multiracial majority rejected Trump’s xenophobia and cruelty, new asylum rule escalates attacks on basic American values   On their way out the door, the Trump administration has finalized a rule that is the “most sweeping attack on asylum that we have seen,” according to Aaron Reichlin-Melnick of the American Immigration Council. The rule,… Continue »

With the debacle of the pandemic, the economic crisis, and the drama of the electoral defeat that Donald Trump calls “stolen”—and shamefully continues to profit from—we have not focused on the reality that on January 20th, at noon, Democrat Joe Biden will assume not only the reigns of this nation, but the disaster that Trump… Continue »

Now that we are beginning to come out of one of the darkest chapters in modern U.S. history and can glimpse the long-awaited return to normalities—which has to be pluralized given the many misrepresentations of power and its exercise made by the government of Donald Trump and his family—it is essential not to lose sight… Continue »

As SCOTUS Hears Trump’s Census Apportionment Challenge, Biden Reiterates Support for Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants  The incoming Biden administration continues to highlight its support for a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants – the cornerstone of the Biden-Harris immigration vision and a broadly popular policy across the divided electorate.  In a NBC News interview that… Continue »

We are entering the third week of the sad and dangerous spectacle of President Donald Trump, who insists on not recognizing his loss, involving himself in a sort of golpe de estado (coup d’état) in slow motion and the plain light of day, with the goal of reversing the voters’ decision to elect Democrat Joe… Continue »

The spectacle of the Republican Party repeating the lies of President Donald Trump, that he “won” reelection and is the victim of “electoral fraud,” has already gone from bad to worse. It was anticipated that Trump would not demonstrate a modicum of grace or decency, much less recognize that he lost re-election fair and square.… Continue »