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 »

The number of Georgians infected with coronavirus keeps growing each day and we continue to lack adequate testing, equipment and supplies across the state and across the country to fight the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, GOP Senators like David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler continue to defend Trump’s raiding of military projects for border wall construction… Continue »

The number of North Carolinians infected with coronavirus keeps growing each day and we continue to lack adequate testing, equipment and supplies across the state and across the country to fight the spread of COVID-19. Meanwhile, GOP Senators like Sen. Thom Tillis continue to defend Trump’s raiding of military projects for border wall construction amidst… Continue »

Rafael Bernal at The Hill reports that people across a multitude of immigration statuses including Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders and Dreamers are now faced with the prospect of losing their legal status despite the fact that millions of immigrant workers are on the frontlines working to combat the novel Coronavirus crisis. Douglas Rivlin, Director… Continue »

House Democrats introduced a COVID-19 package that includes much stronger provisions to protect public health and to ensure economic security for all, unlike the Senate bill which favors billions for corporate bailouts and leaves many people out. The House bill is more inclusive of working families, including immigrant families — an approach that will more… Continue »

The Immigrant Workforce is the Backbone of Industries Like Agriculture, Healthcare and Hospitality That Sustain our Economy While the Trump administration proves its incompetence in the midst of a global pandemic, immigrants are on the frontlines actively responding to the needs of their fellow Americans. From working in healthcare, food and cleaning, immigrant workers are… Continue »

“Chief Law Enforcement Officer” Trump Waives Contracting Laws for Cronies Building the Wall  Yesterday, after issuing pardons and clemency to a host of white collar criminals, President Trump declared himself to be the “chief law enforcement officer of the country.” As the Washington Post summarized, the self-description capped a day in which “Trump granted clemency… Continue »

Wash Post and BuzzFeed Profiles Offer Reminder That Family Separations Continue  There were at least 5,400 children separated from their parents in the official government tally of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” family separation effort. However, that number misses the family separations under Trump that both pre-dated the official “zero tolerance” timeframe and continue to… Continue »

“It is a challenge to American democracy when an unelected and unconfirmed advisor to the President, who has no accountability to the American people, has such extreme white nationalist and white supremacist views…”  Today, Chairman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) on behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, introduced a House resolution calling out white nationalist and white… Continue »

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House Judiciary Committee To Mark-Up H.R. 2214, the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act or the NO BAN Act; along with H.R. 5581 the Access to Counsel Act of 2020 On January 31, the Trump administration announced it would dramatically expand the existing Muslim Ban to include banning six additional countries from immigrant or diversity… Continue »