Yesterday, Donald Trump spent a full day in Texas, traveling to Odessa and Midland for a campaign-style rally and fundraiser. There’s no better indication that the state is a battleground than for the incumbent Republican President to devote such a major chunk of time in what was once a reliably red state. Trump, full of… Continue »

Below are four key points about the Trump administration’s DACA memo yesterday: A death knell for DACA, if Trump gets his way. While the White House tried to spin yesterday’s announcement as some sort of compromise – and several headlines ran with their “extension of DACA” framing – it’s best understood as a death knell… Continue »

As the COVID relief package moves to the Senate, Republicans and center-right voices are making the case for including immigrant families that pay their taxes like other American families. In addition, recently-released polling shows that such an approach is overwhelmingly supported by the public. In previous COVID-19 relief bills, Congress specifically excluded mixed-status families. Specifically,… Continue »

Stop Jeff Sessions Attorney General Confirmation

Frank Sharry on the end of the road for Jeff Sessions The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:  “Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is no longer a force in American politics.  He rose to prominence with the rise of Donald Trump, became the nation’s Attorney General and aggressively pursued the most… Continue »

Every day brings reminders that the American public is recoiling from Trump’s race-baiting and xenophobia. New immigration polling from Gallup is the latest evidence: By a 77-19% margin, Gallup finds that Americans think immigration is a “good thing” rather than a “bad thing” for the country today.  Democrats (89-9%), Independents (78-17%), and Republicans (62-31%) each… Continue »

As Big Decisions Loom, Polls Show Strong Support for Dreamers and Strong Opposition to Family Separation Following recent bombshell court decisions, the Trump administration faces two major decisions on what next for DACA and family separations. Following the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of DACA, will the administration reopen the popular program or try to… Continue »

Late last week, Facebook announced that it would do more to ban hate speech in its ads, after a boycott led by Color of Change was the catalyst that led 100 other brands to pull their advertising from the platform.  Facebook had come under fire for refusing to censor or moderate content like Donald Trump’s… Continue »

Trump Autographs Border Wall As Pandemic Rages, Economy Collapses, and Racial Justice Movement Marches   Take a look at this image from President Trump’s visit to the border wall in Arizona yesterday. Like any photograph, the power of the image is derived from the moment it captures. The photo captures Trump signing the border wall… Continue »

$4000 for Vacations, $18 Billion for the Wall: These Are McSally’s Priorities As COVID-19 Ravages Arizona “Sen. McSally has hooked her flagging campaign to Trump’s flagrantly racist campaign messages.” Arizona, like Texas and a handful of states, is reeling from COVID-19 with record-setting infections. As state and local governments scramble to contain the virus and… Continue »

Five Years Ago Trump Descended his Escalator to Inflame Racial Tensions; Since Then, He’s Never Stopped Five years ago – on June 16, 2015 – Donald Trump descended the golden escalator at Trump Tower and kicked off his presidential campaign by slandering Mexicans as “rapists” and “criminals.” Since then, the long descent has never stopped.… Continue »