New engineering report finds border wall will fail, a reminder that it epitomizes  Trump’s presidency We have long characterized President Trump’s border wall obsession as the perfect encapsulation of his presidency – failing, corrupt, narcissistic, offensive, and unpopular. The recent charges against Steve Bannon and other leaders of the ‘We Build the Wall’ fundraising campaign… Continue »

The backlog for citizenship is a cynical Republican effort at voter suppression   The systematic slow down of the U.S. Postal Service and the restrictions on voting put in place by Republican governors and state legislators in recent years are the most obvious examples of voter suppression, but the slow down in naturalization for immigrants… Continue »

Upon entering the last trimester of 2020 it is impossible not to conclude that this has been a terrible year at the personal, collective, and global level, and we still cannot predict what will happen in the presidential election on November 3, or how this fateful year that has caused so much pain and anguish… Continue »

Leading voices condemn Trump’s effort to encourage violence in desperate attempt to hold onto power A weak, failing, threatened and scared President Trump is openly encouraging  violence in a desperate attempt to scare voters and hold onto power. Leading observers are capturing the dangerous moment facing our democracy:  Dana Milbank in the Washington Post: “In… Continue »

Each Friday through Election Day, we disseminate this memo highlighting the key 2020 developments at the intersection of electoral politics and immigration   Key Immigration Politics Stories Americans stand with Biden-Harris vision for immigrants in America. The “through-line” between Trumpian racism and white nationalist terror attacks. The most anti-immigrant President in history cynically stages a… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director at America’s Voice following the conclusion of the Republican National Convention: Whew. We’re sure glad that’s over. Let’s leave all that in the rear view mirror. It’s time to double down on the work ahead to consolidate the majority determined to achieve a better, more… Continue »

The final night of the RNC convention was filled with dictatorial chest-thumping, deliberate disinformation, and coded racism and xenophobia. The evening featured speakers and videos desperately trying to define the sensible Biden-Harris immigration platform as “radical” along with futile efforts to paint Trump’s relentless cruelty towards immigrants as successful.  Mostly, however, Trump and his enablers… Continue »

It’s Always About What Works Best for Trump; Workers Be Damned Watch the new video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOATmOTB0bo&feature=youtu.be Tonight, President Trump’s address at the RNC will look to stoke fears over immigrants and lawlessness. But a new video from America’s Voice offers a reminder that while Donald Trump attacks undocumented immigrants for political purposes, he hires… Continue »

The former DHS Assistant Secretary for Counterterrorism and Threat Prevention, Elizabeth Neumann, had this to say about the connection between Trump’s racist rhetoric and the permission it gives to his more rabid followers:  “Things like ‘there are good people on both sides,’ or ‘send them back to where they came from,’ those words gave permission… Continue »

Day two of the 2020 Republican National Convention was a night full of contradictions in regards to immigration policy. The same stream of racist rhetoric flowed throughout the event with new tricks to try to cover for this hateful rhetoric. Still, the central narrative of the convention was to talk about anything other than the… Continue »