Dramatic shift in a more liberal direction is a strong rebuke to Trump and Trumpism A deep-dive Pew Poll finds that during the most anti-immigrant administration in our lifetime, Americans have become dramatically more pro-immigrant. While “there continue to be stark differences” in how Americans view immigrants, “voters across the political spectrum have shifted in… Continue »

La pandemia del coronavirus ha alterado la forma en que grupos cívicos intentan registrar y eventualmente movilizar votantes. Esto, a fin de participar en la elección presidencial 2020 que ha sido catalogada como una de las más cruciales de todos los tiempos. Ya enfrentan otros escollos, entre otros, los intentos de Donald Trump de minar… Continue »

Congress needs to investigate why taxpayers paid for what amounts to a campaign ad for Donald Trump   A lurid, inaccurate and racist propaganda video produced and disseminated by the U.S. Border Patrol epitomizes the fact that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has become an arm of the Trump re-election campaign. The politicization of… Continue »

La pandemia del coronavirus ha alterado la forma en que grupos cívicos intentan registrar y eventualmente movilizar votantes. Esto, a fin de participar el 3 de noviembre en la que ha sido catalogada como una de las elecciones presidenciales más cruciales de todos los tiempos. Ya enfrentan otros escollos, entre otros, los intentos de Donald… 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 Trump’s strategic racism is not just falling flat, it’s backfiring The border wall, like Trump’s presidency, is failing before our eyes Citizenship delayed is voting denied Trump’s strategic racism… Continue »

Tired of his divisiveness, Americans want to come together to solve big challenges  In the face of Trump’s focus on urban unrest in hopes of deflecting from his epic failures on the pandemic, the economy and racial injustice, new polls show that the lead Biden and Democrats have built in swing states is durable. Trump’s… Continue »

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 »