This post was written by Donroy Ferdinand Jr. He’s a senior at Howard University.    In September 2021, Haitian families looking for safety made the perilous journey to the United States border to make their legal claim for asylum. Fleeing the instability of a nation suffering from a recent presidential assassination and back-to-back devastating natural… Continue »

Over the weekend, Republican thinkers, activists, and elected officials gathered in Orlando, Florida for the Conservative Political Action Conference’s (CPAC) annual convening. From start to finish, the conference displayed the GOP’s disturbing trajectory, revealing that one of the two major political parties is organizing itself around politics of white grievance and ultra-nationalism while cozying up… Continue »

An Analysis of Just Last Week’s Anti-Immigrant Messages, Statements, and Ads Provides a Road Map of What We Should Expect from the GOP Ahead of Midterms Washington, DC – According to their own reporting on Monday, the local Fox station in Orlando “was inundated with calls and emails to investigate a viral video spreading online.”… Continue »

A link to the recording can be found here. Washington, DC- Today, advocates and activists who mobilize immigrant, Black, Latino, Labor and progressive voters in key battleground states gathered on a press call to urge Democrats to keep fighting and win legalization for immigrants because of its impact on voter enthusiasm in upcoming 2021 and… Continue »

El Partido Republicano se prepara para contender utilizando las quejas de la comunidad blanca y la xenofobia, mientras que los demócratas están listos para dar resultados que cambien vidas Washington, DC – El remedo de visita de Trump-Abbott a la frontera reveló nuevamente que los republicanos se están preparando para contender en 2022 y 2024… Continue »

GOP gears up to run on white grievance and xenophobia; Democrats gear up to run on big breakthroughs that change lives Washington, DC – Yesterday’s Trump-Abbott border visit stunt is the latest reminder that Republicans are gearing up to run in 2022 and 2024 on race-baiting, fear mongering and xenophobia. Meanwhile, Biden and the Democrats… Continue »

Xenophobia may mobilize the hardcore base, but it also mobilizes swing voters and infrequent voters who oppose the GOP’s divisiveness and cruelty Washington, DC – Facing a primary challenge and seeking to tee up a presidential run, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is leaning hard into xenophobia and ugly anti-immigrant politics. Doing so has earned him… Continue »

Washington, DC – A must-read column from Paul Waldman of the Washington Post, titled “How Democrats can take control of the immigration debate,” captures the key political dynamics and the legislative way forward for Democrats on immigration. Highlighting new polling conducted by Global Strategy Group, Hart Research, and BSP Research on behalf of FWD.us, the… Continue »

Yesterday, Politico’s Transition Playbook reported, “Biden’s pollster to Dems: Don’t be afraid to talk immigration.” Conducted by John Anzalone, “one of Joe Biden’s main pollsters in 2020,” it points to a Democratic strategy of leaning in on immigration, rather than backing off. Here’s how Politico writes up the Anzalone advice: “His conclusion: Democrats shouldn’t be… Continue »