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Advocates, Rep. Crowley Blast ICE’s Homan for Speaking at Hate Group

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan spoke at an event hosted by the hate group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) today, and was blasted for lending credibility to such an extremist group. CIS and its executive director, Mark Krikorian, like to take offense at the fact that the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled them a … Continue reading »

GOP Goes All-In on Trump’s Fear-Mongering

Trump’s TN Rally for Senate Candidate Blackburn Reminder that GOP Midterm Approach is an Ugly Attempt to Stoke Fear and Divide Americans Led by President Trump, the Republican Party has fully embraced an ugly and divisive brand of politics seeking to stoke fear, sow division, and blame immigrants in an effort to maintain political power. … Continue reading »

Trump Administration’s Pick for Refugee Aid Literally Works for Anti-Immigrant Hate Group

The Trump Administration is every day becoming more brazen in its attack on immigrants, as evidenced by yesterday’s announcement that they are nominating a hate group fellow to be the assistant secretary of state for refugees and migration. Ronald Mortensen is currently a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies — a hate group designated … Continue reading »

“Divider in Chief” Sets A Clear Course for the GOP in 2018: When All Else Fails, Stoke Fear in Effort to Maintain Political Power

Ugly Strategy Trumpeted by Stephen Miller; Leaves No Room for So-called GOP Moderates Yesterday, President Donald Trump’s roundtable on Long Island was the latest evidence of the White House commitment to divide the country in hopes of maintaining political power. In a new interview with Breitbart News, White House advisor and anti-immigrant ringleader Stephen Miller admitted … Continue reading »

Why Trump’s “Animals” Rhetoric Matters

“Dehumanization is what you do to unwanted social groups before killing them” Last week, President Trump used the term “animals” when referring to immigrants. While some in the media are engaged in a debate over what immigrants he was referring to, key observers have stepped up to underscore the import and the dangers in Trump’s … Continue reading »

Advocates Defend California Values Act from Ugly, Out-of-State Hate Groups

Last fall, the California Values Act was signed into law, curtailing cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials and underscoring California’s role as a leader of the anti-Trump resistance. Studies have shown that jurisdictions with pro-immigrant policies are safer than those without them, and cities and states with such policies have been a … Continue reading »

After Trump’s Latest Dehumanizing Comments, Americans Are Ready for Common Decency and Common Sense

Donald Trump’s latest comments scapegoating, dehumanizing, and “othering” immigrants is an unfortunate reminder of the worldview of this president and a preview of the ugly politics of fear that we will see from the White House and Republican candidates throughout this election cycle. The following is a statement from America’s Voice Political Director Matt Hildreth: … Continue reading »

John Kelly Lets Out His Inner Steve King: Immigrants “Don’t Have Skills”, Can’t Assimilate

Yesterday, supposed adult-in-the-room John Kelly, Donald Trump’s chief of staff and the apparent Steve King-wannabe of the Trump Administration, made headlines by denigrating and disparaging immigrants who come into the United States. As he said during an NPR interview: [Undocumented immigrants are] not people that would easily assimilate into the United States into our modern … Continue reading »

In New York Special Election, GOP’s Nativist Fear Mongering Fails Yet Again

Democrat Steve Stern Flips GOP State Assembly District in Long Island as Republicans’ Playbook Falls Flat Again Yesterday, Democrat Steve Stern won a New York State Assembly special election on Long Island, flipping a seat that had been long under Republicans’ control. The contest featured several familiar themes we are seeing in races all across America this … Continue reading »

Trump’s Nativism: The Cruel Toll, the Real Facts, and a Better Way Forward

The Trump Administration continues to persecute long-settled immigrants, who are part of American families. This will go down as a dark and disgraceful chapter in American history. With Republicans unwilling to hold this Administration to account, it is left to those of us who still believe in an America that welcomes newcomers and who believe … Continue reading »

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