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There He Goes Again: Unhinged Trump Deploying the “Divide and Distract” Political Strategy

President Trump’s unhinged, unfiltered speech in Tampa last night, following days of stoking the threat of an immigration and wall-funding related government shutdown, exemplifies what we’ll see for the remainder of this election cycle: a Trump-led and Republican-supported effort to whip up xenophobic fears and scapegoat familiar targets, such as immigrants and the media. The … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach’s Latest Crusade: Attacking Undocumented Students for Rising Tuition Costs

Kris Kobach — Kansas’ Secretary of State, Donald Trump’s co-conspirator on voter fraud, and longtime anti-immigrant demagogue — is one of the country’s worst restrictionists. This year, he’s running for Governor of Kansas, and has been making his long history of anti-immigrant politics the centerpiece of his campaign. Most recently, Kobach has been attacking Kansas’ … Continue reading »

Kemp Wins GOP Nomination in Georgia, Which Means Another Race This Fall Will Be Ugly

Georgia is one of the rare states with two primaries, and a runoff election today just named Secretary of State Brian Kemp as the Republican nominee for Governor. Kemp ran against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle for an opportunity to face off against Democrat Stacey Abrams in the fall. Kemp, who has been endorsed by Donald … Continue reading »

David Leopold: Stephen Miller is a White Nationalist

We agree. Today, during an interview with CNN’s Kate Bolduan, well-known and highly regarded immigration attorney and policy expert David Leopold referred to White House adviser Stephen Miller as a white nationalist. Bolduan quickly came to Miller’s defense: Leopold: I have no doubt that this administration, Donald Trump, who’s advised by a white nationalist, Stephen … Continue reading »

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 »

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