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Frank Sharry to Trump and His Enablers: Just Stop

Stop legitimizing racial and ethnic hatred, inciting violence against innocent Americans, and doing violence to the American idea The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice  We are facing a moment of truth in America. The project we call America is at risk. The question before us is existential: will … Continue reading »

El Paso Leaders Condemn Terrorist Attack by White Nationalist, Call Out Trump for Fueling Racism and Inspiring Violence

After a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas claimed the lives of 20 people and injured dozens more, voices of the El Paso community stand together in condemning the racism and hatred that fueled the violent attack.    In an interview with MSNBC, Representative Veronica Escobar spoke on the strength of the El Paso community and … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Greg Sargent and Others Highlight How Stephen Miller and GOP are Defending the Indefensible

While Trump’s racism continues to take center stage, Stephen Miller makes a rare appearance on Fox News in an attempt to defend the indefensible attacks Trump has made against four U.S. members of Congress in a string of deplorable tweets. Here’s what leading national observers had to say in response: The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent: “Mike Pence and … Continue reading »

“Horrifying But Not Surprising” – Trump Laughs Along After Rally-Goer Yells About Shooting Asylum Seekers

At a Trump campaign rally in Panama Beach, FL last night, an attendee shouted “shoot them!” after President Trump railed against immigrants and refugees and said the government was unable to violently attack immigrants. Instead of stunned silence, the crowd and President Trump seemed to laugh in appreciation, weighing in only to say, “only in … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: The Deadly White Nationalist Militias Patrolling the U.S./Mexico Border

Armed Anti-Immigrant Militia Groups Run by Vigilantes who Illegally Detain Migrants are Emboldened by Trump but have a Long, Violent, and Racist History In April 2019, a heavily armed anti-immigrant group calling themselves the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP) illegally detained more than 200 migrant asylum seekers, many of whom were children. They confronted the migrants … Continue reading »

Donald Trump’s Message of Division and Hate Goes Global

Following the white nationalist terror attack in New Zealand, President Trump offered another wholly insufficient and inappropriate response. He not only failed to denounce the world-wide white nationalist terror threat, he doubled-down at his Oval Office press op by surrounding himself with families of people murdered by immigrants to veto legislation to block his constitutional … Continue reading »

Three Reminders Why Trump’s Xenophobia is On a Losing Streak

Yesterday’s Senate Rebuke the Latest Reminder That “He’s a Weak President with Little to Run On in 2020 Besides Spreading Lies, Stoking Fear and Exploiting Racial Grievance” Yesterday’s Senate vote was a bipartisan rebuke of President Trump – underscoring, as Frank Sharry noted, that he is a “weak president with little to run on in … Continue reading »

Republicans Brought a Member of Hate Group to Congress to Testify Against Extending Protections for Dreamers and TPS Recipients

On March 6, Republican members of the House brought Andrew Arthur to testify against the need to expand protections for DACA and TPS recipients. They brought Arthur regardless of the fact that he was testifying on behalf of a hate group and held extreme anti-immigrant views. Arthur works for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), … Continue reading »

Fox News’ “Battle at the Border” in San Antonio (Which is More than 200 Miles from the Border) is Useless and Offensive

On Friday, January 25, Fox News will be flying in Brian Kilmeade and Tomi Lahren to Texas to host a town hall meeting that will include elected officials, dubbed “Battle at the Border”. The event will be held in a resort in the wealthy outskirts of San Antonio, in Texas’ Hill Country, 200+ miles North … Continue reading »