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Rep. Escobar, Immigration Experts & Advocates Urge Congress to Not Legitimize Anti-Immigration Rhetoric

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, immigration experts gathered with Representative Veronica Escobar (TX-16) on a press call to condemn the annual Federation for American Immigration Reform’s (FAIR) upcoming annual radio show, “Hold Their Feet to the Fire” (HTFTTF). During HTFTTF, FAIR’s anti-immigration rhetoric sets a dangerous precedent, ultimately igniting … Continue reading »

Administration Steeped in Hate Ties Sends Out Link to Major Hate Website

This is a new low:  Yesterday, Buzzfeed reported that the Justice Department sent an email to all immigration court employees that included a link to none other than VDARE, one of the worst and most vile white nationalist websites. The article linked to “directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs” — … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Calls on Foundation for the Carolinas to Stop Funding Hate

Yesterday, America’s Voice sent a letter to the board members of the Foundation for the Carolinas regarding its funding of organizations deemed “hate groups” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Per the Foundation’s financial statements from 2014 until 2017, the foundation has disbursed more than $11 million to groups like the Center for Immigration Studies … Continue reading »

In Defense of Racism, Trump Lackeys Take a Wrecking Ball to the Statue of Liberty, and Blame Immigrant Parents for Child Separation and Terror During MS Raids

Embossed on the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,” are the founding ideals of America, unless you’re a member of the Trump administration, as we learned yesterday. In an interview with CNN, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of … Continue reading »

It’s Not Just Trump: The Trump Administration has Dozens of Staffers with Connections to White Nationalists

Neither Donald Trump’s racism nor his Administration’s ties to white nationalists are new revelations, but the events of this summer are still a shocking reminder of the racism and xenophobia that are foundational to this presidency. From recent campaign events to the white nationalist figures staffing all levels of his Administration, Trump is playing up … Continue reading »

Five Days That Shook America

Trumpism Has Created a Moral Crisis in America and A Stark Choice in 2020 We are in serious trouble as a nation. We have a President that incites racial and ethnic hatred. His policies embody his rhetoric and his cruelty. His political party enables and encourages him. The guardrails of our institutions seem largely incapable … Continue reading »

Mario Carrillo to Donald Trump: Learn From Our City, though I Fear it is Too Late

President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit El Paso, Texas, days after a violent attack fueled by white supremacy and hatred took the lives of 22 people. The shooter’s manifesto included phrases and rhetoric straight out President Trump’s tweets and rally speeches. Mario Carrillo, who grew up in El Paso and serves as the America’s … Continue reading »

Pili Tobar: “The nation’s Latinos are uniting to stand up to hatred, to stand up for one another, and to stand together for an America that is better than this.”

In the aftermath of this past weekend’s white supremacist terror attack on Mexican-Americans and Mexicans in El Paso, Latinos nationwide are speaking up, denouncing the racist and xenophobic, and reaffirming a different vision of America, one that works to extend freedom, justice and equality to one and all  – regardless of birthplace and background. According … Continue reading »