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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 »

Local and National Editorial Boards and Observers Call Out Trump’s History of Hate as He Incites Violence, Not Unity

As the death toll rises in El Paso following a mass shooting fueled by anti-immigrant sentiment, local and national observers and editorial boards are calling out Trump’s failed attempt to call for unity and denounce the same hatred that has fueled his policies and rhetoric since the start of his presidential campaign.  Pili Tobar, Deputy … Continue reading »

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 »