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Frank Sharry: “Will this be the death that leads to a thorough investigation and some genuine accountability?”

The following is a reaction from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding the tragic death of a 7-year old girl in Customs and Border Protection custody: The tragic and preventable death of an innocent seven-year old girl should not be seen as a mistake made in an otherwise humane system, but rather a … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry on NYT Story: Investigate Trump Organization Lawlessness and Protect the Brave Women Who Have Come Forward

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the story by Miriam Jordan of the New York Times about the abuse of undocumented workers at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The explosive New York Times story raises serious and troubling questions about the employment … Continue reading »

Despite Voter Backlash to GOP’s Xenophobia, Trump and Republicans Double Down on Xenophobia

McCarthy Providing More of the Same Ryan Rubbish Xenophobia backfired politically this year. In response to President Trump’s ugly, cynical and racist closing argument, Democrats won the popular vote by the largest midterm margin in history, flipped 40 House seats, limited losses on a brutal Senate map, flipped six governorships, and picked up nearly 400 … Continue reading »

Trump’s Manufactured Border Crisis a Symptom of a Failed Policy

President Trump and his advisors see fear-mongering over the caravan and border security as a way to change the news cycle, benefit politically, and to justify even more sweeping and radical policy changes. But there’s no escaping the fact that his hardline deterrence approach has failed and is doomed to keep failing. His manufactured crisis … Continue reading »

Trump is Failing at the Border Because His Strategy Is Simplistic and Wrong-headed

A Complex Situation Requires a Multi-Pronged Approach As a federal judge in San Francisco blocks the Trump administration’s asylum ban and DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen lies that migrants are rushing the border, it is time for America to deal realistically and responsibly to the challenge of refugees and migrants leaving Central America. According to Frank … Continue reading »

“Donald Trump Is Losing, And He Knows It”

Deep Dive Polling Shows Why His Immigration Closing Argument Backfired Michelangelo Signorile pens a powerful piece for HuffPost entitled, “Donald Trump Is Losing, And He Knows It” (excerpts below): Trump and certainly his political aides must see that his greatest campaign weapon ― viciously assaulting immigrants and people of color with racist rhetoric and actions … Continue reading »

Experts Agree: In 2018 Midterms, Xenophobia Backfired and Latino Voters Turned Out

Did President Trump’s strategy of making the 2018 election about immigration work? We have been documenting the growing chorus of experts and analysts who have concluded that Trump’s ugly exploitation of racial grievance and caravan hysteria backfired. Here are some of the latest takes:   Writing in the New York Times, Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg … Continue reading »

Trump’s Racism and Xenophobia Led to More GOP Losses

Frank Sharry: “Whatever turnout effects this despicable strategy produced, it also produced a backlash that helped sweep suburban Republicans out of the House majority and out of winnable Senate seats” Just before the midterm elections, Politico ran a story titled, “’Trump has hijacked the election’: House Republicans in panic mode. A variety of GOP strategists … Continue reading »

How Did Immigrants and Immigration Fare in the 2018 Elections?

The broad backlash to the GOP’s reliance on racism and xenophobia was stronger than Trump’s shameless turnout strategy Trump’s despicable closing argument was intended to mobilize Republican voters in hopes of hanging onto power. It was cynical and dangerous. But was it effective? Sure, Trump’s toxic stew of mendacity and racial panic increased Republican turnout … Continue reading »

Our Take on the 2018 Elections

Xenophobia Mostly Backfires, People of Color Show Up, and, Despite Trump’s Racist Attacks, Immigration and Pro-Immigrant Candidates Fare Well The 2018 results are mostly in, and the debate over what it all means has begun in earnest. Here are our initial takeaways: Trump and Trumpism suffered a significant setback: Republicans lost the House of Representatives … Continue reading »