If Donald Trump’s Republican Party is engaged in a full-frontal assault on democracy, against minorities’ right to vote, and against the protection of this right for their own citizens, can anyone expect, then, that they would want to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants, especially if said legalization confers the right to vote as soon as… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: “What a depressing and revealing spectacle in the U.S. Senate today.  Before Republicans filibustered and defeated a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and before the Senate voted on a bill related to our number… Continue »

Tonight, in response to President Joe Biden’s address to Congress, Republicans and their allies will not offer solutions or policies. Instead, they will trot out their anti-immigrant attacks, relying on their same strategic racist frame. It’s been their main focus in 2021 as we’ve seen from numerous stunts and photo ops. According to Republican strategists,… Continue »

Many of the 41 Republican Senators who voted to stand with President Trump and his fake emergency declaration, instead of with the constitution or their constituents, have been coming in for heavy national and state criticism. In particular, Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) are facing deserved… Continue »

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has announced his intention to vote for the resolution blocking President Trump’s unconstitutional and unpopular emergency declaration. The news means that the Senate will have the necessary votes to join the House in passing the resolution and issuing a sharp rebuke to Trump’s entirely fake national emergency. The development also amps… Continue »

Later today, the House of Representatives will vote on a resolution, H.J.Res. 46, to block President Trump’s unconstitutional and unpopular emergency declaration. America’s Voice strongly recommends a YES vote on the resolution. As Pili Tobar, Deputy Director for America’s Voice, stated yesterday: National security experts overwhelmingly agree, there is no actual emergency along the border… Continue »

A growing number of home state editorials, columns, and letters to the editor are calling on Senator Mitch McConnell and fellow Senate Republicans to find a way forward to end the absurd and damaging government shutdown over the offensive and ridiculous border wall. Below are a few of our favorite recent examples of in-state voices… Continue »

In a must-read piece, Alex Shephard of The New Republic captures the fact that the GOP is repeating the errors of the 2018 midterms by leaning on racism and xenophobia. It backfired then, and it is backfiring again. Shephard’s piece is excerpted below and available in full here. Ahead of last year’s midterms, President Trump… Continue »

Today’s Must-Read Pieces from Gerson, Vox and TPM The absurdity of the ongoing government shutdown over the border wall implicates a President who is in over his head and can’t find an exit strategy that feeds his ego. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are not operating as a co-equal branch of government, but… Continue »

House and Senate GOP Leadership Linked to New Immigration Attack Ads – Latest Reminder that Desperate Republicans Are Running on Division In Hopes of Distracting Voters The Republican embrace of immigrant-bashing not limited to President Trump and Rep. Steve King (R-IA). Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are jumping in with both feet.… Continue »