Every day brings reminders that the American public is recoiling from Trump’s race-baiting and xenophobia. New immigration polling from Gallup is the latest evidence: By a 77-19% margin, Gallup finds that Americans think immigration is a “good thing” rather than a “bad thing” for the country today.  Democrats (89-9%), Independents (78-17%), and Republicans (62-31%) each… Continue »

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Cruz does the dirty work as GOP Senators in tight races are nowhere to be seen   Sen. Dick Durbin went to the Senate floor this morning to ask unanimous consent for HR 6, the Dream and Promise Act, be brought up for a vote in the Senate. The bill, passed a year ago in… Continue »

Late last week, Facebook announced that it would do more to ban hate speech in its ads, after a boycott led by Color of Change was the catalyst that led 100 other brands to pull their advertising from the platform.  Facebook had come under fire for refusing to censor or moderate content like Donald Trump’s… Continue »

How the Trump Administration’s Xenophobic Immigration Policies are Dismantling our Immigration System Without a Single Act of Congress Monday’s presidential proclamation extending and expanding an existing worldwide green card ban to include a ban on entry for potentially hundreds of thousands of temporary, high-skilled, seasonal and other workers is the latest action by the Trump… Continue »

There are many images of today’s U.S. president that have inevitably become historical. For example, when he descended the gilded staircase of his building in New York to announce his anti-immigrant presidential campaign in June of 2015, which in total certainty will become an inevitable scene in a low or high-budget movie when this is… Continue »

$4000 for Vacations, $18 Billion for the Wall: These Are McSally’s Priorities As COVID-19 Ravages Arizona “Sen. McSally has hooked her flagging campaign to Trump’s flagrantly racist campaign messages.” Arizona, like Texas and a handful of states, is reeling from COVID-19 with record-setting infections. As state and local governments scramble to contain the virus and… Continue »

 ICYMI: Reminders of What DACA Means and the Lessons All Americans Can Learn Two new opinion pieces focused on the lessons of DACA – and the ways that Dreamers tapped into deep American values in their advocacy – are powerful reads offering an important contrast to President Trump’s continued efforts to stoke divisiveness and anti-immigrant… Continue »

The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in response to President Trump’s latest immigration proclamation suspending an array of work visas and his visit to his border wall in Yuma, Arizona: America is reeling and awakening. A once-in-a-lifetime pandemic has taken the lives of more than 120,000 Americans; the… Continue »

Donald J. Trump did not have a good weekend. On the one hand, his attempt to cancel DACA backfired. On the other, he and his Attorney General, Bill Barr, stayed exactly as they are, two liars, in their plan to dismiss, five months before the elections, the federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New… Continue »

28,000 Essential Workers with TPS in California Alone In a new article for KQED, Farida Jhabvala Romero highlights the stories of essential workers with Temporary Protected status (TPS) working to protect their communities throughout California and across the country during the Coronavirus pandemic. Romero describes the challenges Fernando Flores, and others like him, face as… Continue »