Heated rhetoric takes dangerous direction   The Republican Party and its right wing media enablers continue to take their anti-immigrant obsessions and distractions into dangerous territory.  Rather than a chastened party seriously wrestling with how its rhetoric and fear-mongering has contributed to deadly attacks – including the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and… Continue »

Action, Direction and Legalization Required by Congress Washington, DC – June 15th is the ninth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The hundreds of thousands of Dreamers whose lives and futures have been enriched by DACA remind us why expanding opportunities for immigrants not only helps these individuals and their families,… Continue »

Over the past week, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19), has been on a press tour to promote his new House resolution with a dangerous and absurd narrative about a migrant “invasion” at the southern border. Rep.  Arrington, who represents an expansive, deeply red district in the northern part of Texas, claimed, “the federal government has failed… Continue »

Washington, DC – Our memo below captures the latest action at the intersection of immigration politics and policy. Be on the lookout for more on the politics of immigration this week, as tomorrow’s Virginia primary elections set up a high-profile test case whether the GOP will again embrace nativism as Ed Gillespie infamously tried in… Continue »

Maybe it’s because nativism as a wedge backfires Washington, DC – Republican leaders have been crowing about their plans to deploy immigration as a wedge issue in 2022. So, of course, they would use a special election in a suburban district in a border state to test drive their claims, right? Wrong.  In the special… Continue »

After the U.S. Senate’s defeat this past Friday of the measure to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection—perpetrated by Donald Trump fanatics convinced by their leader that the election was “stolen”—President Joe Biden and the Democrats must be convinced that the Republican Party will not act in good faith or in… Continue »

Presidential Proclamation and Leaked Report Offer New Vision Washington, DC – Are President Biden and the Democrats serious about undoing the legacy of Stephen Miller and Donald Trump’s relentless effort to keep out legal immigrants and deny citizenship, especially to non-white immigrants? According to a front-page New York Times piece over the weekend, the answer… Continue »

Luego de que el Senado federal derrotara el pasado viernes la medida que crearía una comisión bipartidista para investigar la insurrección del 6 de enero —perpetrada por los fanáticos de Donald Trump convencidos por su líder de que le “robaron” la elección—, el presidente Joe Biden y los demócratas deberían convencerse de que el Partido Republicano… 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 »

The GOP’s “border security first” mantra is code for “hell no”   Republicans’ impending filibuster against the bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol is the latest reminder that the Trump-ified GOP is getting to no on just about everything. They oppose moves to strengthen our democracy, to investigate… Continue »