Broad support among Americans to help those who risked it all to stand with us Washington, DC – At first, it seemed that Republicans would rally to the cause of rescuing and resettling Afghans who risked their lives to help America. Increasingly, however, the nativist core of the GOP is reasserting itself. Stephen Miller, Tucker… Continue »

Below is a column by David Torres from America’s Voice en Español translated into English.  The most recent global events, inevitably, have an immediate repercussion on the migration issue: from the endless arrival of desperate migrants to the southern border of the United States, to the recent social protests in Cuba, to the assassination of… Continue »

“Is it a pandemic of the migrants? No, it is a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” Washington, DC – For weeks, we have been highlighting how the Republican strain of COVID-19 scapegoating has spread like a virus within the Republican Party echo chamber (see here, here, here and here). From Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis to… Continue »

This is the year for Democrats to deliver on their promises and legalize millions Washington, DC — Lorella Praeli and Hina Naveed, both of whom have lived most of their lives as undocumented immigrants, have written a powerful piece for the New York Times. They talk of their lives and the aspirations of millions of… Continue »

Washington, DC – Governors Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas are more interested in advancing their political ambitions than in protecting the children in their states. So say leading editorial boards and columnists in Florida and Texas. As CNN’s National Political Reporter Maeve Reston writes: Republicans like DeSantis and Texas Gov. Greg… Continue »

Immigration polling from America's Voice.

Washington, DC – Below, find four key points on immigration polling and public opinion relevant to the current moment: 70-plus percent of Americans support citizenship for Dreamers, TPS holders, farm workers, and essential workers – including majority of Republicans The American public rejects Republicans’ “border first” excuses for inaction on citizenship, wanting progress on citizenship… Continue »

Washington, DC – The new Republican variant of COVID-19 is a toxic mix of racism, xenophobia and the scapegoating of immigrants. And it is spreading rapidly among the GOP.  Starting in Texas, where it was incubated by Governor Greg Abbott, the variant has mutated into a new strain, the DeSantis Variant, now spreading in Florida… Continue »

Republican Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida are failing to protect their citizens from COVID while hyping the dangerous nativist trope of immigrants as public health threats. Meanwhile, COVID cases surge in their states. In Florida, Gov. DeSantis is presiding over record-high hospitalizations but he issued an executive order banning mask… Continue »

Enacting a path to citizenship for immigrants will be a powerful rebuke to right-wing xenophobia   Republicans and right-wing media are increasingly promoting dangerous xenophobic tropes that put a target on the backs of immigrants. GOP leaders are deploying the incendiary term “invasion,” pushing the racist “replacement theory,” and scapegoating migrants as the cause for… Continue »

“Violent rhetoric too often leads to lawlessness and violence”   Two years ago today, a white supremacist who claimed he was combatting an “invasion” of “Mexicans” drove across Texas to kill 23 innocent people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. His “manifesto” was a chilling regurgitation of anti-immigrant tropes and talking points pushed by… Continue »