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This Shutdown is Not About National Security. It’s Not About Immigration Policy. It’s About Racism.

There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Steve King and Donald Trump The following is a reflection from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: As the damaging and absurd government shutdown continues with no end in sight, it’s time to take stock of its central premise. Is it fundamentally about national security? No. … Continue reading »

“There is a national emergency and it is called the presidency of Donald Trump”

It seems increasingly likely that President Trump will declare “a national emergency” as a pretext to seize military funding for his border wall. The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice in response. There is a national emergency and it is called the presidency of Donald Trump. An unpopular President … Continue reading »

From a Memory Device to a Racist Rally Chant to a Damaging Government Shutdown, Trump’s Border Wall Has Never Been About Policy

If your head hurts and the government shutdown over a border wall strikes you as the theatre of the absurd, you are not alone. As much as Trump and his enablers put on straight faces and make serious-sounding arguments, this entire exercise has to do with Trump’s political brand, not public policy. As a New … Continue reading »

Reuters/Ipsos Poll: President Trump’s Border Wall Shutdown Supported By Only 25% of Americans

12 days and counting, and it seems that the American people realize the absurdity of Trump’s border wall fight. A late December Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2,440 adults nationwide makes clear that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to shutting down the government over the unpopular border wall and hold President Trump responsible for the ongoing shutdown. Among … Continue reading »

Trump Diminishes the Presidency and the GOP Keeps Enabling Him

Shutdown over Border Wall as Unnecessary and Offensive as the Wall Proposal Itself With Trump and the GOP blowing up a bipartisan spending bill that would have funded the government, we are now headed into a shutdown. The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice. Trump is terrible at the … Continue reading »

Trump and Republicans: Xenophobia Backfired in the Midterms, So Let’s Shut Down the Government Over an Unpopular Border Wall!

“If the GOP is so worked up about border security, they should step in and protect the American people from a president at the border of insanity.” The Trump/Republican plan to shut down the government over an unpopular, ineffective and insulting border wall is a sad reflection of the state of our politics. The President … Continue reading »

House Republicans Do the Bidding of Trump on Border Wall; Senate Democrats Poised to Do the Bidding of the American People and Reject It

After historic drubbing in midterms, the GOP just doesn’t get it After right wing media criticized President Trump this morning, House Republicans blew up a bipartisan Continuing Resolution that would have kept the federal government open. Instead, the House GOP passed a measure along party lines with $5 billion added for Trump’s border wall. As … Continue reading »

Another High-Profile Defeat for Stephen Miller

By Following Miller’s Advice, Trump and GOP on a Political and Policy Losing Streak The news of the short-term continuing resolution to fund the government, and not Trump’s border wall, represents another high-profile failure for President Trump’s reliance on xenophobia — and for his chief advisor and head cheerleader Stephen Miller. During an interview with … Continue reading »

2018 A Year in Review: The Trump Administration’s Assault on Immigrants Continues

The Trump Administration has arguably had no greater effect on policy than it has on U.S. immigration policy. At the end of 2017, we wrote this piece recapping all the alarming ways the Trump White House has gone after immigrants and targeted them for mass deportation during Trump’s first year in office. In 2018, the … Continue reading »

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 »