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Warrantless Raid at NY Dairy Farm Violates Founding Principles of United States

But Rep. Claudia Tenney Has Nothing to Say The story of ICE’s warrantless raid on an upstate New York dairy farm is drawing national attention and outrage, yet the local member of Congress, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY-22), is awkwardly avoiding the issue. The only related public commentary from Rep. Tenney has been a reaction from an office spokesperson, … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Melissa Michelson, Political Science Professor at Menlo College

The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview with Melissa Michelson, an expert on Latino voter engagement and political science professor at Menlo College. Listen below or tune in via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. In the news this week were more stories from the front lines of Trump’s war … Continue reading »

“Republican Playbook is All About Fear”

GOP’s Ugly Political Strategy on Display in Maryland and Arizona As attacks in congressional races in Maryland and Arizona demonstrate, and as we have been predicting, Republican candidates and campaigns are following the cues of the Trump White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and running hard on ugly, anti-immigrant attacks. According to Pili Tobar, Managing … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Bruce Elfant of Travis County, Texas

The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview with Bruce Elfant, the Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar for Travis County, Texas. Listen below or tune in via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. In the news this week were more stories from the front lines of Trump’s war … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry and Juan Escalante React to Paul Ryan’s Retirement and Immigration Legacy

In response to the announcement that Speaker of the House Paul Ryan will retire, the following are the reactions of Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, and Juan Escalante, Communications Manager of America’s Voice and a DACA recipient: Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: In the mid-1990s, I met Paul Ryan when he … Continue reading »

Five Border and Immigration Qs for DHS Secretary Nielsen For Hearing Today on Capitol Hill

Today, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will testify before the House Appropriations Committee on behalf of the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2019 budget proposal for DHS. Ahead of Sec. Nielsen’s hearing, and amidst the Trump Administration’s ongoing fear-mongering about immigrants and the state of border security, here are five key questions that … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Reacts to Trump’s Latest Racist Drivel and GOP’s Ongoing “Deafening Silence”

Yesterday, on Twitter and during a speech in West Virginia, President Trump was again at his unhinged, hateful and fact-free worst. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: “Yesterday, President Trump, once again, dragged the presidency down into the fever swamps of the alt-right. As conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin wrote, … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Laura Martin of PLAN Nevada

*** The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview with Laura Martin, Associate Director for the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada (PLAN). Listen below or tune in via iTunes, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app. This week, the Trump Administration announced the deployment of National Guard troops to the … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: What is Asylum?

American values and tradition, especially since the Holocaust, was founded on welcoming people fleeing war, violence, and persecution. But in recent years, the U.S. has strayed away from these values. Currently, the United States only accepts fewer than one percent of worldwide refugees, and many other countries take in far more refugees than we do.. … Continue reading »

Trump’s National Guard Ploy is Just Plain Stupid

He talks tough and beats his chest – just days after torpedoing a huge opportunity to enact significant border security legislation along with the Dream Act The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in reaction to the Trump Administration announcement to deploy National Guard troops at the U.S. – Mexico border. … Continue reading »

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