As legal observers and Supreme Court watchers parse today’s proceedings, let’s remember that we won’t know the outcome of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) case until next spring. But separate from reading tea leaves, we do know some things for certain right now:  1. For Dreamers with DACA, “home is here” – and… Continue »

Yesterday, voters in states across the country went to the polls for local and statewide elections, where they again widely rejected xenophobia and elected diverse new leadership. Here are some of the state-by-state highlights from yesterday’s election:   Kentucky  Even as xenophobic fearmongering backfired in the last two cycles, Republican Governor and incumbent candidate Matt Bevin,… Continue »

“Three strikes and you’re out” Following Trump’s victory in 2016, some in the political class concluded that his reliance on xenophobia reflected magical powers of insight into the American electorate.  This, in turn, led some pundits to predict that in the 2017 Virginia gubernatorial contest Republican Ed Gillespie’s reliance on ugly MS-13 ads would power… Continue »

Democrats had a banner night yesterday as candidates won back the state House and Senate in Virginia, and picked up the Governor’s seat in Kentucky. Last night’s results show once again that Trump’s politics, and the politics of hate, don’t pay. Overwhelming turnout led to progressive victories, even in places where Trump had specifically taken… Continue »

Trump runs fake ads, and one of his latest ones involves a claim that he has cut undocumented immigration in half. Fact-checkers have pointed out that this is not even close to being true, which is no surprise considering that the claim comes from an appearance on FOX News by the Trump Administration’s own Ken… Continue »

*Warning, the article below describes racist and xenophobic content.   The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), an anti-immigrant hate group, has spent nearly two million dollars pushing nativist myths through ads on Facebook and Twitter. FAIR and their allies have been peddling their brand of xenophobia for decades, but their message has recently been amplified… Continue »

Last night President Trump vetoed a bipartisan measure aimed at overturning Trump’s ‘national emergency’ declaration that has led to $3.6 billion in military projects approved by Congress being redirected to border wall construction.  According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:  Trump is thumbing his nose at the Constitution, at the military, at the… Continue »

“Their real game is to combine hostage taking with a shameless shakedown. Sound familiar?” On Twitter yesterday, President Trump falsely declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program unlawful, reiterated his administration’s desire to have the Supreme Court end the popular and successful program, and called for lawmakers to work on legislation – a… Continue »

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The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding the latest border apprehension numbers: When it comes to responding to the regional refugee challenge and humanitarian crisis at our border, the Trump administration has failed miserably.  The challenge has been and continues to be how America can best respond to… Continue »

America’s Voice on Trump’s Latest Effort to Unilaterally Slash Legal Immigration   Last Friday afternoon, the Trump Administration issued an executive order to bar the admission of legal immigrants who cannot prove they have health insurance.  The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: This is nothing less than a legal… Continue »