This afternoon, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing examining legal liability for companies during the COVID-19 crisis – the  stated top priority of Republicans in the next CARES package. According to Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, “Instead of widespread testing, safe working conditions and meaningful protections for workers, Republicans are worried… Continue »

The U.S. economy is tanking. Tens of thousands of Americans have lost their lives. President Trump has no plan and (while not wearing a mask) is washing his hands of his responsibility to lead the nation through the worst crisis of our lifetime. His reelection prospects are threatened. So, what are Trump and his lackeys… Continue »

Under the Trump administration, underfunded and inhumane ICE detention facilities have faced well-earned waves of criticism as reports have emerged indicating a lack of basic medical necessities and an ongoing failure to provide personal hygiene items like soap or toothpaste. Despite the pandemic leading to a renewed outcry from many immigrants and advocates demanding improved… Continue »

Frank Sharry on Stephen Miller NYTimes Report    A New York Times report from Caitlin Dickerson and Michael Shear, “Before Covid-19, Trump Aide Sought to Use Disease to Close Borders,” confirms that White House aide Stephen Miller used the pretext of the pandemic as justification to circumvent Congress and advance long-sought anti-immigrant policy goals.  As… Continue »

When Will “Executives” From Tyson and the Administration Visit Frontline Workers? President Trump’s executive order forcing meat processing workers back to unsafe jobs without proper protections – while Republicans in Congress push for new liability protections for such companies – distills the Trump/GOP view that the profits of corporations matter more than the health and… Continue »

Leading Voices Condemn Trump Meat Processing Executive Order Are Trump and the Republican Party more concerned about corporate profits than worker safety? Look no further than the dramatic developments in the supply chain that brings meat to American tables. Yesterday, we highlighted how Trump’s new executive order is forcing meat processing workers back to their… Continue »

HuffPost/YouGov Poll: By 2:1 Margins, Americans Back Citizenship and Think Immigration Net Positive for Country – Findings Mirror Those from Pre-Pandemic November 2019 Polling Nationwide polling from HuffPost/YouGov finds that the American public is – and remains – broadly pro-immigrant. As the Trump campaign and Republicans continue to run hard on xenophobia, the polling offers… Continue »

Trump Fails the Test of Leadership in this Moment of Truth: “Where are the tests?” Last night, President Trump tweeted his plans to suspend immigration to this country. Follow up press reports indicate that an executive order will be announced today. The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The… Continue »

The tale of two governors captures where we are in America as we confront the coronavirus crisis.  From day one, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) has been assertive, bold, and successful in saving tens of thousands of lives. Yesterday, he kept at it, announcing a $125 million public-private fund to support undocumented immigrants in the state.… Continue »

It is becoming clearer by the day that the Trump campaign and GOP candidates throughout the country are turning to dog-whistle ads as part of the divide-and-distract playbook. Expect it to be a core Republican strategy throughout the 2020 election season.  Dog-Whistle Politics, Trump Version On April 9, Donald Trump’s campaign dropped a new ad… Continue »