There is No Long Term Strategy, Just a Short Term Political Charade The Trump administration, led by Acting CBP Commissioner Mark Morgan, is once again engaged in audacious spin and an effort to paper over their failed record by claiming “staggering” success along the border. But the Trump administration’s... Continue »
Deterrence-Only Policy to Blame Yesterday, ProPublica released a deeply disturbing video documenting that the death of 16-year old Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vazquez while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) custody last May was a preventable tragedy.  The horrifying details reveal that CBP lied about what happened and covered... Continue »
New report connects Stephen Miller’s embrace of white nationalist ideas to real immigration, refugee and asylum policies enacted and proposed by the Trump administration A report released today by America’s Voice, “The Stephen Miller Emails: Once Far-Right White Nationalist Ideas Are Now U.S. Policies” underscores the connections between Stephen... Continue »
A new, deeply-researched article by Rachel Morris in HuffPost’s longform Highline makes the troubling case that despite President Trump’s failure to construct the actual promised border wall, anti-immigrant obsessives and restrictionists within the Trump administration have nonetheless managed to build an “invisible wall” to keep out immigrants: In the... Continue »
Originally published February 15, 2018; last updated November 19, 2019 Stephen Miller is a senior adviser to Donald Trump, as well as a white nationalist who has been responsible for some of Trump’s most anti-immigrant policies — and his greatest failures. Miller has played a central role in the... Continue »
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Continue »