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 »

President Trump’s campaign released a new online ad attacking Vice President Joe Biden for criticizing Trump’s early turn to “xenophobia.” Yet the ad inadvertently reveals the very “xenophobia” the Trump campaign condemns. As numerous observers have pointed out, the ad takes Biden’s remarks out of context and portrays the former Governor of Washington, Gary Locke,… Continue »

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During a Public Health Crisis Requiring Deft Policy Responses, Trump and GOP Focus on Politics and Power We’re in the midst of a once-in-a-lifetime global health crisis that should be the all consuming focus of a presidential administration. Instead, the Trump administration continues to escalate its relentless anti-immigrant political agenda despite the fact it will,… Continue »

Covering for his multiple failures to protect the American public from Covid-19, President Trump and his supporters have turned to their usual xenophobia and blaming of everyone else. It started early in the Trump administration with closures and defunding of key public health offices and cuts to critical public health needs. When Covid-19 emerged as… Continue »

Eight State Attorneys General Draw Attention and File Legal Action Against Trump Effort to Raid National Guard Funds for Wall Construction The national effort against COVID-19 should be our singular focus during these trying times. Yet President Trump’s border wall obsession continues, taking away resources and personnel that could be critical to containing this epidemic. … Continue »

SCOTUS

Immigrant youth and their legal representatives are calling on the Supreme Court to consider the devastating consequences of ending DACA in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. In a letter sent to the Court today, lawyers argue terminating the protections would further undermine public health and the economy when the country can least afford it.… Continue »

The Immigrant Workforce is a Vital Part of the Essential Public Health & Safety Workforce and the Bulk of Agricultural and Food Security of the Nation The public health crisis created by COVID-19 has exposed the critical nature of workers in certain industries that are on the front lines protecting all of us, from doctors,… Continue »

The following is a statement from Pili Tobar, Deputy Director of America’s Voice, regarding the third Congressional coronavirus package currently being negotiated: Republicans in the Senate are pushing for an aid package that favors the wealthy and grants authority without accountability to the Trump administration. This is unacceptable. Speaker Pelosi is right to insist on… Continue »

Many of us are being advised to isolate at home during this pandemic, but that simply isn’t an option for many farm workers, medical care professionals, truck drivers, janitorial staff, domestic workers, and many others. These workers, many of whom are immigrants, are keeping our health care services and food supply lines running. That means… Continue »