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Election 2018: Immigrants win big, while Trump / GOP / xenophobia suffer major defeat

Trump’s effort to make 2018 a referendum on immigration mostly didn’t work. Trump demonized immigrants and Democrats in an effort to mobilize his voters, peel off independents and depress Democratic turnout. If it had worked, Republicans would have swept most of the Senate races in Trump states, held the House and limited damage in state … Continue reading »

High Voter Turnout Expected for Midterm Elections Based on 30 Million Early Ballots

More than 30 million Americans have cast early ballots ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections, eclipsing the 2014 early totals nationally and suggesting a high overall turnout for contests that could define the final two years of President Donald Trump’s term. At least 28 states have surpassed their 2014 early votes. And perhaps even more indicative … Continue reading »

Judge Hanen declines to rule against DACA, renewals continue

Last Friday, federal Judge Andrew Hanen issued his long-awaiting rulingin the latest legal challenge to DACA brought by Texas and a handful of other red states. In a surprise,  Judge Hanen refused to issue an injunction in the case, meaning that DACA renewals will likely continue for the foreseeable future. While only Congress can deliver the permanent legislative solution … Continue reading »

Judge orders US to reunite families separated at border within 30 days

A federal judge has ordered that US immigration agents can no longer separate parents and children caught crossing the border from Mexico illegally and must work to reunite those families that have been split up within 30 days. Dana Sabraw, a district court judge in San Diego, granted the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) a preliminary injunction … Continue reading »

Cecilia Gomez, detained Nevada mother, has been released!

A mother detained by immigration agents during an interview in Las Vegas last week has been released. Cecilia Gomez was released from ICE custody at the Eloy Detention Center in Arizona Friday morning. Gomez released a statement stating, “this past week has been some of the most difficult days of my life.” Adding, she arrived at the … Continue reading »

NPR: “California Attorney General Says State Will Stand Firm With Its Immigration Policies”

In a new interview with NPR All Things Considered, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses — clearly and persuasively — the implications of the lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice against California’s immigration policies and doubles down on the state’s safety first policies: …We’re simply doing what the 10th Amendment allows every state to … Continue reading »

Yes, the Stunning Upset in the Alabama Senate Race Will Have a Direct Impact On Getting the Dream Act Enacted This Year: Here’s How

The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The surprise election of Doug Jones to the Senate sends an unmistakable message to members of Congress up for reelection in 2018. To Democrats, the message is that you have a progressive base that will turn out for you – if you … Continue reading »

Election 2017: Immigrants and Progressives Win Big in Virginia

Immigrants and advocates won big in Virginia and elsewhere this election cycle. Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie lost by a huge margin after running a toxic, xenophobic, race-baiting campaign. So did Republicans running for the House of Delegates who thought they could get elected by attacking Democrats for pro-immigrant policies. Virginians and Americans who … Continue reading »

Utah Governor: “Constitutional Concerns” Over Using National Guard As Trump’s Deportation Force

Donald Trump’s first 100 days are coming to a close, and they have been anything but good for his racist and dysfunctional administration. From his dismal approval ratings to back-to-back defeats of his Muslim Ban, Donald Trump continues to inspire Americans across the country to fight back against his toxic and un-American proposals. Last month, … Continue reading »