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Frank Sharry: Racism, Nativism and Stoking White Grievance Will Be the “Beating Heart” of Trump’s 2020 Campaign

“Racial incitement is the animating electoral strategy of a sitting President and his party.”   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: The beating heart of Trumpism is and has always been racism and xenophobia. Now, Trump is turbocharging it in his desperate attempt to hold onto power. As … Continue reading »

ICYMI: WaPo: “Why Trump’s ICE raids might deport people who weren’t given a chance to stay legally”

In a new must-read explainer, Washington Post’s Philip Bump reveals that many of the undocumented immigrants targeted by this weekend’s raids may be deported without having received due process,  despite claims from the Trump administration that they have. Bump cites a recent report from Syracuse University’s TRAC program, “which analyzes immigration-related data including the outcomes … Continue reading »

Stoking Fear & Fueling His Political Base, Trump Readies Raids for Sunday

Having Created Mass Failure at the Border, Now He Wants to Add to the Chaos The New York Times and others are reporting that neighborhood immigration raids will begin Sunday. Trump threatened to launch massive immigration raids in the U.S. after July 4 and now in cities across America, immigrant families and community allies are … Continue reading »

“No Time for Complicity or Silence” – Taking Stock of Trump’s Human Rights Crisis

What Happened to Simple American Decency? The volume of disturbing developments and relevant news about the Trump administration’s immigration and border plans are hard to keep up with. But the common threads connecting many of the developments is one of cruelty, chaos, and dehumanization.  According to Douglas Rivlin, Communications Director of America’s Voice, “We’re in … Continue reading »

Nationwide, Editorial Boards Sharpen Their Opposition to Trump’s Mass Deportation Plans

Last week, in his latest 2020 reelection messaging ploy, President Trump spread terror in communities nationwide by announcing plans to deport “millions” of undocumented immigrants. Editorial boards across the U.S. denounceed Trump’s latest scheme to rile up his 2020 base and it is not just the Northeastern “elitist” newspaper and West Coast “liberal” papers whose … Continue reading »

Reminders of What’s Real on Trump’s Immigration Failures: Deplorable Detention Conditions for Children; Continued Family Separations; Pervasive Fear Among Families

When it comes to immigration policy, sometimes we all need to close Twitter and ignore Trump’s ongoing bluster, threats, and pronouncements; skip past the White House palace intrigue stories about leaks and infighting; and stay focused on what’s real and happening in our name – the Trump team’s ongoing failure to responsibly deal with the … Continue reading »

Trump’s Mass Deportation Plan: He Wants His Supporters To Believe They Are Coming for Your Neighbors

Immigrants Across America Are Already Terrorized by Fears of Rampant Family Separations Designed to Burnish Trump’s Reelection Chances In advance of President Trump’s official 2020 campaign kickoff rally last night, Trump tweeted about impending ICE immigration raids next week that would target “millions of illegal aliens” across America. As the Washington Post reported about the … Continue reading »

“Shock and Awe” Against Immigrant Families: More Boundless Cruelty and More Failed Deterrence-Only Policy

A Washington Post story posted last night, “Before Trump’s purge at DHS, top officials challenged plan for mass family arrests,” highlights that the Trump White House, led by Stephen Miller, is exploring a military style “shock and awe” approach targeted against immigrant families in American cities to dissuade desperate Central American families from seeking refuge … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Karen Tumulty: “He lived an exemplary life. Then he kept an immigration appointment — and got deported.”

In a must-read column for the Washington Post, Karen Tumulty writes of the exemplary life of Samuel Oliver-Bruno and how he was lured by DHS officials to an appointment not for the purpose of granting him relief but for the purpose of arresting and deporting him. For the past year, Oliver-Bruno sought refuge at a … Continue reading »

ICE Arrests North Carolina Man Who Had Been in Sanctuary; 27 Faith Allies Arrested During Protest

Over Thanksgiving weekend In Durham, North Carolina, two dozen members of CityWell United Methodist Church were arrested after attempting to prevent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from detaining Samuel Oliver-Bruno, who had taken sanctuary in the church eleven months earlier.   Oliver-Bruno, a 47-year-old father whose 19-year-old son, Daniel, is a U.S. citizen, first came … Continue reading »