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Migrant Caravan

There He Goes Again: Instead of Bringing Us Together to Solve  Problems, He’s Ripping Us Apart

Frank Sharry: “Trump Doesn’t Want to Solve the Problem, He Wants to Exploit it” This afternoon President Trump unveiled a series of harsh measures regarding those seeking asylum. The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: There he goes again. Trump and the Republican Party are so desperate to change … Continue reading »

After Last Week’s Violence, Hateful Ads Against Migrant Caravan Need to Come Down

Republicans, led by Trump, have been working to make the caravan of migrants seeking asylum a top political story, believing it will rally their base. Over the weekend, that story was entwined with the horrific massacre at a synagogue in Pittsburgh. The alleged shooter had been ranting about the caravan. From CNN: In one post, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Greg Sargent, “President Trump has found his Reichstag fire”

Voters Must Reject These Incendiary Stunts by Trump and the GOP Greg Sargent at the Washington Post writes a must-read piece that captures the political and policy dimensions of Trump’s demagoguery on the caravan. Sargent’s piece is excerpted below and available in full here. President Trump is now in the process of revealing to the … Continue reading »

Forget the Bombs! Forget Health Care! The Caravan is a National Security Emergency! Send Troops to the Border!

Frank Sharry: “the closing political argument for Trump and the GOP is swerving from cynical to dangerous” The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, regarding the administration’s dangerous, cynical, and reckless ploy to bar Central American asylum seekers from the United States: Like most Americans, I’ve never seen anything … Continue reading »

As Usual, Trump is Doing Everything to Stoke the Anti-immigrant Fire Instead of Implementing Effective, Safe and Humane Solutions

At a moment that calls for presidential leadership and serious policymaking, Trump’s response to the caravan and the challenge of Central American migration has been irresponsible, cynical and ineffective. As thousands of Hondurans head north in search of security and hope, Trump has reacted with politically motivated tweets, ugly rhetoric, and outright lies. From a … Continue reading »

Late Night Gets It: Trump is Using Caravan to Spread Lies

Donald Trump, Fox News, and Republicans have been using the migrant caravan to scare base voters into turning out for the midterm elections. And while some outlets have been repeating their breathless claims, late night shows have seen through Trump’s lies. As Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers, Stephen Colbert, and others have pointed out — asylum seekers … Continue reading »

Nicholas Kristof: “Trump’s Ignoring Our Real ‘National Emergies’”

Don’t Be Fooled by 2018 Remake of ‘American Carnage’  In his newest column for the New York Times, Nicholas Kristof explains how Trump is using the caravan and his anti-immigrant rhetoric to distract from the real national challenges we’re facing as midterms approach. Kristof’s column is excerpted below and available online here. It’s not about … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Jamelle Bouie, “Donald Trump Can’t Count on Bigotry Alone”

Jamelle Bouie, in a new article for Slate, suggests the pundits swooning over Trump’s shameless exploitation of racism is simplistic. It misses the fact that Trump won in 2016 by combining racial grievance and economic populism, a formula that attracted voters motivated by both. Two years later, and with a populist economic platform replaced by … Continue reading »

Must-Reads on Trump’s Xenophobia: Matt Barreto Predicts it Will Backfire; Greg Sargent Challenges Us to Hold Trump Responsible if it Does

Today’s must-read pieces come from Matt Barreto of Latino Decisions and Greg Sargent of the Washington Post. With Trump dominating the newscycle in recent days with his xenophobia and mendacity, Barreto cites extensive polling evidence and recent races to predict Trump’s fear mongering won’t work and Sargent challenges the political class to conclude that Trump’s … Continue reading »

Trump’s Immigration Policy Has Failed. Instead of Changing it, He’s Exploiting It for Political Gain

Blatant Lies and Racism Central to His Divide and Distract Strategy President Trump’s closing argument for the midterms is clear: lie, stoke fear, and whip up a race-baiting frenzy over border security, immigration and a caravan of Central Americans seeking safety and opportunity. It’s almost as if he’s a bystander and a carnival barker who … Continue reading »

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