President Trump and his advisors see fear-mongering over the caravan and border security as a way to change the news cycle, benefit politically, and to justify even more sweeping and radical policy changes. But there’s no escaping the fact that his hardline deterrence approach has failed and is doomed... Continue »
The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, regarding the deployment of troops: The election dust has settled, and Trump’s political ploy has been exposed. The President’s attempt to stoke fear about a group of bedraggled refugees seeking safety in hopes that Americans might... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »