Anti-Immigrant Obsession is About Securing His Base, Not the Border Two experts — one a veteran military leader, one a veteran immigration policy expert — weigh in on Trump’s decision to deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border. Admiral James Stavridis is a retired 4-star officer in the U.S. Navy, led the NATO Alliance as… Continue »

Matt Hildreth: “What’s next? Is Donald Trump planning to order the National Guard to put up his yard signs?” President Trump’s decision to deploy National Guard troops to the border is a “just plain stupid” and wasteful decision driven by politics, not facts or needs at the border. The following is a statement from Matt… Continue »

As Vox headline aptly puts it, “Trump is mobilizing the National Guard to the US-Mexico border for literally no good reason” Following the White House announcement to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, the reaction was overwhelmingly negative. Below are excerpts from a just a few of these observers: Dara Lind in Vox punctures the myth… Continue »

Trump’s decision is not based on policy, but on riling up anti-immigrant base The following is a statement from Mario Carrillo, America’s Voice Texas Director, in reaction to the Trump Administration announcement to deploy National Guard troops at the U.S. – Mexico border: By deploying the National Guard, President Trump proves once again that he doesn’t… Continue »

Today, Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen announced that Donald Trump was sending National Guard troops to the border — reportedly in response to a story about undocumented immigrants on Fox News. Advocates, reporters, experts, and members of Congress slammed the decision over Twitter, pointing out that border crossings are at an all-time low, that… Continue »

He talks tough and beats his chest – just days after torpedoing a huge opportunity to enact significant border security legislation along with the Dream Act The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, in reaction to the Trump Administration announcement to deploy National Guard troops at the U.S. – Mexico border.… Continue »