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Texas Sec. of State David Whitley Resigns After Efforts to Disenfranchise Texas Voters

“Whitley’s resignation shows that times are changing in the Lone Star State.” – Mario Carrillo Austin – In a significant move, Texas Senate Democrats blocked the nomination of David Whitley as Secretary of State. As acting Secretary, Whitley implemented a voter purge that targeted new U.S. citizens and was met with ferocious backlash from voting … Continue reading »

On Immigration, Trump Team is Flailing, Failing, and Motivated by Politics

“Instead of changing course on his failed immigration policy, it’s looking more and more like Team Trump is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” – Douglas Rivlin While covering immigration in the Trump administration offers an endless string of news, there’s a consistent theme that runs through all the busy developments: all of what … Continue reading »

New Swing State Polling: Trump’s Xenophobia Repels More Voters Than it Attracts

As Trump Leans in to the Same ‘Divide and Distract’ Strategy as 2018, Evidence Mounts That it is Backfiring Against Him and GOP for 2020 President Trump’s campaign rally last night in Pennsylvania reminds us that his 2020 reelection campaign will feature an ugly mix of tough guy talk and fearmongering on immigrants and immigration. … Continue reading »

Emergency Declaration is Unpopular and Unconstitutional – What Side Will GOP Elected Officials Choose?

“…a clear abuse of power that should offend any patriotic, Constitution-loving American.” (Houston Chronicle editorial) President Trump’s emergency declaration announcement is unpopular and unconstitutional, losing in the court of public opinion and soon in the actual courts. The burden now falls on Republicans to declare whether they stand with Trump or with the American people … Continue reading »

We Agree with White House Spin: America is Unified on Topic of Immigration (Firmly Against Trump, Miller & Xenophobia)

The White House is busy spinning that the impending Stephen Miller-authored State of the Union address will lead to unity and consensus across ideologies. For once, we mostly agree with the White House: but the growing unity and national consensus is strongly against Trump, Miller and xenophobia and the larger nativist worldview that will be … Continue reading »

As Trump Prepares to Make Case for a Wall, Americans Have Already Decided to Reject His Xenophobia

New Gallup poll, showing strong and growing opposition to wall and 81% support for citizenship, latest reminder that the more Trump talks the more people oppose him Amidst long blocs of executive time, President Trump is preparing for tomorrow night’s State of the Union address and undoubtedly planning to keep a focus on his border … Continue reading »

The More Trump Talks About the Border, the Less Americans Are Trusting Him or Larger Anti-Immigrant Worldview

Trump turns every day more into a one-note president obsessed with building a wall at our southern border, several recent polls demonstrate that voters now trust Democrats more than Trump and Republicans on border security issues. In fact, under Trump, the country as a whole has become more pro-immigrant by a number of measures. According … Continue reading »

Quinnipiac and Post/ABC Polls Show Trump, GOP Have Their Backs Up Against the (Unpopular) Wall

Polling released this week from Quinnipiac and Washington Post/ABC underscore the ongoing damage to Trump and the GOP over their continued obsession with the border wall. As Trump’s overall approval ratings decline, more Americans now trust congressional Democrats to handle border security issues than Trump and the country overwhelmingly wants elected officials to avoid another … Continue reading »

New Polls: Public Overwhelmingly Blames Trump and the GOP  for Shutdown Over Unpopular Border Wall

New polls from CBS News and Politico/Morning Consult continue to find that Trump and Republicans are being blamed for the government shutdown. CBS News polling released today: By a 71-28 percent margin, Americans say the border wall is not worth a government shutdown. By partisan affiliation: Democrats: By 92-7 percent, say wall not worth the … Continue reading »

57% of Voters “Definitely” Plan to Vote Against Trump in 2020

Trump: “We’re Getting Crushed” A New York Times story by Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni reports that Trump has been railing internally about how he is losing the public battle over who’s to blame over the shutdown . After watching some of the coverage, he yelled, “We are getting crushed!” Recently-released polls show that, for … Continue reading »