As Donald Trump prepares to take center stage and launch his 2024 campaign and reassert his control of the Republican Party in his persona. This mindset also infused Republican electoral campaigns up and down the ballot in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. It was a strategy that largely backfired.  Along with that ugly rhetoric, Trump’s… Continue »

The new images of the attack on the Capitol make one realize, for better or for worse, that it was a concerted action. Outlined to the smallest detail by legislators who, like millions of Americans right now, want to see justice exacted on the ex-president Donald Trump for the damage he has done to his… Continue »

“President Trump’s animus towards all immigrants is perhaps only surpassed by his particular animus towards Black migrants.”    Amid the mostly positive news from the Biden Administration regarding immigration, the deportation of Black migrants stands out as an immediate area where White House intervention is needed. ICE continues to aggressively enforce Trump-era policies that target… Continue »

A Majority of Americans Reject Trump’s Dark and Scared Vision of Our Nation Last night, during a campaign rally near Pittsburgh, President Trump said the following of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN): How about Omar of Minnesota … She’s telling us how to run our country. How did you do where you came from? How’s your… Continue »

Throughout the 2020 election season, America’s Voice has been tracking xenophobic and racist ads that candidates, campaigns, and PACs are running through our 2020 Ad Watch campaign. Although hateful election rhetoric did not start with Trump, the president’s attacks during his 2016 and 2018 campaigns were some of the most troubling in our nation’s history.… Continue »

Throughout election season, America’s Voice has been tracking xenophobic and racist ads that candidates, campaigns, and PACs are running through our 2020 Ad Watch campaign. Although hateful election rhetoric did not start with Trump, the president’s attacks during the 2016 and 2018 campaigns were some of the most troubling in our nation’s history. Worse, they… Continue »

Strategic racism didn’t work in 2018. Let’s make sure it doesn’t work in 2020.   The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director at America’s Voice, taking stock of the latest political state of play: Much to the distress of Trump and the GOP, a powerful multiracial majority is gearing up to reject… Continue »

Kamala Harris

The burgeoning Republican and conservative attacks on Kamala Harris reveal the parties’ competing views of America. From questioning the legitimacy of Harris as a candidate based on a crackpot interpretation of the 14th amendment – as conservative legal scholar John Eastman attempted to do – to adding sexism and misogyny to their ongoing racism and… Continue »

Joe Arpaio, Kris Kobach, Jeff Sessions, Steve King Lose in 2020 GOP Primaries, Following 2018 Cycle Featuring Blowouts of Leading Anti-Immigrant Candidates   Joe Arpaio’s official loss in the Republican primary for Maricopa County Sheriff raises the question: if nativism is such a winning issue for Republicans, why are leading nativists continuing to lose elections?… Continue »

Each Friday through Election Day, we will be putting out a short weekly memo that highlights the biggest 2020 election storylines at the intersection of electoral politics and immigration.  Below is our second installment (if you missed last week’s, click here): Key Immigration Politics Storyline of This Week Kris Kobach lost and Sheriff Joe Arpaio… Continue »