Washington, DC – Sen. John Cornyn’s comments on border security and immigration this week are completely consistent with his brand and fit into what we at America’s Voice call the “Cornyn Con.” The senior Texas Senator goes to great lengths to sound reasonable on immigration and border issues – differentiating himself to some degree from… Continue »

New America’s Voice Report Explores Texas GOP’s Dangerous Embrace of Nativist Ideas and Rhetoric Washington, DC – In a new analysis posted to the America’s Voice website, America’s Voice Senior Political Manager Zachary Mueller highlights how Texas Republican elected officials and candidates “have recently turbo-charged their embrace of ‘replacement theory’ and ‘invasion’ rhetoric as part… Continue »

Every Texas Republican Who Doesn’t Denounce this Dangerous Rhetoric is Condoning It Leading Texas Republicans have recently turbo-charged their embrace of “replacement theory” and “invasion” rhetoric as part of their non-stop anti-immigrant focus. Those voices include a who’s who of Texas politicians, including Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and several members of Congress. It is, of… Continue »

Washington, DC – Across the country, Republican candidates and elected officials are becoming increasingly radical, embracing nativism, stoking fear and stirring hate. Witness examples from Florida, Arizona, and Texas: In Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis and fellow Republicans have been pushing an ugly proposal that would stop the state from issuing or renewing licenses to shelters… Continue »

Washington, DC – We keep saying it: getting our economy right means getting immigration policy right. These days, a growing chorus of voices is saying it, too. This week, new reporting from NPR and a think tank report put the need for pro-immigrant policy in sharp relief, while examples from Florida, Texas, and Nevada make… Continue »

“It feels warm and fuzzy to say that we have guys with camouflage down on the border, but it’s just politicians playing with people’s emotions.” Congressman and former Marine Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) A detailed investigative report published in the Army Times highlights the consequences of the politicization of the National Guard’s deployment to our southern… Continue »

Washington, DC – For the second time this week, Texas business leaders are calling on Texas Senators to help pass much-needed immigration reform to help the state’s economy, but Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz remain among the most ardent opponents. And it seems to be getting under the skin of Senator Cornyn, who tweeted… Continue »

Looking to curry favor with Trump and his cultish followers, Republican governors head to the southern border in latest political stunt Washington, DC – In the latest Republican attempt to politicize the challenges at our southern border, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is playing host to 10 other Republican governors in Texas to once again spread… Continue »

Over the weekend, Senator Lindsey Graham (SC), a one-time advocate for immigration reform, deployed a new Facebook ad campaign that fear-mongers about “an invasion of illegal immigrants.” The twisted fiction that America is being overrun by non-white others is language that Republicans know is dangerous. It led mass murderers to open fire on Jews in… Continue »

Republican Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida are failing to protect their citizens from COVID while hyping the dangerous nativist trope of immigrants as public health threats. Meanwhile, COVID cases surge in their states. In Florida, Gov. DeSantis is presiding over record-high hospitalizations but he issued an executive order banning mask… Continue »