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Trump normalizes corruption in the face of silence from his loyalists and party men

By Maribel Hastings and David Torres Just as King Midas converts everything he touches into gold, “King” Donald Trump corrupts all that which surrounds and serves him. Or perhaps he is also shining a light on who these officials really are, people who used to be described as “institutionalists” and honorable men and women who, … Continue reading »

The privilege of being a “frustrated” white and Republican president

WASHINGTON, DC – Before “freeing” the redacted version of the Mueller report, Attorney General William Barr said something that still makes me bitter. It turns out that when Barr removed his hat as defender of the laws of this country in order to become Trump’s puppet, he pointed out that while analyzing whether the president obstructed … Continue reading »

Trump’s Punitive Policy is Failing at the Border and There’s a Better Way

As we’ve been highlighting, Trump is failing at the border and has zero idea what to do as his hardline deterrence-only policies aren’t working to stem the volume of asylum-seeking families. Instead of exploring the types of practical policies that a more sane administration would pursue, Trump is hellbent on injecting more chaos, more inhumanity, … Continue reading »

Dark Times Ahead: The Trump Administration Gears Up for Family Separation 2.0 and Indefinite Detention

“These actions won’t solve the problem, but will create more chaos, confusion and condemnation” The following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice, reacting to the news of Attorney General William Barr’s ruling to grant new legal authority to ICE to hold asylum-seekers in indefinite detention. While the dizzying array of … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Who is William Barr, Trump’s New Attorney General Nominee?

On December 7, 2018, Donald Trump announced he would nominate immigration hardliner William Barr to be his next attorney general, succeeding immigration hardliner Jeff Sessions, who was forced out in November. Barr was previously the attorney general under George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993, and has been in private practice for the last two … Continue reading »