November 8 was a revolt by 58 percent of white voters that was spearheaded by a segment of the electorate that had been energized by the appeal of white nationalism and right-wing populism.
“Immigrants are a part of California’s history, our culture, and our society,” said Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, a Democrat from Los Angeles, responding to Trump’s calls to deport undocumented immigrants and build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. “We are telling the next Administration and Congress: if you want to get to them, you have to go through us.”
The easiest immigration promise for Trump to fulfill is his vow to reverse Obama’s executive orders like DACA, which could be done with the stroke of a pen.
Luzerne County in Pennsylvania flipped from supporting Obama by five points in 2012 to a 20-point victory for Trump. The people of true-blue Luzerne County are still pissed off, and dying to tell you why.
If our calamitous past has taught us anything it should be that mere survival is not enough. And assurances that “we will survive” refer to a privileged and limited “we.”
A look at some of the policies Trump so far has revised—or even completely reversed—since his stunning victory over Hillary Clinton on November 8.
While most enforcement of immigration law rests with agencies in the Department of Homeland Security, offices in the Justice Department also play a major role in administering immigration law, including how quickly migrants are deported.
Donald Trump won the presidency with less support from black and Hispanic voters than any president in 40 years, highlighting deep national divisions that have fueled incidents of racial and political confrontation.
America under Donald Trump is entering an uncharted authoritarian era. There are myriad events that everyone is seeing and unfolding behind closed doors that are forming a prologue to Trump’s authoritarian rule.
Trump instead made five more modest promises in an effort to soften his message while he establishes an inner circle of hard-liners, including Steve Bannon.
Never mind that Republicans obstruction and disrespect for President Obama endured eight long years. Now that Reince Priebus has landed the position of White House chief of staff, he’s just in love with bipartisanship and finding common ground.
H-1B visas admit 65,000 workers and another 20,000 graduate student workers each year. The tech industry, which has lobbied to expand the program, may now have to fight a rear-guard action to protect it.
It has been one of the longest weeks in human history and the Trump presidency has not even begun yet. Here is a partial list of the both the horrors and the mere affronts to decency Trump has visited upon us this week.
Trump’s advisers will seek to widen that net to include migrants who have been charged but not convicted, suspected gang members and drug dealers, and people charged with such immigration violations as illegal re-entry and overstaying visas, as well as lower-level misdemeanors
Obsessive appeals to racial, ethnic, sexual and gender identity groupings are bad politics. That’s because at a certain point, “inclusivity” takes on the air of exclusivity.
“People that are criminal and have criminal records … probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” Trump said.
Trump will need to throw a tasty morsel to supporters, something to prove that he’s still their man. The easiest group to cast into that den will be the young people flourishing under Obama’s executive action on immigration.
After a presidential race fueled by brash but constantly shifting policy proposals, Trump’s millions of followers say if he does anything less than take a wrecking ball to business-as-usual Washington, they will be disappointed.
If you look at the promises and platforms put forth by Trump, the Obama years are poised to vanish, as a crueler, colder and more draconian America comes into view.
In New York, thousands filled streets in midtown Manhattan as they made their way to Trump Tower, Trump’s gilded home on Fifth Avenue. Hundreds of others gathered at a Manhattan park and shouted “Not my president.”
The loss by the embattled sheriff came as he faced a criminal contempt charge for violating a court order against racial profiling.
Before Trump turned the Republican nominating contest into a battle of boasts and bullying, right-wing extremists had dominated the party. Their platform, not surprisingly, goes even further to the right than what’s even been heard from Trump.
Trump has focused on public safety in almost apocalyptic terms, describing Mexican immigrants as “rapists” and warning that America risks a wave of illegal immigration that would result in “thousands of more violent horrible crimes.” Unfortunately, the broader facts tended to get trampled when tragic cases are politicized and the public is led to believe that immigrants are responsible for a crime wave.
Since the beginning of 2016, ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News have devoted just 32 minutes to issues coverage. Just eight years ago, the network newscasts devoted 220 minutes to issues coverage.
While the economy is important to voters, it’s not having a powerful effect on their vote, the poll found. The Supreme Court, immigration, and racial discrimination were all cited as top issues for voters.