Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.

Timothy Mellon is the Wyoming-based grandson of banking tycoon Andrew Mellon. He is responsible for nearly 98% of the donations to Texas’ border wall fund. An out-of-state billionaire who has previously bankrolled attempts to defend controversial immigration laws is responsible for nearly all the donations to Gov. Greg Abbott’s $54 million border wall fund. A member of oneContinue reading “Texas has raised $54 million in private donations for its border wall plan. Almost all of it came from this one billionaire.”

Census data reveals the real reason why the GOP is ramping up its war on democracy

Trump’s war on democracy is all about white supremacy Donald Trump, who never met a fact or figure he didn’t want to distort, desperately wanted to prevent the Census Bureau from getting an accurate count of the people living in America. So his administration pursued “policies that suppress the count among hard-to-count communities — including immigrants,Continue reading “Census data reveals the real reason why the GOP is ramping up its war on democracy”

Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump’s coup attempt

It sure looks as if Jan. 6, and the entire Trump presidency, were planned and funded by oligarchs in the shadows Donald Trump and his allies and followers were involved in a conspiracy against American democracy, the Constitution, the general welfare and the rule of law. Trump may have been president by title, but not in spirit orContinue reading “Follow the money: Understanding the deep roots of Donald Trump’s coup attempt”

2 Years After El Paso Massacre Of Latinos, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Festers

Two years ago this week, a gunman in El Paso, Texas, killed 23 people in a Walmart — most of them Latino. The white man charged with murder allegedly told police he drove 11 hours to the U.S.-Mexico border city with the intention of targeting Mexicans. He reportedly complained about a “Hispanic invasion” of TexasContinue reading “2 Years After El Paso Massacre Of Latinos, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Festers”

Partisan war over teaching history and racism stokes tensions in U.S. schools

The school board of Virginia’s wealthy Loudoun County had planned to hold a routine meeting to close out the school year. Instead, it was pandemonium. Many of the hundreds of parents who flooded the auditorium in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night were there to accuse the schools of teaching their kids thatContinue reading “Partisan war over teaching history and racism stokes tensions in U.S. schools”

How Arizona’s Attorney General Is Weaponizing Climate Fears To Keep Out Immigrants

As the right grapples with what comes after climate denial, a Copper State lawsuit suggests creeping ‘eco-fascism’ in Europe may be a model. When Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich accused the Biden administration of failing to protect the environment in a recent lawsuit, it seemed like an unusual claim from a Republican better known forContinue reading “How Arizona’s Attorney General Is Weaponizing Climate Fears To Keep Out Immigrants”

One Man’s Quest to Crack the Modern Anti-Immigration Movement—by Unsealing Its Architect’s Papers

A lawsuit seeks to reveal John Tanton’s documents, which are locked away until 2035. In the days following the 2016 presidential election, then–Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and President-elect Donald Trump posed for photographs at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey. Kobach, an anti-immigration hardliner whose name was being floated to lead the DepartmentContinue reading “One Man’s Quest to Crack the Modern Anti-Immigration Movement—by Unsealing Its Architect’s Papers”

Lindsey Graham says children ‘could easily be terrorists’ as White House calls for ‘humanity’ at border

‘They could easily be terrorists tomorrow’, says South Carolina senator of migrant minors arriving from Mexico Lindsey Graham has claimed that unaccompanied migrant children could become the “terrorists [of] tomorrow”, during a unhinged rant on Fox News. Trump-ally Senator Graham said an increase in unaccompanied minors arriving at the US-Mexico border wall, where figures have tripled inContinue reading “Lindsey Graham says children ‘could easily be terrorists’ as White House calls for ‘humanity’ at border”

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