Immigrants Pay More Than Their Fair Share

Immigrants Pay More Than Their Fair Share

It’s hip these days to pick on immigrants. From Pennsylvania Avenue to Phoenix, we’ve seen public displays of hostility toward undocumented workers over and over. Hostile politicians especially like to say that migrants are a drain on society. During Donald Trump’s...
Report Release: Findings From the Beyond Survival Campaign

Report Release: Findings From the Beyond Survival Campaign

Donald Trump assumed the presidency of the United States on January 20, 2017 and within hours his assault on immigrant communities and communities of color began. Mothers have been deported within hours of being torn from their children, survivors of domestic violence...
There Was Nothing Moderate About Trump’s Speech

There Was Nothing Moderate About Trump’s Speech

Donald Trump began his recent speech to Congress with a line seemingly designed to appease his critics. “As we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month,” he said, “we are reminded of our nation’s path toward civil rights and the work that still...
‘Only the Little People’ Face the Law

‘Only the Little People’ Face the Law

Law enforcement officers should enforce the law. America’s hardliners on immigration really believe that. They want their local police out looking for “illegal immigrants” and actively helping the feds deport them. Local police officials — in many communities — would...
No Child Behind Bars: Living Resistance from US to Palestine

No Child Behind Bars: Living Resistance from US to Palestine

Combining grassroots community engagement with municipal boycotts, community actions, testimony, and education campaigns, the tour–No Child Behind Bars: Living Resistance From the US to Palestine–explores state violence, particularly the criminalization...

Trump’s Executive Order Will Amount to a Ban on Muslims from the U.S.

For immediate release Media Contacts: Phyllis Bennis, pbennis@ips-dc.org, 202 787 5206 Domenica Ghanem, domenica@ips-dc.org, 202 787 5205 Today the White House is expected to issue an executive order calling for drastic changes to U.S. refugee, immigration, and visa...

Statement on Donald Trump’s Visit to Mexico

Manuel Perez-Rocha said today that Mexican President “Peña Nieto is opening the doors of Mexico to a xenophobe he once compared to Hitler. Trump has vilified Mexicans and continues promising a wall between our countries. By doing this, Peña Nieto demonstrates how weak...
Trump is Calling for a Return to McCarthy-Era Repression

Trump is Calling for a Return to McCarthy-Era Repression

What Trump is really calling for when he talks about establishing a commission on radical Islam is a return of the House Un-American Activities Committee, Phyllis Bennis told Democracy Now! in reference to his latest speech in Ohio. HUAC was so infamously involved in...
Why a “Trumpxit” May Be Harder Than it Looks

Why a “Trumpxit” May Be Harder Than it Looks

Here at Emergency Travel Services, we believe that it’s never too early to plan your vacation. Or your emigration. Based on the latest polls, most of you are confident that Donald Trump won’t be elected president in November. If the election were held today, according...
The Mad Hatters of Poland’s Tea Party Movement

The Mad Hatters of Poland’s Tea Party Movement

On a rainy day in April 1990, I journeyed to the outskirts of Warsaw to one of those functional Communist-era apartment building complexes to meet with Antoni Macierewicz. The opposition leader’s apartment contrasted sharply with its grim institutional surroundings....
Why a 100 Woman Pilgrimage for Immigration Reform Matters

Why a 100 Woman Pilgrimage for Immigration Reform Matters

One hundred women walked 100 miles to welcome Pope Francis to Washington. Their goal? To bring attention to the U.S. immigration crisis — and to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders. They started their pilgrimage outside the immigration detention facility in York,...
Five Biggest Losers of the GOP Debate

Five Biggest Losers of the GOP Debate

None of the eleven candidates on stage came out the clear winner or loser after the second GOP debate last night. While differing slightly in style and delivery, the candidates tended to agree on their vision for the future of the country. That vision is frightening....