#Goyaway: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Julián Castro lead calls to boycott Goya Foods after CEO’s praise for Donald Trump

#Goyaway: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Julián Castro lead calls to boycott Goya Foods after CEO’s praise for Donald Trump

By Jessica Flores, USA TODAY The CEO of Goya Foods, which bills itself as the country’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, praised President Donald Trump during a visit to the White House on Thursday.  Social backlash followed. The hashtags #Goyaway and #BoycottGoya soon began trending on Twitter, while some  Latinos also expressed disappointment with the CEO’s praise for a president who […]

Viewpoint: What Donald Trump Gets Wrong About Somalia

Viewpoint: What Donald Trump Gets Wrong About Somalia

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaking at the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), congressional reception for newly elected Congressional representatives. – Arlington, VA/USA – January 10, 2019 (Shutterstock) By BBC In our series of letters from African journalists, Ismail Einashe considers how Somalia has become caught up in the US election campaign. President Donald Trump […]

Trump Killed Obama’s Police Reforms. Now He’s Getting What He Asked For

Trump Killed Obama’s Police Reforms. Now He’s Getting What He Asked For

 Black Lives Matter protest on to denounce killing of George Floyd of Minneapolis on White House president Donald Trump – WASHINGTON D.C., USA – MAY 31, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Jonathan Chait, NY Mag Last October, Minneapolis Police Union president Bob Kroll appeared at a Trump rally. Clad in his red “Cops for Trump” T-shirt, Kroll […]

How Trump Is Undermining the U.S. Response to Coronavirus

How Trump Is Undermining the U.S. Response to Coronavirus

By Rudy Mehrbani & Tim Lau, Brennan Center The coronavirus has already caused several deaths in the United States, and the number of cases is rising. Senior officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned it could potentially cause “severe” disruptions to everyday life. An effective response will require the public to […]

Health Insurance Mandate: The Next Hammer To Fall On Immigrants

Health Insurance Mandate: The Next Hammer To Fall On Immigrants

Battle Creek, Michigan, USA December 18, 2019: President Donald Trump Speaking at a rally during the House of Representatives impeachment vote (Shutterstock) By Stuart Anderson, Forbes The bad news keeps coming for immigrants. On January 27, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court approved an order to allow the Trump administration to proceed with the public charge […]

Trump’s Nigerian Ban Is About Race, Not Security

Nigerian entrepreneurship and creativity have always found a home in the United States—until now.

Trump’s Nigerian Ban Is About Race, Not Security

By Kọ́lá Túbọ̀sún, Foreign Policy After winning a court victory with his initial travel ban that targeted some predominantly Muslim countries, U.S. President Donald Trump has followed up with another sweeping measure, this time blocking immigration from Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Myanmar, Sudan, and Nigeria. None of this is justifiable, but the Nigeria ban is especially […]

Trump’s Authoritarianism, Heartily Endorsed by the GOP, Fully on Display in Retribution Directed at New York

Trump’s Authoritarianism, Heartily Endorsed by the GOP, Fully on Display in Retribution Directed at New York

Washington, DC – Welcome to Trump’s first move post-acquittal. In a chilling development, the Trump administration is exploiting taxpayer-funded government levers to punish the state of New York for welcoming immigrants.    DHS has suspended the ability of New Yorkers to join Global Entry as retribution for a range of common-sense, pro-immigrant policies enacted by the state. Frank […]