Tag: Donald Trump

Video – Immigration Politics in the Trump Era: Muzaffar Chishti

In early May, in the wake of the Trump administration’s evolving immigration policies, the Murphy Institute convened national and local experts and leaders in a day long conference to discuss the implications of these changing positions for immigrant communities. In this excerpt, Muzaffar Chishti, Director of the Migration Policy Institute, discuss the most insidious and less well-known aspects of Donald Trump’s progress toward fulfilling his campaign’s anti-immigrant rhetoric.

What labor should learn from Trump’s victory: Responding to Cohen, Weingarten and Casey

Unlike Hillary Clinton, a one-time member of the Walmart board of directors, Sanders has been a lifelong friend of labor with the record to prove it. It was Sanders who represented the leftwing of the possible, not Clinton. Moreover, a Sanders presidency was certainly...

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Trump’s Odd Allies: Union Members

So no surprise then that union members voting in the Republican primaries vote for Trump at significantly higher rates than other GOP voters. This, after roughly two decades of energetic, expensive and, until now, fairly successful efforts on behalf of the AFL-CIO to educate union voters and their families. This makes perfect sense; after years of making it clear that corporate friendly free trade deals were harming workers, why wouldn't Republican union members square the circle by going for Trump?

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