In the space of a week, Donald Trump went from embracing immigration reform to shunning it with racist vulgarities, potentially upending the lives of millions while tempting a government shutdown. Why? His base must be placated, because they're all he has left.
The Electoral Justice Project (EJP) is working to build a political home for Black people across the country where they can actually discuss transformative public policy, say activists and organizers Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson and Jessica Byrd. The EJP wants to spark the biggest Black political renaissance -- independent of political parties and organizations.
After a federal judge ruled that Trump's racist comments likely led him to illegally end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Trump filed an appeal with the Ninth Circuit and Supreme Courts. Now his "shithole countries" comment not only threatens Dreamers, but it could also lead to a government shutdown. It's up to the courts and Congress to save DACA.