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Architects of Failed Self-Deportation Policy Trying to Rebrand Their Deportation Strategy

Times are tough for the anti-immigrant groups. Donald Trump has become the leading voice for that crowd with his calls for mass-deportation. So, they’re desperate for attention and relevance. Outside of extreme anti-immigration circles, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), one of the organizations created by white nationalist John Tanton, is probably best known for … Continue reading »

Mark Krikorian: Obama Only Nominated, Elected Because of His Race

Mark “Haiti’s So Screwed Up Because It Wasn’t Colonized Long Enough” Krikorian has done it again.  In his latest at National Review, the anti-immigrant director of the nativist Center for Immigration Studies argued that Republicans should reject a long-term budget deal in favor of a weapon against executive action.  And fiscal measures will be necessary, he believes, because … Continue reading »

Anti-Immigrant Group CIS Exposes New "Threat": Some in US Are Bilingual!!!

The nativists at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), a key component of the Tanton network, have launched another attack on immigrants and their families in a new “study” that exposes what is for them a startling revelation: Some people in the United States are bilingual. Apparently, CIS believes they have stumbled up a sinister … Continue reading »

Stephen Steinlight of Krikorian's CIS Wants to Take Baseball Bat to Religious Leaders: "Would Be a Whole Lot Fewer of Them"

Right Wing Watch has a video of Stephen Steinlight, senior policy analyst at the Center for Immigration Studies, giving a speech to a Texas Tea Party group, and it isn’t pretty: Steinlight posited that the Gang of Eight’s immigration proposal “amounts to a plot against America,” warning that it if it were to pass, “America … Continue reading »

Heritage Blowback Has Implications For Krikorian and Other Tanton Associates

We’ve written several times about the growing scandal swirling around the Heritage Foundation, its deeply flawed immigration report and the disturbing views of Jason Richwine, one of the study’s authors. Perhaps most interesting is the potential for the Heritage story to taint other “think tanks” whose “scholars” also hold questionable views on minorities, immigrants, and … Continue reading »

Biased, Anti-Immigrant Tanton Group, CIS, Attacks New York Times for Pro-Immigrant Positions

Yesterday we wrote a blog post about a Tanton network hate group, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) attacking the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights organization, for hating on them.  Today another Tanton network extremist group, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), has put out a whole report attacking the New … Continue reading »

Increasing Shrillness and Desperation from Mark Krikorian As Conservatives Abandon Tanton Network

Oh, boy. Writing from his perch at National Review, Mark Krikorian, the Executive Director of the anti-immigrant “think tank” Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), is having a bit of a melt-down. He’s accusing everyone on all sides of the political spectrum of ganging up on him and his fellow anti-immigrant zealots from the John Tanton … Continue reading »

If Lamar Smith, CIS Hold an Immigration Panel and Nobody Cares, Did It Actually Happen?

The restrictionist Center for Immigration Studies held a panel this morning digging in their heels and trying to convince America why we should not progress forward with immigration reform.  Entitled “Amnesties: Past, Present, and Future,” the panel featured three of their staff members (can it be called a panel if everyone on it is from your organization?  … Continue reading »