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SPLC Annual Year in Hate Report: Center for Immigration Studies Is A Hate Group

Today, the Southern Poverty Law Center released its annual “Year in Hate and Extremism” report, which found 917 hate groups were operating in the United States in 2016. There are now 14 anti-immigrant groups listed, including, for the first time, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) was also named … Continue reading »

Don’t be Fooled: Trump’s Deportation “Priorities” include “Almost Everyone”

LA Times Analysis of Trump Immigration EO Finds Nearly Entire Undocumented Population At Risk of Deportation An important new Los Angeles Times analysis of President Trump’s immigration executive orders echoes our assessment: despite claims that Trump plans to just build a wall and focus on “criminals,” the details in the immigration executive orders make clear that just about all of … Continue reading »

Florida House Dems Walk Out On “Racist” Mark Krikorian

Florida House Democrats didn’t even give Mark Krikorian a chance to spew his xenophobic propaganda to a full house during a meeting on refugees yesterday — they simply walked out. Krikorian is the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), an anti-immigrant group founded by noted white nationalist and eugenics enthusiast John Tanton. Among Tanton’s … Continue reading »

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 »