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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 »

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 »

SPLC: Former Head Of Anti-Immigrant Hate Group Joins Trump Administration

It continues to be clear that Donald Trump meant what he said about immigration. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the new administration has named a former executive director of an anti-immigrant hate group to a top post at the US Customs and Border Protection: Julie Kirchner, the former executive director of the Federation … Continue reading »

We must #StopSessions. Call Your Senators Today.

Donald Trump nominated anti-immigrant extremist Jeff Sessions to serve as our nation’s next Attorney General.  Today, in an effort to block the confirmation of Sessions by the United States Senate, a large coalition of civil rights, domestic violence, LGBTQ rights and other progressive groups are holding a call-in day urging Senators to vote against Sessions.  … Continue reading »

CNC Releases New Resources Tackling And Exposing Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Muslim Agendas

The Center for New Community has released two important resources in countering the anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim movements. The first resource, “Anti-Immigrant And Anti-Muslim Threats In The United States,” is an assessment of organized nativist activity from around the nation, including groups with disturbing ties to white supremacists attempting to push through bigoted local and state … Continue reading »

KC Star Blasts Kris Kobach For “Despicable Affiliation” With White Nationalists

Last week, the Center for New Community reported that Kansas Secretary of State, Kris Kobach,spoke at a conference organized by white nationalists.  Kobach, one of the most extreme and vociferous anti-immigrant voices in the U.S., is a product of the Tanton network, which has deep ties to white nationalists. From CNC: On October 25, white nationalist … Continue reading »

Leading Anti-Immigrant Groups — Including Border Agents And Breitbart — Arrange Trump Campaign Event At Border

Leading Republican Presidential candidate  Donald Trump — who is also currently the nation’s leading anti-immigrant voice — will visit the U.S./Mexico border and meet with Border Patrol agents tomorrow, several have news outlets confirmed. “I’ve been invited by border patrols and they want to honor me, actually, and thousands and thousands of ’em because I’m … Continue reading »

CAPS Running Ads Around Nation; Remember that Their Philosophy Comes from This Guy

Today, the anti-immigrant group Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) is making headlines with its new TV ads, which are airing on national cable TV networks and running for several weeks.  CAPS’ premise is that immigration reform is bad for the US economy and American workers — contrary to all known fact — and that Americans this fall … 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 CIS Says Execution "Too Good" for Obama

h/t the Imagine 2050 blog at Center for New Community: Stephen Steinlight, the Senior Policy Analyst for the Center for Immigration Studies, along with his CIS cohorts have said some pretty outrageous things before.  But this time he may really have gone too far.  Speaking at the Highlands Tea Party in Sebring, Florida this weekend, Steinlight suggested … Continue reading »