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HJC Witness Today Includes Disgraced Former INS Officer Who Lied to Congress

Today, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on “Interior Immigration Enforcement Legislation,” where it will discuss failed bills like the incredibly anti-immigrant SAFE Act. But the real story is who will be testifying at the hearing — namely, even more extremist witnesses from the Center for Immigration Studies and the hate group Federation for … Continue reading »

Tomorrow: Another HJC Hearing, Another Set of Tanton Network Witnesses

When Republicans want to hear “expert” testimony on anti-immigrant views, there is apparently only shop in town: the John Tanton network.  Tanton, of course, is the white nationalist who founded or helped found three key anti-immigrant groups, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (or FAIR, a hate group), the Center for Immigration Studies (the think tank), … Continue reading »

Senate and House Judiciary Committee Hearings Feature FOUR Tanton Network Supporters

Congressional Republicans clearly don’t care that the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a hate group or that its founder, John Tanton, is a white nationalist.  Why else would they hold two immigration hearings today (one by the House Judiciary Committee and one in the Senate) and invite not one, not two, not three, but four witnesses affiliated … Continue reading »

Today's HJC Witness Jay Sekulow Supported Arizona's SB 1070

h/t Center for New Community Today, the House Judiciary Committee is beginning its assault on President Obama’s new executive order for immigrants, with a hearing entitled “President Obama’s Executive Overreach on Immigration.”  The Republican majority gets three witnesses, one of which is a Mr. Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice. … 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 »

Border-Obsessed Sheriffs are Coming to Washington — Here's What You Need to Know

On December 10th, a group of sheriffs led by one Sheriff Thomas Hodgson of Bristol County, Massachusetts are planning to meet up in Washington, DC to meet with members of Congress and push them to increase border security.  Never mind that the border is already more secure than ever before or that the Senate immigration bill … 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 »

Think Progress: Candidates Who Sign FAIR Pledge Are Losing Their Primaries

Remember the FAIR anti-immigrant pledge that we wrote about last month, which was so restrictive in its opposition to immigration reform that it insisted that candidates running for office oppose legal as well as undocumented immigration?  As Think Progress — with data crunched by the Center for New Community — reports, candidates who have signed the pledge … Continue reading »

Tomorrow's House Judiciary Committee Hearing Is Yet Another GOP Anti-Immigrant Sideshow

Tomorrow, the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing where Republicans will grill DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.  The hearing will no doubt cover a range of immigration policy issues as Republicans see them, including Steve-King-caucus-priorities such as criminal activity by immigrants, the Obama Administration’s lack of respect for the law, criminal activity by immigrants, and the Obama … Continue reading »