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Stephen Miller, While Defending Racist Immigration Bill at Press Conference, Cites Hate Group

The White House Press Briefing featured a surprise guest today – senior aide Stephen Miller, whom along with Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions is in charge of pushing policies that will make America white again. Miller was there to promote the RAISE Act, the bill introduced by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) … Continue reading »

If It’s Anti-Immigrant (and Unconstitutional), Kris Kobach Probably Had a Hand in It

Kris Kobach is one of the most influential people you’d probably never heard of, especially on immigration. On paper, he’s the Kansas Secretary of State, contender for the 2018 Kansas gubernatorial election, and Vice Chair of Donald Trump’s Commission on Election “Integrity”. But behind the scenes, he’s been the architect of anti-immigrant state and city … Continue reading »

New Report Highlights Ties Between Anti-Immigrant Groups and County Sheriffs

A Recording of Today’s Call Can Be Found Here. County sheriffs have become prominent advocates for tough immigration enforcement, from increased incarceration to Arizona’s notorious SB 1070 “show me your papers” law. The sheriffs speak as experts in public safety, which makes their views on immigration appear more authoritative in the eyes of many policy-makers and … Continue reading »

Advocates from Mijente, Others Greet FAIR in Washington: “Racists Enter Here”

The hate group FAIR is holding their annual anti-immigrant Hold Their Feet to the Fire event at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, DC this week, and members of Mijente, Undocublack, and Get Equal were there to “welcome” attendees. Holding signs that said “Racists Enter Here” and “End White Supremacy – Sanctuary for All”, the advocates … Continue reading »

Ahead of FAIR’s ‘Hold Their Feet To The Fire’ Event, Experts Provide Insight to Ties Between Nativist Hate Groups and the Trump Administration

Ahead of FAIR’s ‘Hold Their Feet To The Fire’ event intended to encourage President Trump to deliver on his anti-immigrant and mass deportation promises, experts reviewed the longstanding ties between anti-immigrant hate groups and white nationalists and analyze the ties between those groups and the Trump administration.  A recording of today’s event is available here. FAIR, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: A Session in Hate

Former Senator and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions has long been one of the loudest voices against immigrants and immigration reform. When he was in the Senate, Sessions took every opportunity to denounce immigrants in incendiary terms and oppose immigration reform legislation. He also has a record of making remarks against African-Americans that were so … Continue reading »

Goodlatte Bills on Immigration Would Make It Easier to Deport Millions

…but what else would you expect from Goodlatte? As if House Republicans haven’t done enough damage to America yet. Today, the House Judiciary Committee lead by Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will take up a series of anti-immigrant bills intended to “turbocharge Trump’s mass deportation agenda”, and the Goodlatte bills will make it easier to deport … Continue reading »

ICYMI: Topeka Capital-Journal Editorial Board: “Don’t Trust Kobach and Trump”

Last week, President Trump established a Presidential Commission on Election Integrity to review alleged voter fraud and suppression in American elections and appointed Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as the Vice Chair of this commission.  (No, this is not news as reported by The Onion or The Borowitz Report. It’s really real.) A new, … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry Responds to Kobach’s Appointment to ‘Commission on Election Integrity’

According to ABC News, President Trump is expected to sign an executive order today establishing a Presidential Commission on Election Integrity to review alleged voter fraud and suppression in American elections. Trump has appointed Kris Kobach as the Vice Chair of this commission. Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, responded to Kobach’s … Continue reading »

VICE: How Anti-Immigrant Groups and Hate Groups Have Infiltrated Trump’s White House

At Vice News this week is an amazing and comprehensive longread about the John Tanton Network – the collection of hate groups (and hate-adjacent groups) that includes the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), NumbersUSA, and others. It’s called “Radical anti-immigrant groups infiltrated the GOP. Now it’s in the … Continue reading »