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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 »

America’s Voice Education Fund Responds to Appointment of Julia Kirchner as USCIS Ombudsman

The following is a statement from Lynn Tramonte, Deputy Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, on the appointment of Julia Kirchner to be Ombudsman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).  Kirchner was the Executive Director of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a designatd anti-immigrant hate group according to the Southern Poverty Law … Continue reading »

NYT: Anti-Immigrant Hate Groups Have Trump As an Ally

At the New York Times today is another great piece on the John Tanton network, how anti-immigrant hate groups have Trump as an ally, and the general incredulity (including some from the restrictionists themselves) that anti-immigrant groups have so much power. The John Tanton network, of course, refers to a group of Washington, DC-based organizations … Continue reading »

SPLC: Center for Immigration Studies Is Definitely a Hate Group, Not Mainstream

Every year, the Southern Poverty Law Center releases its annual “Year in Hate and Extremism” report, which this year found 917 hate groups operating in the United States. For the first time, included on that list was the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), the “think tank” arm of the anti-immigrant movement that puts out misleading research … Continue reading »

Trump, the Center for Immigration Studies, and the Tanton Network: The Implementation of a Decades-Old Agenda

Trump has only been in office for a couple of months, but already his mass-deportation agenda is already well-defined. As we’ve written about before, Trump — led by Steve Bannon and Stephen Miller — is out to make America white again, by 1) indiscriminately deporting immigrants, and 2) changing immigration laws and policies to prevent … Continue reading »

Steve King Gives Voice to the White Nationalist Worldview at Heart of Trump’s Immigration Policy Agenda

White nationalism and anti-immigrant sentiments have a long and sordid history in America. But the election of Donald Trump and Trump’s immigration policy agenda has breathed new life into these movements, giving nativists newfound access and simpatico allies in the White House, and providing new cover for openly racist actions and comments – both from … Continue reading »

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 »