Fringe sheriffs who believe they’re totally unaccountable to any state or federal authority hosted a right-wing conference in Las Vegas last week, where they made explicit calls for vigilante gangs “to patrol polling stations and stop the ‘expected flood’ of ‘illegal’ immigrant voters,” WIRED reports. Of course, this is a... Continue »
Far too many politicians, pundits, and online commentators with massive audiences are peddling bigoted conspiracies about a plot by elites to use non-white immigrants to undermine our democracy with masses of fraudulent votes and dilute the voting power of “real” Americans. This conspiracy is a version of replacement theory... Continue »
While the U.S. has made some advancements in addressing climate change, including lowering greenhouse gas emissions, this upcoming Earth Day is an important reminder that our communities haven’t been immune from the devastating consequences of this global crisis.  “A historic heatwave in the Pacific Northwest resulted in dangerous temperatures,... Continue »
Virginia Republican candidate Cameron Hamilton this week boosted an obviously falsified flier that combined some of the far-right’s worst anti-immigrant and antisemitic conspiracy theories to attack the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), a respected Jewish immigrant relief agency founded nearly 150 years ago.  The bogus flier – initially shared... Continue »
Earth Day 2024 is an important reminder that the global climate crisis and migration are intrinsically intertwined. While people migrate for a variety of reasons, such as family reunification or to seek asylum from life-threatening factors like state persecution and gang violence, climate change and related environmental crises have... Continue »
New data shows that tens of thousands of Americans have signed up to help welcome refugees under the Biden administration’s recent expansion of its private sponsorship program. Niskanen Center said that new figures from the Community Sponsorship Hub reveal that 65,000 people have signed up to be a part... Continue »
The Biden administration has announced the extension and redesignation of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Ethiopia for an additional 18 months, citing “ongoing armed conflict and extraordinary and temporary conditions in Ethiopia that prevent individuals from safely returning.” Under the extension and redesignation, this humanitarian relief will also be... Continue »
Hundreds of faith leaders, Members of Congress, and impacted individuals are among the latest voices urging the Biden administration to take urgent action to address the political and humanitarian crisis unfolding in Haiti. In their letter to the Biden administration, more than 250 faith leaders and organizations are urging... Continue »
CIS’ Jessica Vaughan Distanced Herself From GOP’s Dangerous ‘Invasion’ Rhetoric and Said She’s Never Used Conspiratorial Rhetoric. But She Lied To a Member of Congress, Because Her Tweets Say Otherwise During a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing this week, GOP witness Jessica Vaughan claimed that she was unaware of... Continue »
Across the country, immigrants, regardless of legal immigration status, make robust contributions that help sustain federal programs like Medicare and Social Security, fund schools and libraries, and boost the national economy. These immigrant households contribute significantly to their communities through state income taxes, purchases, and work in essential industries.... Continue »