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Last weekend, National Border Patrol Council President, Brandon Judd spoke at a conference in Las Vegas put together by the hate-group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). Unfortunately, this is only the latest example of Judd’s concerning behavior. Over the last year Judd has repeatedly promoted the racist (and false) “replacement” and “invasion” conspiracy theories,… Continue »

This post was written by Donroy Ferdinand Jr. He’s a senior at Howard University.    In September 2021, Haitian families looking for safety made the perilous journey to the United States border to make their legal claim for asylum. Fleeing the instability of a nation suffering from a recent presidential assassination and back-to-back devastating natural… Continue »

Washington, DC – New analysis from America’s Voice examines the role of xenophobia and dangerous anti-immigrant conspiracies in Ohio’s Republican Senate primary. Titled, “The Ohio GOP Senate Primary has Turned into One Expensive, Nasty Slugfest Filled with Dangerous Xenophobic Lies,” the new analysis finds that well-funded candidates in the competitive primary, such as Josh Mandel,… Continue »

In October of 2018, a gunman who believed an invasion of immigrants was underway opened fire at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, which is just a short drive from the Ohio border. Before the shooting, which left eleven people dead and six injured, the shooter wrote on social media, “HIAS [a Jewish organization that provides aid… Continue »

Every Texas Republican Who Doesn’t Denounce this Dangerous Rhetoric is Condoning It Leading Texas Republicans have recently turbo-charged their embrace of “replacement theory” and “invasion” rhetoric as part of their non-stop anti-immigrant focus. Those voices include a who’s who of Texas politicians, including Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and several members of Congress. It is, of… Continue »

Washington, DC – Arizona Republican Senate candidate Jim Lamon’s despicable ad where he depicts shooting the President, the Speaker of the House and Arizona Senator Mark Kelly is being widely condemned by observers in his state and across the country (read our take here). Yet elements of the ad – the endorsement of violence, the… Continue »

Arizona has long been at the center of the debate about immigration, producing some of the most extreme and ugly voices, from Joe Arpaio to Jan Brewer to the violent border posse. This year, we’re seeing Republican elected officials and candidates pushing even more dangerous xenophobic rhetoric. And, it’s just getting started. The GOP primary… Continue »

Republican Senate candidate Jim Lamon produced an ad where he shoots at President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Senator Mark Kelly. It’s craven and violent as it is, but Kelly’s wife, Gabby Giffords, was seriously wounded by a gunman back in 2011 when she was a Congresswoman representing Arizona. Lamon’s ad also features Pinal County Sheriff… Continue »

Washington, DC – An ad released today by Arizona Republican Senate candidate Jim Lamon features Lamon as an Old West Sheriff shooting characters representing President Biden, Senator Mark Kelly (D-AZ), and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. In the ad, Lamon is flanked by National Border Patrol Union head Brandon Judd and Pinal County (Ariz)… Continue »

Last week, we highlighted how right-wing xenophobic conspiracy theories can have real world consequences and are increasingly being embraced, amplified and mainstreamed by Republican candidates and elected officials in addition to right wing media and activists. In a new blog post and analysis posted on the America’s Voice website, AV’s Senior Political Manager Zachary Mueller… Continue »