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Cornered By Coronavirus Criticism, Trump Will Turn to Xenophobia

“He’s Going There. Don’t Let Him” The following is a statement by Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: Journalist Ezra Klein tweeted late last night, ‘The pivot Trump is about to make from downplaying the coronavirus to using it to justify xenophobia and scapegoating is going to be very grim.’ Sure enough, this morning, … Continue reading »

House Democrats Call Out White Nationalist Stephen Miller, the Architect of Trump’s Cruel Assault on Immigrants and Refugees

“It is a challenge to American democracy when an unelected and unconfirmed advisor to the President, who has no accountability to the American people, has such extreme white nationalist and white supremacist views…”  Today, Chairman Joaquin Castro (D-TX) on behalf of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, introduced a House resolution calling out white nationalist and white … Continue reading »

Rep. Veronica Escobar Offers a Powerful Reminder of the Consequences of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric and an Inspiring Vision of the America We Are Fighting For

As we predicted, President Trump’s State of the Union address last night was filled with ugly xenophobia, racial incitement and flat-out falsehoods. On immigration, his attempt to claim “success” is based on the cruelty, chaos, bigotry and suffering he has imposed – by executive fiat (check out our pre-buttal statement we issued yesterday for a … Continue reading »

SPLC’s Latest Revelations About Stephen Miller’s Views Toward Dreamers Undercut False Reassurances on the Future for DACA Recipients

SPLC Hatewatch’s latest release detailing White House advisor Stephen Miller’s role in advancing and espousing white nationalist theories include new emails to Breitbart that demonstrate Miller’s animus toward Dreamers and DACA and a forward of a disturbing article endorsing mass deportation by shipping out undocumented immigrants by trains to “scare people who want to undo … Continue reading »

CNN Spotlights How Stephen Miller Radicalized Former Breitbart Editor on White Nationalism

A CNN interview with former Breitbart reporter Katie McHugh leaves no doubt that White House advisor and leading anti-immigrant policy advisor Stephen Miller is an avowed white nationalist – and that ugly worldview animates his influence and drives the range of immigration and refugee policies he’s pushed from the White House (see more from this … Continue reading »

Charlotte Observer: “Foundation for the Carolinas under scrutiny over grants to anti-immigration groups”

In a must-read article from the Charlotte Observer, Teo Armus and Ames Alexander detail how the Foundation for the Carolinas has been making grants to hardline anti-immigrant groups such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). To date, The Foundation for the Carolinas has granted some … Continue reading »

ICYMI: SPLC Hatewatch Report: “Stephen Miller’s Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails”

Today, the Southern Poverty Law Center released the first installment of a devastating report on Stephen Miller, the top immigration adviser to Donald Trump. The report reveals hundreds of emails, leaked by a former Breitbart editor, that show Miller promoting white nationalist ideas about race and immigration. Miller promoted the work of white nationalist and … Continue reading »

Frank Sharry: Attacks on Lt. Col. Vindman’s Refugee History and Patriotism “Appalling and Un-American”

Today, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is set to become the first White House official to testify to Congress as part of the impeachment inquiry. Ahead of his testimony, conservative talking heads, pro-Trump allies, and some Republicans are slandering Lt. Col. Vindman, including a focus on the fact that he was born in Ukraine. Lt. Col. … Continue reading »

In Wake of Hurricane, Immigrants Are Rebuilding Florida Panhandle While Trump Jokes of Shooting Them

In a recent article Miriam Jordan of the New York Times writes of “Hurricane Chasers: An Immigrant Work Force on the Trail of Extreme Weather.” She sheds light on a “resilience force” of migratory immigrant workers who travel to disaster and recovery areas in America to do dirty and dangerous work, often while living in … Continue reading »