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Activists Fight Back as Cornell Law School Invites Hate Group Leader to Campus

Activists and alumni are fighting back after Cornell Law School invited Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) executive director Mark Krikorian to speak at a conference for Dreamers today. An online petition started by Kica Matos, a Cornell Law alumna and the Director of Immigrant Rights and Racial Justice at the Center for Community Change, has … Continue reading »

Election 2018: Some of this Year’s Worst of the Worst Anti-Immigrant Candidates

Attacking immigrants for electoral success is, unfortunately, not a new phenomenon, but Donald Trump and Stephen Miller’s 2018 midterm divide and distract strategy has almost entirely consumed the Republican Party this election cycle. This cynical political strategy seeks to scapegoat immigrants to distract from the GOP’s unpopular policies. We wanted to take a look at … Continue reading »

Anti-Muslim Activist David Horowitz Has Inspired Ron DeSantis and Stephen Miller, Reports Say

An official in the Trump Administration and a Republican candidate for governor have been promoting ideas by leading anti-Muslim activist David Horowitz, according to reports from the past several months. Horowitz’s ideas have played an important role senior advisor and white nationalist Stephen Miller’s thinking, while Ron DeSantis, Florida’s Republican gubernatorial candidate, has praised Horowitz’s … Continue reading »

USCIS Deputy Director Appointment Who Made Anti-Muslim Remarks

Why it Matters Even More Than Others Who Made Similar Comments Buzzfeed reported on Saturday that a “US Army director recently offered a job as deputy director of the federal agency that oversees immigration applications [USCIS] made anti-Muslim statements and posts on Facebook in recent years.”  In a statement to Buzzfeed, a USCIS spokesman said … Continue reading »

Darren Beattie Not the Only White Nationalist in the White House

Over the weekend, Darren Beattie, who served on the White House speechwriting staff, was fired for appearing on a 2016 panel at the Mencken Club with Peter Brimelow, the founder of the VDare.com. The Southern Poverty Law Center describes VDare as  “a blatantly racist website and a hub for white nationalists and anti-Semites who are … Continue reading »

There He Goes Again: Unhinged Trump Deploying the “Divide and Distract” Political Strategy

President Trump’s unhinged, unfiltered speech in Tampa last night, following days of stoking the threat of an immigration and wall-funding related government shutdown, exemplifies what we’ll see for the remainder of this election cycle: a Trump-led and Republican-supported effort to whip up xenophobic fears and scapegoat familiar targets, such as immigrants and the media. The … Continue reading »

Kris Kobach’s Latest Crusade: Attacking Undocumented Students for Rising Tuition Costs

Kris Kobach — Kansas’ Secretary of State, Donald Trump’s co-conspirator on voter fraud, and longtime anti-immigrant demagogue — is one of the country’s worst restrictionists. This year, he’s running for Governor of Kansas, and has been making his long history of anti-immigrant politics the centerpiece of his campaign. Most recently, Kobach has been attacking Kansas’ … Continue reading »

Election 2018 Profiles: Kemp Wins GOP Nomination in Georgia, Which Means Another Race This Fall Will Be Ugly

Georgia is one of the rare states with two primaries, and a runoff election today just named Secretary of State Brian Kemp as the Republican nominee for Governor. Kemp ran against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle for an opportunity to face off against Democrat Stacey Abrams in the fall. Kemp, who has been endorsed by Donald … Continue reading »

David Leopold: Stephen Miller is a White Nationalist

We agree. Today, during an interview with CNN’s Kate Bolduan, well-known and highly regarded immigration attorney and policy expert David Leopold referred to White House adviser Stephen Miller as a white nationalist. Bolduan quickly came to Miller’s defense: Leopold: I have no doubt that this administration, Donald Trump, who’s advised by a white nationalist, Stephen … Continue reading »

Advocates, Rep. Crowley Blast ICE’s Homan for Speaking at Hate Group

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan spoke at an event hosted by the hate group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) today, and was blasted for lending credibility to such an extremist group. CIS and its executive director, Mark Krikorian, like to take offense at the fact that the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled them a … Continue reading »

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