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Immigration 101: The Deadly White Nationalist Militias Patrolling the U.S./Mexico Border

Armed Anti-Immigrant Militia Groups Run by Vigilantes who Illegally Detain Migrants are Emboldened by Trump but have a Long, Violent, and Racist History In April 2019, a heavily armed anti-immigrant group calling themselves the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP) illegally detained more than 200 migrant asylum seekers, many of whom were children. They confronted the migrants … Continue reading »

Donald Trump’s Message of Division and Hate Goes Global

Following the white nationalist terror attack in New Zealand, President Trump offered another wholly insufficient and inappropriate response. He not only failed to denounce the world-wide white nationalist terror threat, he doubled-down at his Oval Office press op by surrounding himself with families of people murdered by immigrants to veto legislation to block his constitutional … Continue reading »

Three Reminders Why Trump’s Xenophobia is On a Losing Streak

Yesterday’s Senate Rebuke the Latest Reminder That “He’s a Weak President with Little to Run On in 2020 Besides Spreading Lies, Stoking Fear and Exploiting Racial Grievance” Yesterday’s Senate vote was a bipartisan rebuke of President Trump – underscoring, as Frank Sharry noted, that he is a “weak president with little to run on in … Continue reading »

Republicans Brought a Member of Hate Group to Congress to Testify Against Extending Protections for Dreamers and TPS Recipients

On March 6, Republican members of the House brought Andrew Arthur to testify against the need to expand protections for DACA and TPS recipients. They brought Arthur regardless of the fact that he was testifying on behalf of a hate group and held extreme anti-immigrant views. Arthur works for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), … Continue reading »

Fox News’ “Battle at the Border” in San Antonio (Which is More than 200 Miles from the Border) is Useless and Offensive

On Friday, January 25, Fox News will be flying in Brian Kilmeade and Tomi Lahren to Texas to host a town hall meeting that will include elected officials, dubbed “Battle at the Border”. The event will be held in a resort in the wealthy outskirts of San Antonio, in Texas’ Hill Country, 200+ miles North … Continue reading »

GOP Denounces Steve King While Rallying Around Donald Trump

Leading observers are pointing out that the growing Republican denunciation of Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is both overdue and hypocritical. As the Washington Post’s Greg Sargent puts it: …Republicans are all in with Trump’s government shutdown. And that shutdown is a last-ditch stand to realize the crowning symbol of the policy agenda of Steve King. … Continue reading »

At Long Last, Are Republicans Fed Up With Steve King’s Racism — and What Took Them So Long?

New year, same old Steve King. America’s most racist Congressman made headlines yesterday by asking in a New York Times interview when racism became unacceptable: “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” King said. “Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and … Continue reading »

Election 2018: Funded by Hate, an Oregon Ballot Measure Seeks to Overturn a 30-Year-Old Law

This November, Oregon voters will decide whether to repeal a 31-year-old law that prohibits the use of state and local resources for immigration enforcement. Measure 105 was placed on the November ballot thanks to the efforts of a local anti-immigrant organization, Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR), in conjunction with the national hate group the Federation … Continue reading »

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 »