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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 »

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 »