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Top Trump Administration Officials, over a Dozen Congressmen Attend Events Organized by Hate Group

This week the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), a hate group, held their “Hold Their Feet to the Fire” (HTFTTF) event for the 13th year in a row. This year’s event comes in the aftermath of the tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Gilroy, California, which were carried out in the name … Continue reading »

Six Terrible Things That Happened in Anti-Immigrant Policy This Week

It’s been an incredibly busy week for everyone, immigration advocates included. The Trump Administration is constantly trying to change immigration policy — to the detriment of migrants, immigrants, and their families — and this week was no exception. Below is a recap of immigration and anti-immigrant developments this week. FAIR brings 191 sheriffs to town … Continue reading »

Rep. Escobar, Immigration Experts & Advocates Urge Congress to Not Legitimize Anti-Immigration Rhetoric

A recording of the call is available here.   Earlier today, immigration experts gathered with Representative Veronica Escobar (TX-16) on a press call to condemn the annual Federation for American Immigration Reform’s (FAIR) upcoming annual radio show, “Hold Their Feet to the Fire” (HTFTTF). During HTFTTF, FAIR’s anti-immigration rhetoric sets a dangerous precedent, ultimately igniting … Continue reading »

Administration Steeped in Hate Ties Sends Out Link to Major Hate Website

This is a new low:  Yesterday, Buzzfeed reported that the Justice Department sent an email to all immigration court employees that included a link to none other than VDARE, one of the worst and most vile white nationalist websites. The article linked to “directly attacks sitting immigration judges with racial and ethnically tinged slurs” — … Continue reading »

America’s Voice Calls on Foundation for the Carolinas to Stop Funding Hate

Yesterday, America’s Voice sent a letter to the board members of the Foundation for the Carolinas regarding its funding of organizations deemed “hate groups” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Per the Foundation’s financial statements from 2014 until 2017, the foundation has disbursed more than $11 million to groups like the Center for Immigration Studies … Continue reading »

In Defense of Racism, Trump Lackeys Take a Wrecking Ball to the Statue of Liberty, and Blame Immigrant Parents for Child Separation and Terror During MS Raids

Embossed on the Statue of Liberty, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,” are the founding ideals of America, unless you’re a member of the Trump administration, as we learned yesterday. In an interview with CNN, Ken Cuccinelli, the acting director of … Continue reading »

It’s Not Just Trump: The Trump Administration has Dozens of Staffers with Connections to White Nationalists

Neither Donald Trump’s racism nor his Administration’s ties to white nationalists are new revelations, but the events of this summer are still a shocking reminder of the racism and xenophobia that are foundational to this presidency. From recent campaign events to the white nationalist figures staffing all levels of his Administration, Trump is playing up … Continue reading »

Five Days That Shook America

Trumpism Has Created a Moral Crisis in America and A Stark Choice in 2020 We are in serious trouble as a nation. We have a President that incites racial and ethnic hatred. His policies embody his rhetoric and his cruelty. His political party enables and encourages him. The guardrails of our institutions seem largely incapable … Continue reading »