A recently signed Iowa law endangering long-settled immigrants and U.S. citizens of color alike has been halted for now. This week, a federal judge temporarily paused the state’s anti-immigrant SF 2340, ruling that the Texas-style legislation “would interfere with the federal government’s enforcement of U.S. immigration laws,” Reuters reported.... Continue »
Young immigrants, advocacy organizations, lawmakers, community members, and allies are set to mark the 12th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program this upcoming Saturday with several in-person and virtual rallies, press briefings, and educational opportunities around the country this week.  Events are set for states... Continue »
The Department of Justice has sued Oklahoma over its anti-immigrant law, becoming the latest such lawsuit filed by the federal government in recent weeks over Texas-style legislation endangering long-settled immigrants and U.S. citizens of color alike. The lawsuits against Texas, Iowa, and now Oklahoma “signal that the Biden administration... Continue »
Republican Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have amplified white nationalist great replacement conspiracy theory directly tied to multiple domestic terrorist attacks that have claimed the lives of dozens of Americans over the last several years. Ranking Member Lindsey Graham, South Carolina: On July 19, 2021, Senator Lindsey Graham... Continue »
Several state legislatures are entertaining baseless election denial conspiracies, adding redundant rules against non-citizen voting to the November ballot. Dressed as democracy protections, these efforts instead seek to create a boogeyman around a problem that doesn’t exist. After a decade and millions of dollars spent searching for a problem,... Continue »
Several members of the 118th Congress have used their platforms and power to amplify a white nationalist conspiracy about a so-called migrant “invasion.” This dehumanizing rhetoric claims that migrants and asylum seekers at the border constitute a literal military-style invasion of the United States. Often this rhetoric cites a... Continue »
Fringe sheriffs who believe they’re totally unaccountable to any state or federal authority hosted a right-wing conference in Las Vegas last week, where they made explicit calls for vigilante gangs “to patrol polling stations and stop the ‘expected flood’ of ‘illegal’ immigrant voters,” WIRED reports. Of course, this is a... Continue »
Virginia Republican candidate Cameron Hamilton this week boosted an obviously falsified flier that combined some of the far-right’s worst anti-immigrant and antisemitic conspiracy theories to attack the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), a respected Jewish immigrant relief agency founded nearly 150 years ago.  The bogus flier – initially shared... Continue »
After several delays, Speaker Mike Johnson may be finally sending the impeachment articles against Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas to the U.S. Senate this week. Johnson had previously named 11 House impeachment managers who will oversee the process. For anyone who has paid attention to House Republicans, it... Continue »
CIS’ Jessica Vaughan Distanced Herself From GOP’s Dangerous ‘Invasion’ Rhetoric and Said She’s Never Used Conspiratorial Rhetoric. But She Lied To a Member of Congress, Because Her Tweets Say Otherwise During a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing this week, GOP witness Jessica Vaughan claimed that she was unaware of... Continue »