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House Judiciary Hearing on Immigration: Are These Wingnuts Still Running the Show?

As the House Judiciary Committee holds a full immigration hearing tomorrow, we wanted to highlight a few of the most anti-immigrant hardliners on the Committee and shine a light on their most notorious misdeeds.  At a time when Republicans realize that they must do better with Latino voters and the issue of immigration, are nativists … Continue reading »

Do Anti-Immigrant Zealots Still Speak for House GOP?

In recent years, the anti-immigrant wing of the Republican Party has driven the GOP’s immigration rhetoric and policies in a hard-line, inhumane, illogical, and tone-deaf direction.  After Mitt Romney “self-deported himself from the White House – in the words of Republican strategist Ana Navarro – many in the Republican Party seemed to get that there needs to … Continue reading »

Do Anti-Immigrant Zealots Still Speak for House GOP?

Curtain Rises on Immigration in 113th Congress as House Judiciary Committee Holds Tuesday Hearing In recent years, the anti-immigrant wing of the Republican Party has driven the GOP’s immigration rhetoric and policies in a hard-line, inhumane, illogical, and tone-deaf direction.  After Mitt Romney “self-deported himself from the White House – in the words of Republican … Continue reading »

House Immigration Hearing is Tomorrow; We'll Be Watching These Republicans

Remember Brian Bilbray? The hardline anti-immigrant Congressman-turned-FAIR-lobbyist-turned-Congressman-turned-forced-retiree? Well, Bilbray—before his most recent electoral defeat—was the head of a group of anti-immigrant members of the House of Representatives called the “Immigration Reform Caucus.” To avoid confusion about what real reform looks like, we prefer to call it the Bully Brigade. Bilbray had inherited the Caucus from … Continue reading »

Will Gowdy, Goodlatte Be Smarter on Immigration than Smith, King?

Leadership on the House Judiciary Committee has recently changed hands—Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) is now the chair of Judiciary, while Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) chairs the Immigration Subcommittee.  We’ve written posts on both of them recently about how their records aren’t particularly distinguishable from their notoriously anti-immigrant colleagues, Reps. Steve King (R-IA) and Lamar Smith … Continue reading »