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Ronald Vitiello’s Nomination to Head ICE Must Be Voted Down

During Senate HSGAC Committee Hearing, Vitiello Can’t Defend Consorting with FAIR; Tries to Defend the Indefensible of Family Separation Policy Yesterday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Ronald Vitiello to become ICE’s permanent director. Senate Democrats on the … Continue reading »

America’s Voice to Senate: Reject Nomination of Ronald Vitiello – Defending and Implementing Family Separation Should Be Disqualifying

Trump has hand picked Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) acting director Ronald Vitiello’s to become the permanent director of ICE. His nomination comes after months of Vitiello’s unwavering allegiance to Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda. While Vitiello’s backers are trying to improve the prospects of his nomination by portraying him, as the New York Times characterizes, as … 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 »

Two Hate Conferences Came to Washington, D.C. Last Week; Here’s Who Attended

Last week the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and ACT for America, both listed as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center and both with ties to the Trump Administration, held overlapping conferences in Washington D.C. Despite advocates’ efforts to warn members of Congress away from participating, both featured a number of GOP … Continue reading »

Despite Recent Firings, the Trump Administration Still Has a Serious White Nationalist Problem

Originally published August 27, 2018; updated September 9, 2018. Revelations of white nationalist associations within the Trump Administration are tragically neither new nor surprising. But the recent firings of DHS analyst Ian Smith and  White House speechwriter Darren Beattie are just the latest reminders of how embedded white nationalism is in the current Administration. Far from … Continue reading »

This Week: Two Hate Conferences Set Up Shop in Washington, D.C.

This week, two organizations listed as hate groups by the Southern Poverty Law Center will convene in Washington D.C. for their annual conferences: the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and ACT for America. Both of which have ties to the Trump Administration. And both, despite advocates’ efforts to warn members of Congress away from … Continue reading »

One Man Created a Bunch of Hate Groups. Now, Those Hate Groups Are Dug in With the Trump Administration

On August 15,  Lee Francis Cissna, the director of the U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Services (USCIS), sat down for a press event with the hate group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which was founded by white nationalist John Tanton. One might ask what the head of a major government organization was doing palling around with … Continue reading »

Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Hassan Ahmad, Esq. Discussing John Tanton’s Papers

*** * On this week’s episode of “A is for America”, we spoke with Hassan Ahmad, Esq., a Virginia lawyer who sued the University of Michigan for the release of white supremacist John Tanton’s papers. John Tanton is the founder of anti-immigrant hate groups like the Center for Immigration Studies and Federation for American Immigration … Continue reading »