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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 »

Jazz-Age Heiress Single-Handedly Funded Modern-Day Racism

The heiress poured over $180 million into the anti-immigrant movement The New York Times yesterday issued a deep-dive investigative journalism piece that highlights the role and funding that heiress Cordelia Scaife May played in formulating and funding the anti-immigrant movement. Her funding, totaling 180 million dollars, includes the seed money and ongoing support for white … 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 »

John Tanton Has Died. Unfortunately, His Racist Legacy Lives On At FAIR and CIS

According to reports, John Tanton, the founder of a network of anti-immigrant hate groups, has died at age 85. Tanton was once called the “most influential unknown man in America” and is in part directly responsible for the Trump Administration’s fear-and-cruelty approach to immigration. Unfortunately, Tanton’s legacy will live on. Tanton was originally a doctor … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Who is Stephen Miller?

Originally published February 15, 2018; last updated August 1, 2019 Stephen Miller is a senior advisor to Donald Trump, as well as a white nationalist who has been responsible for some of Trump’s most anti-immigrant policies — and his greatest failures. Miller has played a central role in the Muslim ban, ending DACA for Dreamers, … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: The Deadly White Nationalist Militias Patrolling the U.S./Mexico Border

Armed Anti-Immigrant Militia Groups Run by Vigilantes who Illegally Detain Migrants are Emboldened by Trump but have a Long, Violent, and Racist History In April 2019, a heavily armed anti-immigrant group calling themselves the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP) illegally detained more than 200 migrant asylum seekers, many of whom were children. They confronted the migrants … Continue reading »

Republicans Brought a Member of Hate Group to Congress to Testify Against Extending Protections for Dreamers and TPS Recipients

On March 6, Republican members of the House brought Andrew Arthur to testify against the need to expand protections for DACA and TPS recipients. They brought Arthur regardless of the fact that he was testifying on behalf of a hate group and held extreme anti-immigrant views. Arthur works for the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), … Continue reading »

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 »