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As Events This Week Prove, Anti-Immigrant Hate Groups Are in Control With the Trump Administration

Today, a coinciding of two events underscored the influence anti-immigrant extremists have on the Trump Administration — specifically those tied to John Tanton, a well-known white supremacist whose shadowy network of influence has reached all the way to the White House. First, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) held an event at National Press Club … Continue reading »

David Leopold: Stephen Miller is a White Nationalist

We agree. Today, during an interview with CNN’s Kate Bolduan, well-known and highly regarded immigration attorney and policy expert David Leopold referred to White House adviser Stephen Miller as a white nationalist. Bolduan quickly came to Miller’s defense: Leopold: I have no doubt that this administration, Donald Trump, who’s advised by a white nationalist, Stephen … Continue reading »

Is Stephen Miller a White Nationalist?

If your definition of a white nationalist is “someone who hangs around white nationalists, shares their views, and advances their policies,” the answer seems pretty clear Is Stephen Miller a white nationalist? Since no official definition of “white nationalist” exists, it’s tough to say, but what we do know is that Stephen Miller has long-standing … Continue reading »

Federal Judge to CIS’ Steven Camarota: You Are Not a Credible Expert  

On June 18, a federal judge rebuked anti-immigrant researcher Steven Camarota as an expert witness in a voting rights case. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had hired Camarota, who is Director of Research at the hate group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), to see if a requirement to provide documentary proof of citizenship (DPOC) … Continue reading »

Immigration 101: Who is Kris Kobach

Published June 22, 2018; updated August 15, 2018 Kris Kobach is Kansas’ current Secretary of State and Republican candidate for Kansas Governor, and an anti-immigrant extremist who has  served as the xenophobic right’s lawyer for more than a decade. He is known for his connections to some of the worst-of-the-worst anti-immigrant zealots, his role pushing … Continue reading »

Amid Child Separation Crisis and Before House Votes, Experts and Advocates Outline the Troubling, Central Role of White House Aide Stephen Miller

A recording of today’s call is available here This week, the nation has been transfixed on the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents along the southern border. In addition, the U.S. House will vote on two anti-immigrant bills. At the crux of both is President Trump’s main policy advisor:  Stephen Miller. On … Continue reading »

Advocates, Rep. Crowley Blast ICE’s Homan for Speaking at Hate Group

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan spoke at an event hosted by the hate group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) today, and was blasted for lending credibility to such an extremist group. CIS and its executive director, Mark Krikorian, like to take offense at the fact that the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled them a … Continue reading »

Trump Administration’s Pick for Refugee Aid Literally Works for Anti-Immigrant Hate Group

The Trump Administration is every day becoming more brazen in its attack on immigrants, as evidenced by yesterday’s announcement that they are nominating a hate group fellow to be the assistant secretary of state for refugees and migration. Ronald Mortensen is currently a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies — a hate group designated … Continue reading »

Advocates Defend California Values Act from Ugly, Out-of-State Hate Groups

Last fall, the California Values Act was signed into law, curtailing cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials and underscoring California’s role as a leader of the anti-Trump resistance. Studies have shown that jurisdictions with pro-immigrant policies are safer than those without them, and cities and states with such policies have been a … Continue reading »

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