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Immigration 101: Who is Stephen Miller?

Who is Stephen Miller? To understand what role senior policy adviser Stephen Miller has in the White House these days, look no further than Donald Trump’s new immigration framework, which includes legislation that would protect Dreamers — at the cost of worse outcomes for almost every other major immigrant group in the U.S.  This proposal … Continue reading »

Three Major Obstacles to Enacting a Bipartisan Dreamer Deal: John Cornyn, Bob Goodlatte, and Stephen Miller

Despite uncertainty about the ongoing policy negotiations over Dreamers’ legislation, we know a few things for sure: Dreamers urgently need a permanent solution that puts them on a path to citizenship; Only Congress can enact that permanent solution; Given the way Trump’s termination of DACA has upended the lives of Dreamers, and given the way … Continue reading »

This is What Mass Deportation Looks Like: 2018

Today, the Trump Administration ended temporary protected status (TPS) for Salvadoran immigrants, impacting 200,000 people who have lived in the US for decades, held jobs, and paid taxes. Contrary to popular belief and general misunderstanding, TPS holders are not undocumented. They’re immigrants who were already in the US at the time a catastrophic event – … Continue reading »

In Wake of White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville & Imminent Threats to DACA, CNC Launches New Resource to Expose Attacks on DACA from Anti-Immigrant Organizations with Deep Ties to Racist Extremists

(CHICAGO, IL) – The Center for New Community today launched Who’s Behind the Plot Against DACA, an online hub hosting exhaustive research exposing the deep ties between anti-immigrant organizations that have links to racist eugenics and forced sterilization efforts, including the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), NumbersUSA, and … Continue reading »

Stephen Miller, While Defending Racist Immigration Bill at Press Conference, Cites Hate Group

The White House Press Briefing featured a surprise guest today – senior aide Stephen Miller, whom along with Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions is in charge of pushing policies that will make America white again. Miller was there to promote the RAISE Act, the bill introduced by Sens. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and David Perdue (R-GA) … Continue reading »

If It’s Anti-Immigrant (and Unconstitutional), Kris Kobach Probably Had a Hand in It

Kris Kobach is one of the most influential people you’d probably never heard of, especially on immigration. On paper, he’s the Kansas Secretary of State, contender for the 2018 Kansas gubernatorial election, and Vice Chair of Donald Trump’s Commission on Election “Integrity”. But behind the scenes, he’s been the architect of anti-immigrant state and city … Continue reading »

New Report Highlights Ties Between Anti-Immigrant Groups and County Sheriffs

A Recording of Today’s Call Can Be Found Here. County sheriffs have become prominent advocates for tough immigration enforcement, from increased incarceration to Arizona’s notorious SB 1070 “show me your papers” law. The sheriffs speak as experts in public safety, which makes their views on immigration appear more authoritative in the eyes of many policy-makers and … Continue reading »

Advocates from Mijente, Others Greet FAIR in Washington: “Racists Enter Here”

The hate group FAIR is holding their annual anti-immigrant Hold Their Feet to the Fire event at the Phoenix Park Hotel in Washington, DC this week, and members of Mijente, Undocublack, and Get Equal were there to “welcome” attendees. Holding signs that said “Racists Enter Here” and “End White Supremacy – Sanctuary for All”, the advocates … Continue reading »

Ahead of FAIR’s ‘Hold Their Feet To The Fire’ Event, Experts Provide Insight to Ties Between Nativist Hate Groups and the Trump Administration

Ahead of FAIR’s ‘Hold Their Feet To The Fire’ event intended to encourage President Trump to deliver on his anti-immigrant and mass deportation promises, experts reviewed the longstanding ties between anti-immigrant hate groups and white nationalists and analyze the ties between those groups and the Trump administration.  A recording of today’s event is available here. FAIR, … Continue reading »

ICYMI: A Session in Hate

Former Senator and current Attorney General Jeff Sessions has long been one of the loudest voices against immigrants and immigration reform. When he was in the Senate, Sessions took every opportunity to denounce immigrants in incendiary terms and oppose immigration reform legislation. He also has a record of making remarks against African-Americans that were so … Continue reading »

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