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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 »

Election 2018 Profiles: Who is Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA)?

Lou Barletta is an anti-immigrant extremist who has long made a political name for himself attacking immigrants and intimately entangling himself in the network of anti-immigrant organizations created by white nationalist John Tanton. Barletta is currently the U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 11th district and the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. Barletta first gained the … Continue reading »

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 »

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