The Black American Leadership Alliance’s (BALA) We Are America tour — originally intended by organizers to be a nationwide series of demonstrations against immigration reform — went out with a whimper in Phoenix, Arizona last weekend. Even with a line-up featuring disgraced former Arizona State Senator and SB 1070... Continue »
We know, we know–August recess, and immigration reform summer, is over, and the verdicts on how pro-reform advocates won the summer are in.  Before we head into fall and the renewed pressure on Congress that our side will bring, however, we thought we’d take one more look at the... Continue »
It’s happened again, folks.  Just days before what was supposed to be an end-of-the-summer anti-immigrant blowout series of events across the country demonstrating opposition to immigration reform, the group organizing the events has apparently cancelled another demonstration, presumably due to lack of interest. The Black American Leadership Alliance–a front... Continue »
It was a billed as an anti-immigrant event, and turned out to be anything but. Yesterday in Richmond, Virginia, the Black American Leadership Alliance–a front group for FAIR and the rest of the Tanton network–held the first in a series of events with their anti-immigrant We Are America tour,... Continue »
One more time: Immigration Reformers Are Winning August The Atlantic’s Molly Ball spent some time reporting on the August activities of our side and the anti-immigrant side. And, the results are pretty clear: we are winning. The full article is worth a read. Here are some excerpts: Activists on... Continue »
We’ve covered the outpouring of activism from pro-immigration reform advocates around the country this summer. And, we’ve noticed the dearth of any presence from the anti-immigrant side. We’re not the only ones who have noticed. Politico’s Anna Palmer reports on their absence: Anti-immigration groups aren’t drawing large, loud crowds... Continue »
12:55 PM EDIT: Business Insider is now retracting their quote from Priebus.  They originally reported that Preibus said “when someone makes those comments” about self-deportation, “obviously, it’s racist.”  Their correction now has his quote reading “obviously, it hurts us.” For too long, the Republican Party has been controlled by its harsh... Continue »
In an article titled, “Immigration Overhaul Advocates Make Big August Push,” Holly Yeager of the  Washington Post writes: “An unusual alliance of advocates — including Internet moguls and evangelicals, representatives of big business and labor unions — is working across the country during the August congressional recess in an all-out... Continue »
In case you missed it, there’s a video you need to watch, first captured by The Nation’s George Zornick earlier this week. It’s created quite a buzz online already with over 45,000 views. On Monday, we wrote about the Tanton Network’s BALA Rally, an ugly attempt to sow division... Continue »
Today, immigration reform opponents are gathering in DC for the so-called “March for Jobs,” an event hosted the Black American Leadership Alliance (BALA).  Featuring the likes of Ted Cruz, Jeff Sessions, Steve King, Mo Brooks, and Allen West–and promoted by NumbersUSA and the Center for Immigration Studies–the event promises to... Continue »