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 group for FAIR and the anti-immigrant… 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, an endeavor that originally featured nine… 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 both sides of the immigration debate… 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 to their rallies — only about… 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 anti-immigrant wing. That crowd adopted the… 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 push for immigration reform.  The broad… 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 between immigrants and native-born Americans using… 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 be a hotbed of all that… Continue »

Update: Right now, Sessions and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) are tag-teaming about the virtue of legal immigrants versus those who are undocumented immigrants.  Funny, because earlier this week a Sessions staffer, Danielle Cutrona was on a NumbersUSA call where a speaker came out against LEGAL immigration.  It looks like we’re in for a lot of… Continue »

The Senate Gang of 8 immigration bill will likely move to the Senate floor next week, and if there’s one person who’s been in front of the charge to delay and stall the bill, it’s Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL). A profile by Jordan Fabian at ABC/Univision today goes into detail: It would be hard… Continue »