The rest of the world is learning something we’ve known for awhile: Alabama Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions is extremely and obsessively anti-immigrant. And his behavior being noticed.  During the mark-up of the Senate’s “Gang of 8” bill, Sessions has stood out – often on his own. Dana Milbank at... Continue »
The anti-immigrant ProEnglish, founded by white nationalist John Tanton, is now running ads against the immigration reform bill. And, this time, the extreme opponents of immigration reform are being seen for what they are. Buzzfeed’s headline reads: Controversial “Pro-English” Group Launches Ad Campaign To Take Down Immigration Reform. The subtitle is even... Continue »
We’ve written several times about the growing scandal swirling around the Heritage Foundation, its deeply flawed immigration report and the disturbing views of Jason Richwine, one of the study’s authors. Perhaps most interesting is the potential for the Heritage story to taint other “think tanks” whose “scholars” also hold... Continue »
Now that the process of immigration reform is in full swing (markup for the Senate bill will start next week, and a House bill is expected soon), the anti-immigrant nativists have been out and about trying to kill the bill any way they can.  The Center for Immigration Studies,... Continue »
Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on the immigration reform legislation drafted by the “Gang of Eight.” As we noted in the post below, the anti-immigrant Senators, led by Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and leader of the “Gang of Hate” Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL) on the panel... Continue »
Update: Lamar Smith’s office has announced that he plans to keep using the term “illegal immigrant”–“and trusts the the AP will keep quoting people who do so as well.” Immigration activists and advocates yesterday were abuzz with excitement when the Associated Press announced it was dropping the use of the... Continue »
Mark Krikorian, head of the anti-immigrant “think tank” Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), is feeling a bit lonely this week.  Surveying the likely GOP presidential contenders for 2016, he lamented to the conservative Weekly Standard, “I’m honestly looking for someone I can support in 2016.”  Krikorian’s glum assessment of the potential 2016 Republican... Continue »
Flip back the count.  It’s been zero days since Congressional Republicans last called a CIS witness to a hearing. All over Washington, Republicans are deciding that getting with the program on immigration reform and shutting up about their nativist tendencies is the best way to go.  The RNC released... Continue »
Yesterday we wrote a blog post about a Tanton network hate group, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) attacking the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights organization, for hating on them.  Today another Tanton network extremist group, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), has put out... Continue »
Over the weekend, Fox New’s Laura Ingraham brought on Bob Dane, a spokesman for the Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR, considered to be a hate group), to slam the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and pretend that hate groups don’t exist. “There’s a legal definition as to what... Continue »