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 »

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 »

“I was routinely mocked in a Spanish accent.” On “several occasions, racial slurs were used against me or I was made fun of for being Hispanic,” said Joe Gomez this week of his tenure being the only Latino employee at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).   The Southern Poverty Law Center has long… Continue »

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 »

A Is For America podcast

*** * 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

If your definition of a white nationalist is “someone who hangs around white nationalists, shares their views, and advances their policies,” the answer seems pretty clear Is Stephen Miller a white nationalist? Since no official definition of “white nationalist” exists, it’s tough to say, but what we do know is that Stephen Miller has long-standing… Continue »

On June 18, a federal judge rebuked anti-immigrant researcher Steven Camarota as an expert witness in a voting rights case. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach had hired Camarota, who is Director of Research at the hate group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), to see if a requirement to provide documentary proof of citizenship (DPOC)… Continue »