Published June 22, 2018; updated August 15, 2018 Kris Kobach is Kansas’ current Secretary of State and Republican candidate for Kansas Governor, and an anti-immigrant extremist who has  served as the xenophobic right’s lawyer for more than a decade. He is known for his connections to some of the worst-of-the-worst anti-immigrant zealots, his role pushing… Continue »

A recording of today’s call is available here This week, the nation has been transfixed on the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents along the southern border. In addition, the U.S. House will vote on two anti-immigrant bills. At the crux of both is President Trump’s main policy advisor:  Stephen Miller. On… Continue »

To be Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is to court controversy and demagogue it to his advantage. In that and other respects, he’s a bit like his one-time boss Donald Trump. Still, a slate of news involving Kobach recently has us wondering just how much trouble he can get into at the same time.… Continue »

Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan spoke at an event hosted by the hate group Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) today, and was blasted for lending credibility to such an extremist group. CIS and its executive director, Mark Krikorian, like to take offense at the fact that the Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled them a… Continue »

The Trump Administration is every day becoming more brazen in its attack on immigrants, as evidenced by yesterday’s announcement that they are nominating a hate group fellow to be the assistant secretary of state for refugees and migration. Ronald Mortensen is currently a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies — a hate group designated… Continue »

Last fall, the California Values Act was signed into law, curtailing cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration officials and underscoring California’s role as a leader of the anti-Trump resistance. Studies have shown that jurisdictions with pro-immigrant policies are safer than those without them, and cities and states with such policies have been a… Continue »

America’s Voice has long known Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as an anti-immigrant extremist bent on terrorizing immigrant families. But this week, Kobach was in court over a federal voting rights case brought on by the ACLU, and he hasn’t been doing well. Kobach, in an unusual move, is representing himself in the case,… Continue »

Despite uncertainty about the ongoing policy negotiations over Dreamers’ legislation, we know a few things for sure: Dreamers urgently need a permanent solution that puts them on a path to citizenship; Only Congress can enact that permanent solution; Given the way Trump’s termination of DACA has upended the lives of Dreamers, and given the way… Continue »

Today, the Trump Administration ended temporary protected status (TPS) for Salvadoran immigrants, impacting 200,000 people who have lived in the US for decades, held jobs, and paid taxes. Contrary to popular belief and general misunderstanding, TPS holders are not undocumented. They’re immigrants who were already in the US at the time a catastrophic event –… Continue »

(CHICAGO, IL) – The Center for New Community today launched Who’s Behind the Plot Against DACA, an online hub hosting exhaustive research exposing the deep ties between anti-immigrant organizations that have links to racist eugenics and forced sterilization efforts, including the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), NumbersUSA, and… Continue »