5 distortions that prove the nativist movement doesn’t care about American workers

The organized anti-immigrant movement in this country thinks we’re stupid. Why else would its leaders continue swearing to us that they care so deeply about American workers? Now, as those concerned with immigration reform await an announcement from the Obama … Continued

3 examples of nativist hypocrisy on ‘rule of law’ evidenced in attacks on migrant children

Hypocrisy permeates the work of the organized anti-immigrant movement. Perhaps nothing underscores their collective hypocrisy more consistently and clearly than that movement’s “rule of law” argument against legislation and reforms that would aid the young. During a two-year-long drudging refrain, … Continued

Nativist think tank still has a foothold in Congress – but why?

The Center for Immigration Studies has a cozy relationship with key House Republicans despite a recent controversy and years of questionable tactics. On July 17, the Center for Immigration Studies’ (CIS) Stephen Steinlight spoke before a Tea Party group in … Continued

Nativist ties prove to be a disadvantage as candidates fall flat in primaries

Throughout this primary season, Center for New Community has provided updates and analysis here at our blog, Imagine2050. Conducting our monitoring of Republican primaries nationwide, we have been able to show how the anti-immigrant wing of the organized nativist movement … Continued

Five Reminders: Eric Cantor Loses, but Immense Nativist Failures in Primaries Remain Glaring

With Eric Cantor’s loss, the organized nativist movement and anti-immigrant pundits can boast that a Republican candidate has finally been defeated over immigration, albeit superficially—and their boasting will fail to address wins by Rep. Renee Ellmers and Sen. Lindsey Graham, … Continued

FAIR’s pledge to candidates: Sign on with us if you want to fail

On April 28, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) launched yet another of its issue-oriented pledge-drives, querying mid-term candidates: “Will you promise to protect American workers?” By urging candidates to sign its pledge, FAIR has hoped to inject its … Continued

With Reform Deadline Approaching, Nativist Groups Rekindle their “Criminal” Rhetoric

As the Democrats’ summer deadline for moving on immigration reform draws closer, the organized nativist movement in America is falling back on a long-held communications strategy: scapegoating and fear-stoking through the criminalizing of immigrants. In the last couple weeks, right-wing … Continued

2 Takeaways from CIS’s Latest Report aimed at STEM Workers

With the public release of its report on STEM workers at a panel scheduled for today at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has issued yet another missive intended to derail the reform … Continued

Three ways that Rep. Steve King and the anti-immigrant movement lie about the ENLIST Act

Recently, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released its “Top 10 Reasons to Oppose the ENLIST Act.” Predictably, their work is filled with half-truths, a lack of context, some lies and biased buzz-words like “amnesty” and “illegal.” FAIR’s list … Continued

Don’t let nativists scapegoat immigrants in the name of workers’ rights

May Day is not just an international celebration of workers; it is a reminder of struggles past which have led to present prosperities. Since 2006 here in America, May Day has also become an occasion for upholding immigrant rights. More … Continued