Illinois Minutemen threaten comeback with protest event Tuesday

After a long period of inactivity, a virulent anti-immigrant group and its controversial founder are planning to make their presence known again in Chicago. Last week, Rosanna Pulido announced an Illinois Minutemen “reunion tour,” targeting immigrant rights organizations. Pulido has … Continued

Gaffney laments disbanding of NYPD Muslim surveillance unit

The New York Police Department announced yesterday it would be disbanding its Muslim surveillance unit, drawing criticism from anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney. Commissioner William Bratton announced the NYPD would be abandoning its controversial program that spied, mapped and documented … Continued

CIS’s Jon Freere exploits Boston Marathon attack to argue against DREAM Act

In a blog post published yesterday on the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)  legal policy analyst Jon Feere cited  the bombers in an attempt to counter the messaging used by advocates DREAM Act and similar … Continued

Arpaio to anti-Semitic newspaper: ‘I don’t talk. I take action.’

Anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio and representatives from two prominent anti-immigrant organizations recently provided interviews to American Free Press (AFP), an anti-Semitic newspaper founded by white nationalist and Holocaust denier Willis Carto. “I have a gun and badge. I don’t talk. … Continued


FAIR’s scaled-down radio event suggests waning influence for anti-immigrant movement

Last week, the Federation for American Immigration Reform held its annual anti-immigrant radio event “Hold Their Feet to the Fire” in Washington, D.C. Advertised as “the nation’s largest immigration media event,” the annual event is a flagship event for the … Continued

In Gaffney interview, Kobach urges more states to pass anti-Shariah bills

Yesterday, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach discussed the supposed threat of Shariah law being applied in American courts with anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney. The exchange occurred during a taping of Gaffney’s Secure Freedom Radio program at “Hold Their … Continued

Anti-Muslim activists seethe after Brandeis withdraws honor to Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Brandeis University announced yesterday it would withdraw its offer to present Islamophobe Ayaan Hirsi Ali with an honorary degree, triggering an uproar among anti-Muslim and far-Right activists. Brandeis decided to rescind the award after students and other groups signed a … Continued