Why isn’t Washington think tank firing staffer who said Obama should be ‘hung, drawn and quartered’?

Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) wants us to know that it does not, in fact, support the president being “hung, drawn and quartered.” But that doesn’t mean the anti-immigrant think-tank will apologize for its senior policy analyst saying President Obama … Continued

Are border security agents reporting to the U.S. government or political extremists?

UPDATED 07/11 Troubling reports involving border patrol agents have surfaced as a result of the humanitarian crisis with migrant children. As reports of thousands of children seeking refuge from violence plaguing Central America came to light several weeks ago, two … Continued

Congressional hearing on children fleeing violence highlights lack of empathy

While immigration hardliners have attempted to spin an escalating humanitarian crisis into an issue of border enforcement, the reality is that it has much more to do with foreign policy, the U.S.’s commitment to child welfare and its willingness to … Continued

The U.S. has a humanitarian crisis at its borders. Who’s to blame?

Americans were stunned a few weeks ago when news broke that 47,000 unaccompanied immigrant children had been detained at the border since October. Further complicating the situation were reports of the poor conditions in which the children were being held, abuse by … Continued

Passover eve shootings are a chilling reminder that violent bigotry persists

The suspect is a former government informant with long-standing ties to racist organizations Yesterday’s shootings at a Jewish community center and assisted living facility are alarming acts of domestic terrorism by a longtime white supremacist leader. This is an unimaginable … Continued

Immigration

The ugly side of Earth Day

The climate crisis becomes grimmer by the day, but Mother Earth is up against more than just climate deniers and powerful corporations. The suffering environment is also the victim of racist organizations. To understand why, we have to go way … Continued

Politics

10 reasons Tancredo’s campaign no esta viva

Former Colorado congressman and current gubernatorial candidate, Tom Tancredo, has perhaps the most laughable campaign slogan this election year. The notoriously xenophobic politician is advertising his candidacy under the slogan “Viva Tancredo: Live your own life,” in an effort to … Continued

Nebraska Town has Opportunity to Overthrow Disastrous Kobach Ordinance

By all accounts Kris Kobach is a dismal Secretary of State. We’re talking epically bad. Unlike presumably all other secretaries of states throughout the country, he’s bad on purpose. If Kobach was good at his job that would mean upholding … Continued