Politics

Colorado Governor’s Race Gets Ugly as Candidates Jump on Anti-Immigrant Bandwagon

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper has his eyes on a higher office, and he is betting that picking on young asylum-seekers will help him get there. Between jokes with Vice President Biden, and pool with President Obama, he took time to … Continued

Politicians avoid hysterical Murrieta rhetoric, but still advance nativist policy

The protesters call to “send them home” is echoed in the president’s recent request for expedited deportations Last week, images of angry protestors blocking buses of young migrants in Southern California attracted national attention. On July 7, protesters again obstructed … Continued

Nativist politicians want to thwart Obama’s executive action on immigration

In response to President Obama’s speech Monday, nativist politicians and leaders continued to blame him for the increase in children fleeing violence in Central America. They accused the president of over-stepping his constitutional powers and failing to enforce existing immigration … Continued

Spin Control: 3 Nativist Myths About Unaccompanied Minors – And Why They’re Wrong

Anti-immigrant organizations and mainstream media have devoted much attention to the increase in numbers of migrant children crossing the US-Mexico border. On June 2, the Associated Press reported: “In the past eight months, 47,000 unaccompanied children have been apprehended along … Continued

Nativist messages emerge in anti-immigrant movement’s response to ICE detainer rollbacks

In April and May, more than 50 county sheriffs, largely in the Western U.S., announced they would no longer comply with immigration detainer requests from Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE). They joined the cities of Baltimore, Philadelphia and Denver in … Continued

Colorado counties join Oregon, Philadelphia to end unconstitutional ICE holds

This week, two Colorado sheriffs announced that they will stop honoring requests from Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold immigrant detainees. The sheriffs join a growing number of Oregon counties and the city of Philadelphia as the latest municipalities … Continued

Immigration

Don’t let population control alarmists derail Earth Day

Earlier this week, the UN released a report revealing that significant measures are urgently needed to avoid an environmental and humanitarian disaster. Meanwhile, some population control extremists are manipulating environmental discourse to blame immigrants for climate change. In our haste … Continued

Immigration

Anti-immigrant think tank publishes dehumanizing, misleading report to undermine #Not1More protests

In advance of immigrant rights mobilizations planned for April 5, an anti-immigrant think tank published a misleading report titled “Catch and Release.” In the report, author Jessica Vaughan accuses the Obama administration of releasing “68,000 convicted criminal aliens” in 2013 … Continued