Anti-immigrant groups rally base, urge Congress to block relief

Do nothing. Obstruct everything. That seems to be the plan of national and state-level anti-immigrant groups who, earlier this week, began driving calls demanding that Congress block executive action on immigration and vote no on the administration’s border bill. The … Continued

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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