Immigration

Earth Day Nativism

While many Earth Day events this past week focused on climate justice, sustainability and protecting the environment, some continue to take this week as an opportunity to bash immigrants. Earth Day for the anti-immigrant movement and groups like NumbersUSA, Californians … Continued

Culture

Colbert Report Takes On Californians for Population Stabilization

On April 25, 2012, the Colbert Report criticized an advertisement by Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS).  The clip also reveals connections between CAPS’s supposed environmental agenda and white nationalism. Check out the Colbert Report below! The Colbert Report Mon – … Continued

Chicago Bikes Beyond Bigotry!

The Center for New Community is launching its fourth Biking Beyond Bigotry tour this Saturday, April 28, 2012 in Chicago. Riders from Chicago, including youth from West Town Bikes will participate in a half-day bicycle tour around Chicago’s lakefront.   Afterwards … Continued

Ecopolitics

CAPS attracts college students to their anti-immigrant agenda

Earlier this month, anti-immigrant group, Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) named its top five winners of their statewide college competition on population awareness.  Each of the winners received California Population Awareness Awards. That’s right, an award for population awareness provided … Continued

Philip Cafaro & PFIR Take on the Sierra Club. Again.

Philip Cafaro is taking on the Sierra Club yet again. This time he is not only blaming the Sierra Club for its stance on “immigration-driven population,” but he is also painting immigrants as the main culprits contributing to US greenhouse … Continued

CAPS’s Guzzardi: Haitians Fertility Rates Should Be More “European”

Rather unsurprisingly Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) have posted a blog that suggests Haitians should stop having children. Joe Guzzardi, CAPS senior writing fellow, wrote the clunkily titled blog, “Decades-Long Failed U.S.-Haiti Immigration Policy Continues.” In it he goes so … Continued

Environmentalists Protest Two West Coast Growthbusters Film Premieres

“I went to the UC Berkeley screening of ‘GrowthBusters,’ the new tongue-in-cheek film that links to the anti-immigrant movement on issues of population. I showed up with fliers that read “Growth Busted! New Film that promotes fear and bigotry,” Minnie … Continued

Hundreds Turn Out to Support “Residents Against SW Ranches ICE Detention Center”

With bold and colorful signs that read, “Protect Our Children,” and, “ICE stop destroying families,” over 250 residents of Pembroke Pines and the town of Southwest Ranches, Florida, attended a public meeting Saturday, November 5. These residents, members of a … Continued

The $270,000 Question: How Long can Progressives for Immigration Reform Survive on Life Support?

After the dismal, racially homogenous turnout at its recent conference, with the wildly erratic appearance of content on their blog, and without any real momentum or interest behind or in seemingly any of their work, the time has come to … Continued

GrowthBusters, the film: where the Anti-Immigrant Overlaps the Environmental

Last week anti-immigrant group Californians for Population Stabilization’s (CAPS) Senior Writing Fellow, Maria Fotopoulos, interviewed GrowthBusters documentary filmmaker Dave Gardner.  The interview, titled “Addicted to Growth,” promotes Gardner’s film, which is set to be released later this month. GrowthBusters focuses … Continued