Nativism Watch

Colorado FAIR group to host Tom Tancredo, Maria Espinoza

On Aug. 23, the Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform (CAIRCO) will hold an event in Denver featuring former Congressman and failed Colorado gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo. CAIRCO is a Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) state contact group. Its director, … Continued

Ex-Border Patrol agent to speak at Aug. 19 Colorado Tea Party event

On August 19, retired Border Patrol agent Zack Taylor will speak at event in Lakewood, Colorado, organized by the Colorado Tea Party Patriots and Arapahoe Tea Party. Taylor is chairman of the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers and … Continued

Ayaan Hirsi Ali weighs in on Israel, says Netanyahu deserves Peace Prize

During a recent interview with an Israeli newspaper, Ayaan Hirsi Ali used the conflict between Israel and Hamas to push her anti-Muslim agenda and other controversial statements, including nominating Benjamin Netanyahu for the Nobel Peace Prize. In the interview, Ali, who … Continued

White House’s Eid-al-Fitr message sends anti-Muslim activists into frenzy

On Sunday, the White House issued well wishes to Muslims celebrating Eid-al-Fitr worldwide. In the message, President Obama stated that the holiday “reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our … Continued

Key players in anti-Immigrant movement to meet in Iowa on July 19th

The Remembrance Project (TRP) — an anti-immigrant effort whose principals hold close ties with numerous influential nativist organizations –  recently sent an email to supporters, announcing more details regarding its “Louise Sollowin Memorial Event” this Saturday in Council Bluffs, Iowa. … Continued

Anti-immigrant Arizona sheriff prompts protest against migrant children

An Arizona sheriff with a history of anti-immigrant rhetoric and activism has provided Oracle, Arizona residents with information to inspire an anti-immigrant demonstration today. Oracle local Robert Skiba, who plans to protest a proposed site to shelter children fleeing violence … Continued

Citing public health concerns, Gaffney calls migrant children a ‘toxic invasion’

After previously calling the thousands of migrant children fleeing violence a “dangerous invasion,” anti-Muslim activist Frank Gaffney has now deemed them a “toxic invasion,” citing the reports from conservative media outlets about illnesses in the detention centers. In a brief … Continued

Anti-immigrant leader calls for end to ‘cowbirding’ of U.S. in dehumanizing letter

Yesterday, The Washington Times published a letter to the editor authored by an Indiana-based anti-immigrant activist likening undocumented immigrants to cowbirds. The letter was written by Cheree Calabro, director of the Indiana Federation for Immigration Reform and Enforcement (IFIRE). The … Continued