Nativism Watch

Arpaio to anti-Semitic newspaper: ‘I don’t talk. I take action.’

Imagine 2050 Staff • Apr 14, 2014

Anti-immigrant Sheriff Joe Arpaio and representatives from two prominent anti-immigrant organizations recently provided interviews to American Free Press (AFP), an anti-Semitic newspaper founded by white nationalist and Holocaust denier Willis Carto.

“I have a gun and badge. I don’t talk. I take action,” Arpaio told AFP reporter Victor Thorn in an April 13 article on deportation policies.

Thorn’s article also includes comments from NumbersUSA’s Director of Content and Activism Chris Chmielenski and Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies at the anti-immigrant Center for Immigration Studies (CIS). Vaughan used the interview to discuss findings from a highly misleading report she authored last month on interior immigration enforcement.

Representatives from the anti-immigrant movement have used anti-Semitic media outlets like AFP in the past to promote their work and agenda. Last December, CIS fellow David North appeared on the virulently anti-Semitic internet radio show “The Realist Report” for nearly an hour. KC McAlpin, executive director of the John Tanton-founded U.S. Inc., was heavily quoted in another AFP article authored by Thorn last year.



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