Nativism Watch

DHS secretary to meet with Remembrance Project, other far-Right anti-immigrant groups

Imagine 2050 Staff • May 07, 2014

Local anti-immigrant activists, including Maria Espinoza of the Remembrance Project, accompanied three larger anti-immigrant organizations during a meeting with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson in Washington, D.C. today.

It appears Espinoza and other anti-immigrant activists including the California-based Don Rosenberg and James Johnson of NC FIRE joined representatives from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and NumbersUSA. Additionally today, other anti-immigrant activists are encouraging their networks to contact Secretary Johnson’s office in support of their nativist message.

The Remembrance Project is a group that spins tragedy into political opportunity; their stated purpose is to “honor and remember Americans who have been killed by illegal aliens.”

Espinoza and her group are based in Texas and regularly visit the nation’s capital and other parts of the U.S. with a “Stolen Lives Quilt,” which displays images of people who have been killed by undocumented immigrants. Last month, she and other Remembrance Project members traveled to protest a pro-immigrant demonstration and attend FAIR’s annual Hold Their Feet to the Fire event.

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