Anti-Immigrant Leaders Call Obama Policy “Treasonous”

Last Friday, President Obama announced that he will halt deportation proceedings for some DREAM-eligible youth and allow them to apply for work authorization. This announcement was met with a mix of relief and optimism from those in the immigrant rights … Continued


Anti-immigrant and Other Far-Right Figures Appear at CPAC Chicago

Last Friday, conservatives from the Chicagoland area and beyond gathered for the first Chicago CPAC event. Unlike this years CPAC event in Washington DC there was no panel on the issue of immigration and, thankfully, there were no white nationalists … Continued


Georgia Anti-Immigrant Activist Quoted in Anti-Semitic Publication

Yesterday, Imagine2050 broke a story about Jon Feere, a staffer for the anti-immigrant group Center for Immigration Studies, providing commentary for the anti-Semitic newspaper, American Free Press. In the Press article, the journalist interviewed both Feere and also D.A. King, … Continued


Anti-Semitic Publication Features Commentary of Controversial Immigration Group

On May 28, an article titled, “Big Ag’ Favors Illegal Immigration,” appeared on the website of the newspaper American Free Press (AFP). The article relies heavily on an interview with Jon Feere of the anti-immigrant group Center for Immigration Studies. … Continued

Kansas Becomes the Latest State to Ban Sharia Law

Last week, Kansas governor Sam Brownback signed into law the “American Laws for American Courts” bill, SB79. The bill passed the Kansas Senate by a vote of 33 to 3 and unanimously passed the House with 120 votes. Tennessee, Louisiana … Continued

Is Alabama the Worst Place in America for Immigrants?

In the past few years, the anti-immigrant movement has become more and more emboldened with its nativist laws, which have been introduced in dozens of states. Just when we thought Arizona’s SB 1070 was the harshest bill to be introduced, … Continued

NumbersUSA Celebrates 15 Years of Bigotry

This year, the anti-immigrant group NumbersUSA celebrates its 15th anniversary. The group claims to have one million members and takes responsibility for blocking comprehensive immigration reform efforts in the mid 2000s. If one scratches under the surface of the “no … Continued

Anti-Muslim Rally in Lansing, MI Next Week

An anti-Muslim rally is due to take place in Lansing, MI next Thursday, May 10. The time and location are unclear but a local Tea Party group is behind it. Michigan’s most notorious Islamophobe politician Dave Agema is sponsoring the … Continued


Mike Hethmon and John Tanton: Two of a Kind

Last week, the Washington Post published a lengthy profile of the nativist law firm, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) and its head lawyers, Mike Hethmon and Kris Kobach. Kobach’s profile is considerably larger, portraying him as a GOP darling. … Continued


North Carolina Activists Protest Sheriff Joe Arpaio

“Americas Toughest Sheriff” Joe Arpaio visited North Carolina last weekend to campaign for Jim Pendergraph, an ex sheriff who is running for Congress. Arpaio was met by dozens of protesters holding signs questioning why the Maricopa County Sheriff’s office didn’t … Continued