Immigration

ICE’s Union President Relishes Role as Nativist Player

Last August anti-immigrant group NumbersUSA and beleaguered lawyer Kris Kobach filed suit against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton. The lawsuit was nothing more than an attempt by the nativist lobby to mount an … Continued

Immigrant Driver’s License Bill Introduced in CO, Activists Gather

Yesterday, on the steps of the Colorado state capitol, sixty supporters gathered to celebrate the introduction of a bill that would grant licenses to undocumented Colorado residents.  Leaders from religious and community organizations spoke to cameras from the English and … Continued

John Morton Resigns to Open Gourmet Snail Farm

Late last night, John Morton, the head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, sent a heartfelt missive to his agents and dozens of congressional staff preceding his official resignation today. In hopes of offering the public a rare opportunity to look … Continued

Cross-Post: The Plight of Gay and Transgender Women Seeking Asylum

Originally published by Center for American Progress on March 25, 2013 By Christopher Frost March is Women’s History Month—a time not only to celebrate women’s contributions to history and society, but also to reflect on the injustices and persecution that … Continued

Immigration

Attacks on Fourteenth Amendment Cloaked in Fear of “Birth Tourism”

Rock Center recently aired a segment on what it called birth tourism, the practice of wealthy foreigners, reportedly most popular among Chinese, South Korean and Turkish families, who come to the U.S. on tourist visas to deliver their babies. Their … Continued

Immigration

CIS Head Defends Fringe Population Control Leader

Last week, Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), went out on a limb to defend Phil Cafaro, Board President of the deceptively-named anti-immigrant organization, Progressives for Immigration Reform. “I’ve met Phil Cafaro and he strikes … Continued

Immigration

Far-Right Uses Tension Between Students to Push Anti-Islam Agenda

By Kalia Abiade Local school and law enforcement officials are keeping close watch after a lunchtime brawl between Somali students and African American students at a Minneapolis high school last month. Reports indicate that more than 200 students became entangled … Continued

PFIR Exaggerates U.S. Population Growth Under Immigration Reform

On February 10, the deceptively-named Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR) posted a report on its spin-off website, Immigration EIS, warning that the US population could exceed 1 billion by 2200 if current immigration reform proposals were enacted. In this draft, … Continued

Immigration

Cross-Post from Center for American Progress: Immigrants Are Makers, Not Takers

By Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Patrick Oakford for Center for American Progress With immigration reform heating up in Congress and the White House putting its muscle behind legislative action, immigration opponents are already campaigning against common-sense reforms. Their current line of attack is an … Continued

SOTU Address and Senate Committee Hearing Pivotal to Immigration Reform

Follow us this morning on @Imagine2050 and @nativismwatch as we fact-check and comment on the Senate Judiciary Hearing on immigration reform. Yesterday and today are two of the most important days for the immigration debate this year: yesterday, the president … Continued