Nativism Watch

CAPS Responds to Colbert Report Spoof

The anti-immigrant group Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS) responded to a segment of the Colbert Report earlier this week which criticized CAPS’s national ad which blames environmental problems on immigrants. CAPS attempted to distance itself from white nationalist John Tanton … Continued

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on SB 1070

On Wednesday, April 25, the Supreme Court heard arguments for Arizona’s contentious anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. A decision is expected in June.  Protestors demonstrated against the law in front of the Supreme Court. Despite this, Steve King (R-IA), recalled Arizona … Continued

FAIR Releases New Report on Ohio

The anti-immigrant group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released a new report recently titled, “The Costs Of Illegal Immigration To Ohioans.” The report claims that undocumented immigrants cost Ohioans almost $900 million last year. FAIR’s reports have been long … Continued

FAIR Briefs SB 1070 Arguments

In preparation for the upcoming Supreme Court case to decide the constitutionality of Arizona’s SB 1070, anti-immigrant group Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released a short report summarizing the arguments from both sides. Several provisions of the contentious law … Continued

SLLI Member Introduces Secession Bill in MO

Brian Nieves, a member of State Legislators for Legal Immigration (SLLI) an coalition of anti-immigrant state politicians introduced a bill in the Missouri House which would prevent the state of Missouri from recognizing or enforcing any federal law that would … Continued

IRLI Files Amicus Brief in Maryland

The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) an anti-immigrant law firm, filed an amicus brief earlier this week asking for the court to uphold the right of police officers in Maryland to ask for proof of citizenship after detaining an individual. … Continued

ACT! for America Head Calls the Arab World “Barbarous”

On March 8, Brigitte Gabriel the head of the anti-Muslim organization, ACT! for America appeared on CNN to debate former NY Governor Elliot Spitzer. Gabriel, known for her outlandish and oftentimes xenophobic statements struck again when she stated, “The difference … Continued

US Immigration Reform PAC Announces 2012 Endorsements

US Immigration Reform PAC, a political action committee run by Mary Lou Tanton, announced its 2012 endorsements recently. The PAC is endorsing a plethora of anti-immigrant politicians including Steve King (R-IA) and Lamar Smith (R-TX). Its chair, Mary Lou Tanton, … Continued

Islamophobes Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller in NYC Court Tomorrow

Anti-Islam activists Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer will be testifying in a New York City courtroom tomorrow in a 1st Amendment case. Geller caused controversy last week when she claimed that the murder of Iraqi woman Shaima Alawadi in California … Continued

GA Anti-Immigrant Bill Fails Much to the Dismay of D.A. King

An anti-immigrant bill in Georgia that would have barred undocumented immigrants from attending public colleges died yesterday in the GA Legislature. Anti-immigrant activist D.A. King who was pushing for the bills passage responded angrily, blaming immigrant and civil rights groups … Continued