Fred Elbel

Colorado ASSET moves forward: the opposition grumbles as immigrant youth speak out

Persistence paid off last month, as undocumented students moved one step closer to equal access to higher education. On Thursday, January 24, the Colorado Senate Education Committee approved a bill called Advancing Students for a Stronger Economy Tomorrow (ASSET), a proposed law … Continued

Colorado Looks to Progress, Nativists Push Back

Fred Elbel, a leader in the population control wing of the anti-immigrant movement, has reared his ugly head to counter a push to allow undocumented immigrants to apply for drivers licenses in Colorado. Elbel is the spokesperson for the Colorado … Continued

Immigration

Earth Day Nativism

While many Earth Day events this past week focused on climate justice, sustainability and protecting the environment, some continue to take this week as an opportunity to bash immigrants. Earth Day for the anti-immigrant movement and groups like NumbersUSA, Californians … Continued

Ecology or Ideology? The Social Contract on Population

Earlier this week, the white nationalist quarterly journal The Social Contract released its first issue of 2012. Established in 1990 by John Tanton, architect of the contemporary anti-immigrant movement, The Social Contract has long served as an outlet for the … Continued

World “Anti-Immigrant” Day: the Skewing of World Population Day

Hopefully on World Population Day (WPD) many environmentalists were paying special attention to groups that are trying to hijack population discussions, steering them straight for anti-immigrant stances. Even though WPD was just last Monday, July 11, the anti-immigrant movement has … Continued

Immigration

Anti-Immigrant Stalwarts Speak on Progressives For Immigration Reform’s Conference Call

Late last week Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), an anti-immigrant group with ties to white nationalism, held its first quarterly conference call. After suffering some major setbacks, the call represents a pretty weak attempt by PFIR to legitimize itself in … Continued