Jim Gilchrist

Center for Immigration Studies: Obama’s Policies Could Spark a Neo-Nazi Golden Dawn in US

Formed in 1985 the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) has long proved a vital organization within the constellation of groups that together comprise the contemporary anti-immigrant movement. Though residing behind the facade of an objective, unbiased group that simply researches … Continued

Missouri Rep Accepts Endorsement of Minutemen Founder

Early last week Jim Gilchrist, leader of the Minutemen Project and fountainhead of the larger Minutemen movement, endorsed US Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri, who is about to launch a bid for US Senate. According to one source, “Gilchrist cited … Continued


“Leaders” who promote false notion of competition between African Americans and immigrants still connected to anti-immigrant groups

In 2006, the John Tanton Network of anti-immigrant groups, which include FAIR, Center for Immigration Studies, and NumbersUSA, launched Choose Black America to serve as an African-American front group for the anti-immigrant movement. One of the “leaders” it chose to … Continued


White nationalists converge on day two at CPAC

While many young conservatives waited in long lines to hear Ron Paul speak in the main ballroom of yesterday’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), another event, ‘Will Immigration Kill the GOP,’ was drawing a crowd of its own. The seminar … Continued


Beleaguered Minutemen Civil Defense Corps Endorsed Winners

Unlike many of the organizations that make it their business to promote hostility against immigrants, the Minutemen Movement has had a challenging few years. Notably, the John Tanton Network managed to edge its controversial agenda further into conventional media streams, … Continued


Blackface and the Far Right

Why is putting on blackface such the rage on the far right? The mighty pale Tea Party movement is not the first to try this tactic. The nearly all white anti-immigrant movement has been trying on blackface over the last … Continued


Minutemen Civil Defense Corps Now Defunct

Last week, the Minutemen Civil Defense Corps announced that it will officially dissolve. The announcement distributed by President Carmen Mercer of Arizona mentions that the organization’s termination grew “out of concern for their volunteers’ safety and accelerating liability threats.” She … Continued


Anti-immigrant Sentiment is Racism

The United States has struggled historically when it comes to race. Slavery and the conquering of North America from the indigenous populations are two examples of how the wealth and prosperity of this country came at the expense of so … Continued


Campaign to Renounce Anti-Immigrant Groups Needed to Stop Violence

We have been keeping a close eye on the murder case of Raul Flores and his nine-year-old daughter, Brisenia. Jason Bush, Shawna Forde, and Albert Gaxiola broke into the Flores’ home on May 30th and shot them, point blank, in … Continued