Washington Post

Immigration

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

Your Saturday Immigration Rundown: 08.13.2011

Well, let’s get right to it. Here’s a compilation of some important stories we were lucky enough to come across this week. As always, Twitter handles for authors and organizations are included when available, and be sure to give us … Continued

Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Tongues

The media needs to feature more pro-immigrant voices. Recently, my local newspaper published a letter that blamed immigrants for our economic woes.  I wrote a response where I pointed out that undocumented people pay taxes and contribute to the economy. … Continued

Politics

The Hazleton Syndrome, Social Security, and Nativists Fleecing America

Hazleton, Pennsylvania—a nativist stronghold that early on crafted, enacted, and then defended local anti-immigrant ordinances—suffered a costly and significant legal setback last week when the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s ruling that the city’s restrictive ordinances … Continued

News

New Anti-Immigrant Spokespersons Carry On FAIR’s Dirty Work

After Rachel Maddow’s credibility crippling exposé on the Federation for American Immigration (FAIR), the anti-immigrant movement’s linchpin is still finding ways to sneak comments into mainstream media stories on immigration. Although many news outlets have avoided citing the group since … Continued

Politics

Obama Victory A Massive Setback for White Nationalists

After Obama’s landslide victory on November 4th we saw scenes of joy throughout the country and all over the world. People everywhere were speaking about their renewed hope. We also saw the reactions of those who voted for McCain, many … Continued

Politics

Can the American Economy Recover?

While John McCain and Barack Obama hone in on their battle for the American presidency, both candidates’ economic plan becomes more similar or bipolar – depending who they’re speaking to and if they’re in Ohio or California. The sad part … Continued