Nativism Watch

Legal arm of anti-immigrant movement gets fresh new look, keeps same old nativism

Imagine2050 Staff • Jan 23, 2015

The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) has launched a redesigned website further scraping away doubt of the organization’s nativist motivations. “Protecting the rights and interests of Americans” (emphasis IRLI’s), reads a tagline posted across the top of the new page (below).

IRLI was founded as project of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1987 and serves as the primary legal arm of the organized anti-immigrant movement. IRLI has developed a substantial record over the years drafting and defending some of the country’s harshest anti-immigrant legislation including Arizona and Alabama’s notorious SB 1070 and HB 56, respectively.

The website also includes an expanded Attorneys and Staff page featuring more in-depth bios of IRLI employees including Kris Kobach.

The website redesign comes on the heels of IRLI bringing former FAIR State and Local Director Dale Wilcox on as executive director and filing an amicus brief in support of the nativist lawsuit brought forth by governors and attorneys general from 25 states seeking to overturn President Obama’s recent executive actions.

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