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 “New Americans” May Decide Key Electoral Races Across the Country

Oct 24, 2008   “New Americans” May Decide Key Electoral Races Across the Country

A new report published by the Immigration Policy Center finds that "New Americans" – defined as naturalized citizens and the U.S.-born children of immigrants – are now "the fastest growing demographic group in the American electorate."


"A War on Janitors"

Oct 22, 2008   "A War on Janitors"

A recent editorial from the New York Times criticizes the tactics of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio in his pursuit to deport as many “illegals” as possible. The Times argues that Arpaio has crossed moral and constitutional lines.


 VIDEO: The Dangers of Irresponsible Immigration Enforcement

Oct 21, 2008   VIDEO: The Dangers of Irresponsible Immigration Enforcement

What would you do if you were mistaken for an illegal immigrant and then incarcerated for it? Does this situation even seem possible?


Man Suspected of Anti-Immigrant Bomb Threats Held on $250K Bond

Oct 17, 2008   Man Suspected of Anti-Immigrant Bomb Threats Held on $250K Bond

In Maryland, a man charged with making bomb threats by phone to CASA de Maryland, an immigrant advocacy group, in May is being held in Montgomery County on $250,000 bond. MORE


 VIDEO: If You Look Up "Liar" in the Dictionary. . .

Oct 15, 2008   VIDEO: If You Look Up "Liar" in the Dictionary. . .

From Lou Dobbs Tonight, May 30, 2007:

DOBBS: [T]oday's scurrilous personal attack from "The New York Times" columnist David Leonhardt, carrying the water of the Southern Poverty Law Center, also has the facts wrong.


 What Does the Legal Immigration System Actually Look Like?

Oct 8, 2008   What Does the Legal Immigration System Actually Look Like?

Recently, the Reason Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank based in Los Angeles, published a helpful chart on the complexities of the legal immigration system.


 Fewer Job Openings Equals Fewer Immigrants

Oct 3, 2008   Fewer Job Openings Equals Fewer Immigrants

The Immigration Policy Center released a new Fact Sheet titled “Fewer Job Openings Equals Fewer Immigrants.” The analysis shows undocumented immigration to the US has slowed, primarily due to the lagging U.S. economy. MORE


NCLR Death Threat Punished in Court of Law

Oct 2, 2008   NCLR Death Threat Punished in Court of Law

As NCLR President and CEO Janet Murgia has often stated: "Words have consequences, and hateful words have hateful consequences." It doesn’t take much to connect the rising level of anti-immigrant rhetoric and misinformation to the rising level of hate crimes committed towards Latinos. MORE


  VIDEO: What Part of “Legal” Don’t You Understand, Lou?

Sep 30, 2008   VIDEO: What Part of “Legal” Don’t You Understand, Lou?

Part One of "Lou Dobbs' Convention of Lies" analyzed several distortions Lou made on his September 10th edition of Lou Dobbs Tonight, at a rally by the Federation for American Immigration Reform. For Part Two, click on the video below


Anti-Immigrant Krikorian and Malkin Draw Criticism from Own Side

Sep 29, 2008   Anti-Immigrant Krikorian and Malkin Draw Criticism from Own Side

Recently, anti-immigrant activists Mark Krikorian and Michelle Malkin commented on the causes of the current financial crisis. Krikorian, of the Center for Immigration Studies, juxtaposed the downfall of Washington Mutual with its competitive diversity policies and programs, insinuating that minority employees were responsible for the bank’s failure.


BREAKING NEWS: Immigrants Are Assimilating

Sep 24, 2008   BREAKING NEWS: Immigrants Are Assimilating

It may come as surprise to some anti-immigrant hate groups that California’s immigrants are assimilating into mainstream society. But really, it shouldn’t. The Los Angeles Times reports. MORE


 FAIR Founder's Racism Exposed

Sep 23, 2008   FAIR Founder's Racism Exposed

Last year, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) named the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) a "hate group" for their numerous affiliations with racist and white supremacist organizations. A new SPLC report details the views of FAIR's founder, Dr. John Tanton. Some excerpts


 AUDIO: Michael Savage Smears Muslim Immigrants

Sep 19, 2008   AUDIO: Michael Savage Smears Muslim Immigrants

Thanks to Media Matters for catching this smear of Muslim immigrants, from none other than controversial radio talk show host Michael Savage. We invite our visitors and subscribers to listen to the audio themselves. MORE


Lou Dobbs' Convention of Lies: Part One

Sep 17, 2008   Lou Dobbs' Convention of Lies: Part One

Last week, Lou Dobbs held his "Independent Convention" to highlight "the issues that matter to ordinary Americans." But even though immigration ranks towards the bottom of issues important to American voters, Lou just couldn’t help himself. MORE


 Philanthropist Helps Citizen Children of Immigrants Finish School in US

Sep 10, 2008   Philanthropist Helps Citizen Children of Immigrants Finish School in US

CNN reports on a new charity that is helping the children whose parents have been deported complete their education in the United States. MORE


"The Anti-Immigrant Movement that Failed"

Sep 9, 2008   "The Anti-Immigrant Movement that Failed"

A report issued by a progressive grass-roots organization argues that pro-immigrant policies enacted by state governments have outnumbered and outweighed the punitive policies aimed at new immigrants. The study also states that the use of immigration as a "wedge" issue has been unsuccessful. MORE


 Camarota Asks "How Many Americans?"

Sep 7, 2008   Camarota Asks "How Many Americans?"

In “How Many Americans?", Steven Camarota paints a doomsday scenario in which historically normal levels of immigration would cause our nation to become too “crowded.” Unfortunately for Mr. Camarota, the experts he cites don’t actually support his conclusion. MORE


Lawyers Difficult To Obtain in Immigration Cases

Sep 3, 2008   Lawyers Difficult To Obtain in Immigration Cases

The Los Angeles Times reports on the difficulty immigration defendants have in acquiring adequate legal representation. Because immigration proceedings fall under civil law, defendants are not afforded free counsel. MORE


 10 Harmful Misconceptions About Immigration

Aug 29, 2008   10 Harmful Misconceptions About Immigration

The Equal Rights Center, a non-profit civil rights organization based in Washington, DC, has a released a new report titled "Ten Harmful Misconceptions About Immigration." The report offers extensive information rebutting common myths about immigrants, including several citations to research done by Truth In Immigration. We applaud the Center's effort to improve the public debate on immigration


 Fear Follows Largest Workplace Raid in U.S. History

Aug 28, 2008   Fear Follows Largest Workplace Raid in U.S. History

On August 27, the Associated Press reported: A day after the largest single-workplace immigration raid in U.S. history, Elizabeth Alegria was too scared to send her son to school and worried about when she'd see her husband again. Nearly 600 suspected illegal immigrants were swept up in a raid at a Howard Industries plant in Mississippi.


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