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Anti-Immigrant Agenda Goes Mainstream as Nativist-Extremist Movement Declines, Report Finds

Anti-Immigrant Agenda Goes Mainstream as Nativist-Extremist Movement Declines, Report Finds

The “nativist extremist” movement in the United States is in the midst of a fundamental transformation. On the one hand, the number of these virulently anti-immigrant groups plummeted between 2010 and 2011. On the other hand, many of the people and ideas from these groups have found new homes in the conspiracy-obsessed “Patriot” movement, the [...]

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Mother Jones Exposes Inner Workings of the Self-Deportation Movement

<em>Mother Jones</em> Exposes Inner Workings of the Self-Deportation Movement

In its March/April issue, Mother Jones Magazine goes “inside the self-deportation movement,” exploring “164 state anti-immigration bills and the forces behind them.” The concept of “self deportation,” popularized by GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney, is central to the philosophy of “attrition through enforcement.” The basic idea is that, if you make life hard enough for [...]

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New Report Draws Connections Between Anti-Immigrant and Tea Party Movements

Written by on January 24, 2012 in Enforcement, Nativists, Restrictionists, Tea Party with 3 Comments
New Report Draws Connections Between Anti-Immigrant and Tea Party Movements

The lines between the anti-immigrant movement and the Tea Party movement are blurred. That is the most important finding of a new report from the Institute for Research and Education on Human Rights (IREHR), entitled Beyond FAIR: The Decline of the Established Anti-Immigrant Organizations and the Rise of Tea Party Nativism. As its title suggests, [...]

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