Tag: FAIR

FAIR Miscalculates the Cost of Unauthorized Immigration In A New Study

Written by on October 6, 2017 in Economics with 1 Comment
FAIR Miscalculates the Cost of Unauthorized Immigration In A New Study

The anti-immigrant organization Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has released a report which attempts to make the case that undocumented immigrants in the United States impose a massive fiscal burden on native-born Americans. This is a baseless argument that FAIR makes repeatedly, and it rests upon a number of flawed assumptions about the impact […]

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Former Leader of Anti-Immigrant Group Now Leads USCIS Oversight Office

Written by on May 3, 2017 in Uncategorized with 2 Comments
Former Leader of Anti-Immigrant Group Now Leads USCIS Oversight Office

The Trump administration continues to stack its deck with key players in the anti-immigrant movement, most recently naming Julie Kirchner as the new Ombudsman for the Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) department. Kirchner, the former executive director of one of the nation’s most prominent anti-immigrant groups, will be tasked with improving the quality of immigration […]

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What the Immigration Restrictionists’ Agenda Will Look Like for the Next Four Years

Written by on December 2, 2016 in Immigration 101 with 0 Comments
What the Immigration Restrictionists’ Agenda Will Look Like for the Next Four Years

One does not have to look hard to find what the restrictionists’ immigration agenda will look like for the next four years. The groups and individuals leading the charge are not shy about sharing what they think the new administration should do when it comes to immigration. This week, the Federation for American Immigration Reform […]

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Anti-Immigration Group Blames Students for Maryland’s Budget Gap

Written by on May 23, 2012 in Economics, Enforcement, Immigration 101 with 0 Comments
Anti-Immigration Group Blames Students for Maryland’s Budget Gap

In a case of very creative accounting, the nativist Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is blaming students for Maryland’s fiscal woes. In a new report, FAIR lumps together students who are unauthorized immigrants with U.S.-born students who have unauthorized parents and claims that they are all costing Maryland taxpayers astronomical sums in educational expenditures. […]

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FAIR’s Economic Analysis of HB56 Ignores Reality in Alabama

FAIR’s Economic Analysis of HB56 Ignores Reality in Alabama

While the original sponsors of Alabama’s extreme anti-immigrant bill HB56 have acknowledged that the law is deeply flawed, as evidenced by a new bill to modify some of the harsher provisions, the restrictionist stalwarts at the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) want Alabamians to remember what it has supposedly done for the state.  In […]

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

Written by on March 22, 2012 in Enforcement with 0 Comments
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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Nativist Group Twists Facts on Effectiveness of Arizona’s Immigration Law

Nativist Group Twists Facts on Effectiveness of Arizona’s Immigration Law

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) has outdone itself when it comes to shoddy research. In a recently released report on “demographic changes” in Arizona, FAIR utilizes an almost random assortment of statistics to make its case that the state’s unauthorized immigrants are fleeing in droves thanks to get-tough immigration policies. The report occasionally […]

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

Written by on January 24, 2012 in Enforcement 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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