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Bad Blood on the Border

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

A great American tradition: keeping people out.

Research Suggests Nativism Drives Opposition to Health Care Reform

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 04.21.2014 | Politics
Benjamin Knoll

When opponents of the ACA consistently framed the law as somehow outside the ideological boundaries of what is traditionally considered "American" public policy, those in the public with existing nativist attitudes would become more likely to oppose the ACA.

'The Immigrants Are Coming, The Immigrants Are Coming!' -- Nativism Driving Immigration Reform Debate?

Axel W. Caballero | Posted 04.27.2013 | Latino Voices
Axel W. Caballero

Who cares about the details? If you call it "reform" then "reform" it will be. After all, the main goal is not really to reform the system and strengthen the rights of 11 million people.

Not a Native American? You're an Immigrant

Bernard Starr | Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Contrary to the popular belief that we are swimming in more immigrants than ever, in 1890 14.8 percent of our population was foreign-born compared to today's 12.5 percent. And the number of illegal immigrants is on the decline.

Know Nothings and Immigrants: Some Things Never Change

James Peron | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics
James Peron

The complaints that were made about Irish immigrants are pretty similar to those we hear today about Mexican immigrants. The xenophobes insisted the Irish were lazy, prone to crime, drank too much, and were stealing jobs from good white Americans.

Nativist Laws Wreak Havoc Across Nation

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

In the absence of national action on immigration reform, states and local communities have attempted to fill the gap, passing and defending ill-advised laws that seek to preempt federal power over immigration.

The Deportation Regime

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arlene M. Roberts

Freedom of movement, the ability to cross borders, to create a new life in an adopted homeland is a goal to which many aspire - and even achieve. Imm...

Republicans Betray National Security With Impunity

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hal Donahue

This week, Senate Republicans held the US Military and their families hostage to appease their extremist, reactionary fringe. Yet, on Thursday in DC, ...

Archbishop Dolan: Show Leadership on Mosque

Jim O'Grady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jim O'Grady

What Archbishop Dolan is uniquely qualified to do is promote understanding and help tamp down an incendiary issue by telling the story of Irish Catholics in America.

Greenwash: Nativists Cynically Working to Co-Opt Environmental Movement

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mark Potok

Environmentalists need to be aware of so-called "progressives for immigration reform" and their true motives. These individuals and organizations do not see protecting the environment as their primary goal.

The Birthers Ruined Schwarzenegger's White House Chance

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

The Republicans siding with the Birthers and generally ramping up of the anti-immigration sentiment, are shooting themselves in the foot.

"No Immigrants. No Catholics": The Other Morse Code

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

In the midst of the ongoing immigration and "Christian nation" debates, it is always instructive to look at America's past for clues to the present.

Hate Crimes Against Immigrants in a Post-Racial Society

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Arlene M. Roberts

Earlier this week jurors returned a guilty verdict in a trial on Long Island. The teenage defendant was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crime in ...

The Tea Party Movement Is Undemocratic, Futile, and Violent at Its Core

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stanton Peele

At one of his town hall meetings, Glenn Beck asked, "How many think that change in this country will come from Washington?" No one raised their hand. Then where will it come from, and how?

Obama's Anti-Stimulus

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leighton Woodhouse

The forced downsizing of American Apparel is more than a tragedy. It is a canary in the coalmine for how the most vulnerable populations in this country will fare under the Obama administration.

Racism at Root of Nativist Movement

Mark Potok | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Potok

John Tanton, the architect of the movement and founder of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), has a more than 30-year history of racial extremism.