Mass Incarceration, Mass Deportation

Prison Industrial Complex (9)

Governing Through Crime — We must demand a full dismantling of both these legacies of the era of governing through crime.

“Self-Deportation” Devastates Families and Communities

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Michele Waslin: Attrition through enforcement — “self-deportation” — has gone from being a catchy phrase coined by immigration restrictionists to a frightening reality in many parts of the U.S.

Romney Adopts Hard-Line Anti-Immigrant Campaign Posture

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Mitt Romney: GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney stole a page from the restrictionists’ playbook this week when he promoted the idea of “self-deportation” during a presidential debate.

Steve King Bitter Over Immigration Subcommittee Snub

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Andrea Nill: Though King is notably disappointed about the GOP leadership’s decision, anti-immigrant groups don’t seem too concerned. The designated hate group, Federation for American Immigration Reform, congratulated Gallegly “on his well-deserved appointment.”

Anti-Immigrant Group Goes After Dick Armey

Andrea Christina Nill: While many remain hostile towards immigrants, Armey likely belongs to the camp of conservatives who are urging their members to adopt a more inclusive immigration approach that will likely score much-needed political points with the indispensable Latino electorate.

Chuck Grassley Claims ‘Illegal Workers’ And Their Employers Will Benefit From Jobs Bill’

Andrea Christina Nill: despite his concerns relating to foreign workers, Grassley has already asserted that he isn’t interested in working towards a productive solution that involves even touching a “general immigration reform bill” with a ten-foot pole.

Steve King: Undocumented Haitians Should Be Deported, Haiti in Great Need of Relief Workers

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Andrea Nill: The Obama administration has agreed to halt the deportation of undocumented Haitians, though those currently held in detention centers will remain jailed unless TPS is granted.

Nativist Ringleader Behind New Website Parodying Latino Group’s Anti-Hate Campaign

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Andrea Nill: It is not often that a single individual is largely responsible for creating an entire political movement. But John Tanton can claim without exaggeration that he is the founding father of America’s modern anti-immigration movement.

Anti-Immigrant ‘Experts’ Say Don’t Feel Sorry For Mexico

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NumbersUSA, “the leading immigration-restriction group,” is currently featuring a 20-minute video made up of a rambling patchwork of anti-immigrant activists explaining “why so many are willing to cross the border and overstay visas to remain in our country.”

Anti-Immigrant Hate Group Director Dan Stein Thinks ‘Illegal Aliens’ Will Receive Health Care

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Anti-immigrant rhetoric aside, Executive Director of Voto Latino Maria Teresa Kumar — who appeared on the same segment opposite of Stein — also pointed out that the more people who are included in any health insurance plan, the more costs for everyone involved go down.

CNN Airs Anti-Immigrant Front Group’s ‘Pro-Labor’ Incendiary Ad

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While CNN refuses to air an ad criticizing the insurance industry which is actually backed by labor, the “Coalition” of anti-immigrant labor-friendly posers has its misleading ad placed on regular rotation.

Anti-Immigrant Group Argues For Immigrant Population Controls To Lower Energy Consumption

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FAIR has released a report based on the mixed-up notion that, in order to reach U.S. greenhouse emission goals, the U.S. must curb immigration.

Joe The Plumber Says Immigrants Should Get ‘The Hell Out Of Our Damn Country’

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Joe “the Plumber” Wurzelbacher stated that American taxpayer dollars would be best spent on the mass deportation of 12 million undocumented immigrants.

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