Nativism: March 2010 Archives

The Week in Fail

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Obama pro-migrant Fail: President George W. Bush's second term began with 246,000 deportations a year. Under Obama, the number is closer to 400,000.

Obama honesty Fail: "I think it's time for a President who won't walk away from something as important as comprehensive reform when it becomes politically unpopular."

DHS use of tax dollars Fail: Boston CBP official employs undocumented housekeeper, neighbor rats her out, DHS puts a wire on the housekeeper and records official telling her "You can't leave. Don't leave . . . 'Cause once you leave, you will never come back,'' official gets felony conviction for "encouraging or enticing" housekeeper to stay in U.S.

Dream Act Win: AFL-CIO, USSA, NEA, AFT, MALDEF sponsor press conference in support of the Dream Act.

Pass the Dream Act. Pass it now!

This op-ed was published in the Harvard Crimson this morning.

Tomorrow, Harvard Law School's Latino Law and Policy Conference will hold a panel on "The Future of Immigration Reform" that will address the role of guest worker programs.  Listed as one of the speakers is Mark Krikorian, head of Center for Immigration Studies, an anti-immigrant group with strong ties to hate groups.

Krikorian is an odd choice for as respected an institution as HLS. The group he heads was established by the racist founder of the modern nativist movement, John Tanton, who has worried about the "educability" of Latinos. "I've come to the point of view that for European-American society and culture to persist requires a European-American majority, and a clear one at that," Tanton wrote in 1993.