More Alarmist Anti-Immigration Rhetoric from Trump

Donald Trump continues his xenophobic, fact-free diatribes against Mexican immigration (funny, you never hear him complain about Canadian or European immigration; I can't imagine why), this time claiming that America is being "attacked" by "bad hombres" (because calling them "wetbacks" would seem too blatant, I imagine). … [Read more...]

Very Disturbing Talk About Immigrants on Christian Radio

Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist went on Vic Eliason's Crosstalk radio show and they took a call from a woman who was both fact-challenged and fascist. She actually suggested that we put immigrants into a prison camp and gas them. Eliason said he didn't think that we're that kind of country, but Gilchrist sympathized with her and said he understood where she was coming from. … [Read more...]

Wingnut Worries About ‘Mexichusetts’

Jeffrey Kuhner is your standard issue right wing radio show host, having nothing to offer but ignorance, xenophobia and dumb ideas. And he's very concerned that Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is turning that state into "Mexichusetts" by helping out a few hundred child refugees. … [Read more...]

Uh Oh. The Wingnuts Turn on Ted Cruz.

I wrote the other day about the transparent sham of Ted Cruz pretending to give a shit about the child refugees he's using as a political weapon, but for his more bigoted and extremist followers he has now revealed himself as a bleeding heart liberal and probably a communist. These are from his Facebook page: … [Read more...]

Reagan: Far More Undocumented Immigrants Than Obama

PolitiFact takes a look at a claim by Deirdre Imus that under President Reagan, illegal immigrants weren't "pouring in" to the United States like they are now under Obama. The reality? Illegal immigration was far higher under Reagan than under Obama. The number of people arrested crossing the border averaged more than a million a year under Reagan, just over 400,000 under Obama. But that's just the start: … [Read more...]

Rape Helping Fuel Child Refugee Crisis

Here's one major aspect of the child refugee crisis on our southern border that is rarely mentioned: The role that sexual violence in Central America is playing in driving young girls to flee north. The New Republic sheds some light on the issue. … [Read more...]

Fox News Can’t Believe We Help Those Who Don’t Speak English

Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, easily the two dumbest men on television, are simply beside themselves at the idea that 911 emergency responders in Texas actually help people who don't speak English. And they seem to think they're supposed to determine whether someone is a citizen over the phone. … [Read more...]

Wingnut: 2nd Amendment Purpose to Repel Child Refugees

Jody Hice, the extremely far right House candidate in Georgia, knows what the First Amendment was for -- repelling the "invasion" of helpless child refugees. And since the government won't go down to the border and, presumably, shoot or threaten them, he thinks people should go do it themselves. … [Read more...]

Wingnut Xenophobe: Death Too Good for Obama

Stephen Steinlight is a senior policy analyst for bigoted anti-immigration group the Center for Immigration Studies. He likes to speak to Tea Party groups. And he likes to tell them that not only should Obama be impeached, being drawn and quartered is too good for him. … [Read more...]

Palumbo: Not In My Backyard

Remember Peter Palumbo, the Rhode Island state representative who famously called Jessica Ahlquist an "evil little thing"? Well he just wrote a letter to the governor of that state saying that while he has sympathy for those 52,000 child refugees, he doesn't think we should do anything to help them -- at least not in his state. … [Read more...]

The Non-Existent ‘$50 Million Federal Resort for Illegals’

They say truth is the first casualty of war and it's proving true in the right wing's war on 52,000 child refugees -- and on common decency. Jim Hoft, the infamous Gateway Pundit (often referred to as the Dumbest Man on the Internet), published a piece with the headline: "FEDS TO OPEN $50 MILLION RESORT FOR ILLEGAL CHILDREN – Complete With Tennis Courts, Sauna & Pools." Guess what? It's a lie. … [Read more...]

HUMANE Act Gets It Exactly Backward

As you've probably read by now, American immigration law deals with unaccompanied minors from Mexico differently than those from non-contiguous countries. Mexican children can be sent back immediately by a border patrol agent, while those from non-contiguous countries have to have a hearing before a judge. A new bill in Congress does the exact opposite of what should be done to fix that. … [Read more...]