Report: Another Anti-Immigrant Extremist to Join the Trump Administration | Southern Poverty Law Center

 

Report: Another Anti-Immigrant Extremist to Join the Trump Administration | Southern Poverty Law Center

In 2012, he granted an interview to the American Free Press, an anti-Semitic weekly tabloid (AFP) founded by Willis Carto, one of the most prominent anti-Semites of the last half-century. Then, two years later, Feere used the year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing to question the patriotism of undocumented youth, otherwise known as DREAMers in reference to The DREAM Act.

“It is a troubling thing that our government apparently does not have the capacity to determine whether immigrants to whom it grants citizenship have any allegiance to the United States, considering that some members of Congress are currently working on a way to put illegal aliens into our military,” Feere said in a piece published on the CIS website.

Feere is also an advocate of ending birthright citizenship, a provision in the 14th Amendment that states all born in the United States are automatically granted American citizenship. Anti-immigrant groups have campaigned against this provision for years.

CIS, where Feere has worked since 2002, was founded by John Tanton, a racist visionary who began creating a constellation of groups nearly 40 years ago that today comprise the modern anti-immigrant movement, one that demonizes immigrants and attempts to blame them for increases in crime, infrastructure problems and environmental degradation, to name a few. The group is known to regularly circulate the writings of white nationalists and Holocaust deniers.

But even more damning are the words of its senior leaders.

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