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Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
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Bias: Extreme Right, Hate Group
Notes: The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) is a non-profit research organization “that favors far lower immigration numbers and produces research to further those views.” It was started as a spin-off from John Tanton’s Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1985. Reports published by the CIS have been widely deemed misleading and riddled with basic errors by scholars on immigration; think tanks from across the ideological and political spectrum; media of all stripes; several leading nonpartisan immigration-research organizations; and by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The organization has also drawn criticism for its financial and intellectual ties to extremist racists. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) published reports in 2002 and 2009 connecting CIS to John Tanton, who helped found various other organizations, including the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and NumbersUSA, and showing he has ties to white supremacy groups and a eugenics foundation (SPLC). Bottom line, this is a hate group. (2/8/2017)
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Latest from Center for Immigration Studies
Immigration Newsmaker: A Conversation with Director of USCIS Francis Cissna
An Open Letter to Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer
H-1B Discrimination in the Courts: One Case Moves, Two Do Not
Criminal Penalties for Aliens' Failure to File a Change of Address
Does the First Amendment Provide 'Sanctuary' from Removal for Immigration Law Violations?
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