Hate group fundraises on border security as Trump considers former head to lead US CIS

Felicia Persaud | 4/18/2019, 12:17 p.m.

In 2014, FAIR, with Kirscher in charge, turned its attention to the number of children fleeing violence in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua and began to target organizations aiding these unaccompanied minors. They published a map on their website with the title, “Is the Border Crisis Coming to a Town Near You?”

It named locales where minors were being resettled and the organizations helping in that effort. Protests organized by anti-immigrant activists took place in a number of locations, most infamously in Murrieta, California, where activists blocked a bus full of women and children on their way to an immigration-processing center. In Michigan, anti-Muslim activist Tamyra Murray, a state adviser for FAIR, organized a protest against the relocation of minors in Vassar.

In 2015, Kirchner acted as an immigration adviser to the Trump campaign, where anti-immigration and racist rhetoric became the cornerstone of the Trump agenda for the White House.

On May 2, 2017, Kirchnerwas made Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman within the Department of Homeland Security by Donald Trump.

Now Trump wants to make her head of the U.S. government agency that “administers the nation’s lawful immigration system, safeguarding its integrity and promise by efficiently and fairly adjudicating requests for immigration benefits while protecting Americans, securing the homeland and honoring our values.”

Trump’s fascist anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim agenda is in full swing and with “adjutants” like Stephen Miller, Kirchner, Kobach and right-wing xenophobes and believers of the Tanton model of “American culture” empowered, we must double down and call our senators to make sure if Kirchner is nominated, she is never confirmed.

The writer is publisher of News Americas Now (www.newsamericasnow.com).