Nation, State, and Citizenship

Nov 1, 2014, 3:12
NumbersUSA head Roy Beck at the Tea Party Nation Convention

Nativists Shift Target to Documented Immigrants

09.22.2011

NumbersUSA announced that they will air television ads during the next GOP presidential candidate debate that advocate further restrictions on the level of documented (so called "legal") immigrants. As IREHR recently noted, some national nativist groups appear to be changing course, and preparing to launch a campaign to restrict documented immigration. If this shift in nativist strategy fully materializes, it is likely to alter the terms of discussion by policymakers and the public.