Nation, State, and Citizenship

Nov 23, 2014, 19:38
The nativist political committee Protect Oregon Driver Licenses was among the reasons Measure 88 went down to defeat in Oregon

Dissecting the Nativist Victory in Oregon

11.13.2014

Despite the valiant efforts of unions, immigrant rights and progressive groups, nativists successfully led an effort to repeal hard-fought legislation to provide driver cards to undocumented immigrants in Oregon.

IREHR examines the behind-the-scenes political committees, uncovers the network of anti-immigrant and Tea Party groups in the state, and follows the money to find out how nativists were victorious in Oregon. We also look at what the nativist victory portends for national immigration reform in 2015 and beyond.

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.