Mike Hethmon

Across the Nation, Anti-Immigrant Coalition Candidates Win Most Races

With this year’s election results now mostly tallied, it’s time to take stock: how did the federal and state level politicians that represent the interests of the established anti-immigrant movement fare? For clarity’s sake, we define such representatives as politicians … Continued

After Tanton, Journalists & Activists Must Demand FAIR Explain the “Disappearance” of Leader Mike Hethmon

Nearly 12 years ago, a quote-unquote hippie who fled America to avoid the draft during the Vietnam War was named general counsel of, read “head of,” the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI). Near the beginning of this August, though, and … Continued

Rep. Daryl Metcalfe of SLLI: “There are no innocent illegal aliens”

In a news release from Friday, June 29th, Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, the founder of the Tanton Network’s State Legislators for Legal Immigration, was quoted as having said: “There are no innocent illegal aliens because their very first step across the … Continued

VIDEO: Clowns Protesting Anti-immigrant Event

A few weeks ago clowns converged on an anti-immigrant event in D.C. The clowns were there to make a point: organizations affiliated with white nationalism shouldn’t be taken seriously. Check out the hilarious video below.

Champions of Anti-Immigrant Legislation Have Public Perception Problem

Last week, the nativist organization Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) wrapped up its annual Hold Their Feet to the Fire event in Washington DC. Every year, FAIR and its constituents descend on the capital for a two day carnival … Continued

Cross-Post: SB1070 Author Shares Fears About America Becoming a “Minority, Majority” Nation

Originally posted by Wendy Sefsaf on Alternet. On the same day the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arizona v. United States the Washington Postpublished an article featuring Michael Hethmon, general counsel for the Immigration Reform Law Institute. Hethmon is the lesser-known legal mind behind … Continued


Mike Hethmon and John Tanton: Two of a Kind

Last week, the Washington Post published a lengthy profile of the nativist law firm, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) and its head lawyers, Mike Hethmon and Kris Kobach. Kobach’s profile is considerably larger, portraying him as a GOP darling. … Continued


Bigots in Suits – Anti-immigrant Lawyer Running For Office

Yesterday was a day of discoveries. I discovered that my hair was an inch longer than the last time I checked, I discovered that one of my best friends decided to ditch her first name and go with her middle … Continued