Through legislative advocacy, legal briefs, public education and training ADL has supported meaningful immigration reform that honors our values as a nation of immigrants.
Though white supremacists remain united in their intense dislike of immigration and their belief in its alleged danger to the white race, clear divergences of opinion have emerged among them about how they ought to respond--or indeed, whether they ought to respond at all.
The tragic murder of Kathryn Steinle in San Francisco, allegedly by an undocumented immigrant who had reportedly been deported a number of times, has galvanized thw anti-immigrant movement. Groups and figures in the movement are using the killing to rail against immigration reform and so-called sanctuary cities, to announce a proposed boycott of San Francisco and to justify Donald Trump's bigoted comments against Latinos.
Since the beginning of 2015, some anti-immigrant activists as well as some anti-Muslim bloggers writing about Muslim immigration have ratcheted up their anti-Muslim rhetoric. Even more disturbing, some national and local politicians have joined the ranks of those who proclaim that Muslims are unable to assimilate into American culture.