Through legislative advocacy, legal briefs, public education and training ADL has supported meaningful immigration reform that honors our values as a nation of immigrants.
In recent weeks anti-immigrant—and by extension anti-Latino—rhetoric has reached a fever pitch. ADL has a simple message for all policymakers and candidates: there is no place for hate in the immigration debate.
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 the 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.