Posted by: NCIWR | January 7, 2011

Anti-immigrant lawmakers ramp up attacks on families

“anchor babies”
“alien invaders”
“lawless destructive anarchy of invasion”
These are just a few of the derogatory phrases being used to describe women and their children by anti-immigrant state lawmakers at a press conference in the nation’s Capitol. We attended the press conference and noted the absence of any acknowledgment of the role immigrants have played in our communities, helping to shape the very fabric of America.   Instead, it was a show of legislative tricks and scapegoating of vulnerable populations.  Read more