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Want to see what the founder of the nation's anti-immigrant movement was thinking about when he decided to start it?

Ending birthright citizenship.
Building a wall.

Because otherwise, the future would be "undesirable."

Dr. John Tanton, in 1975:
Was Dr. Tanton a white nationalist? White supremacist?

This much we know: his ideas on immigration are certainly espoused by white nationalists.

He was once called the most influential unknown man in America.

He needs to be a lot more famous.
Here's a memo of when Tanton and his colleague Roger Connor met with the commissioner of the then-INS in 1981. Confirmed that his lack of familiarity with immigration was a strength.

White nationalist sympathies have been injected into immigration policy for decades.
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A thread on Trump's new buzzword, #ChainMigration.

You'll hear it constantly now. Some horrendous threat that must end in order to move on the #DreamAct. (Plus a wall.)

But how new is it? And what does it actually mean? @Allandaros and I investigated.
First, the term chain migration exists nowhere in the immigration law. Not in the Immig & Nationality Act, the CFR, field manuals, memos, or FAQ's.

The term for individuals sponsoring their family members is called (surprisingly): family-based immigration.
Our immigration laws only allow spouses, parents, children, and siblings to be petitioned. You must be a permanent resident or US citizen in order to do it. Sometimes the wait is 1 year or so. Other times, decades.

There's no direct way to sponsor an uncle, grandparent, etc.
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