Trump Wants To Put Racist Hate Group Leader In charge Of Citizenship And Immigration Services
If you didn’t already think Donald Trump was a xenophobic racist, this might just change your mind.
A new report by Politico revealed on Wednesday that the president wants to hire Julie Kirchner to lead the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency in charge of processing immigration and naturalization.
But who is Julie Kirchner?
Well, according to Politico, Kirchner is the former leader of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).
And according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, FAIR is a hate group “because it promotes hatred of immigrants, especially non-white ones.”
FAIR was founded in 1979 by John Tanton, a white supremacist and eugenicist who has said U.S. immigration policy must preserve “an ethnic white majority.” The group has also received support from the Pioneer Fund, a group that advocates “race betterment” by protecting the genes of people “deemed to be descended predominantly from white persons who settled in the original thirteen states prior to the adoption of the Constitution.”
According to the report, Francis Cissna, who currently runs USCIS, is expected to be ousted this week and Kirchner is the only contender to replace him.