How the Right Made Racism Sound Fair—and Changed Immigration Politics
Tea party protesters in 2010.
Pete Wilson’s 1994 campaign ad promoting Prop. 187.
Let’s talk about the facts behind illegal immigrants. They do commit crimes. They are more likely to drive uninsured. More likely to clog up hospital waiting rooms. More likely to be involved in anti-social behavior because they have learned that breaking the law brings more benefit to them than abiding by it.
Alabama Gov. Robert Bently signed the nation’s harshest anti-immigrant bill in summer 2011. (Photo/Jessica McGowan for Getty Images)
Stills from Sharon Angle’s 2010 senatorial campaign commercial.